September 13, 2019
Good Morning Idaho! I hope you have all had a great week and are enjoying the cooler weather. I know I am! It finally feels like fall is in the air. I hope everyone gets out and enjoys the weekend...there is a ton of stuff going on in the valley!
To start things off, Saturday is the 35th Annual Harvest Classic Fun Run. This is a family friendly run that features an 8K run or wheelchair race, a 2 mile run or walk and a 1 mile non-competitive race. There will be food, prizes, entertainment, vendor booths and a school competition plus all participants receive a t-shirt, free admission to the Nampa Rec Center on race day and a chance to win prizes in the post-race drawings. Proceeds benefit youth through the purchase of PE equipment for local schools and the Nampa Parks and Rec Scholarship Fund that provides scholarships for youth, families and individuals to access recreational activities. This all starts at the Nampa Rec Center at 8 am...So get up early and join in the fun!
Saturday is also the Idaho Vintage Market at Expo Idaho. This is their first year and sounds like a lot of fun! Its an upscale vintage-inspired market featuring 50 amazing regional artisans and collectors selling original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home decor, outdoor furnishings, sweet treats, flowers and more. This runs tomorrow from 10 to 5 and admission is only $5. Kids under 12 are FREE. Its a great opportunity to pick up that one of a kind gift for the holidays.
Now, everyone knows that I am a big supporter of the local music scene. Idaho has some amazing local artists and as a community we should all get out there and support their growth. This next event does just that...and in a BIG way! Saturday night at the Egyptian Theatre is the Boise Music Awards. This is the third year this event has gone above and beyond to recognize local musical talent along with those who help make these musicians dream a reality. It is presented by Trained To Go Entertainment and there are awards for all genres of music. I love this event because it creates an environment of appreciation from the community for our local artists and groups. It also provides intern opportunities to BSU students who are looking to make music or event planning a career. Its being held at the Egyptian Theatre and begins at 5 pm. There will be live performances also and an afterparty. Please get out there and show your support for our local musicians!
Finally, for you Idaho gals, Saturday night its Girls Night Out the Show at the Shredder. It is a ladies night event for 21 and over featuring a live male revue! Ladies, you do not want to miss this! Enjoy a night out with your gal pals drinking your favorite beverages and watching beautiful men take the stage. General admission is $22.95 and you can buy tickets online at the Shredder website or the door. I would suggest getting them online as they are limited and will go fast! Its time for a Girls Night ladies!
*** BucketList Adventure this Week **
This weeks BucketList Adventure is right here in town and one of my very favorite Idaho events. Its the Hyde Park Street Fair and it is happening this weekend. They are celebrating 40 years of Idaho fun. I can not tell you how many years I have attended this event as it will age me, however, I will tell you, its one I don’t miss. Established in 1979, this is a whole family event and there is something there for everyone.
They have live music, a huge amount of vendors (many of them local merchants), fun activities for everyone and great food! Its held in Camel’s Back Park in the North End. While you are there be sure to take the time to hike up Camel’s Back!
This is a FREE event and all proceeds received by vendors go to benefit the non-profit North End Neighborhood Association and their mission to preserve the unique and historic character of Boise’s Historic North End. Starting in the 1890s the North End grew as the main residential area in Boise. Harrison Boulevard, named for President Benjamin Harrison who signed the act making Idaho a state, began taking shape and became one of Boise’s most picturesque thoroughfares. Throughout the 20th century many of Boise’s most prominent citizens built their homes there and it has resulted in a superb collection of architectural styles. The boulevard was actually listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. In fact, most of the North End has been designated a Boise Historic Preservation District and there are many sites listed on the National Historic Register. Hyde Park was added in 1982.
Hyde Park is also the unofficial headquarters for cyclists and mountain bikers from all over the region because of its many trails. I would like to suggest, if you can, riding your bike into the event as parking can sometimes be difficult.
This event is truly a unique BucketList item and sums up the essence of history we all love about Idaho. Be sure to check it out with the whole family!