Since 1979, the annual arts, crafts, food and music fest has drawn North Enders to mingle with their neighbors over a few cold ones. Though North End residents have always had rep for being tie-dye clad, hula-hooping hippies, the Hyde Park Street Fair takes that to the extreme.
The event attracts as many as 40,000 folks, and boasts more than 120 local artisans, crafters and nonprofits offering everything from Burning Man-esque LED lights to dream catchers to turquoise jewelry. There is also a sizable selection of fried foodstuffs and an overflowing beer and wine garden.
Pick up Boise Weekly this week to get your Hyde Park Street Fair Guide or click here to download a PDF of this year's event guide.
On Friday, Sept. 12, the musical lineup includes A Sea Of Glass, Thomas Paul, Braided Waves and headliners Built to Spill; on Saturday, Sept. 13, starting at noon, check out Stone Seed, Like a Rocket, Jimmy Bivens, Jupiter Holiday, Innocent Man, Matt Hopper and The Roman Candles, Rebecca Scott, Audio Moonshine and Steve Fulton Music. Sunday, Sept. 14 wraps up starting at 11:30 a.m. with Ben Burdick, Blaze and Kelly, Jumping Sharks, Bread and Circus, New Transit and Bill Coffey and His Cash Money Cousins.
WHEN: This year, the Hyde Park Street Fair runs Friday, Sept. 12, 4-9:45 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 13, 10 a.m.-9:45 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
HOW MUCH: Admission is free.
WHERE: All festivities take place in Camel's Back Park at 13th and Heron streets.
PARKING: Please ride your bike to the event. Every time you drop off your bike in the bike corral you can register to win an Elektra Verse 21D provided by corral sponsor Idaho Mountain Touring. Drawing held Sunday, Sept. 14 at 3:55 p.m. (need not be present to win). If you must drive, remember that parking is limited. A free downtown shuttle is available. Pick up is every 30 minutes in front of Bardenay on the Basque Block, and at the corner of Eighth and Broad streets and in BoDo. The Capitol Terrace parking garage, the Eastman garage, the City Centre garage and the Myrtle Street garage all offer $3/day event parking downtown.
HYDE PARK: Be sure to visit Historic Hyde Park during the Hyde Park Street Fair and support local businesses.
FOOD: Nearly 20 food vendors will set up shop with a variety of food and drink for the entire family.
MAIN STAGE: Friday: A Sea Of Glass 5-5:45 p.m., Thomas Paul 6-6:45 p.m., Braided Waves 7-7:45 p.m. and Built to Spill 8-9:30 p.m.; Saturday: Stone Seed noon-12:45 p.m., Like a Rocket 1-1:45 p.m., Jimmy Bivens 2-2:45 p.m., Jupiter Holiday 3-3:45 p.m., Innocent Man 4-4:45 p.m., Matt Hopper and The Roman Candles 5-5:45 p.m., Rebecca Scott 6-6:45 p.m., Audio Moonshine 7-7:45 p.m. and Steve Fulton Music 8-9:30 p.m.; Sunday: Ben Burdick 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Blaze and Kelly 12:30-1:15 p.m., Jumping Sharks 1:30-2:15 p.m., Bread and Circus 2:30-3:15 p.m., New Transit 3:30-4:15 p.m. and Bill Coffey and His Cash Money Cousins 4:30-6 p.m.
COMMUNITY STAGE: Friday: Boys & Girls Club of Ada County 5 p.m., Boys & Girls Club of Ada County 5 p.m., Restless Souls 6 p.m., Starbelly School of Dance 7 p.m., Guess When 8 p.m. and Light and Sound Out 9:30 p.m.; Saturday: Warren Lemmon Family Band noon, Boise Belly Dance Company 1 p.m., Scott Knickerbocker and Hokum Hi-Flyers 2 p.m., Hawaiian at Heart 3 p.m., Clint McCune 4 p.m., Cairo Fusion and Mazana 5 p.m., Acoustic Collision 6 p.m., Boise Hoopla 7 p.m., Fleet Street Klezmer 7:30 p.m. and Light and Sound Out 9 p.m; Sunday: Those Girls noon, Nejwah's World Dance 12:30 p.m., Sack of Stoats 1 p.m., Britta Von Tagen 2 p.m., Raks Al Dunia 2:30 p.m., Psychic Sheila Suga Shack 3:30 p.m., Sadiki 4 p.m., Marimbas Boise 5 p.m. and End of Hyde Park 2014 6 p.m.