Boise Co-op 40th Anniversary Party
Noon-5 p.m. FREE. Boise Co-Op, 888 W. Fort St., Boise, 208-472-4500, boise.coop.
Since 1973, Boise Co-op has prided itself on being the city's hub for healthful, green, environmentally friendly alternatives.
Over the years, the Co-op has grown from a market run by a dozen individuals to the 26,000-square-foot bazaar it is today, offering everything from beer, wine from around the world, meat and dairy to health and beauty supplies and even pet food—all with a hefty emphasis on natural and local.
To mark the auspicious anniversary, the Co-op is celebrating with a street fair in honor of all things food- and community-related.
On Saturday, June 22, the street fair will showcase local vendors as well as musicians, cooking demos, tastings and activities for the kids.
Vendors set to take part in the fair include the Boise Co-op Kitchen and Wine Shop, as well as Dream Chocolates, Purple Sage Farms, Nancy's Cookies and more.
Boise Mayor Dave Bieter will deliver opening remarks before a full line-up of local musicians takes the stage throughout the day, filling the streets with live music.
BFD opens the bill at noon, followed by Andy Byron and the Lost River Band, Stoneseed and Marcus Eaton with special guest Steve Eaton. Voice of Reason will close out the night at 5 p.m.
For those who want more advice on what to do with the products they buy at the Co-op, there will also be numerous cooking demonstrations, beer and wine tastings and giveaway baskets.
Kids not into cooking demos? The little ones can have more age-appropriate fun at a photo booth and jump house, while face painters add some art to their adorable mugs.
The whole thing goes down adjacent to the Co-op on Union Street, as well as in a section of the Co-op parking lot.