Adventure Guide: Fun ways to spend your weekend in the Treasure Valley

Capital City Public Market (KBOI Staff Photo)

If you want buy some fresh food, or even some hand-crafted utensils, Capital City Public Market has got you covered.

They call themselves Boise's original farmers market and they're open every Saturday all the way through December from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It’s located in the heart of downtown on the corner of 8th and Idaho. If that’s too far for you, there are also farmers markets in Kuna, Nampa, Caldwell and Emmett to name a few.

Taking place just a few blocks away, The World Refugee Day Celebration at The Grove Plaza.

There will be a citizenship ceremony, performances by ethnic community groups and individuals who arrived as refugees, ethnic food, booths and more. The event goes from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The second part of the event is happening at Ann Morrison Park, where four teams will play in this year's World Refugee Day Soccer Friendly. Bring the family from 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for soccer clinics, youth activities, and more.

For all you adventurers out there, you can join the Nampa Recreation Department and Idaho Guide Services to go rafting down the Snake River.

The half day rafting adventure takes place in Hagerman and costs $60 per rider. You can paddle through class 3 rapids and jump off the boat to swim around in calmer sections if conditions allow. Trips do include transportation and rafting.

If you're looking for a party though, you can head to Idaho's largest one-day music festival at Expo Idaho.

The 9th annual Boise Music Festival calls itself Idaho's ultimate summer party. If you think you're up for the 12 hour challenge, the festival goes from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. It includes over fifty acts, forty-five local food booths, a carnival and more. Artist include blurred lines singer Robin Thicke, country star Granger Smith, and "Cool Kids" Echo Smith to name a few.

If you'd rather have a more relaxing Saturday night, but still want to get out of the house, you can head to the 3rd annual Boise Art Crawl and enjoy some art instead of a party.

They have paired 28 local artists and 13 downtown pubs and restaurants, allowing you to shop great art at the pop-ups, meet artists and enjoy drinks and food specials, all while exploring what downtown Boise has to offer. The event goes from noon to 10 p.m. Presale tickets are $25 and same day tickets are $30.

The fun doesn't have to stop tomorrow though! Paint 'n Sip on State Street is offering bottomless mimosas Sunday afternoon for those of you who don't waste any time cracking open a bottle of champagne.

The extended three-hour paint class will teach you how to paint a depiction of 'Hobbiton' from Lord of the Rings. They provide the canvas, paint, drinks and snacks.

If afternoon drinking isn't your thing, you can always relax with a nice game of golf. 'The Longest Day of Golf' is raising money for the Alzheimer's Association of Idaho.

For $60 a player, you can enjoy a 13 hour day of golf. The event goes from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Warm Springs Golf Course. They'll provide you and four other plays on your team with a bucket of balls with no range fee for all players.

When the longest day of golf ends, the Idaho Shakespeare Festival begins. 'Misery' starts at 7 p.m. Sunday. The play is about a romance novelist who is rescued from a car crash by his 'number one fan.' Bedridden and trapped with a psychopath who demands he changes the end of his novel, he has to find a way to escape.

If any of these events interest you, be sure to click the blue links for more information!

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