Spring events in Boise: Treefort, local markets and more

Treefort sign
Photo courtesy of Preston Valles

With spring right around the corner and the weather hopefully starting to warm up, there are a lot of fun upcoming events and activities to enjoy in the Boise community.


Treefort Music Fest is one of the most popular music events in Boise. This year, it will be taking place March 22-26 in downtown Boise.

Treefort sign
[Photo of the Treefort Music Fest sign.]
Photo courtesy of Preston Valles

Presented by Duck Club, Treefort brings in performances from more than 500 bands and artists including Margo Price, Surf Curse, Cautious Clay and many more.

The Treefort experience is a lot more than just music. The five-day festival includes other “forts” exploring art, storytelling, comedy, food, beer and more.

The festival fills nearly every block of downtown Boise with a celebration of music and culture. The full performance lineup and tickets are available on the Treefort Fest website


The Boise Foothill trails and the Greenbelt are ideal for hiking and biking with friends! Located along the Boise River, the Greenbelt is the perfect walking and biking path that takes you from one side of the city to the other, with lovely views of local parks, the Boise Zoo and of course, the Boise River. 

One of the local parks, Julia Davis Park, is where the Boise Rose Garden is located. This breathtaking garden is the perfect destination for a picnic or resting point along the Greenbelt.

Ridge to Rivers offers an interactive map of all local trails located in the foothills of Boise. There are countless trails to choose from depending on what kind of a hike you’re looking for. Be sure to check the daily conditions report for possible muddy or dangerous trail conditions before setting out on your adventure. 

Art in Boise

From the street art at Freak Alley to the exhibits at the Boise Art Museum, Boise is a hotspot for arts and culture, and there are plenty of fun events taking place this spring.

Art Source Gallery, Ming Studios, Boise Art Museum and other local galleries are constantly presenting new exhibits, auctions and events for art lovers to enjoy.

Catalyst Arts Collaborative offers a variety of art classes open to the public exploring watercolor, ceramics, acrylic, writing and more.

Boise’s famous outdoor street art gallery, Freak Alley, located on 9th Street in downtown Boise, is a perfect place to take a stroll downtown as the weather warms up.

This unique outdoor gallery presents countless murals from local artists and is ever-changing, offering a different experience every time you visit it.

Boise Farmers Market and Capital City Public Market

Two of Boise’s most popular markets are reopening again this spring, each market offering a completely different experience.

Boise Farmers Market reopens on April 1 and provides a food-oriented market with merchants from local and neighboring cities. 

Made up of mostly agricultural and food vendors, this market is perfect for grabbing a snack and some fresh groceries while supporting small, local businesses.

The Capital City Public Market reopens on April 15 and offers an experience aimed toward farmers and artists.

The market offers local produce grown by Treasure Valley farmers, local art and often hosts live music and entertainment.

Both markets are located in downtown Boise and are open every Saturday.

Whether you’re looking for ways to be active or opportunities to support local small businesses, Boise is sure to have the perfect fit for you this spring.

[Photo of a stall from the Boise Farmers Market.]
Taya Thornton | The Arbiter

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