Boise is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing areas in the nation. From great quality of life to an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities, it’s no question that Boise is thriving. Looking for something to do this August as summer comes to a close? Check out these local favorites.


Alive After Five

Who doesn’t love free live music? Alive After Five is located in the Grove Plaza every Wednesday, June through August. August’s musicians feature The Talbott Brothers, Rippin’ Brass, The Brevet, and more. Celebrating 32 years of Boise’s Summer Concert Series, every concert is free to attend and is supported by several local businesses and companies.

If you’re looking for live music Boise entertainers, Chandlers is the best spot.


One of the best downtown Boise restaurants, Chandlers is a famous local steakhouse with fresh seafood and an extensive wine selection. They also host jazz music performed by talented local musicians every night of the week. Try their award-winning bar food and cultivated drinks list during Social Hour, from 4PM to 6PM, Monday through Friday.

Escape the heat and enjoy a famous Ten Minute Martini at one of Boise’s renowned fine dining restaurants.

Freak Alley

This famous Boise attraction is getting a makeover the second week of August. The 8th Annual Freak Alley Gallery Mural Event takes place between August 4th and 11th. Local artists create new pieces in the alley parallel to Bannock and Idaho Streets between 8th and 9th.

The official unveiling ceremony of the new Freak Alley Gallery is on August 11th. Stop by before heading to Chandlers for appetizers and drinks for a fun night out with friends or a casual date night experiencing Boise’s cultural scene.

Float the River

August is one of Boise’s hottest months, making it a perfect time to float the Boise River that runs through downtown. With warmer water, tubes and rafts available to rent, and sunshine-filled days, floating the river is fun for the whole family.  Make sure everyone wears life jackets no matter how experienced they are as swimmers.

River traffic is heaviest during Saturday afternoons. Try Sunday afternoons for fewer people and more room to yourself. Sunscreen up and enjoy Boise’s famous outdoor summer appeal before autumn rolls around.

About Chandlers

Chandlers is a Boise steakhouse restaurant. It offers guests world-class service, the most delicious steaks and seafood Boise has to offer, and ambiance second-to-none. The extensive menu at Chandlers features seafood flown fresh to Boise on a daily basis and handpicked locally sourced ingredients.

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