Those with older siblings often possess haunting memories of being chastised for ruining favorite items of clothing and stuffed into uncomfortably small spaces. Nampa--Boise's little brother--has become a victim of younger-sibling-syndrome, often teased for being less mature or less artsy than its big brother. However, with the annual Nampa Festival of the Arts, the town is fighting to prove its creative street cred.
For 24 years, the festival has attracted about 15,000 visitors to Lakeview Park to peruse more than 150 arts and crafts vendors, sample foods from concession stands, take part in free children's art activities and listen to live music.
On Saturday, check out Title Wave, Red River Pow Wow, Xpressions Dance, Leta Neustaedter, Idaho Rhythm Cloggers, Chris Talbot and Bellamy Rose. On Sunday, catch Highlanders, JB Duo, Impulse Dance Academy and Billy Braun.
Saturday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 15, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Lakeview Park, Nampa, 208-468-5858, nampaparksandrecreation.org.