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5 Things to Do This Weekend in Boise

Dan Smith of the British band Bastille. The group will headline at Taco Bell Arena on Saturday.
Dan Smith of the British band Bastille. The group will headline at Taco Bell Arena on Saturday. Invision/AP

1. TAKE A CHANCE

Grammy-winning hip-hop star Chance the Rapper’s Sunday show at the Ford Idaho Center is the weekend’s biggest concert. Or wait — British indie-pop band Bastille is headlining Taco Bell Arena on Saturday.

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2. GO FLY A KITE

Pray for wind. The annual Treasure Valley Kite Festival will soar through Kleiner Park in Meridian from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Last year, it lured about 2,000 people. Bring a kite if you have one. Otherwise, there will be free kites for kids as long as they last.

Thousands of kite fliers touch the sky with a piece of string at the 3rd Annual Treasure Valley Kite Festival at Kleiner Memorial Park in Meridian Saturday.

3. HAVE A BREW

Do you prefer your kegger indoors or outdoors? You’ve got choices on the final Saturday of Idaho Craft Beer Month — whether it’s the Wine & Beer Expo at Hyde Park, the Aura: Sour Beer Experience at Payette Brewing or an outdoor patio party at Whole Foods.

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4. PARTY AT A BOOKSTORE

Saturday is Independent Bookstore Day across the nation. In Boise, you can celebrate at Rediscovered Books, 180 N. 8th St. They’ll have everything from exclusive merchandise and Book Bingo to a Wheel of Fortune and fiddler/storyteller Ken Waldman.

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5. GO EXPO HOPPING

You get four events for one price — $6 adult, free kid 6 and under — from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Expo Idaho. The onslaught of entertainment includes a Kids Fun Fest, Girls Day Out, Experience Idaho Expo and Family Fun Pet Expo.

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