August Events

Published online: Jul 24, 2020 Articles, Events
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YEAR ROUND EVENTS:


“Elvis and the Nifty ’50s”

Over 125 collections on display, including Elvis now through the end of this month. Collections of note include antiques, Barbie room, bears, coins, dolls, military, miniatures, oriental, stamps, tools, toys, trains and special feature exhibits.

Cost: $5 and under depending on age.

TIME: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tues.–Sat. Closed on Legal Holidays

LOCATION: Collector’s Corner Museum, 900 John Adams Pkwy

CONTACT: 208-528-9900


Darwin & Dinosaurs

Walk among dinosaurs and trace how their discovery in the 1800s inspired Charles Darwin to explore how life has adapted and changed over millions of years. Highlights include 85 rare artifacts from Darwin’s life, work and voyage on the HMS Beagle.

TIME: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

COST: See website for details

LOCATION: Museum of Idaho

CONTACT: 208-522-1400 // www.museumofidaho.org


SEASONAL


MAY - OCTOBER

Idaho Falls Farmers Market

Visit the farmers market to purchase goods from Idaho farmers, producers, crafters and artisans. This seasonal event provides fun for the entire family. Support local business by shopping along the Riverwalk.

LOCATION: Memorial Drive

TIME: Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1p.m.

CONTACT: 208-339-3230 // www.idahofallsfarmersmarket.org


JUNE - OCTOBER

Ghost Walk

How many times have you heard rumors of ghosts while visiting Historic Downtown Idaho Falls? The summer months are the perfect time to get spooked while walking around the city’s cultural district and learn more about its haunting history, including tales of brothels, lost children and murder.

Booking a tour at Ghost Walk now will save you from the Halloween crowds and from the freezing weather. The tour is 90 minutes long and wheelchair-friendly.

COST: $15 per person

LOCATION: Historic Downtown Idaho Falls

CONTACT: 208-757-0121 // www.ghostwalkidahofalls.com


EVENTS OF THE MONTH


AUGUST 1

Eagle Rock Outlaws Cowboy Fast Draw Monthly Competition

Monthly competition of some of the fastest gun shooters in the area.

TIME: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

COST: Free for spectators

LOCATION: Eagle Rock Outlaws Hideout 10648 N. 25 E

CONTACT: Renegade 208-881-8229; Facebook: Eagle Rock Outlaws


AUGUST 3

Seniors Day at the Idaho Falls Zoo

Seniors get free admission at the zoo. 

COST: 62 and over free

LOCATION: Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park

CONTACT: www.idahofallszoo.org


AUGUST 3–7

Bonneville County Fair

Enter the pie and photo contests or simply stop by to enjoy the vendors at this year’s Bonneville State Fair. Either way the local fair guarantees a good time right here in Idaho Falls.

TIME: 9 a.m. –12 p.m. 

LOCATION: Bonneville County Fairgrounds, 7475 S 15th E, south of Sandy Downs

CONTACT: 208-529-1390 // www.bonnevillecountyfairgrounds.com


AUGUST 6

Gallery Walk 

Visit several art galleries and museums for free! Enjoy refreshments, live music artist demos at certain locations. 

TIME: 5-8 p.m. 

COST: Free 

LOCATION: Various locations 

CONTACT: 208-522-0471 // www.idahofallsarts.org 


AUGUST 6 

Free Senior Day

Admission is free the first Tuesday of every month for seniors age 65 and older.

TIME: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues 

LOCATION: The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, 300 S. Capital Ave.  

CONTACT: 208-524-7777 // www.theartmuseum.org


AUGUST 6-8

Roaring Youth Jam Returns in August

Join the Idaho Falls Arts Council for the 2020 Roaring Youth Jam themed, “Out of this World!”  All performances take place on or in front of the Greenbelt Stage. Plus, don’t forget to check out new additions to this year’s Youth Jam, such as themed art booths. 

COST: Free

LOCATION: Greenbelt

CONTACT: 208-522-0471 // www.artitoriumonbroadway.org


AUGUST 7

First Friday Late Night

Explore the zoo in a new light!

TIME: 5-8 p.m.

COST: $5.50 for adults 13 and over, kids 4-12 are only $3.50.

LOCATION: Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park

CONTACT: www.idahofallszoo.org


AUGUST 7, 14, 21 

Movies in the Park

Join Idaho Falls Parks & Recreation for free movies in the park throughout the month of August.

August 9 - Wayne's World

August 14 - Onward

August 21 - Star Wars, Rise of Skywalker 

TIME: Dark 

LOCATION: Freeman Park Bandshell

CONTACT: www.ifrec.org


AUGUST 8 

Kids Tri Harder Triathlon & Pancake Breakfast 

Choose from four races to participate in based on your child’s age and skill set. All participants will receive a medal and t-shirt for their participation in the event. Participants can also choose to take part in the event virtually!

TIME: 7:30 a.m. 

LOCATION: Idaho Falls Aquatic Center

CONTACT: www.ifrec.org


AUGUST 14

Wines in the Wild

Enjoy a walk on the wild side of one of the most unique environments in town! The event features a variety of wines from around the world. Visit with some of your favorite animal ambassadors. Live music by the Jazz House Big Band. 

LOCATION: Idaho Falls Zoo

TIME: 6:30-9 p.m

CONTACT: 208-612-8552 // www.idahofallsidaho.gov

 

AUGUST 15
The HeART of Idaho Century Ride

The ride follows the scenic Snake River south of Idaho Falls, through verdant farmland, Grand Teton views and striking desert vistas. Options include 25, 62 and 100 mile distances. The ride begins and ends at Snake River Landing. Proceeds go to children’s education. 

LOCATION: Snake River Landing

CONTACT: 208-524-7818 // www.d91.k12.id.us


Coming Next Month:

SEPTEMBER 4-12

The Eastern Idaho State Fair  

The fair hosts some of the best vendors and events in this part of the country. Every year brings new grandstand events and delicious foods. See website for a full itinerary of fun.

LOCATION: Blackfoot FairGrounds

CONTACT: 208-785-2480 //  www.funatthefair.com 



National Events

AUG 1

Spiderman Day

AUG 2

National Sisters Day

AUG 4

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

AUG 8 

International Cat Day

AUG 9

National Book Lovers Day

AUG 12

National Middle Child Day

AUG 15

National Relaxation Day

AUG 18

National Fajita Day

AUG 19 

National Potato Day

AUG 26

Women’s Equality Day

AUG 31

National Trail Mix Day




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