Best local annual event

Art in the Park

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2008 marked the 54th annual Art in the Park. Each year, hundreds of artists and artisans display their wares offering jewelry (a friend of a friend calls the event "Earrings in the Park"), glasswork, mixed media, wearable art, ceramics, woodworking, sculpture, photography and toys. The food vendors are out in full force as well, with everything from scones to sandwiches, pizza to pulled pork, and corndogs to kettle corn. Plus, the Boise Art Museum, which presents the event, offers free admission for the whole weekend. It's a great way to while away a Saturday, sipping on a sno-cone and, if you can manage to part with any of your purchases, getting some holiday shopping done early.

Second place: Hyde Park Street Fair

Third place: Twilight Criterium

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