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Friday, July 9, 2021   /   by Greg Langhaim

A Guide to Live Music in Boise- Summer 2021

Live music is a huge part of summer in the Boise area. There are so many different events, venues, and artists to choose from, so grab your friends and family for a night of fun. In this blog post, I am sharing my favorite live music events this summer. 

JUMP
Jack’s Urban Meeting Place, ‘JUMP’ is located in downtown Boise and is a great place to listen to local artists. This summer, they are hosting a free outdoor concert series that takes place every other Tuesday, now through September 7th. Starting at 5pm, bring your friends, family, and some blankets or chairs and find a spot to enjoy the show. From 5-8pm two different groups will take the stage and play in the outdoor amphitheater. There will also be three different featured food vendors each time to choose from. Check out the event page here to learn more.


Boise Spectrum
The Boise Spectrum is featuring free live music every Thursday throughout the summer season as a part of their annual Thursday ...

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Friday, July 2, 2021   /   by Greg Langhaim

Fourth of July in the Treasure Valley

The Fourth of July is my favorite time of the entire summer. I love going to barbecues, watching firework shows, swimming, all of it! There are plenty of fun ways to spend the holiday in Boise that I will be sharing with you today. 

Firework Shows/Events:
Fireworks are always the best part of the 4th of July. Luckily, there are plenty of shows to choose from in the Treasure Valley, here are a few-

Ann Morrison Park- Boise

This is probably the most popular firework show in the treasure valley. Everyone is encouraged to bring blankets and chairs, as well as maintaining social distance. There will not be any food vendors this year. The show begins around 10:15pm.


Storey Park- Meridian

Storey Park is open for firework viewing, picnics and gatherings. Food trucks will be at the park starting at 4pm. The firework display will begin at around 10:20pm and will be set off from the back of the Speedway.


Hunter’s Creek Sports Complex- Star

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Friday, June 25, 2021   /   by Greg Langhaim

Best Idaho Day Trip Locations- Summer 2021

One of my favorite things to do during the summer season is to take a day trip. It’s always fun to explore new places and look for adventures. Boise is great for this because of its central location to so many exciting places. All of the locations on this list are no more than 3 hours from Boise, which makes any of these recommendations a great way to spend a day this summer. 

Bogus Basin- 45 mins from Boise

Bogus Basin is known for its skiing and snowboarding during the winter, but they actually have fun recreation to be enjoyed all year long. First of all, it is a great place to enjoy some sightseeing. Bogus basin has a scenic chair lift that you can ride to see the entire landscape of the mountain resort. There are also plenty of trails to enjoy while you bike, hike, or just walk through the surrounding nature. For those who are seeking some thrills, the basin also has Idaho's only mountain coaster, Glade Runner,  where riders can experience 4,330 feet of high ; ...

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Friday, June 18, 2021   /   by Greg Langhaim

Best Photo Locations in the Treasure Valley

One of my favorite things about Boise is all the scenery. There are so many awesome places to take photos whether you are looking for a well-known spot or a hidden gem. These locations can serve as a great backdrop to professional photography sessions and even just casual Instagram photos. From urban skylines to rolling hillsides, there really is a location for everyone that will perfectly fit what you're looking for. In this blog post, I will share with you my personal favorite places in the Treasure Valley to take photos. 

The Boise foothills: Tablerock, Hulls Gulch, Camel's Back park

If you ask any handful of Boise locals where they recommend taking photos, most will probably mention the foothills, and for good reason. The Boise foothills is the perfect location if you want a really natural, scenic-looking backdrop. Not only do you get a variety of wildlife and flowers, but you also get great views of the entire city. This is a great place to visit any time of day, but es! ...

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