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February
6

National Latte Day: Boise Area Coffee Shops

Coffee Shops Boise

Without a doubt, coffee is the national beverage of the United States. Research shows that people from coast to coast drink about 400 million cups of coffee – just about two cups for each of the country's 209 million adults. Our real estate agents want to give you a few ideas for National Latte Day.

The latte – espresso with milk or milk substitute – is deeply beloved. Iced or hot, you'll have many opportunities to enjoy it this February 11, when National Latte Day is observed.

Let's take a closer look at some of the many Boise cafes that have terrific lattes:

  • Neckar Coffee – 117 10th Street, Boise, ID 83702
    Neckar Coffee roasts and imports beans from the world's top coffee destinations, including Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, and others. In addition to lattes, it has won kudos for its homemade granola. If you don't have time to visit, no worries: Neckar Coffee's subscription service will deliver fresh coffee right to your door, so you can enjoy delicious drinks at home.

  • Moss Coffee & Tea – 208 North 9th Street, Boise, ID 83702
    Moss Coffee & Tea is open Monday through Saturday, starting at 7:30 a.m. on most days. There's more to this cafe than meets the eye, and you'll have plenty of pairing options for your latte. Moss is known for its warm and gooey cinnamon rolls, which go well with virtually any kind of coffee. Loose-leaf tea runs the gamut from green to black, and every order comes with optimal brewing instructions.

  • Caffeina Roasting Company – 4774 West State Street, Boise, ID 83703
    Caffeina Roasting Company prides itself on innovative roasting and brewing methods that help reduce the acidic kick, resulting in a truly smooth cup of coffee. The beans are certified organic and come from small farms, carefully selected for their unusual flavor profiles. Some varieties include Colombian, Dark Sumatran, Espresso, and "Idahome" – a blend featuring beans from Brazil and Papua New Guinea.

  • Nomad Beverage Company – 603 South Capitol Boulevard, Boise, ID 83702
    Featuring the Tolkien-inspired tagline "Not all who wander are lost," Nomad Beverage Company is a place to savor your latte alongside freshly baked pastries that will leave you wanting more. You could choose a slice of pie, dark forest cake, lemony muffins with ganache, and an ever-rotating list of other specialties baked on the premises every day. It opens at 7 a.m. from Wednesday through Sunday.

  • Bikes and Beans – 1350 South Vista Avenue, Boise, ID 83705
    Bikes and Beans is the vision of owner Andrew Little, who first began pursuing it back in 2007. As a new bicyclist, he wanted to create a place that would uniquely serve Boise's cycling community. Today, it is a reality frequented by regulars every day. The cafe opens every day (usually at 6 a.m.), and the attached bike shop, which also includes DIY options, is available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends.

Contact us to discover more about Boise real estate and neighborhoods.

January
16

Boise Concert Venues for Your 2023 Shows

Boise Concert Venues

Live music is alive and well in Boise! As we head into a new year, our real estate agents can't help but daydream about all the great shows that are coming up in 2023. If you're in the mood to catch a concert, be sure to check out some of these amazing Boise venues. 

  • Egyptian Theatre - 700 W Main St, Boise, ID 83702
    The oldest theater in Boise, the Egyptian Theatre, was first opened to the public in 1927. It's located in the heart of downtown Boise. In addition to continuing to function as an active movie theater that shows new and old films, the Egyptian Theatre also hosts a wide range of events, including music concerts, comedy shows, and film festivals. 

  • The Knitting Factory - 416 S 9th St, Boise, ID 83702
    Along with its sister venues in New York City and Spokane, Boise's Knitting Factory is a storied independent music venue that has hosted some amazing bands over the years. Originally established in 1987, the Knitting Factory maintains a steady schedule of indie rock bands, singer-songwriters, and hip-hop artists in an intimate space. 

  • ExtraMile Arena - 1401 Bronco Ln, Boise, ID 83706
    An expansive indoor venue that hosts some of Boise's biggest concerts, ExtraMile Arena is a great place to experience an epic concert. Some of the biggest bands in the world have played here (Journey is scheduled to perform in 2023), and the arena has one of the best state-of-the-art sound systems in Idaho. 

  • Idaho Central Arena - 233 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702
    In addition to being the home of our beloved Idaho Steelheads hockey team, Idaho Central Arena frequently hosts other special events and concerts, including live music and comedy shows from nationally touring acts. The arena has seating of up to 6,800 for center-stage concerts, making it one of Boise's largest concert venues. 

  • The Olympic Venue - 1009 W Main St, Boise, ID 83702
    The Olympic Venue is one of Boise's newest spots for live music. Located above Mulligan's in downtown Boise, the Olympic Venue is a great spot to see local, regional and national bands and musicians. The venue maintains a steady schedule of concerts all year long, making it a fantastic place to see up-and-coming acts in a small space. 

  • Morrison Center - 2201 W Cesar Chavez Ln, Boise, ID 83725
    The music department of Boise State University is housed in the Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, which is located on the college campus overlooking the Boise River. With a 2,000-seat performance hall, the Morrison Center routinely hosts live theater and ballet, as well as live concerts, including performances from the Boise Philharmonic. 

Contact us today to learn more about life in Idaho! If you're looking for your dream home, be sure to talk with our real estate agents about how we can help you find it in the Boise area. 

January
9

Tame the Winter Doldrums with These Tips

January Blues?

For a lot of people, January is the longest month. The hustle of the holidays is over. Visiting family and friends have returned home. The weather is, well, blah, especially for non-skiers/snowboarders, and it can seem dark. All. The. Time.

You can lift your spirits by employing a few little tricks:

Add a bouquet of fresh flowers to your dining table. Pick up some flowers in your favorite colors to adorn your dining room.

Light summer-scented candles. Scents such as coconut, lemon, tangerine, or light florals will boost your mood by reminding you that warmer weather will be here again soon.

Bring in some daylight. Daylight LED light bulbs mimic the natural light of the sun. With more of a blue light, these bulbs better mirror actual daylight.

Host a Hawaiian-themed party. Ask your guests to wear their brightest "Aloha" shirts and come ready to shine.

  • Order your supplies or check your local party supply store:
  • Keep your menu simple
    • For drinks, make it easy by serving homemade lemonade, both hard and non-alcoholic. See our blog post with great recipes from last summer HERE. Garnish with a lemon slice and a strawberry or two along with a colorful umbrella.
    • Make easy fruit kebabs with green and red grapes, blueberries, tangerine sections, pineapple chunks, and kiwi slices.
    • Speaking of kebabs, one of our favorite recipes is for baked Hawaiian chicken kebabs that take only 40 minutes from start to table. And you can do them in the oven! Get the recipe HERE.
    • Add some basmati or jasmine rice and a nice green salad with a light dressing, and you're good to go.
  • Music
    • Beach Boys, of course!

Fire up the BBQ. Not feeling the Hawaiian theme? Light the grill and cook up some burgers and dogs. Pair them with some potato salad and maybe some chips and salsa, and you'll be feeling the summertime vibe in no time.

Before you light your BBQ, make sure to remove all the snow and ice from around the grill and give it plenty of time to preheat. Grilling in colder weather takes longer, so keep the lid closed, and plan accordingly.

Don't let the winter blues take away your summertime joy. Recreate it until it's here again for real.

January
3

Boise: One of the Best Cities To Start a Career

Boise Career

Are you searching for the right place to launch a successful career path? Financial website WalletHub ranks Boise at #6 on their list of best places to start a career. Our real estate agents share some of the reasons that make the Boise area your perfect starting-off point.

  1. Boise boasts a greater number of job opportunities.
    Indeed.com, the top employment website in the United States, reports that Boise has the hottest job market in the country. Employment listings skyrocketed nearly 95 percent in the last two years. With larger numbers of people working remotely, they're free to migrate away from expensive coastal cities to inland areas that offer a quality lifestyle at more affordable prices. WalletHub also rates Boise at #1 for job growth relative to population growth.

  2. Boise has a reasonable cost of living.
    When you're in an entry-level job, it's important to make your dollar go as far as possible. Boise's overall cost of living is slightly lower than the national average, with the biggest savings in groceries and utilities, two necessary everyday expenses.

  3. Boise offers a desirable blend of urban and outdoor living.
    The city has a lively theater scene, which includes an annual Shakespeare Festival held each summer. Other activities include music festivals, museums, and art galleries. Of course, proximity to the Rocky Mountains and Boise River affords plentiful opportunities for hiking, boating, skiing, and numerous outdoor adventures.

  4. Boise is home to higher education.
    The road to career success is often paved with advanced degrees. And there are plenty of opportunities in the Boise area for you to learn and grow new skills. There are six colleges and universities near Boise homes for sale. In addition to Boise State University, a four-year public institution, the area features four private colleges and universities and one two-year community college. 

  5. Boise has an eclectic assortment of neighborhoods.
    If variety is the spice of life, Boise is a zesty stew. The city is comprised of several distinct neighborhoods that have their own distinct personalities. The Highlands, nestled between downtown and the Boise foothills, offers quiet streets and sweeping views. Barber Valley, with its proximity to Lucky Peak State Park, draws many outdoor lovers, while Southeast Boise is known for its diverse array of small businesses.

  6. Boise is easy to navigate.
    As environmental awareness continues to grow, many people are going green by forgoing fuel-guzzling vehicles. Boise earns a Walk Score of 89 out of 100, which means most errands can be accomplished on foot. Even better, the city scores a near-perfect 99 for biking. If you do drive or take public transportation to work, the average one-way commute is only 18.4 minutes, significantly shorter than the national average of 26.4 minutes.

Whether you're starting a career or a family, Boise is a wonderful place for new beginnings. Ready to start your next endeavor in the Bosie area? Contact us at Coldwell Banker Tomlinson to learn more.

December
19

Dining Options in Old Boise

Old Boise Restaurants

Old Boise dates back to the city's founding in 1863. More than 150 years later, the district has a proud spot on the National Register of Historic Places. When our real estate agents are exploring the charms of Old Boise, they stop for a meal at one of these great restaurants in the area.

  • Guido's Original New York Style Pizzeria - 235 N. 5th St., Boise, ID 83702
    Get a taste of the Big Apple in Boise. At Guido's Original New York Style Pizzeria, they're serving up pies with floppy, foldable slices. Even the decor provides the ambiance of a classic NYC pizza joint. Order a whole pie or grab a slice for a quick and tasty meal. Hours are 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily except Friday and Saturday when hours are extended to 10 p.m.

  • Bar Gernika Basque Pub and Eatery - 202 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, ID 83702
    Bar Gernika Basque Pub and Eatery takes classic pub fare to a whole new level. Bar Gernika's menu features traditional Basque dishes such as lamb stew and solomo sandwiches, made with pork tenderloin and pimentos on a French baguette. Bar Gernika is open from noon - 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and noon - 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

  • The Brickyard - 601 W. Main St., Boise, ID 83702
    The Brickyard serves an upscale steakhouse menu in a casually comfortable setting with classic wood and brick accents. All entrées include salad made to order by a tableside chef. If you want a change from baked potatoes or fries, customers rave about The Brickyard's peanut butter mashed potatoes. There is also an inclusive fixed-price menu offering choices such as cider-brined pork and fresh King salmon for $35. On weekends, enjoy lively dueling pianos along with your dinner. Hours are 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. - midnight Friday, and 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. Saturday.

  • Coa De Jima - 615 W. Main St., Boise, ID 83702
    Food is only part of the story at Coa De Jima, where the aim is to provide a "full sensory experience." Owner Nikolai Castoro is the son of Robert and Martine Castoro, founders of award-winning Barbacoa. Both restaurants share the same executive chef, who designed Coa De Jima's modern take on Latin flavors in dishes such as bone marrow tacos and Maine lobster enchiladas. Latin antiques and works by local artists create a compelling visual element in the dining room. Coa De Jima is open at 11 a.m. for lunch Monday through Saturday and dinner at 4 p.m. daily, with Sunday brunch served from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Goldy's Breakfast Bistro - 108 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, ID 83702
    It's worth getting up early to start your day at Goldy's Breakfast Bistro. All dishes are made to order using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible. Their signature dish, Andalusian Eggs, was once featured in Bon Appetit. Goldy's is also known for their spinach frittata as well as its homemade Hollandaise sauce. Hours are 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. on weekdays and 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. on weekends.

Are you ready to buy or sell a home in Boise? Contact us at Coldwell Banker Tomlinson for experienced help with all your real estate needs.

December
5

6 Things to Do at Idaho Ice World

Idaho Ice World

Whether you want to satisfy your competitive spirit or just enjoy some pleasant exercise, Idaho Ice World is a skating facility to accommodate anyone. When our real estate agents want some quality ice time, these are their favorite activities.

  1. Public Skating
    Regardless of age or level of experience, everyone is welcome at Idaho Ice World's public skating times. Sessions are held during afternoons and evenings to fit most schedules. Skate rental is available for $4, with an additional $1 for EZ Skater trainers. Admission (without rental) is $8 for adults and $7 for ages 4-12, with ages 3 and under admitted free. Season passes are offered for both individuals and families. Visit the website for a full schedule.

  2. Freestyle Skating
    Do you have a budding Tara Lipinski or Scott Hamilton in your family? They can practice their spins or get private lessons during freestyle skating times. Skaters who are working on competition routines have a chance to practice with their musical accompaniment played on the loudspeaker. Admission is $14 for a one-hour session, and tickets may be purchased online. Visit the website for available times. 

  3. Skating Lessons
    Every year, Idaho Ice World's Learn to Skate program is recognized as a Top-10 program by U.S. Figure Skating, the sport's national governing body. Classes are conducted in two-month sessions, with skaters grouped by age and skill level. There is a special Spuds & Tater Tots program for ages 2-4. In-house coaches are also available for private lessons tailored to a skater's particular needs and goals. Visit the website for more information about pricing and schedule. 

  4. Pick-Up Hockey
    Can't find enough people for a team? Head to Idaho Ice World for some pick-up hockey. Full protective gear is required, and sessions are BYOP (bring your own puck). Space is limited to 20 participants, ages 18 and up. Admission is $14, and tickets may be purchased online. Visit the website for a full schedule.

  5. Stick Time
    It can be tough finding a place to practice hockey skills around Boise homes for sale. Fortunately, Idaho Ice World conducts a number of Stick Time sessions to practice skating, stickhandling and shooting. All skaters ages 17 and under must be in full protective gear, while older skaters are required to wear a helmet, and everyone must BYOP. Admission is $12, and sessions are limited to the first 30 skaters. Tickets may be purchased online. Visit the website for the full schedule, including 12-and-up and senior sessions.

  6. Hockey Learn to Play
    If your child dreams of following in the skates of Wayne Gretzky, Hockey Learn to Play (HLTP) is the place to be. Novice players receive training in all the fundamentals, including basic stance, stride, knee bend, use of skate edges, and holding a stick. Full protective gear is required, and Idaho Ice World has a limited amount of equipment provided at no charge on a first-come-first-served basis. All "rental" equipment must be returned at the end of the session. Classes are offered four times a year in two-month sessions and must be completed before joining youth hockey leagues. Visit the website for the schedule and pricing.

With the upcoming Christmas break, a trip to Ice World will be a great way to give everyone in the family some fun exercise. Make a plan now to get to the rink. NOTE: Ice World is closed on both Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Let us use our skills to help you glide through the process of buying or selling a home. Contact us at Coldwell Banker Tomlinson for more information.

November
21

Holiday Events Coming to Downtown Meridian

Downtown Meridian

The festive season is on its way, and downtown Meridian is ready to celebrate. Our real estate agents love working in this city thanks to all of the exciting holiday events. There are plenty of these to look forward to in 2022. Here are just a few of the highlights! 

  • Christmas in Meridian Winterlights Parade and Tree Lighting
    On Friday, December 2nd, from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Meridian will be holding its local Christmas parade at the Generations Plaza downtown. This event kicks off with a screening of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" on a large projection screen next to the plaza's main stage. After this, the parade will begin its route through old town Meridian, accompanied by performances from the Treasure Valley Children's Theatre along the way. When Santa Claus reaches the end of his trek, he will light up the city's giant Christmas tree to signal the official start of Meridian's Christmas season. Food and hot cocoa will be available at the plaza's food court during the event to help paradegoers stay cozy while they wait for the grand finale.  

  • Downtown Decorating Contest
    Every year, the many businesses of downtown Meridian dress up their storefronts for the city's Downtown Decorating Contest. This beloved tradition gives local entrepreneurs the chance to show off their Christmas spirit and gain some community goodwill, and many of them go all-out to create some truly impressive displays. Every resident can vote for their favorite display on the city's website. This year, voting for the contest opens on Friday, December 2nd, and closes on December 11th. Winners will be announced the day after the voting period ends. 

  • Shop Meridian Downtown Night
    On Thursday, December 8th, from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM, downtown Meridian will host a special outdoor shopping event. Pop-up vendors from all over the city will gather in the streets to sell their wares to the people passing by. You'll be able to pick up one-of-a-kind treasures and gifts from local small businesses, sample some food and treats from the many eateries near our Meridian homes for sale, and even enter the Meridian Chamber's Shop Meridian prize drawing. 

  • Children's Winterland Festival 
    On Saturday, December 10th, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, the Boys and Girls Club of Meridian will be hosting its annual Children's Wonderland Festival. Children from all over the community can come to the club building to enjoy games, arts and crafts, and a photo opportunity with Santa himself. This is a free event sponsored by Meridian Parks and Recreation and All American Insurance, so your kids can just show up and start having fun. 

  • The 5th Annual Interfaith Food, Blanket and Toy Drive
    On Sunday, December 11th, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, volunteers will be running Meridian's annual food, blanket, and toy drive in the Vertical View Climbing Gym parking lot. Community members are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items, new unwrapped toys, and new store-bought or homemade blankets to the parking lot. All items go to benefit charities like the Meridian Food Bank and Star Outreach Food Pantry, Toys for Tots, and Blanket the World, as well as various local homeless shelters. 

This small city is full of culture and opportunity all year round. Contact us today to learn more about our Meridian and Boise homes for sale and find out how you can become a part of this exceptional community. 

November
7

Pet-Friendly Adventures in the Boise Area

Boise Pets

If you dread the thought of leaving the house without your dog, you're not alone. Our real estate agents love their pets and are always on the lookout for local adventures to take them on. Our furry friends are part of our families, and so we enjoy spending time outside the house with them whenever possible – even in the winter!

Both you and your furry friends benefit from outdoor exercise all year, so don't let colder weather stop you from exploring. Get that winter gear (for both of you) out of the closet and get outside. From beautiful parks to trails and fenced dog parks, there are tons of options around the Boise area. If you're planning a pet-friendly weekend around town, here are some of our favorite destinations your pup is sure to love:

  • Ann Morrison Park - 1000 S Americana Blvd, Boise, ID 83706
    "Dog Island" is one of the coolest dog parks in the valley! This year-round fido-friendly park includes a 5.4-acre "active" dog area, a fenced "shy dog" area, and, weather permitting, opportunities for your four-legged pal to swim in the surrounding pond. Beginning November 1st, all of Ann Morrison Park is an off-leash area, so if your pup is well-behaved with great recall, grab your "Chuck-It" and head out!
     
  • Kathryn Albertson Park - 1001 S Americana Blvd, Boise, ID 83706
    Just across the street from Ann Morrison lies one of Boise's best parks. Kathryn Albertson Park is the perfect place to take your pup for a peaceful, on-leash stroll. This 41-acre park has beautiful scenery and is very well maintained. You'll find picturesque ponds and greenery that make great photo ops. Plus, you never know what type of local wildlife you'll encounter on your walk. 

  • Morris Hill Dog Park - 10 N Roosevelt St, Boise, ID 83705
    If you want to give your furry friend the opportunity to run around and socialize with other dogs, head over to Morris Hill Dog Park. This off-leash park is about 1 acre and has separate sections for small and large dogs. There are even fire hydrants, agility toys, and a doggie drinking fountain.

  • Boise River Greenbelt - 150 North Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702
    This 25-mile path runs on both sides of the Boise River through Boise and includes many parks to explore. Bundle up, leash your pup, and head out for a great adventure. The Greenbelt Map outlines some of the highlights so you can plan ahead for your journey.

  • Bowler Park - 4403 S Surprise Way, Boise, ID 83716
    A Southeast Boise jewel, Bowler Park includes a 1.25-acre enclosed park and a smaller "shy dog" area. There's a great covered area inside the large area to sit and sip your coffee while your pup plays.

As a reminder, when taking your dog out for an adventure, make sure to keep them on a leash unless the area specifically allows them to be off-leash. Bring water and food if you'll be out for a couple of hours. And don't forget to clean up after them if needed.

Spending a day out on the town with your dog is one of the best ways to unwind and get to know the area. Thankfully, it's easy to do in Boise. Contact us today for more information on the area's local businesses and amenities that your whole family can enjoy. 

October
17

5 Events for Halloween Fun Around Boise

Boise Halloween

Are you ready for the spookiest holiday of the year? It's almost time to celebrate Halloween, and as always, there will be some exciting events around Boise. From pub crawls to 5k runs, artisan markets, and everything in between, there's something for everyone coming up on the calendar this October. Our real estate agents have all of the details of 5 fun Halloween events in Boise this year.

  • Boise Official Halloween Pub Crawl – Downtown Boise, ID 83702
    Experience some of the best, most exciting bars near Boise homes for sale with the Boise Official Halloween Pub Crawl, which features dates on October 22, 29, and 31, 2022. Enjoy Halloween costume contests, drink specials, live DJs, and admission to many of the top-rated bars in Boise. There will also be some fun prizes for the best videos and photos posted to social media from the event. Get to know all of the best places to enjoy a drink around Boise and make some new friends as you travel from pub to pub, enjoying all of the Halloween excitement that the city has to offer.

  • Halloween Hustle 5k – 1304 7th St. N., Nampa, ID 83687
    The Lakeview Water Park may be closed for the season, but there's still plenty of fall fun to be enjoyed at Lakeview Park near Nampa homes for sale. One exciting upcoming event will be the Halloween Hustle 5k on October 31. This family-friendly event includes a 5k run/walk around the scenic 44-acre Lakeview Park, with trick-or-treat stations along the way and fun, family activities for all ages to be enjoyed throughout the event. Be sure to stick around after the race is complete for the finish line party.

  • Halloween Artisan & Vendor Fair – E. Main St., Emmett, ID 83617
    The annual Halloween Artisan & Vendor Fair is back this year and bigger than ever. The event, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Emmett, will be taking place on October 29, 2022, at Bowman Memorial Park, around the corner from Emmett homes for sale. There will be more than 40 vendors selling all sorts of crafts and ghoulish goodies, as well as a costume contest with great prizes for the winners. Enjoy family-friendly fun at this event on the weekend of Halloween.

  • Halloween Art Party – 1357 N. Lilly Ave., Boise, ID 83713
    Kids of all ages can look forward to the Halloween Art Party sponsored by Sardine Studios, which will be kicking off on October 30, 2022. The event starts with a fun art session where kids can create Halloween-themed artwork with supplies from the studio. The Halloween excitement continues with a costume contest, with great prizes for the winners, along with bags featuring candy and toys for all participants.

  • Linder Farms Halloween Fun Run – 7165 S. Linder Rd., Meridian, ID 83642
    Get ready for a fun, unique race near Meridian homes for sale with the annual Linder Farms Halloween Fun Run. This is not your average 5k, with an obstacle course that creates an enjoyable challenge and adds excitement for younger participants. There will also be free candy for the children, a costume contest, and a raffle with thousands of dollars in prizes.

Is buying or selling a home at the top of your to-do list this fall? Let our local team help you accomplish your real estate goals. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the Boise, ID, area.

October
3

Fall Fun at the Idaho Botanical Garden

Idaho Botanical Garden

Fall brings a fresh crispness to the air here in the Boise area, and the changing leaves make it a great season to spend some time outdoors. In particular, fall is one of our real estate agents' favorite seasons to visit the Idaho Botanical Garden. 

But lovely weather and beautiful foliage aren't the only reasons to visit the gardens this fall. Just like they do every year, the Idaho Botanical Garden is hosting a wide range of fun, family-friendly autumn events and festivities in 2022. Be sure to mark your calendar for these garden events in Boise this fall!

  • Fall Harvest in the Garden (Every Saturday in October)
    You have multiple opportunities to experience Fall Harvest at the Garden this year. Returning every Saturday throughout the month of October, Fall Harvest days include arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, great local craft beer and cider, live music, and a fall plant sale. It's a great way to get into the spirit of the fall season. The events take place from 10 am to 3 pm, and each Saturday's lineup will be different, so don't be shy about catching more than one! Plus, it's all happening just minutes from these Boise homes for sale.

  • Fall Fairy Gardens Workshop (October 16)
    The Idaho Botanical Garden host a wide range of workshops and classes throughout the year. One of the most anticipated this fall is the Fall Fairy Gardens Workshop, taught by Wendy Irwin on October 16 at 10 am. This family workshop invites adult/child teams to work together to create single fairy-sized outdoor fall container gardens. Participants should bring their own containers, but all the soil, plants, and decorations will be provided. Sign-ups will remain open until they reach capacity!

  • Autumn Yoga with Becca Hayes (Every Saturday in October)
    It's hard to imagine anything more restorative than a yoga class amid the outdoor splendor of the Idaho Botanical Garden. You can experience that every Saturday this October as yoga teacher Becca Hayes brings her Autumn Yoga series back for another season! The classes are suited for all levels and include a lot of great foundational poses to build strength and balance. Autumn Yoga takes place from 9:30 to 10:30 am on Saturday mornings in October. 

  • Scarecrow Stroll (October 1 - October 31)
    The Idaho Botanical Garden is open to self-guided tours year-round. But visitors during the month of October will see a decidedly spookier garden than they would in other seasons! It's an annual tradition that the gardens are decorated with dozens of scarecrows throughout the month, adding a splash of autumnal ambiance to the space. This year's Scarecrow Stroll will be on display all through October, featuring scarecrows designed and installed by talented local artists and volunteers. 

  • Fall Harvest Costume Contest on (October 29)
    The final Fall Harvest in the Garden event of the season takes place on Saturday, October 29, and it includes something special: the annual Fall Harvest Costume Contest and Parade. After the regular Fall Harvest happenings have concluded (including live music from Dela Freed), kids and grown-ups alike are invited to dress up in their spookiest or cutest Halloween attire for the Costume Contest. Think of it as practice for Halloween night!

Contact us today to learn more about living life to the fullest through all the changing seasons in Idaho. If you're looking for your dream home, our real estate agents are dedicated to helping you find it in Boise and the surrounding areas. 

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