The Treasure Valley is packed full of fun community events to attend with the whole family.
The God and Country Festival is an annual tradition in the Treasure Valley that includes a free Christian concert. It is an event attended by many civic leaders, and is designed to celebrate our American freedom. The event takes place the Wednesday before the 4th of July.
The Festival began during a movement organized by western actor Chuck Connors during the sixties to promote our country's founding ideals and faith in God. Nampa held its first rally back in 1967. When the event moved to the Idaho Center in 2000, the name was changed from "God and Country Rally" to "God and Country Festival."
The Caldwell Night Rodeo is one of the largest and longest-running annual events in Canyon County, drawing rodeo fans in excess of 45,000 over 5 action-packed nights. Listed among the Top 30 Professional Rodeos AND Top 5 Large Outdoor Rodeos in the nation, Caldwell Night Rodeo features the best professional cowboys, cowgirls and animal athletes in the world and is an annual stop on the professional rodeo tour. Caldwell Night Rodeo is also a featured rodeo by The Travel Channel!
The Snake River Stampede in Nampa, Idaho is one of the top 12 regular professional rodeos out of the approximately 800 rodeos by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and has a goal of being in the top 10. This is a long way from its humble beginnings just after the turn of the century.
The Stampede is a direct descendant of the Nampa Harvest Festival which was first staged in Nampa in 1911. During that first year, the "old time harvest festival" featured crop and stock exhibits, prizes for the best products of Nampa farms, orchards and gardens, sports and contests, special attractions, and free amusements. The event was held in late September.
After years of planning, the world-famous Snake River Stampede moved into a new home in 1997. The familiar old green arena, which was built in 1950, was retired after the last performance of the 1996 Stampede and rodeo moved to its new home indoors at the Idaho Center located just off exit 38 on I-84. The modern, air-conditioned facility offers a seating capacity for up to 10,000 spectators in an oval rodeo configuration, giving every seat a great, close-up view of the rodeo action.
Whether you want to get your adrenaline going by riding one of the many rides or sit and enjoy a concert, the Western Idaho Fair offers something for the entire family!
Western Idaho Fair’s history dates back to 1897 when it got started as the Intermountain Fair. Although the foundation is the same for the Fair today, as what was started all those years ago, many events have changed over time.
The Western Idaho Fair, dba Expo Idaho, is a totally self-supporting entity of Ada County, ID. No taxpayer dollars are used for any grounds improvements, capital outlays, maintenance, supplies or salaries.
From football to golf, Boise State University offers a wide variety of sporting events to enjoy!
Their football program has the best record since the turn of the century and has the most recognizable field in the NCAA, THE BLUE TURF!