Summer Date Night At The Idaho Shakespeare Festival

One of my very favorite summer activities in Boise is the Shakespeare Festival. It is a summer long festival held in an outdoor amphitheater that runs nightly plays. Of course there is always a Shakespeare option or two, but there are always several other plays running over the summer as well. On Thursday night we went to see Witness For The Prosecution. (It was SO good!)

Beyond just getting to see a great show, the whole experience is so fun. Sitting under the stars and having a picnic next to the river…really just makes for a perfect summer night activity. You can purchase a picnic meal at the venue, but we opted to bring our own. (Yes you can even bring wine if you so desire!) We were late getting tickets (shows sell out early!) so all that were left were hillside seats which we were a little worried about. It turns out that the cheapest seats in the house are our new favorites! While sitting in lawn seating (where we typically sit) is nice because you are so close to the stage, you can feel a little cramped and there isn’t much room for your food. Sitting on the hillside area we were able to spread out a bit more and have plenty of room to stretch our legs.

Picnic basket

We packed a mix of some of our favorite snacks – lots of yummy cheeses, salami, candied pecans, chips and guacamole, sushi, and an asparagus/artichoke salad.

I wore this linen shirt dress that is under $50! It is so chic and expensive looking and can easily be dressed up or down.

Dress // Sandals // Bag

We always have so much fun when we go that we’ve decided we need to make it a point to go more often! Julius Caesar is playing in August and we are thinking it is another must see. And maybe season tickets need to be in order next year!

Have a great weekend!


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