The Idaho Water Garden and Koi Society will feature a special trade show with vendors that cater to their hobby selling various merchandise and Koi fish. The Japanese drummers, Kawa Taiko, are back and will perform at noon in front of the Cottage. The Bonsai Club will have many Bonsai on display and will teach a free class on Bonsai.
Come make art together! Children accompanied by their adult friends are invited to drop in between noon and 3 p.m. on the last Saturday of the month for a hands-on art workshop. Recommended for children ages 12 and under, accompanied by an adult. Free with the price of admission. BAM Members are FREE.
Immerse yourself in the sounds of the daf, a large Middle Eastern frame drum used in popular and classical music. Join renowned musician and previous Treefort performer, Jan Porvas, as he takes you on a journey of the history of the drum as well as an introduction to the sounds of his country.
The Boise skyline will be filled with colorful hot air balloons as they see where the wind will take them. With free tethered rides, a chance to meet aeronauts and one-of-a-kind night spectaculars, the Classic is truly an event you need to experience! Aug. 29-Sept. 2. SpiritofBoise.com
Join the Idaho Shakespeare Festival in its 42nd season in its breathtaking amphitheater and reserve. Showgoers can reserve seats or bring low-backed lawn chairs of their own. Pride and Prejudice runs through Sept. 2, and Beehive the '60s Musical runs through Sept. 30. IdahoShakespeare.org
The 208 Comedy Fest is a three-day, multi-venue comedy festival held throughout Boise. It was created by Dylan Haas and Emma Arnold and features Kyle Kinane, Sam Jay and Rhea Butcher as its headliners. 208ComedyFest.com
Boise Art Museum’s Art in the Park is an open-air festival with more than 200 artists and their works. During the event, Boise Art Museum presents a variety of contemporary arts and crafts along with an array of live entertainment, park performances, food and children's activities. Sept. 7-9. BoiseArtMuseum.org/Art-in-the-Park
The Hyde Park Street Fair is an annual fundraising event featuring vendor booths, activities for kids, live music, food, beer, community entertainers and a wine garden for three fun-filled days. All proceeds go back into grants and programs in the North End community. NorthEndBoise.org/Hyde-Park-Street-Fair-2018
Join Zoo Boise for its premier fundraising event of the year. At Zoobilee, guests are treated to an evening featuring extraordinary cuisine and drinks from local restaurants, live music, live and silent auctions, and special zoo experiences. ZooBoise.org
West Side Story will be presented by Opera Idaho in a full performance of the concert version. This seminal work in American musical theater explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds as they vie for territory in 1950s Upper West Side New York City. Sept. 15-16. MorrisonCenter.com
Bring your own low-back chairs or blankets to place on the field for American folk rock band the Avett Brothers. The Avett Brothers have been nominated for three Grammys and have won four Americana Music Honors and Awards. IdahoBotanicalGarden.org
St. Luke’s will put on a 5K, 10K and a half marathon throughout downtown to encourage fitness. FitOne will also host a two-day Healthy Living Expo Sept. 20-21 at the Boise Centre, where participants pick up their race packets. FitOneBoise.org