Summer Festivals

Looking for some fun summer festivals to check out this summer? Idaho has you covered. From food to bicycles, for families to singles – Idaho offers a wide array of events to attend.  A complete list of summer festivals and events can be found here.

Savor Idaho

The Idaho Grape Growers and Wine Producers Commission hosts the third annual Savor Idahoon June 12, from 2pm to 6pm at the Idaho Botanical Gardens in Boise, ID. Savor Idaho letsguests sample from a diverse assortment of Idaho wineries and restaurants. More than 20wineries, and 15 restaurants and exhibitors will make this summer day a memorable one.Reserve your spot and complementary wine glass now at Savor Idaho. Tickets are $40 for 21 andover and can be purchased online and at local wine shops and tasting rooms.

Boise Rec Fest

Come celebrate Idaho recreation at the second annual Boise Rec Fest in beautiful Ann MorrisonPark, June 25-26. Anyone who enjoys recreation will feel right at home at Rec Fest, whereattendees can learn about Idaho’s recreation opportunities through workshops, exhibits anddemonstrations. There will be giveaways, entertainment and food and beverages available forpurchase. Bring the family and learn how to have fun while living an active, healthy lifestyle.Hours are Saturday, 10am – 8pm and Sunday, 1am – 5pm.

Teton Valley Summer Festival

This classic family celebration in Teton Valley, Idaho celebrates the Fourth of July with four days of fun July 1-4. Watch daily hot air balloon launches, a rodeo and parade and find unexpectedtreasures at the antique show and street fair. A pancake breakfast, barbecue and live music addto the fun with fireworks the evening of July 2nd. Hot air balloon rides are available July 3rd and4th by reservation only — contact or call 208-354-2500.

Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival

Sun Valley will host the first annual Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival July 11-17. The festivalshowcases the area’s 400-plus miles of continuous single track trail and 32 miles of multi-use paved bike paths. Watch the USA Cycling’s Olympic Mountain Bike Cross County NationalChampionships on the slopes of Sun Valley’s rugged Baldy Mountain. Other activities include the Avett Brothers in concert, Fat Tire Criterium and “Geared: the Culture of Bicycles” exhibitat the Sun Valley Center for the Arts. At the lower River Run parking areas, a technical Expo willbe open daily, featuring top cycling vendors from around the world displaying the newest andlatest in cycling gear and equipment.

St. Ignatius Basque Festival

In honor of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Boise’s Annual Basque Festival celebrates the Basque culturethrough music, games, dancing and food, providing a true Basque experience. Held July 29-31 and located on the Basque Block in downtown Boise, this festival offers a glimpse into thecolorful Basque traditions and heritage.

Festival at Sandpoint

Held August 4-14, the Festival at Sandpoint features eight nights of eclectic music under thestars at Memorial Field on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille in Sandpoint, ID. This internationallyrenowned summer concert series is casual, relaxed and audience friendly. Feast on fabulousfood and beverages on “Festival Street,” or bring a picnic, stretch out on a blanket or dance thenight away.