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5 1/2 Things for the Dog Days of Summer

The hottest days of summer are associated with Sirius, the “dog star”. Read on for some hot summer activities.

1) Goathead Festival

For years, the Goathead Monster has plagued the bicycle community. Rides have been ruined, tires have been trashed, and punctures have permeated our pedal powered lives. But now the monster has had a change of heart worthy of the Goathead Festival.

  • August 2 and 3
  • Cecil D. Andrus Park (Formerly Capitol Park)

2) American Red Cross Summer Blood Drive

Boise State’s Professional Staff Association is coordinating a blood drive this summer with the American Red Cross. Please consider donating. Register for the blood drive here.

  • August 7
  • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Recreation Center

3) 2019 India FoodFest

Enjoy regional and traditional cuisines native to the Indian subcontinent, along with a variety of popular street food and desserts. All foods are prepared by AID volunteers and food proceeds go toward the AID projects uplifting underprivileged communities. Meal items range $2 – $8.

  • August 10
  • 5:30 – 8 p.m.
  • Boise Pavilion, Julia Davis Park

4) Boise Farmers Market

Open every Saturday rain or shine. Browse a large selection of fresh local seasonal vegetables and fruit, many types of locally raised protein, breads and pastries, honey, jams and sauces, fresh-roasted coffee, and a delicious selection of ready-to-eat foods. It’s the best of what’s local and in season.

  • Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m
  • 1500 Shoreline Drive

5) Boise Whitewater Park

Surf’s up — all the time. Phase 2 of the park is finally complete. Ride continuous waves as you surf, kayak and stand up paddle. The Whitewater Park is open from sunrise to sunset.

  • Everyday
  • 3400 W Pleasanton Ave.

1/2) What’s this about dog days?