Follow a few rules and Art in the Park—the annual au-naturel Boise Art Museum festival that packs Julia Davis Park—will rule. No. 1: No public parking anywhere near the park. The best way to get to the event is to park in a downtown Boise garage ($5 all day) or even at the Boise Towne Square Mall and take a free shuttle to and from the park. No. 2: For the love of all that's holy, leave your dog at home. No one wants a portrait of pet poo or pottery with pee. No. 3: Take an empty stomach. More than 40 beverage and food vendors—slinging everything from barbecue to gyros—will be parked near the art. No. 4: Take your checkbook (or credit card or cash). The deals might be steals at the 62nd BAM Art in the Park.
Sept. 9 -10: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sept. 11: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-345-8330, boiseartmuseum.org/art-in-the-park.