Your November Scouted

Where does the time go? We bemoan the turning ahead of our clocks in the springtime, albeit to gain a bit more sunlight and daytime, when suddenly, we’re falling back (looking at you, Sunday, November 5th!) and ushering in darker mornings and shorter evenings. These transitional times in the seasons tend to be a bit quieter, and cozier, but that doesn’t mean that our social calendars must do the same. November in the Treasure Valley is packed full of exciting outings, warm gatherings and fabulous performances. Even if you’re not one of those types who enjoys a brisk 5k before tucking into the Thanksgiving feast, the option is there, with a side of seltzers, scientific discoveries, and starry light displays. Button up and carry on into these local happenings for your fall.

Contributing Editor | Claire Meyer

Taste of Downtown Boise
Friday, October 27th – Sunday, November 5th | Downtown Boise, Various Locations 

Boise is officially on the food scene, and the town is ready to share! You are invited to experience the local ingredients and purveyors that make our Downtown Boise food and beverage scene fresh and exciting. Enjoy a $12 special, social hour, prix-fixe menu, and experience at nearly 50 fantastic downtown establishments over this 10-day period. We can’t wait to show you all that your downtown has to offer!

First Thursday- Downtown Boise
Thursday, November 2nd | 5pm-9pm | Various locations- Downtown Boise 

Visit Downtown Boise the First Thursday of each month to experience art, shopping, dining, live music, family activities and entertainment in a special and unique way you’ll only find Downtown. Our local merchants plan exciting, engaging in-store events including food and beverage tastings, local art exhibits, and trunk shows. Stop into your favorite establishment or check out someplace new!

Western Seltzerfest
Saturday, November 4th | 1pm-7pm | Western Collective | 111 W 33rd St, Garden City

Ready to pop, fizz, and clink? Dive into the effervescent world of over 50+ seltzers and discover the magic that lies beyond the realm of beer. Welcome to the Western Seltzerfest – the Treasure Valley’s premier seltzer celebration! Expand your knowledge to local as well as international vendors and purveyors for these effervescent numbers that go beyond your average White Claw. 

Lincoln Center Theatre

My Fair Lady: The Musical
Wednesday, November 8th – Thursday, November 9th  | 7:30p-10pm | Morrison Center

From Lincoln Center Theater which brought you The King & I and South Pacific comes Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady, playing at the Morrison Center in downtown Boise. My Fair Lady tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady.” But who is being transformed?

Idaho Dream Wedding Expo
Saturday, November 11th – Sunday, November 12th | 10am-4pm | Expo Idaho

Planning your dream wedding can be stressful and time-consuming.  The Idaho Dream Wedding Expo takes away a lot of that stress by bringing the best wedding vendors in the Treasure Valley all under one roof!  This event is here to help you find everything you could ever want or need to bring your wedding vision to life.

Winter Fashion Show at the Side Door
Saturday, November 11th | 2pm-4pm | The Side Door | 1045 S Ancona Ave, Eagle

With the success of the spring fashion show earlier this year, we’re at it again! Reclaimed Interior’s sister business- The Side Door- will be putting on a pre-holiday fashion show at their Eagle location. Proceeds will benefit the Idaho Humane Society- a paws-itively fashionable choice!

Wintry Market
Friday, November 17th – Saturday, November 18th | 10am – 6pm | Boise Centre West

Wintry Market is Idaho’s premier curated Winter maker’s market showcasing the best of art, craft and design. This event is an upscale and inventive indie art, craft and vintage show in Boise every November named the best holiday bazaar in Idaho by Food & Wine magazine and one of the best in the West by Sunset magazine. Wintry Market consists of innovative and original items produced using traditional art/craft methods by 175 regional artists & crafters. 

Caldwell Winter Wonderland (Opening Weekend)
Friday, November 17th – Sunday, November 19th| 6pm-9pm | Indian Creek Plaza

Every year, the City of Caldwell decorates Indian Creek in downtown Caldwell with over a million lights! Come join us in viewing the lights during opening weekend. Winter Wonderland Festival is hosted by Destination Caldwell & Indian Creek Plaza and is completely free to attend – you can visit Santa, go ice skating, eat your favorite treat, or start your holiday shopping with a variety of vendors. We have everything you need to kick off the holidays right here in downtown Caldwell!

St. Alphonsus Festival of Trees
Tuesday, November 21st – Monday, November 27th | Various Hours | Boise Centre 

Spreading Christmas cheer for all to hear! For 39 years now the Saint Alphonsus Festival of Trees has kicked off the holiday season in the Treasure Valley. The holiday season is a time for coming together to celebrate and revel in tradition. It is also a time for thinking of others and giving of ourselves. There is something for everyone to enjoy!

Turkey Day 5k
Thursday, November 23rd | 9am-11:30am | Idaho State Capitol | Downtown Boise

For over a decade this event has been helping families kick off Thanksgiving Day while raising funds for local charities.  Not only will you be doing a little good for your community, but supercharging your appetite for your Thanksgiving Day celebration. Bring on the mashed potatoes! Thank you for joining us!