It’s that time of year. The streets of Rexburg are empty and boring without the BYU-Idaho College students. Take advantage of the short lines and try something new! Here are 5 fun things to do over the break.

Education Week: 

Education week begins on August 2 and goes until the fourth. This three-day, campus-wide conference gives families and individuals chance to meet others and strengthen their love for learning. Teachers offer a variety of classes ranging from ancient scripture to preparedness. Education Week offers a variety of activities between classes. Don’t have time to go to education week? Buy Lexi Walker Concert tickets HERE!


  • Swimming
  • Courts and Track
  • Hart Fitness Center
  • Ropes Course
  • Bowling
  • Planetarium
  • Garden Tours
  • Passover Dinner
  • Roller Skating
  • Family and Youth Dances
  • Concert by Lexi Walker

To Register, Click HERE

For more information, click HERE

Go Dancing: 

Did you know that BYU-Idaho offers FREE dancing during the break every Wednesday at the Hart Auxillary gym? Instruction Begins 8 and the Dance begins at 9 and goes until 11. Did we mention that it’s free? A variety of dances are offered, so there is something for everyone!

Summer Dances

  • Country
  • Latin
  • Ballroom
  • Swing Dancing

Learn how to:

  • Waltz
  • Cha-Cha
  • Bachata
  • West Coast Swing
  • Charleston
  • Salsa
  • Line Dance
  • and much more!

Click HERE to learn more!

Star Gazing: 

There are no more crowds doing bonfires outside, so take advantage of the quiet nights. Go star gazing at Porter Park or Smith park. Even better, head out to the Sand Dunes and enjoy the peace and quiet. Make sure you bring a jacket and a few blankets for those cool nights. Download the Star Tracker App from the App store for an even cooler stargazing experience. This mobile sky map will help you find amazing constellations!

Go Shopping:

Now is the time to do all of your shopping. There are no lines at Walmart, and everything is in stock!  This opportunity only comes once a year, so take advantage of the good parking spots and fast, easy shopping. Just be sure not to get caught in Shark week- the week before school starts.

Enjoy the Outdoors: 


Your favorite camping spots, fishing spots, and swimming spots are practically EMPTY! Enjoy the solitude of the outdoors before it gets crowded in September. Here are some of our favorite outdoor spots.

Camping Spots

Don’t have the stuff to go camping? Check out Rexburg Camp Rentals to get everything you need!

Fishing Spots:

(Remember a fishing license is needed to fish on any public water. You can pick up a license at Walmart, C-A-L Ranch, and Great Scotts)

Swimming Spots:

Go to your Favorite Restaurants:

Teton House (Interior)

Head over to your favorite restaurant. Not only will there be no lines, but the food will be better and it will usually be faster. The cooks will not be in a rush to make your food, so generally, the portions will be a little bit bigger, and a little bit fresher. Check out our favorite restaurants!


Sweet Shops:

Take Advantage of  the BYU-Idaho Campus

BYUI Gardens

The campus is practically empty, but great news – everything is still open! Get a good workout in with all the space you need.

Features Include:

  • Swimming Pool
  • Gardens
  • Equipment Room
  • Fitness Center
  • Tennis Courts
  • Outdoor and Indoor Track
  • Upper Fields

To learn more about these Features, Click HERE

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