Every day as the temperature rises, we are reminded that summer is on its way. Soon school will be out, graduations complete, and we will all be looking for a million ways to entertain our kiddos. Luckily, Boise has so much to offer in the summer for kids and families. Sit back, try to relax, and let us take care of the hard work of finding things to do and browse our Ultimate Guide to Summer in the Boise Area.

Boise pools

Boise Pools

As temperatures rise, pools are gearing up for their seasonal debut, offering a refreshing escape from the summer heat. Gather your loved ones and explore one of these exciting pools in the Boise area.

Boise splash pads

Splash Pads

The end of the school year means that splash pads will be making their debut, just in time to cool us in the summer heat. Pack up the family and check out one of these fun splash pads in the Boise area.

Ice Cream & Frozen Treats

Whether it’s scooped, blended, frozen, or rolled, there is a size, shape, and flavor of ice cream perfect for everyone. Cool off and check out our complete list of all Boise has to offer in the way of frozen treats.

Summer Bucket List

Bucket List

Summer is in session! Hello, sunshine, warm weather, and laughter into the late evenings! I can already smell the BBQ and feel the cool pool splashes on my skin. This is a great time for families to plan time with each other. We have our crayons and markers (and my phone “notes” . . .  let’s be honest) ready for creating our bucket list of summer activities.

Boise summer camp

Summer Camps

The countdown to summer break is on! We know finding camps to keep the kids busy and cared for is on the top of many families’ to-do list. We hope this Guide to Summer Camps helps you plan for a fun and memorable summer.

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Indoor Play

Whether it’s cold, rainy, or just way too hot, moms need indoor play options in Boise all year long. Luckily, there are plenty of opportunities to get the wiggles out at indoor play areas around town. The weather shouldn’t stop your kiddos from getting their energy out.

Summer Movies

Grabbing some popcorn, candy, and watching a movie is a family pastime we will never tire of. As summer rolls around, a lot of theaters in Boise have something to offer for kids to get out of the heat and into their favorite movies these next few months.

Summer Concerts

Whether you’re looking to enjoy free local performances under the stars in our local communities or excited to see big-name artists light up the stage, Boise’s summer concert lineup has something for everyone.

ultimate guide to summer

Free Stuff

There are plenty of things to do in the Boise area that easy on the wallet. Here are seven free things to do in Boise in the summer that will keep the whole family entertained.

Farmers' Markets in Boise (and the Treasure Valley)

Farmers Markets

Now that summer is just about here, it’s time to enjoy all of the fresh, local produce and homemade goodies. Here are seven Farmers’ Markets in Boise (and the Treasure Valley).

Boise parks

Guide to Parks

Boise Parks have much to offer. They are all different and offer different things. Boise is very proud of their parks and puts a lot of work into keeping them clean and well kept for our city. While there are so many to choose from, here is a curated list of favorite parks from Boise moms!

Summer Reading

‘Tis the season of Summer Reading! Looking to foster a love of reading for your kids or nurture a love that is already there? Here are a few local and national reading programs that are worth checking out.

Summer for Working Moms

Summer is coming . . . what are you going to do with your kids? As June, July, and August quickly approach, it’s important to make a plan.