More About Boise
Yes, as much as outdoor recreation is a way of life in Boise, so are the arts and music scenes. There are annual jazz and music festivals, the Idaho Shakespeare Festival and many other theater performances throughout the year. Home to the largest Basque community in the United States, there is a huge Basque festival, Jaialdi, held every five years – the next one in 2020. There’s the Boise Philharmonic, Ballet Idaho, Performing Arts, and several museums.
And sports fan, don’t fret! While Boise may not have a professional football team, there is the Boise State Broncos who are just as good as many of the professional teams, and the fans would agree! You won’t get very far in this city without seeing someone or something adorned in the classic blue and orange colors of Boise State University. Another sports favorite is the Idaho Steelheads ice hockey team. With practice and home games played right in the heart of downtown Boise, you’re sure to rub elbows with one of these professional players any day of the week. Yes, if the outdoors isn’t your cup of tea, you’ll find plenty of other ways to fill your event calendar in Boise. It’s no wonder it is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation.
Like all major cities, Boise is composed of several distinct neighborhoods. Here is a synopsis of each community.