Canyon County Kids Expo (7th Annual)

January 26, 2019

The Canyon County Kids Expo, at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa, Idaho, offers a full day of fun activities and entertainment for the whole family. This annual one-day event is a great place for busy families to stay informed about products and services they may need or where they can spend their entertainment dollars for family fun. An entertainment stage features dance classes, clowns, karate demonstrations, magicians and musicians. Kids activities include face painting, jump-houses, games and other interactive things to do. Every year features two or more kids TV show characters for them to meet and get their picture taken.

With over 90 booths, the Canyon County Kids Expo is tremendous opportunity for businesses to directly engage with parents and kids. Each booth provides an interactive activity along with offering product sampling, do demonstrations and present information about products and services that families need and want.

Idaho's Largest Garage Sale (12th Annual)

May 18, 2019

Idaho's Largest Garage Sale kicks off the yard sale season in a big way! Held outdoors at Expo Idaho in Garden City, Idaho, this full-day event provides an opportunity for residential and commercial vendors to gather all the things that are cluttering up their homes and businesses and put them out for sale.

Every year, people throughout Idaho and nearby states come to Idaho's Largest Garage Sale looking for bargains or some "rare finds". In 2018, more than 13,000 people browsed among over 335 booths. Food vendors and a kids play area with jump houses make this a satisfying and entertaining day for people of all ages.

Boise Music Festival (10th Annual)

June 22, 2019

The Boise Music Festival is the largest one-day music festival in Idaho with six stages-a main stage featuring five to eight national acts and other stages with local and regional performers across several music genres from Rock and Country to Folk and Urban and family-friendly entertainment. Held at the Western Idaho Fairgrounds at Expo Idaho, BMF regularly attracts from 30,000 to 45,000 year drawing more than 60,000.

It's more, much more than a music festival. BMF also offers something to do for all ages and interests. The food court provides a wide-ranging choice of things to eat and drink at 50 vendor booths and more than five beer and wine booths throughout the event. Fifteen to twenty sponsor booths give businesses an opportunity to offer product sampling, family activities, demonstrations and information. The carnival area features 12-15 rides and midway games for prizes all day. The merch market features 60-80 booths by local artists, crafters and retail vendors who offer a variety of unique, creative and useful things to buy. And, for those looking to cool off on a hot June day, the Kids Cool Zone inside the Expo Idaho building has a family entertainment stage, jump houses and exhibitor booths.

Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic (29th Annual)

August 28-September 1, 2019

The Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic is a heritage, one-of-a-kind family-friendly event for the Treasure Valley. This end-of-summer spectacle over the five days leading up to Labor Day features 40 to 50 hot air balloons floating over downtown Boise and nearby neighborhoods. This annual tradition is the most-photographed event of the year!

Taking place in Ann Morrison Park as the sun rises, Wednesday through Sunday mornings, people of all ages arrive early for an up-close experience to watch the hot air balloons inflate and talk with the balloon crews as they prepare for launch. Wednesday morning is Kids Day where, weather-permitting, more than a dozen balloons offer free tethered rides which give kids a thrill as they lift above the ground and look around from fifty to one hundred feet up. Friday evening is the Nite Glow Spectacular, when 15 to 20 balloons light up the night sky for an audience of up to 20,000 in and around the park. The Nite Glow event also includes food vendors and free live music before and after the balloon performance.

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