September 2016 Calendar

By Ruby Tanner

Family-oriented and affordable Idaho events get a free listing in our calendar. Here’s how to submit:

Deadline: The first of each month.
Lead time:  Two issues.
Next deadline:  October 1 for the December issue.
Send details to:  [email protected]

8/31-9/5     Wagon Days: Ketchum celebrates Labor Day weekend with one of the largest non-motorized parades in the Pacific Northwest, Ketchum

1     Idaho Falls Gallery Walk: Enjoy works by artists from around the region and around the globe at ten community galleries and museums; free; no registration required; 5:00-8:00PM, downtown Idaho Falls

1     Story Trail Book-of-the-Month, “Jam & Honey”: Stories are geared towards preschoolers and early elementary ages; The story is posted on ten child-height reading platforms along a ¼ mile self-guided trail; No registration required; 12:00 Noon; Foothills Learning Center; 188 Sunset Peak Road, Boise

1-3     Spirit of Boise Balloon Festival: It is a grand family experience to come watch all the balloons drifting into the morning sky above Boise; Free; Ann Morrison Park, Boise

1-4     Heart of the West Art Show: Coeur d’Alene Resort, Coeur d’Alene

1-5     Twin Falls County Fair, Filer

1-29     TNT Thursdays: THURSDAYS; From 4-5 PM; here kids 10 and up meet to play video games; Hailey Public Library, Hailey

1-29     12th Avenue Farmer’s Martket: THURSDAYS, 2:00-7:00PM, Buhl

2     Revive @ 5 Summer Concert: 5:00-8:00PM, enjoy live music, different food each week at the Old Town Pavilion, Pocatello

2     Kamiah Senior Center Spaghetti Feed, Kamiah

2,3,9,10     Star Gaze: 6:30PM-Midnight; Bruneau Dunes State Park, Bruneau

2,9     Idaho Chariots Friday Night Cruise: 4:00PM, 1680 Westland, Boise

2-3     The Stanley-Sawtooth Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering: Celebrate the traditions of the American West and the working cowboys through poetry, tales, and music; 1:00pm to 6:00pm both days; free – donations are requested, downtown Stanley

2-5     Hailey Antique Market, Hailey

2-5     Paul Bunyan Days: Four days of fun and excitement, including logger competitions, water events, food booths, carnival rides, music, and games, plus a Car Club breakfast and evening dance, parade, swim pool events, and a great fireworks show on Sunday night; downtown St. Maries

2-5     Teton Mountain Bike Festival: This is one of the biggest bike fests in the west; experience 4 full days of all things bike, including bike manufacturers, incredible group rides, live music, and clinics from renowned riders, Driggs/Teton Valley

2-30     Lewiston Public Market: FRIDAYS, 5:00-8:00PM, downtown Lewiston

3     Wooden Boat Poker Run: $15/boat; money is used for jackpot and prizes; Blue Diamond Marina, Priest Lake

3     Pine Featherville Arts & Crafts Show: 9:00AM-4:00PM, Pine

3     Historic Swan Falls Power House Open House: 10:00AM-4:00PM, Swan Falls/Murphy

3     Free Admission Day, Museum Of Eastern Idaho: 10:00AM-5:00PM, Idaho Falls

3-4     Coaster Classic Car Show: Silverwood Theme Park, Athol

3-5     Under the Freeway Flea Market, Wallace

3-5     “Art At The Lake”: Special showings by Northwest artists, Entree Gallery (208-443-2001), Priest Lake

3-5     Schweitzer Fall Fest: Schweitzer Mountain, Sandpoint

3-5     Moto-X Races, Minidoka County Fairgrounds, Rupert

3-10     Eastern Idaho State Fair, Blackfoot

3-24     Farmer’s Market: SATURDAYS, 9:00-1:00, Longbranch Parking Lot, downtown Nampa

3-24     Farmers Market: SATURDAYS, 8:00-1:00; located downtown on Main Street and in Friendship Square next to the Moscow Hotel, Moscow

3-24     Saturday Market Cartoons: SATURDAYS, 9:00-Noon; Free; shown at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre during the Farmers Market, Moscow

3-24     Meridian Youth Farmer’s Market: SATURDAYS, 9:00-12:00; Perhaps the first of its kind in the US; Youth food, produce, arts and crafts and services vendors will peddle their wares at City Hall Plaza, Meridian

3-24     Long Camp Farmers Market: SATURDAYS, Kamiah/Kooski

3-24     Hot Rod Hangout: SATURDAYS; Burgers and shakes, hot rods, custom and classic cars, live oldies rock; Free; 6:00-9:00PM; Burger Time, 1273 South Orchard, Boise

4     Family Friendly Movie: 9:30PM, on the lawn at Elkins Resort, Priest Lake

4     CVRA Bull Bash, Kamiah

4     Payette Lake Run: Three runs, three distances, three routes; 8:00AM; Depot Park (208-888-2122), McCall

4,11     Ste. Chapelle Summer Concerts: $10 members, $12 guests, free for ages 16 and younger; Ste. Chapelle Winery, (208)453-7840, 19348 Lowell Road, Caldwell

5     Japan Day 2016: Our special guest this year is Japanese Traditional Dancer, Grandmaster Fujima Shunojo from Chicago; also featuring Taiko, Aikido, Japanese harp, Calligraphy, Origami Flea Market, Onigiri (Japanese rice balls), Mochi cakes, Ennichi carnivals and much more, Basque Block, Boise

5     Music in the Park: Music and ice cream social; Free admission, Tower Park, Cambridge

6     Kilroy Coffee Klatch: Held on the first Tuesday of every month for coffee and conversation at the Warhawk Air Museum, this event is FREE for ALL veterans and ALL veterans are welcome; 10:00 AM-12:00 noon; Nampa

7     Idaho Job & Career Fair: Free; 9:00AM – 4:00PM, Riverside Hotel, Boise

7     First Wednesday: Musicians, artists, merchants, business owners, non-profit groups, crafters, youth groups and more; 12:00 Noon, Emmett

7-10     Lewiston Roundup, Lewiston

7-28     Farmer’s Market: WEDNESDAYS, 1:00-5:00 PM, Soda Springs

7-28     Pre-School Story Hour: WEDNESDAYS; Stories with a guest reader, plus a snack! Free; 10:00 AM, Public Library, Salmon

8-9     2016 Fall Fling: Bake sale and raffles; annual fundraiser; the public is welcome, with all proceeds going towards ongoing support of the Meridian Senior Center’s day to day expenses; Senior Center, 1920 North Records Way, Meridian

8-9     Crafts in the Country 2016: All proceeds from the booth sales go to the Helping Kid’s Fund; Twin Falls County Fairgrounds, Filer

9     Movie Under The Stars–“Zootopia”: The fun begins at 7:00PM with free games for kids, provided by the Boise Parks & Recreation Mobile Recreation Van, and at dusk, the free family-friendly movie shown on a huge 30’ inflatable movie screen; Hobble Creek Park, Boise

9-11     Art in the Park: This open-air festival provides visitors of all ages and interests with the opportunity to meet more than 200 artists and purchase their works; during the three-day event, Boise Art Museum presents a variety of contemporary arts and crafts along with an exceptional array of live entertainment, park performances, wonderful food and hands-on activities for children; Julia Davis Park, Boise

9-12     Lost Trail Bike Fest: The best Mountain Bike Party in Montana and Idaho; Singletrack, shuttles, music, food; Come and celebrate great friends and great trails, Salmon

9,30     Sound Downtown: Concerts held in conjunction with the Lewiston Public Market; 6:00-8:00 pm; bring your own chair or blanket for seating, downtown Lewiston

10     “Powered by the Past”: Injectors car show, downtown Sandpoint

10     Salmon River Run: “A footrace along the beautiful Salmon River”, Riggins

10     Museum Work Day: Volunteers welcome; Lunchtime Seminar (bring your own lunch): Jared Armenta, Boise State University, “Genetic Mating System of the Western Burrowing Owl”; The O.J.Smith Museum of Natural History, Boone Hall, The College of Idaho, Caldwell

10     Dry Creek Bass Tournament, 197 W Highway 30, Burley

10     River Sweep: Volunteers, students, and citizens are invited to help clean up the banks of the Boise River from Eagle to the confluence of the Snake River; register by September 7 at (208)327-7095 or [email protected], Boise

10     Roundup Parade: 10:00AM-Noon, Lewiston

10     FormFest 2016 Import Car Show: Free for spectators; browse over 300 cars; 11:00AM-5:00PM, Scentsy Commons, Meridian

10-11     Lewis & Clark Boise/Nampa Gun Show: 9:00AM, Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

10-11     Sagebrush Art Festival and Sagebrush Wildlife Film Festival: ISU campus, Pocatello

10-11     Autocross Racing: Autocross is a friendly, timed competition in which drivers navigate one at a time through a course defined by cones on a flat, sealed surface, placing demand on car handling and driver skill rather than on engine power and outright speed; admission free to spectators; west parking lot, Expo Idaho, Garden City

11     Grandparents Day at the Zoo Idaho, Pocatello

13     Blood Drive: 1:00-6:00PM, Veterans Hall, Glenns Ferry

13     Story Trail Book: “Jam & Honey”: we invite you and your preschooler to join us as we walk the quarter-mile trail and read the book, then head into the Learning Center to do a story-related craft; for children between 3-1/2 and 6 years old and an adult companion;. $3.00 fee per student; to reserve a spot, call (208)608-768;10:00-11:00AM, Foothills Learning Center, Boise

14     Chinese Movie Night–“Go Lala Go”: The University of Idaho Confucius Institute invites the public to attend its FREE monthly Chinese Movie; Each film will have a brief introduction by our visiting South China University of Technology instructor; 7:00-9:00PM, Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, Moscow

14     Parent Play Date: Parents and 4 or 5 year olds; $6 first parent and child, $3 extra child (space is limited, must pre-register at [email protected]), 11:00AM-Noon; ARTItorium, Idaho Falls

15     “Coffee & Coloring”: Coloring materials will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own pages; This is a free event–Come in a bit early to grab a drink and snack before doing some art; 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM; Barnes & Noble, Twin Falls

15-17     Idaho State University Bengal Roundup Rodeo at Bannock County Events Center in Pocatello

15-18     Latah County Fair: 4-H, Livestock Shows, Commercial Displays, BBQ/Food vendors, Open Class Exhibits, Live Concerts, Carnival, Tractor Pulls, and more. Hours: 10am-10pm; Latah County Fairgrounds, Moscow

15-18     Clearwater County Fair & Lumberjack Days, Orofino

15-18     End of Season RV sale: Admission, free; West parking lot, Expo Idaho, Garden City

16     Voice Male at the Bear Lake Middle School: Presented by the National Oregon/California Trail Center in Montpelier

16-18     Big Nasty Hill Climb: info at; Payette

17     32nd Annual Harvest Classic: The Harvest Classic Fun Run features an 8K run or wheelchair race, 2-mile run or walk, 1-mile non-competitive race, food, prizes, entertainment, vendor booths and a school competition; Proceeds benefit youth through the purchase of PE equipment for local schools, and the Nampa Parks and Recreation Department Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships for youth, families and individuals to access recreational activities; Information 468-5858, Nampa

17     Felons and Fords: Classic Car Show; 10:00-5:00PM, Old Idaho Penitentiary, Boise

17     Rexburg Unplugged 2016: BYU-I students will have a chance to meet local businesses, mingle, dance, eat fantastic food and vote for your choice in the Battle of the BYU-I Bands; 1:00-5:00PM, Hemming Village, Rexburg

17     Magic Valley Rabbit Show, Minidoka County Fairgrounds, Rupert

17     Fun at the Farm: Did you know that the City of Boise owns a farm? Join us at the Twenty Mile South Farm (9560 West Nicholson Road in Kuna) to learn how the City of Boise utilizes the “solids” from your toilet flushes; Take a bus tour of the 4,200+ acre farm, visit the first net-zero commercial facility in Idaho, check out the awesome farm equipment, and play some fun fall carnival games; FREE but pre-registration is required; call (208)608-7300 by September 14th, Kuna

17-18     Idaho State Disc Golf Championships, (208-436-1258), Lake Walcott State Park, Rupert

17-18     Pocatello Pump (Rock Climbing Event) at Ross Park, Pocatello

17-18     Open House: 12 Noon-5:00 PM, Silver City

21-30     Wild Adventure Corn Maze: Noon to 11pm Fri & Sat, Closed Sundays; 135 West 450 North, Blackfoot

22     Send Off Summer: Food Truck Rally, Music, Vendor Booths & More; Entry is FREE with a suggested donation to the event benefactors, Meridian Food Bank and Meridian Chamber Community Fund; 5:00-8:30PM, City Hall Plaza, Meridian

22-23     FitOne Healthy Living Expo: Being fit is not a destination–it is a way of life, and FitOne inspires families to come to the starting line every September and encourages progressive steps in a healthy direction throughout the year; free;10am-8pm, Boise Centre, Boise

22-25     Idaho Mountain Festival: A climbing festival with workshops, trail running, and more; Hosted inside Castle Rocks State Park, Almo

22-25     Nez Perce County Fair: Fun for the entire family including children’s activities, entertainment, music, rides, commercial vendors, a wide variety of food and attractions; Thu 10-9, Fri-Sat 10-10, Sun 10-5; Nez Perce County Fairgrounds, Lewiston

23-25     Idaho Draft Horse and Mule International Show: The Northwest’s largest draft horse and mule expo; Bonner County Fairgrounds, Sandpoint

24     Treasure Valley Celtic Festival and Highland Games: All Kids under age 5 FREE; $7 for Kids ages 5-15, Seniors (60 and up) and active military; and $12 for all others; 9am-5pm, Expo Idaho, Garden City

24     Model Trains in the Park: Just what it says, and free to everyone; 9:00-4:00PM, Julia Davis Park, Boise

24     Family Fun Day: Community Animal Hospital is fun for the whole family, even the four legged ones, with a Petting zoo, Pet contests, Refreshments, Refreshments, Vendors, Prizes, Tours, Face painting, and Bounce house; and it’s all free; 1:00-5:00PM, 833 North 12th Avenue, Pocatello

24     Crop Walk, Heyburn Riverside Park, Heyburn

29     Responsible Riders OHV Safety Classes: Visit   for details and to register; Lewiston and Pocatello

29     Gazebo Concert & Night Market: A free concert sponsored by City of Eagle’s Parks & Recreation and Eagle’s Art Commission; 6:30-9:00PM, Heritage Park, Eagle

29-10/2     Lewis County Fair, Nezperce

30-10/1     Pro-West Finals: Cowboys are the world’s finest rodeo athletes, and this event matches these athletes against some of the best and toughest rodeo livestock in the world; Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Coeur d’Alene


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Ruby Tanner

About Ruby Tanner

A treasured friend and our long-time calendar editor, Ruby Reynolds Tanner, succumbed to a devastating stroke in September 2017. Ruby was the honorary sister of our publisher, Kitty Fleischman, and will be missed especially for her sweetness and kindness. Our deepest sympathies go to her husband of more than sixty years, Dr. Leslie Tanner (shown with her) and their children, Michelle (Miki) Tanner-Bendickson, and Michael Tanner. Ruby loved rodeos and farmers’ markets, and toured many an antique store with Kitty. She loved eating lunches out, and had a kind word for everyone she met. Aptly named, Ruby was a jewel in every sense.

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