Ah, the weekend. Summer is finally here and both Idaho and Oregon are known for their lively summer weekend events. Sometimes it can be overwhelming to choose just ONE activity. Below is our #WeekendRoundup, featuring highlights of amazing events and activities going on in your state.
World Village Fest – Boise, ID
Music. Art. Film. Food. People. What more could you need in one weekend? If you’re in or near the Boise area, the World Village Fest is taking place in downtown Boise. The three-day festival brings together Mexican, Basque, Native Americans, Portugese, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Bosnia, African, Lao, North & South American, Middle Easter, Indian and Greek communities to celebrate, pay homage and share the music, art, film and foods of their cultures. Did we mention, this amazing festival is free? Bring the family down to engage in a robust multi-cultural experience.
1000 Lights Water Lantern Festival – Rigby, IDThis illuminating experience focuses on celebrating the good things in life — with a brilliant display of floating lanterns, peacefully drifting on the water. This family-friendly event begins at 6:00pm with live entertainment, bingo and lantern decorating stations. Adults are $20 each, children 10-13 are $12.99 and children 9-years-old and under are free. Each ticket comes with a lantern, wristband and a decorating kit. The lantern launch begins promptly at 9:30pm. Not in the Rigby area? You can also catch this event in Boise.
Meridian Dairy Days – Meridian, ID
Once the epicenter of all things dairy, the Meridian community celebrates the history of it’s farming hay days with the annual Meridian Dairy Days festival. The festival begins on the 19th and carries throughout the weekend with a myriad of events including a 5k fun run/walk, parade, volleyball tournament, carnival, live music, fireworks and more.
DogFest North Idaho – Sandpoint, ID
Alright dog lovers, this one is for you! The 2019 DogFest is the perfect way to kick off the weekend for you and your four-legged friends. The fest begins at 10:00am and features live music, inspirational speakers, contests, games and food. Show off man’s best friend and make an afternoon of it!
Boise Music Festival 2019 – Boise, ID
Boasted as one of the “most iconic events of Treasure Valley” the 2019 Boise Music Festival provides families an opportunity to check out a wide variety of music from different genres (highlights include Eric Henderson, Pitbull, Tenille Towns and more). In addition to the music, the all day event includes food from 40 vendors, carnival, a vendor village, kid’s play area and more. Ticket prices range depending on what you’d like to experience and GA tickets start at $30.
4 Peaks Music Festival – Bend, OR
Music festivals are an obvious choice for a weekend and luckily the summer is chalk full of them. The 4 Peaks festival is a family-friendly, 3-day music festival featuring live entertainment, arts, food, family activities and more. Tent camping is included in the ticket price (children 10 and under are free), making this an excellent opportunity to make a weekend of it. Highlighted headliners include The Wood Brothers, Bill Strings, Rising Appalachia and more.
Wild West Beer Fest – Pendleton, OR
What better time of year to enjoy a beer fest than the summer? Check out Pendleton for their annual Wild West Beer Fest, taking place from 12-9pm on 6/22. Sample beers from across the northwest alongside live music and great food. Ticket prices range but start at $15 per person with a beer mug and one token.
Tillamook County Rodeo – Tillamook, OR
Tillamook kicks off rodeo season with their 33rd Annual Tillamook County Rodeo. The rodeo launches Friday evening and continues throughout Saturday with several competitions, pageants, and more. Tillamook is also celebrating their Hops & Hooves Brew Fest and their June Dairy Parade. Make a weekend of it!
Good in the Hood Multicultural Festival – Portland, OR
Rose Festival continues with the last of it’s scheduled events, including the annual Multicultural Festival at King School Park. The Festival kicks off Friday evening with planned activities through Sunday. Bring the kids and enjoy a parade, live music, kids center, food, drinks and more. Admission is free!