Have a hankerin' for a good festival or event in the Boise area? Here's a list of shindigs and goings-on that I recommend.

Rocky Mountain Oyster Feed - Nuttin' But a Good Time
2013-07-12

Come on, live a little! They're actually really tasty and high in Vitamin C, so you won't get scurvy.

Capital City Cruise - Big Engines, Bright Colors, and Carbon Monoxide
2013-05-05

Head downtown for the largest car show in the state. Just make sure you heed my proven words of wisdom.

Capital City Public Market - Still the Place to Hang on Saturday Morning
2013-04-17

The market looks a little different this year, but you can still find David Crosby there. I find that comforting, don't you?

Alive After Five - Where the Best Show Ain't on Stage
2013-04-12

Get out of the office on time and enjoy a summer humpday evening on The Grove. There's live music to be heard and socializing to be done.

Boise Twilight Criterium - A Year's Worth of Spandex in One Night
2013-04-12

For one evening every July, men with shaved legs, spandex suits, and prostate compression take over Downtown Boise. And it is good.

Tour de Fat - Beer, Bikes, and Utter Tomfoolery
2013-04-12

Halloween in summer. That's a good way to describe the Tour de Fat, and it'll be back in Boise again this year. Don't miss it.

The Great Polar Bear Challenge - More Shrinkage Than George Costanza
2011-12-05

People do some crazy things for charity, but jumping in Lucky Peak Lake on New Year's Day is easily one of the craziest.

Winter Garden aGlow - Keeping Idaho Power in Business
2011-11-28

Take a little trip to the Idaho Botanical Garden and get in the Christmas spirit. You'll have as much fun as a person can have without shooting your eye out.

Hyde Park Street Fair - I Hope You Like Tie-Dye
2011-09-15

If summer's almost over, it's time for the North End to put the hip in hippies.

Greek Food Festival - Try Things the Greek Way
2011-06-02

This festival proves that the Greeks gave us a lot more than the 300 Spartans, the toga party, and national bankruptcy.

Eagle Island Experience - A Good Ol' Hippie Jam Fest
2011-05-19

If you missed the late 60's and want to see what it was like, this is a great opportunity. They supply everything except the grass, but I bet you can find a little bit of that close by...