What Is Going On In Boise This Winter?

January / February / March Events

The Boise Zoo's- Wild at Heart

10 to 5 Saturday, Feb. 2. Where: Zoo Boise, Julia Davis Park, Boise. Enjoy face painting, and special Valentine oriented fun with all the Zoo Boise animal residents. Share the love and create a special Valentine for your favorite animal. 208-608-7760.

Eagle Daddy Daughter Dance

6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, Where: Eagle City Hall, Valentine’s Day dancing, creative photo booths, lots of crafting, snacking and the ever popular Father's joke competition. $30 per man child, add $5 for each additional sweetheart. 208-489-8763.

What is a pop up?

This one is sushi! Valentine’s Day Sushi-Pop Up. Albeit 1 day late. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15. Where: Mad Swede Brewing Company, 2772 S. Cole Road, Suite 140, Boise. Sushi dinner prepared by Genki Takoyaki. Details on Facebook.


Spectator Sports

Boise State University Basketball

The Boise State Broncos Basketball team has been on a great run the last few years and are a top Mountain West Team Year in and out at his point. With the hiring of Coach Leon Rice(long time Gonzaga assistant) this are looking up. Home Games are played at the 10,000 seat Taco Bell arena on the campus at Boise State University. The team enjoyed a big win over San Diego State recently. That was a big shot in the arm as the 2019 season has gotten off to a little bit of a wobbly start to this point. Next up is number 10 The Nevada Wolfpack on January 15, 2019. Home games will run through February! The Broncos last appearance in the big dance was 2015. A win over Nevada would be a big step in the right direction. A recent online search found numerous ticket options for under $20 Dollars!

Up Coming Pop Rock Concerts

Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers in Boise
January 15, 2019 Morrison Center
Elton John
January 11, 2019 at Taco Bell Arena
Big Head Todd and The Monsters & Los Colognes
Jan 16, 2019 at Revolution Concert House and Event Center
Alan Parsons Project
Jan 26, The Egyptian Theatre
Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band
Jan 31, 2019 Idaho Center
Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt
Feb 4, 2019 The Morrison Center

Bsu Symphony Orchestra Concert

Preforming Arts

Boise Philharmonic Mendelssohn And More
Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 Boise State University- Velma V Morrison Center 
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert 
Saturday Jan 19, 2019 Velma V Morrison Center
Experience it all again, this time accompanied by the Boise Philharmonic who will preform the magical score written by John Williams.
Sesame Street Live! Let's Party
January 23, 2019 2:30pm & 6:00 Ford Idaho Center Arena
Pre-Show: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm


Fine Arts

Boise Art Museum – Bam
A New State Of Matter: Contemporary Glass
Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 - Sun, Feb 3, 2019
Glass Not a gas, solid or liquid. Now being called a new state of matter. Come enjoy the many facets of glass in this multi artist expression of fun.

Shows- Conferences And One Offs

Idaho Remodeling & Design Show
Jan 26-27, 2019
Sat 10-5pm & Sun 11-4pm
Boise Centre 
Admission $7 
Over 101+ exhibitors showing off whats new and extra caliente in home décor and more. Inside and outside! The latest styles and choices to finish the new home you are about to build or sprucing up the old one you are getting ready to sell.

McCall Winter Carnival

Enjoy events, competitions, snow sculptures and more everyday through Sunday, Feb. 3, McCall. From the ever popular snow sculptures to snowbike races, music and even a monster dog pull, the daily events include something for everyone. From comedy shows and art for sale, cook offs and home grown snowball fights, it is a family experience like none other. Find more info at mccallchamber.org/winter-carnival.

23rd Annual Canyon County Spring Home Show 
Nampa , Idaho 
Friday Feb 08-10, 2019 
Ford Idaho Center
Friday, February 8 – 5pm to 9pm
Saturday, February 9 – 11am to 7pm
Sunday, February 10 – 11am to 5pm
Entry $3

33rd Annual Idaho City Chili Cook Off
February 16, 2019, 11:00 AM
Idaho City, Idaho Visitor Center
Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz 
Oh what a relief it is!
That is just a word to the wise. This chili will take your breathe away. Great mountain town event to get out in the outdoors and see a little bit of what makes Idaho tick .Get in line early when the chili is gone, she gone. Over 12 Chefs along with beer, vendors, raffle, silent auction, live music to celebrate the end of winter(albeit a month early).
Idaho City is a ghost town that was once the largest city in the state, circa 1864ish. It is also on the best 3 hour scenic drive outside of Boise. Take Highway 21 to Idaho City for the cook off, return by continuing north east on highway 21 to Lowman. Left on Highway 17 through Garden Valley to Boise Is a long hour on dry roads. Straight on Highway 21(4+ hours back to Boise this way) takes you to Stanley(road may be closed in winter). Right on 93 to Sun Valley. Right on Highway 20-26 which is 25 miles south of Ketchum and it is 2 hours back to Boise.

28th Annual Idaho Business & Technology Expo
February 20, 2019 8:00 AM
Boise Centre West
Technology Geeks, Entrepreneurs & Investors
Do not miss the Idaho Business & Technology Expo at the Boise Centre on the Grove. This year's event boasts classes, top professional panelists, lounges for meet and greets, friendly contest sas well as tons of exhibitors in the exposition room demonstrating the latest and greatest in goods and services.

Idaho is Red, Red, Red
108th Annual Ada County Lincoln Day Association Banquet
Thursday, February 21st, 2019 Boise Center On The Grove
The Ada County Lincoln Day Association celebrates the memory and legacy of Abraham Lincoln with a banquet held each year in his honor. 
President Lincoln was instrumental in creating the Idaho territory and establishing this great state. The special guest at this years event is historian and Lincoln expert Doris Kearns Goodwin. All ages, $70.00 prior to 2/15, 2019.

March Too..

March 2 - Les Bois 10K trail run

Getting ready for The Race To Robie Creek? Here is a fun tune up in the Boise foothills on the Ridge to Rivers trail System. Find all the information at cityoftreesmarathon.com.

March 2 - Trevor Noah.. Live, it’s Saturday night!

I love to explain to people why living in Boise today is the good old days. One of the main reasons is we get almost all of the traveling entertainment from comedians Like Trevor Noah and the musicals like Mormon Boys and Wicked, to the biggest names in rock and pop. This funnyman will kick it off at 8 pm in The Century Link Arena. Look for Erica and I in row G.

March 2 & 4 - Boise State Women's Basketball vs. University of Nevada Las Vegas and New Mexico

Do not get left out in the cold. Tip off is at 2:00 For UNLV and 7:00 Oclock for New Mexico. Same arena as the men, but way better seats! Taco Bell arena seats around 10,000 and way less actually make the womens games so a great seat is guaranteed.

March 5 - Boise Blues Society Presents: Fat Tuesday

Ok for all of the blues acfficianado’s out there, you will not be left out this month in Boise. Arrive early for the best seats. 7:30 pm, In The Sapphire Room At The Riverside Hotel.

March 6-17 - Wicked Boise

Grab your broom and be off. Fly into The Morrison Center and join the fun. Wicked, the smashing Broadway hit arrives in Boise. The story of the witches of Oz. Reputed to be true! What is true is that this 3 time Tony winning musical has been casting it’s spell on audiences from it’s very first run. Boise will be had as well. Get your tickets now as these traveling musicals always sell out. Tickets for some of the shows start at $85.00 and go up well into the hundreds of dollars based on proximity to the stage.

March 7-17 Boise State University Theatre Arts

Will Be presenting Shakespeare’s A Mid Summer Nights Dream. A raucous comedy filled with hilarity and all sorts of twists and turns. Directed by Gordon Reinhart, March 7-March 17, 2019 at the Special Events Center. All seating is general admission. The Special Events Center is located next to the SUB on the corner of University and Theatre Lane. $15.00 online or at the door.

March 9 - Boise State University Bronco Men’s Basketball

The high quality of all the events that take place in association with the university really add to the diversity available when you relocate to Boise Idaho. Take the mens Basketball program which is lead by former Gonzaga Assistant Leon Rice. While he has yet to get them quite to where Gonzaga is, they are vastly improved since Leon’s arrival. Earlier this month they pushed Number 8 Nevada to the brink. Nevada ended up winning on a last second 3 pointer. Taco Bell Arena, tip off at 8:30 pm. The men are currently in 4th place in the league and will be hosting the Air Force Falcons.

March 8-9 - Monster Jam

Get your tickets, starting at around $17.00 and bring your ear plugs. Your going to get up close and personal with some serious ground pounding action in the indoor arena. The Idaho Center In Nampa which is the home of the world famous Snake River Stampede wil host a variety of drivers and trucks including my all time favorite Scooby doo. There is a pit party on Saturday morning, a matinee main event and of course the evening shows on both days.

March 8-10 – 47th Annual O’Reilly’s Auto Parts Boise Roadster Show

Speaking of ground pounding. If you enjoy the monster trucks, The Boise Roadster Show is right up your alley. Held again at old reliable Expo Idaho. In addition to all the rods, there are two big events are the NHRA chassis certification. That will be held Saturday from 9 to 3 in the main parking lot. You do need to call ahead to get on the list. The other big event is the swimsuit pageant. Arrive early for the best seating. Show will commence at 7:00. Judging from the photos from previous years the $1,000 prize money for first place has drawn in some of the valley’s finest. Since the first “legs” contest 30 years ago (ZZ Top Inspired) the pageant has been the draw of the show hands down. Boys will be boys. The main Idaho Expo building opens at 10 am Boise Roadster Show, 10 AM, Expo Idaho, 5610 N Glenwood St, Expo Idaho. Information at firebirdonline.com

March 11-16 Big Sky Basketball Championships Mens and Womens

It’s a slam dunk. By a unanimous vote the Big Sky Conference is packing there bags for Boise. Both the mens and womens basketball championship tournament will be held in the Century Link Arena. Not only in 2019 but for the following 2 years, hoopsters from across the mountain west will be dribbling their way towards the big dance. Whoot whoot, last stop Boise for the eventual champion. The 2019 edition will tip it off on March 11 and the buzzer will sound off sometime on the 16th. Since the Century Link Arena seats 5300, there really is not a bad seat in the house. On top of that there are literally hundreds of shops and restaurants within walking distance. A couple of me favorites for those of you come for the tournament would be Bar Gernicka which is right across the street. Basque corner street bar. Good Spanish wine, beer and be sure not to miss the croquettes or the flan. Simple simon would be Buffalo Wild Wings which is literal at the front door to Century Link. 3 Blocks away is Zen Bento with rice bowls, pick a protein and sauce to go with the rice and veggies and your heart and tummy will both thank you. The women’s tournament will run from March 11-15. All-session tickets for women’s P4 Reserved are $28, P3 Reserved are $38, and P2 Reserved are $54. The men’s tournament will be held March 13-16. All-session tickets for men’s P4 Reserved are $52, P3 Reserved are $80, and P2 Reserved are $100.

March 14-17 The Boise Spring Home Show

From solar panels and hot tubs, to remodelers and counter tops. With well over 200 displays and vendors, you will find everything you need to spruce up your home. It is all going to be in one place for your shopping convenience. You have been dying for one of those new smart thermostats so you can control the heat from mars right? March 14 – 17, Expo Idaho, Doors open at 11 am. Admission $5 / 12 and under free.

March 17 - 2019 Luck of the Irish 3.17 (5K) Boise City

Run Forrest Run…. Or walk. Boise is home to a lot of active peeps and there is a run, half marathon and even a full marathon. Triathalon’s, yes those too. This rendition is just a warm up for the green beer and corned beef.

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