Discover Fall Events in the Greater Boise, Idaho Area

The carefree days of summer may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the fun needs to stop. In Downtown Boise and surrounding areas, the start of autumn is the perfect time to explore this up-and-coming urban hotspot. In addition to enjoying the beautiful natural attractions and parks close to Boise in cooler weather, visitors can enjoy an array of special events in the Greater Boise area.

We’ve highlighted a few of our favorite fall events in Greater Boise so you can enjoy autumn in Idaho like a local.

Boise State Broncos Football

September 4 – November 27, 2015

The pride of Boise, the BSU Broncos start the NCAA football season highly ranked and ready to go on September 4th when they take on the University of Washington Huskies. The home opener will take place on the iconic Bronco blue turf at Albertsons Stadium on the Boise State University campus, where the Broncos lost only a single game last season. A highly anticipated annual tradition, BSU college football games are a must-attend event for visitors and locals, with the city offering shuttle service to and from games at locations near Downtown Boise hotels.

For a complete schedule of BSU college football games and tickets, click here.

Boise Art Museum: Art in the Park 2015

September 11 – 13, 2015

Touted as one of the premier cultural events in the Northwest, the 60th annual Art in the Park festival takes place in Downtown Boise’s Julia Davis Park this September. Featuring more than 260 artists displaying and offering for sale a wide variety of glass, metal, canvas, and pottery works, along with handcrafted jewelry, tapestries, and much, much more, the festival has something for everyone from seasoned art aficionados to casual fans. The 3-day exhibit also features live music and entertainment, activities for kids, performances in the park, along with local food and drink favorites, and is one of the most anticipated events in the Boise area.

Hyde Park Street Fair

September 18 – 20, 2015

Another highlight of the fall festival season, the Hyde Park Street Fair brings together visitors to Boise and locals for an annual fundraising event featuring live music, local craft beers, a wine garden, exotic foods, and plenty of vendor booths featuring local businesses and goods. Taking place against the magnificent scenery of Camel’s Back Park, the Hyde Park Street Fair is the perfect opportunity for tourists to experience the charming culture of Downtown Boise.

Western Heritage Festival

September 18 – 20, 2015

The inaugural Western Heritage Festival, celebrating Old West glory, is set to take place mid-September at the Boise Stage Shop. Offering visitors an opportunity to learn and live Idaho’s storied Western roots and its historical role in the Oregon Trail, the festival will feature cowboy quick-draw competitions, meet-and-greets with famed Western actors, an authentic Western life experience in Western Town complete with historical reenactments, and so much more! In anticipation of this eagerly awaited event, The Riverside Hotel by Red Lion has teamed up with the Boise Stage Shop as the official host hotel of the festival, offering out-of-town guests exclusive discounts on bookings during the event.