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Summer in Southwest Idaho

Summer in Southwest Idaho

Planning your 2023 summer getaway (or, if you’re lucky, getaways) has never been easier. 

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A 4th to Remember

Make this year’s 4th of July get-together one to remember. Cities across our region host family-friendly celebrations filled with fun:

Cascade: Thunder Mountain Days brings a parade, duck races, fireworks over the lake, and more to this mountain town. More…

McCall: A swell of people visit over July 4th to enjoy the Lakeside Liberty Fest, capped by fireworks at dusk. Book with McCall Lake Cruises for an up close and personal view. More…

Caldwell: A big, fun-for-the-entire-family celebration in Indian Creek Plaza. Splash pads, foam pits, and plenty of food and drink. More…

Meridian: An afternoon of food trucks, music, and picnicking at Storey Park followed by fireworks at 10:20pm at nearby Meridian Speedway. More…

Boise: A festive parade in the morning followed by music-synced fireworks at 10:15pm at Ann Morrison Park. More…

Bonus: Eagle Fun Days the weekend after the 4th (July 7th & 8th)… a three-day festival featuring a parade, car show, and live music. More…

An only-in-SW Idaho experience

Hells of a Memory

The powerful waters of the Snake River slice through the mountains of central Idaho, creating the deepest gorge in the United States: Hells Canyon.

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Now this is a quintessential Boise experience. Shakespeare (and other plays) performed in a beautiful riverfront venue.

Pack your picnic lunch or pick something up there. This year’s plays include “As You Like It” and “Little Shop of Horrors.” Read More.

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June 2-3: Hells Canyon Days – music & food in Cambridge
June 11: Savor Idaho – wine & cider tastings in a garden setting
June 14-17: Emmett Cherry Festival – fruit-centered family fun
June 15-17: Weiser River Music Festival – bluegrass & beyond
June 24: Boise Music Festival – tunes in the great outdoors
July 18-22: Snake River Stampede – Idaho’s biggest rodeo
July 28-30: San Inazio Festival – Basque eating, drinking & dancing
August 18-27: Western Idaho Fair – fun & games (& corn dogs)
August 19-20: Payette Lakes Art Fair – stunning art in a stunning setting
August 26-27: Gowen Thunder Airshow – high flyin’ fun