This fall, the Hyde Park Street Fair will celebrate its 36th year as Boise’s favorite community celebration. The fair is the annual fundraiser for NENA, the North End Neighborhood Association. The funds raised by the fairs average of thirty thousand visitors over two and a half days provides grants to community schools and assistance to a varied list of worthy projects. Check out northendboise.org for more information.
Located in Boise’s historic North End, the fair began as a promotional effort by local businesses and took place on 13th street in the Hyde Park business district. Growing pains and safety concerns caused the fair to relocate down the road in beautiful Camel’s Back Park nearly 15 years ago. The Hyde Park Street Fair is now the annual home for nearly 120 artisan, information and entertainment booths, 13 of the area’s finest food vendors, a thriving children’s area and many of the valleys best performers.
Over the course of the fair, as many as nineteen musical groups will grace the Main Stage and an even greater number of dancers and divergent musicians will occupy the Community Stage. Each stage is augmented by a beer garden. In addition, the fair has been home to a Global Village, drum circles and numerous street performers over the years. If it fits and it’s fun…it’s in!
Entry is and always will be free to the Hyde Park Street Fair. Funding is provided by vendor application fees and a variety of sponsors of all sizes. Join us!