by Garden City Visitors Bureau | Mar 6, 2023 | Family, Recreation, Spotlight
March is here, and you know what that means… The warm weather is finally upon us. The season is here, so grab an allergy pill and soak in the sun. While you’re at it, take yourself out to Garden City to enjoy some activities that’ll surely get you out of your winter gloom.
You’re not alone in the gloom, your dog has been feeling it too, and they’re patiently waiting for the moment the spring sun arrives, and they’ll grab their leash and take you to Garden City themselves. Here are some places that are dog friendly so you and your best friend can enjoy the day together!
This is Garden City and Boise’s best neighborhood brewery! Not only because they have some of the best beer in town but because they want you and your dog to come and enjoy a drink! They have a great patio that’s heated in the winter, and your dog can even take a stroll inside if they’d like! If you and your friends have dogs, it is highly recommended to grab a beer and be with your friends, and your dog can be with theirs! Best of both worlds if you ask me. There’s one located on Idaho and 28th and one on Chinden, both close and convenient!
Here is your dog’s home away from home! This boutique dog resort focuses on the best care and even better service for you and your dog! Companions Dog Resort makes sure that your dog is in the safest and best hands being cared for individually. If you’re looking for some training or for your pal to learn some extra behavioral skills, professionals are there to give you the best experience and results into putting your best friend in tip top shape! Along with their training, let your dog engage in the best part of socializing and make some new friends and have the time of their lives while you’re at work or on vacation! Check out their website for more information on pricing for daycares or boarding, and more.
This retreat spot is the best of the best to get your dog acting their best! The Dog Retreat Center is the one stop to all your needs regarding taking care of your best friend. Puppy school, you got it they’ve got training to make sure your pal acts their best! Daycare for the days they want to hang out with their friends, and boarding for your dog to have a vacation while you do! If you have any questions about their methods or services check out their website or call to ask. Their philosophy is to practice mindfulness and good behavior in your dog, which honestly could be a great place for humans too right?
This is the leading destination for your dog for daycare, boarding or, hear this… spa services. Bring your dog to be pampered! I’m talking cucumbers on the eyes, massage, everything you wish you could get for a price like this. Your dog will be feeling squeaky clean and smelling fresh for you on his way out! Dogtopia of Boise-Greenbelt understands that your dog is a member of the family. Your dog will feel safe and relaxed over here, and make so many new friends!
I can guarantee you, if dogs could talk, they’d say “please please please take me to the greenbelt.” There are other dogs to say hi to in passing and water that I know your dog cannot resist jumping into for a quick cool off. Bring a ball, bring a frisbee, or just bring your running sneakers and take you and your dog for a day outside enjoying what Garden City has to offer. The Greenbelt runs all the way through, so you can really see a lot just following the path.
One of the best spots to bring your friend is the Idaho Dog Park! Voted the #1 best doggie daycare and boarding facility in Boise and Garden City! This is the place to bring your dog to hang out with their friends by having a full day of playing, sleeping, and chewing on their favorite toy. If you didn’t think it’d get any better, they have a private glass cabin for your dog to sleep in and they’re soothed with meditation music to soothe them after a long day running around! And there’s webcams! And if you’re thinking about your dog a little extra at work, pop on and check out their webcam! You can see your dog having the time of their life! Check out their website for more information on boarding and daycare services!
Take you and your best friend out for a walk and stop for a cup of coffee on your way! Push and Pour has the best local coffee put in the best location off of 34th street next to the greenbelt! If you’re walking by or wanting to sit inside and get some work done, you can bring your dog with you to enjoy the outdoors and the social interaction of the coffee shop environment!
by Garden City Visitors Bureau | Jan 10, 2023 | Recreation, Spotlight
New Year, New You!
Get your resolutions in order because it’s time for a brighter and better you. Find a new passion, and get excited! Garden City has tons to offer to make the new year the best one yet.
Get active! Find new ways to move your body, and make an activity with friends or create some time for yourself for your own peace of mind. Here are some options to make it easy for you!
Try out the Asana Climbing Gym out on Glenwood! Join the climbing community and challenge yourself to a new activity if you haven’t tried it yet! They do safety courses and whether or not you’re a beginner or pro, Asana provides the space for you to learn and grow. They also offer yoga and aerial classes that complement your climbing experience where you can gain more awareness of your body and begin to build a better you!
Train your body like a warrior! At Berserker Strength and Conditioning, you can develop the perfect lifestyle change and work towards a healthier you. Their locations are open 24/7 so that whenever you need, they’re open for your convenience. You can register for a preview pass and you can get your first workout for free! On top of that, if you’re visiting, or have a membership to another gym already, you can drop in for only $10 and get a good workout in and see what you think! Check out their website if you need any more information or want to start a membership with them!
If you’re looking for a new place to workout, Crown Performance is the place for you. Build a more confident, energetic and successful version of yourself by looking here to get your own unique customized plan built just for you. Even if you have a busy schedule, Crown Performance will plan around and find a perfect time for you. You can get a free intro at the Crown and after that you can create a membership to take that step towards a healthier you.
Make use of our amazing green belt! A 28 mile stretch goes all the way through Boise and Garden City, and offers an incredible view of the Boise River all throughout the town. The options are endless on the greenbelt to run, walk, bike, rollerblade, the world’s your oyster. But along the way, Garden City offers a little scavenger hunt for you on the way if you need an extra push of encouragement or sleuthing. Local artists all around town have gotten together to provide you with the Garden SITy Art Bench Project for your own enjoyment when walking around the wonderful city and river.
Hmmm… out of all the activities and hobbies that the world has to offer, home brewing is one of the most unique and rewarding. Make your own beer, and make your own at-home pub! Home Brew Stuff has all the equipment you need to get started, and they’ll guide you through the entire process if you’re a beginner, or just the ingredients if you’re a pro.
Tried Axe Throwing? I hadn’t either and it was the opportunity of a lifetime to be offered this experience to make you feel like the ultimate badass. Section 37 Axe Room is perfect for you and your friends to put your skills to the test.
Locations | Section 37 Axe Room
Friends and family night out? Or want to join a team? Westy’s Garden Lanes is the great getaway to go bowling and enjoy a night out. There’s a full pub and grill right next door, and arcade games too! For a great price and loads of fun, go out for a night of fun for one of Boise’s classic sources of entertainment since 1959. Reserve a party or just walk in, there’s room for everyone!
by Garden City Visitors Bureau | Dec 8, 2022 | Recreation, Spotlight
Garden City Holiday Events!
The holidays are right around the corner, and that means finding ways to spend quality time with your friends and family. First rule in the book of hosting guests is to keep them entertained for their stay. Lucky for you, Garden City has a great deal of events and activities to bring you holiday cheer!
Watch your back! Potter Wines is hosting an Ugly Sweater night, with a twist. A murder mystery breaks out at the Snowflake Lodge and it’s your job to help them find the culprit!
A ticket to the event will grab you a glass of wine or beer, a charcuterie plate, and two hours of detective work on the clock. For $45, Check it out on Friday December 16th from 7-9pm!
Be sure to check out their website for more information and to purchase tickets!
Put Christmas into color with the Drive-Through animated light show to kick start the holiday season! Right off Glenwood at Expo Idaho, drive through millions of lights and see a synchronized performance to some of your favorite christmas songs!
Bring your friends and family and enjoy a night of bliss and awe. You’ll feel like you’re in your favorite christmas movie enjoying a winter wonderland celebrating the best time of the year! Check out their website for tickets to the show!
After an exhausting day of shopping on black Friday, check out the Weihnachtsmarkt Euro-Style Christmas Market! Right off Chinden Blvd in Garden City. You have two days from November 25-November 26th to enjoy a Christmas market that is showcased by local vendors in the valley!
Check out the incredible food, Gluwein, and Handmade goods! Enjoy a little shopping while trying some new drinks and snacks from Europe!
In case you didn’t know, Gluwein translates to glow-wine. It is traditionally served at stalls during Christmas markets so it can keep people warm while they shop and socialize!
From December 2-4th check out the yearly event just down the street at the Expo Idaho! This show features entertainment options for people of all ages, and you’ll be welcomed into a holiday market served by over 300 vendors to help you find the perfect Christmas gift or Christmas decoration piece for your home. And Santa will be there, so it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet the man himself!
From 11 am-7 pm. Admission: Adults $5.00, Seniors (62 and over) $4, Children 12&Under FREE
Join Enlightened Vine on December 2nd with a holiday wine tasting! Grab your friends and family and try a vast selection of wines and participate in raffles and wine discounts! From 5:30-6:30, for just $18 a ticket per person, you can try some holiday wines that are brought from all over the world for a night of holiday fun!
On Saturday, December 21st, grab a glass of wine and create a beautiful floral arrangement in a DIY class for the holidays! Bringing in the team at Fifty Flowers, the class will walk you through making this arrangement and all the materials you’ll need, plus a glass of wine! From 7-9 pm, bring your friends and family for a night of fun and creativity.
Check out their website and grab a ticket for $55 (pricing does not include tax or Eventbrite’s fee). If you’re a wine club member, tickets are $45.
by webmaster_GCVB | Apr 28, 2022 | Arts and Makers, Spotlight
Celebrating 10 Years of Passion for the Arts
February Artist-in-Residence Stephen Aifegha
Surel’s Place is Celebrating its 10th Anniversary with Parties, Special Events and a Bright Future.
Surel Mitchell was a self-taught, prolific, accomplished artist, and an enthusiastic community builder. Her desire for a formal degree in fine arts brought her to the Treasure Valley in the 1990s, where she built her Garden City home and studio. Surel served on the Garden City Arts Commission and worked actively with the City Council to establish a Live-Work-Create District that would set Garden City apart as a city that supported the arts. Years later, while she battled lupus, multiple sclerosis, and lung cancer, she turned her home into a vibrant gathering place, full of art and love and conversation.
To honor Surel’s vision and work after her death in 2011, her friends and family formed Surel’s Place, a nonprofit that keeps her legacy alive. During its first ten years, Surel’s Place has housed, celebrated, and advanced the careers of more than eighty artists-in-residence. The organization has also supported hundreds of Idaho artists through Flash Shows and exhibitions, First Friday Art and Studio Strolls, studio residencies, pop-up sales, live performances and much more.
Additionally, Surel’s place has shared art and literature with hundreds of Treasure Valley students through its “pARTner Schools Program”, has enhanced the artistic abilities and creativity of hundreds of workshop attendees, and has inspired many thousands of neighbors and patrons to appreciate and support the local art community. This work has ensured that Surel’s vision and passion for the role of art remains strong.
The core of Surel’s Place remains the residency program that brings artists of all disciplines, from around the world to Garden City, where they pursue their work, share their process, and connect with the community.
Surel’s Place adapted its residency program during the pandemic by providing Studio Residencies to local artists in need of affordable and accommodating space, and is expanding these opportunities in the Surel Mitchell Live-Work-Create District today.
In 2020, Surel’s Place started a fiscal sponsorship program to help other nonprofit organizations. This program helped the Visual Arts Collective weather the pandemic that crippled public venues across the country. It supported the Idaho Prison Arts Collective achieve their mission of providing transformative art experiences to incarcerated Idahoans, and it has helped launch the Voces Internship of Idaho, an equity-driven internship program that strives to bring new and needed voices to Idaho’s news landscape by opening doors for young Latino Idahoans to get professional paid experiences.
The most recent project at Surel’s Place, the Garden City Placemaking Fund, has the potential to help shape the community for decades to come. This group gives local, emerging and BIPOC artists opportunities to create public art projects, while developing skills and experiences to enhance their artistic journeys. These activities also facilitate new conversations on how to tackle community challenges with creativity and cooperation.
February Artist-in-Residence Stephen Aifegha
Join in the Festivities to Celebrate Surel’s Place 10th Anniversary!
Thursday, May 26th
OURSELF BEHIND OURSELF, CONCEALED
Dave Eggar and collaborators at the Morrison Center
Friday, May 6th | timed entry tickets
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Choreographer Savannah Dunn and visual artist Jennifer Dunn collaborate to create an immersive multimedia dance performance.
Friday, June 10th
10TH ANNIVERSARY SHRINKY DINK AUCTION
At Surel’s Place