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Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival

Friday, July 4

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America's birthday celebration is capped off with fireworks lighting up the night; but the annual Boise Chalk Art Festival begins its bash in the early morning.

Prizes will be offered in several categories, including youths 12-17 years, adults 18 and older, and teams of up to four members. Spectators are invited to watch the artists at work and vote on their favorites, which will be honored in a people's choice category.

Dedicated chalk artists of all ages are welcome to participate.

For children 11 and younger, there is Chalk Land, where they can play for free. Older participants need to pre-register and pay a fee but are given artistic license on what they can create--expect to see some patriotic-themed designs.