School is back in session, there's smoke in the air, and we're already trying to save money for the upcoming holiday season. However, none of that means means you can't maximize the fun this weekend! From free events, to awesome one-of-a-kind experiences, here are the top 10 weekend happenings!

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    2017 Boise Lobsterfest

    What better way to kick off a weekend than with lobster AND supporting a great cause!?! Local Rotary clubs throughout the Treasure Valley are hosting their 9th annual LobsterFest where ticket proceeds directly benefit charitable organizations including Hope House. The event will take place at the Century Link Arena with complimentary beer and wine included.

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    Touch A Truck

    Get ready to bring the kids to this FREE family-friendly event! From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, children have an opportunity to explore working trucks of all types and to meet the people who build, protect, and serve the Treasure Valley. Trucks on display include construction trucks, emergency vehicles, vintage trucks and more. 

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    Boise Art in the Park

    September 8 through 10th, visit Julia Davis Park for Art in the Park! There will be local artists showing off photography, sculptures, paintings and more. There will also be food, drinks and live music!

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    First Thursday

    First Thursday kicks off this Thursday night throughout downtown Boise. Enjoy live music, free food, and special offerings throughout select DBA businesses!

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    2017 Scentsy Fireworks

    To celebrate the annual rockathon's success, Scentsy will be putting on their annual SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS SHOW kicking off at 9 p.m. Guests are welcome to enter for free, however parking will cost $10 per vehicle.

    This night will be filled with music, games and more for the whole family to enjoy.

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    Treefort Tickets Go On Sale

    One of our favorite events each year is Treefort! There's yoga, there's performances, and of course, there's delicious food! This weekend, tickets are discounted for next year's event down to only $139 when you purchase them at the Record Exchange! Prices go up significantly after this offer, so snag them while you can!

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    Sparkle Yoga

    Three words: FREE.Unicorn.Yoga. That's right! This Saturday morning, get ready because JUMP is hosting a free yoga class full of glitter, temporary tattoos and all things fun!

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    Payette Yappy Hour

    Did someone say drinking...WITH your dogs!?! Sign us up! From 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. this Thursday, visit Payette Brewing to enjoy DOGAPALOOZA! All dogs are welcome for a day full of local dog treat vendors, kiddie pools for the pups and a dog costume contest! There will be beer, there will be prizes, and most importantly, there will be dogs!

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    Community Block Party

    Join us 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Memorial Park this Saturday for the ultimate community block party! The full day event features inflatables, bubble soccer, a climbing wall, the Mascot Dance-off, food trucks, performances by local bands, theater groups, and a variety of vendors offering engaging activities.

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    Johnson v Borg & Nunes v Shevchenko

    After a boring boxing match recently, the action is about to get lively once again because UFC is back! Visit any major sports bar to witness Johnson v Borg & Nunes v Shevchenko.

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