Get Outside in Eagle
By Chelsea Chambers
Photography by Rase Littlefield and Submitted by City of Eagle
The best way to spend summer is definitely in the sun—with friends, music, and good food. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of events to get you started on just that! Don’t forget, this is the season to get outside, let loose, and enjoy the day!
Eagle Island State Park
Eagle Island State Park is a prime location for recreation all season long. From their tubing hill in the winter to their water slide in the summer, there’s always something to do at Eagle Island! With their new renovations in place, this year is guaranteed to be better than ever! So hit the trails, relax on the beach, and take on the disc-golf course.
- Don’t miss the Blues and Bones Festival on August 24 featuring some of the nation’s hottest traveling blues bands like Guitar Shorty and Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood! Bones and Blues is the definition of food, fun, and music!
- Zip Boise. Try something new this year! Located at Eagle Island, Zip Boise whirls and whooshes visitors across towering zip lines boasting immaculate views and a great time!
- Their water slide is open for the season! Keep an eye on their Facebook page and web calendar for more events. Parksandrecreation.idaho.gov
Eagle Saturday Market
“The Eagle Saturday Market is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. from May 4 – Oct 5. The focus is local produce, food, herbs and flowers, and handmade artisan crafts. Vendors also change from week to week, so there is always something new and different. There is also a rotation of special events at the market every week,” says Ellen Mattila, the City of Eagle’s Public Information Officer.
– 1st weekend of the month, Featured Guests
– 2nd weekend, Eagle Public Library Book Bike
– 3rd weekend, Saturday Market Strides and Parks and Rec Fun Run
– 4th weekend, Fitness pop up at 7:30 am
– 5th Saturday, giveaways
The Eagle Saturday Market is the best place to get unique food and gifts—there is something for the whole family!
Gazebo Concert Series
The concert series is on various Thursday
nights from 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Heritage Park Gazebo. There are food
vendors and beer and wine from County Line Brewing and Vizcaya winery,
respectively. Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs. Food trucks open
at 5:30 p.m. so get there early, grab a bite, and settle in for the show.
The schedule for the rest of the summer is:
– July 25: The Generator Saints
– August 22: Willison Roos ft. Charlie Burry
– September 12: Jeff Engelbert Band ft. Jennifer Lea
Afternoon Tea at Chateau des Fleurs
When was the last time you went to a tea party? It’s probably been awhile! Chateau des Fleurs is the proud host of this unique weekly event!
Every Wednesday from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., visitors don their hats and
indulge on sweet treats and savory eats, all the while enjoying delicious teas
and lively company. Reservations are required, and can be made several ways. By
phone: 947-2840, through open table, on Facebook messenger, Instagram, or email
Chateau des Fleurs encourages people to go all out, dress up, have fun, and bring a fun hat!
– Cost – $39 for adults and $29 for children 10 and under.
And if you’d like to get out of town for the day, check out McCall Music Society’s SummerFest!
SummerFest 2019 is a week-long festival of classical and “pops-orchestra” shows hosted in McCall, Idaho. There are a myriad of concerts that will grace the stage over the week, but we have highlighted a few so you can start planning your trip!
- July 14 through 20 in McCall
- July 14 at 7:30pm: Musical Magic at the McCall Community Congregational Church
- July 16 at 7:30pm: Fain Plays Beethoven at the Mountain Life Church
- July 20 at 11:30am: The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant at the Mountain Life Church
- July 20 at 7:30 pm: Bohemian Soundscapes at the Mountain Life Church
No matter how you like to spend your summer, we hope you enjoy all of these events that Eagle has to offer!