The Great Garden Escape concert series at the Idaho Botanical Garden offers upbeat music and dancing. The July 18 show features the folk-pop group Kuinka. Bring your own low-back chairs or blanket. You can also bring your own picnic or purchase food and beverages on site. Get tickets in advance at IdahoBotanicalGarden.org.
With obstacles named "Sock Eater" and "Oooey Gooey," you should have no doubt the Tater Dash Mud Run will be a messy affair. Run times start at 8 a.m. July 20 at Twin Oaks Farms in Eagle. The 5.2-mile course features 79 obstacles including pyramids, ponds and plenty of mud pits. To register, visit TwinOaksIdaho.com/tater-dash.
Explore Boise's public art collection with a two-hour tour beginning at 10 a.m. at the City Hall Plaza. As this is a walking tour, participants are advised to wear appropriate shoes and bring along a water bottle. The tour is free and open to the public, but space is limited to 30 people. For more details, check out BoiseArtsAndHistory.org.
Start off your summer with the Gazebo Concert Series! Eagle's Heritage Park becomes home to local talent during the summer for live music you don't want to miss. Bring a chair, grab a neighbor and unwind under the stars with the Generator Saints. Beverage and food vendors will be on-site to make it a night for the family.
Kids ages 5-6 can get up close with vultures Aug. 1 at 10 a.m. at Zoo Boise. Critter College gives youngsters animal encounters, fun-filled games, stories, imagination play and craft projects. Registration is required and costs $30 for zoo members and $35 for nonmembers.
Fun-filled family “Movies Under the Stars” evenings begin at 7 p.m. with free fun and games for kids provided by the Boise Parks and Recreation Mobile Recreation Van. A family-friendly movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story, will be shown on a 30-foot screen by 9:45 p.m. or when dark.
Join the Idaho Songwriters Association Aug. 9, 2-5 p.m. for Songwriters at the Sandbar. The Riverside Hotel will feature songwriter Michaela Stutz French. French plays original, melodic, dynamic and rhythmically diverse music.
Fun-filled family “Movies Under the Stars” evenings begin at 7 p.m. with free fun and games for kids provided by the Boise Parks and Recreation Mobile Recreation Van. A family-friendly movie, Incredibles 2, will be shown on a 30-foot screen by 9:45 p.m. or when dark.
Think you're funny, or could use a laugh? Head down to Lost Grove Brewing at 8 p.m. for Open Mic Comedy Night. If you're a comedian looking to try out new material, get there at 7:30 p.m. to sign up. You can giggle, snort and guffaw your way through the evening hosted by Jack Gunn.
Enjoy entertainment, concerts, the carnival, competition entries and eat some awesome food Aug. 16-25. See IdahoFair.com for details and pricing. Advance ticket discounts are available.
Kick back in Eagle's Heritage Park at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22. If you do, you'll be just in time for the latest installment of the Gazebo Concert Series! The August concert will showcase Willison Roos, featuring Charlie Burry. Unwind under the stars as you listen to music and grab a snack from on-site food and beverage vendors.
If you're a fan of comics, cosplay or having fun, the Boise Comic Arts Festival is your event! Now in its seventh year, the free, family-friendly celebration runs 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 24-25. The festival features local and internationally recognized comics creators, panels, exhibits, workshops, cosplay and more. BoisePublicLibrary.org
Beetle Box will perform at High Note Cafe in Boise at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27. Beetle Box is an experimental composer, keyboardist and solo artist. Hailing from Little Rock, Arkansas, Beetle Box creates original, piano-centered electronic music. 225 N. Fifth St.BeetleBoxMusic.com
Whether you're a crooner or a belter, you can show off your voice at the Balcony Club's Karaoke Concert Series 8-10 p.m. Aug. 29. It's free to the public, and if you want to sing or vote on your favorite, you'll need to be through the door before 8 p.m. TheBalconyClub.com