Past the quaint storefronts and picturesque homes lining 13th Street in Hyde Park, and nestled at the base of the rolling Foothills, lies Camel's Back Park--one of the city's favorite parks and the center of the area's most colorful community celebrations, the Hyde Park Street Fair.
Celebrating its 34th year, the fair brings families and the creative classes together for three days of music, art, crafts and assorted merrymaking Friday, Sept. 13-Sunday, Sept. 15. After checking out the wares from a vast assortment of local crafters and vendors, kick back for live music running all day throughout the event. This year's highlights include Voice of Reason and a special reunion of Boise's own Kamphire Collective (see Noise News, Page 16) on Friday, Sherpa and Dave Andrews Band on Saturday, and Thomas Paul and New Transit on Sunday.
Admission is free, but bring a cash stash for savory delights (giant turkey leg, anyone?). Since parking is already limited in the North End, organizers ask that attendees look for other ways to get there--hint: Bikes are always a great option.