Forget the college bar and nightclub scenes—the Basque Block is home to some of the biggest parties in Boise. One of the most hotly anticipated is the Winefest, now in its 22nd year. On Friday, Aug. 16, the Basque Museum and Cultural Center will throw down, serving more than 100 domestic and imported wines for sampling. It's all paired with live music from the Aldape Bootstompers, dance performances by the Oinkari Basque Dancers, tapas by in-block restaurants and raffles. It's also one of the biggest wine sales in town, with hundreds of bottles discounted. In 2018, more than 1,000 people showed up for it, sampling some of the best wine in town, and this year, the event is likely to be even bigger. All proceeds from the party benefit the Basque Museum and Cultural Center.
5:30-9 p.m. $45-$55. Basque Museum and Cultural Center, 611 Grove St., Boise, basquemuseum.eus.