Every Summer has its own story, how will yours read?
Story Shelly West
Most of us look forward to the long hot days of summer that might be spent frolicking in the summer sun and warm evenings sitting under the red, orange, and purple hand-painted skies.
Whether you are an adventure seeker or prefer to relax by a body of water, we have compiled a to-do list in Eagle to help you get your summer kickstarted.
A tradition for the past seventeen years, the Eagle Rodeo may have found a new location, but the family fun remains the same. The new spot is just past the Avimor planned community on highway 55 on the right side, a mere eight minutes from State Street. The home is just what the rodeo needed with new features such as additional bleachers, bleacher stairs, new bar, new arena, and back pens. Plans for additional food and beverage vendors are in the works as well. This year’s event will be held June 7-9. For more information go to www.eaglerodeo.com
Art on the Island
The Eagle Plein Air Festival and Competition will be held at Eagle Island State Park on June 7, 5-10 pm. This festival features art, food, and live music by the Van Paepeghem Quartet. Set against nature’s beautiful backdrop, artisans will compete in a quick draw competition and an art exhibition. The evening will end with a wet paint sale and live auction.
A portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit the Idaho Jazz Education Endowment. Ticket price includes the concert, beer, wine, and cider tastings as well as a souvenir wine glass.
Eagle Fun Days
A family favorite is Eagle Fun Days to be held this year on July 6 and 7. Highlights include live music, a fun run, custom car show, wet-n-wild parade, cornhole tourney, and to wrap it up, a firework show. Family Fun Night is held at the Eagle City Hall on the 6th from 6-9 pm. Saturday events take place downtown all day with the wet-n-wild-parade as a highly anticipated way to cool off. www.cityofeagle.org/fundays
The Tater Dash Mud Run
Sign up the whole family for a day of not-so-clean wholesome fun!
Twin Oaks Farms in Eagle is hosting their 5th annual Mud Run on July 14. Grab a team and register to run the 5.2-mile obstacle-mud course. A portion of the proceeds go to benefit the Idaho Food Bank. The hosts ask that you bring a donation of non-perishable items. The registration fee includes your race entry, a ten-dollar food and beverage voucher, t-shirt, and a medal when you make it to the finish line. www.taterdash.com
Weiser River Music Festival
While this is not in Eagle, this festival being held on June 16 and 17, is just over a short hour drive to Weiser, Idaho. This festival features a long list of talent including Whiskey Shivers, Emily Stanton Band, Dodgy Mountain Men, and Jupiter Holiday to only name a few. Come for just the day or stay for the whole weekend. Tent and RV camping is available. www.weiserrivermusicfest.com