Arts and Culture

The Boise Valley is home to some of the mountain west’s most celebrated cultural events and activities, including the nationally recognized Gene Harris Jazz Festival, the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, and an annual music festival known as Treefort. Classical ballet, symphony orchestra, professional theater, comedy, big-name concerts and other productions can all be experienced at numerous venues throughout the region. The area’s museums, many within convenient walking distance of downtown Boise, provide a unique perspective into the cultural, economic and social history of the valley and the state of Idaho.

Did you know:
Throughout the year, residents of the Boise Valley pack special events that highlight different cultures and ethnicities, including the Soul Food Extravaganza, the San Inazio Festival, and Deli Days, among others.

Performing Arts & Music

 Museums and Galleries

Idaho Wine Country
Yes, Idaho does produce some outstanding and award-winning wines.  It also has the Snake River AVA designation – for a complete list of vineyards, visit:

  • Ste. Chappelle Winery
  • Sawtooth Winery
  • Koenig Distillery and Winery
  • Crossings Vineyards

 For more detailed information on arts and culture in the Boise Valley, visit:


Pictured above, Jaialdi is an International Basque Festival hosted in Boise every five years.  Boise is home to the 2nd highest Basque population in N. America.  Learn more here.

Clark Krause
Executive Director
Mobile: 208-863-9675
Phone: 208-472-5230
Charity Nelson
Project & Strategy Manager
Mobile: 208-863-8521
Phone: 208-472-5240
Jana Jones
Director, Economic Development Services
Mobile: 208-921-4686
Phone: 208-472-5246
250 S. 5th St.
Suite 300
Boise, Idaho 83702
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