The Golden Month of September

The Golden Month of SeptemberSeptember is the ninth month of the year, and as shocking as it is, we've already reached it this sesquicentennial year in Boise, Idaho. September means school is back in session, that the first day of fall is right around the corner, and that we're that much closer to the end of the year.

September, at first glance, is simply just another month out of the year, but there's actually much more to September than you likely ever thought. September begins on the same day of the week as December each and every year, because there are 91 days separating September and December, a multiple of seven (the number of days each week). No other month ever ends on the same day of the week as September. September is the ninth month of the year, but the actual word September comes from the old Roman word 'septum,' which means seven – not nine. In the old Roman calendar it was the seventh month, but after the calendar reform that added January and February to the start of the year, September became the ninth month, but of course – retained its name.

September Events in Boise

On Sunday, September 29, head over to Julia Davis Park to join in on the fun at the Tour of Boise. Whether you're in a team or an individual, follow map clues and answer questions about Boise's public art, architecture and historical landmarks.

On Thursday, September 12, join Sysco at the Boise Center to celebrate its fifteenth year and raise funds for the Idaho Food-bank.

It's time for Art in the Park at Julia Davis Park on Friday, September 6. There will be more than 250 artists, food vendors, entertainment, and a children's art tent. Fundraiser for Boise Art Museum.

Watch the Boise Camino Premiere on Saturday, September 14 at The Grove Plaza. The documentary, Walking the Camino, has been in the making since fall of 2008 when director/producer Lydia B. Smith returned from walking the 500 mile trail herself.

The Golden Month of SeptemberPresented at the Egyptian Theater on Saturday, September 14, join Giorgio A. Tsoukalos from the History Channel's Ancient Aliens series for 2 hours as you're taken around the globe exploring ancient ruins, archaeological sites, and artifacts from around the globe.

Hit the Treasure Valley Flea Market on September 14 through the 15 at the South Expo Building.

On September 28 and 29, stop by the South Expo Building for the Boise Basin Quilt Show.

The Treasure Valley Idaho is absolutely gorgeous in the fall, and is the ideal time to explore the perimeter of this exciting area – particularly if this summer's extraordinary heat put you off from the great outdoors. But with rapidly shrinking days and a sun that's not quite as overbearing, this time of the year is perfect for traversing the trails along the foothills, hiking in the Seven Devils or scaling the cliff side along Lucky Peak Reservoir. Or, if you're not the type for extreme adventure sports, walking the greenbelt, lazily floating the Boise River, or going on an afternoon excursion around your own neighborhood can be just as revitalizing.

The Treasure Valley stretches across a large area of land from as far as Boise to the Oregon border. It is where the Payette, Weiser, Boise, Malheur, Owyhee, and Burnt rivers drain into the Snake River. The area is named for the treasure chest of resources and opportunities that the region offers, and was settled mostly by ranchers and farmers, and became a thriving community when the Northern Pacific Railroad reached its borders. As the current home of the Boise metro area, it is now the most thriving area in all of Idaho. With a diverse area that includes Boise, Nampa, Meridian, Caldwell, Kuna, Star, Middleton, Eagle and many other small Idaho communities, it is one of the most livable places in the country. September is the month when the Treasure Valley transitions into a beautiful, crisp outdoor paradise.

Hughes Real Estate Group can help you, whether you're looking to transplant into the Treasure Valley or looking to move out. Realize your real estate goals with our team of knowledgeable agents who can help you navigate the many ins and outs of the market. This time of year can be a challenging season to enter the Idaho real estate scene, and it's more important than ever to have an experienced professional by your side.

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