For 25 years, Alive After Five has provided Boiseans with the opportunity to chug beer under the blazing sun and listen to music with hundreds of your closest friends. From June through the end of September, you can let your kids run wild in the fountain, partake in some of the best people watching the city has to offer, scour the crowd in search of a date for Friday night, avoid your exes or simply suntan with your friends--all for free. The Downtown Boise Association makes sure that, at least for one-third of the year, Boise residents stay social and don't migrate right from their offices to their couches. Check out a different band each week, grab a beverage and make some summer memories.
Second Place: Capital City Public Market
Third Place: Downtown Boise