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

Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic (KBOI Staff Photo)

Set your sights high for a great weekend, starting with the Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic. Attendees can watch dozens of hot air balloons take off at Ann Morrison park through Sunday morning. The event is free but remember, take off times do vary based on the weather.

They don't have hot air air balloons, but Capital City Public Market has a lot of other great items to check out. They call themselves Boise's original farmer's market and are open every Saturday through December from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. downtown. If that's too far for you, there are also farmer's markets in Kuna, Nampa, Meridian, Emmett and Caldwell to name a few.

If you do find yourself in Caldwell this weekend, the College of Idaho is hosting its opening game. After finishing with a winning record for the first time since bringing football back, the College of Idaho will play Montana Tech. The Yotes lost at Eastern Oregon University last weekend and will try to even their record at 1 p.m. against the Orediggers at Simplot Stadium. The College of Idaho was picked to finish third in the Frontier Conference.

Another fun event this weekend, but this one celebrates a specific group of people. Latino Fest 2018 says they're the only festival in Boise dedicated to Latin culture. Attendees can enjoy live music, food stands, beverages, dance lessons and even dance competitions. This family-friendly event is presented by the Consulate of Mexico and the Idaho Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

After a night of dancing, you can always end your weekend on beautiful Payette Lake in McCall. The 90-minute cruises start at 2 p.m. Sunday and allow you to see McCall from a new perspective. Tickets for McCall Lake Cruises range from five dollars for small children, to twenty-seven dollars for adults.

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

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