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 the internationally acclaimed Trey McIntyre Project. 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

 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
  • Carmela Vineyards

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

Clark Krause
Executive Director
Mobile: 208-863-9675
Phone: 208-472-5230
Jana Jones
Director, Economic Development Services
Mobile: 208-921-4686
Phone: 208-472-5246
Lisa (Bloomquist) Holland
Marketing & Content Manager
Mobile: 208-340-6990
Phone: 208-472-5229
250 S. 5th St.
Suite 300
Boise, Idaho 83702
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