Along with spectacular scenery, temperate climes and friendly locals, various Boise events attract visitors of diverse interests who come back year after year to enjoy the hospitality and a laid-back western vibe. Boise music festivals include the iconic Boise Music Festival that over the past six years has become the favorite of music lovers from across Idaho and the Pacific Northwest, who come out to enjoy a day of music on seven stages throughout the Expo Idaho fairground. National recording artist grace the main stage and the other stages host an eclectic mix of music genres from local and regional musicians.
Other festivals in Boise include the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, a recurring event featuring a variety of Shakespeare plays. The Treefort Music Fest is five days celebrating music that has featured thousands of bands from all over the world. The Northwest Motorfest is a highlight for car fans who enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere and world-class lineup of show cars of every conceivable description.