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Michael Deeds: 5 Things You Should Do This Weekend in Boise

1. GET ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Country icon Willie Nelson and bluegrass siren Alison Krauss co-headline Friday at the Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater. Should be a good one outdoors. You can still get tickets.


2. CELEBRATE WITH A BANG

Meridian Dairy Days is in full swing. Hit the big parade at 6:45 Friday downtown and be sure to check out the fireworks at dusk at Meridian Speedway.


3. SEE RED

The Emmett Cherry Festival has been happening this week, but the big day is Saturday in Emmett City Park with a pie-eating contest at 2 p.m. and the Cherry Parade at 6 p.m. Eagle-based Longdrop Cider Co. also will debut a new sour hard cider, Electric Cherry. Buy a pint or fill a growler at Huck-n-Finns Sports Bistro, 108 E. Main St., or the Gem Lounge mobile bar outside the park entrance.


4. GO GLOBAL

You can expand your cultural horizons Friday through Sunday at the World Village Festival in Capitol Park in Downtown Boise. It’s free, family-friendly, and offers everything from arts and literature to food and music.

5. GET HIGH

Dig heights? Check out Downtown Boise from the rooftops Saturday evening. Preservation Idaho’s “Up on the Roof Deux” is a self-guided tour of some of our city’s tallest buildings. There will be music, drink and food but ... maybe leave the bananas home.


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