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Hyde Park Street Fair


Hyde Park Street Fair Background

The Hyde Park Street Fair is the annual fund raising and informational effort and one of the largest neighborhood events of its kind anywhere. The Hyde Park Street Fair benefits the North End Neighborhood Associaton and attracts artisans and vendors from all over the west and as many as 40,000 people over the weekend run. Billed as a "neighborhood picnic", it rivals citywide events in communities as large as Tacoma and Spokane. For a few photos from the Hyde Park Street Fair click here.
 
PLEASE ride your bikes to the event!!

Vendor & Entertainment Inquiries

For vendor and other event information PLEASE click here to visit the North End Neighborhood Association website or call Gruntwerks at 918-1038. The event producer is Jim Teeter from Gruntwerks.

Hyde Park Street Fair Schedule

The 2014 Hyde Park Street Fair is scheduled for September 12 - 14, 2014! 

2013 Performance & Activities Scheduleclick here

Expected times for the Hyde Park Street Fair for 2014 are: 

Friday 4pm to 9:45pm
Saturday 10am to 9:45pm
Sunday 10am to 6pm

Parking & Shuttles
 
Hyde Park Street Fair is a great excuse to flex those riding and walking muscles. Use the bike corral near the tennis courts. Parking around Camelís Back Park is extremely limited during the fair. Disabled parking is also available (enter at 13th & Heron). Sorry, there will be no shuttle. 

A Little History

The Hyde Park Street Fair was the first event put on by the newly formed Hyde Park Merchant Association founded in 1979. It was a hippie art, crafts and music celebration that you would expect in the 70's and early 80's.

Tables and booths were set out in the middle of 13th Street with power supplied by a tangled web of extension cords. Tie-dyed clothing was the uniform of choice. My recollection tells me 500 or so people attended that first Hyde Park Street Fair.

The event grew and the merchants enlisted the support of the North End Neighborhood Association for help. Eventually NENA took the event over with the blessings of the neighbors and merchants who had started it. The Hyde Park Street Fair was moved to Camels Back Park in 1990 in order to accommodate the increasing attendance and demand for space. Click here for information about Camel's Back Park.

Over 120 booths featuring local and regional Arts and Crafts, Live Music, Nonprofit Groups, Food, Beer and Wine Garden, and much more!

The event takes place in Camel's Back Park (13th and Heron Streets) in Boise's Historic Neighborhood - The Northend.

Proceeds of this event go the North End Neighborhood Association who supports several new neighborhood projects each year through direct contributions or F.I.N.E. grants. Many other community and neighborhood nonprofit groups and organizations benefit directly from the HPSF! 






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Toby said...
Are dogs welcome at the Hyde Park Street Fair?

Carol Bulawa said...
If you hold an event you should allow for Parking.

.... for those able to bring bikes for use in town ...at least include a link to view where parking lots are located.
We are seniors that live in S.W. Boise, and not native to Boise..

Carol Bulawa said...
If you hold an event you should allow for Parking.

.... for those able to bring bikes for use in town ...at least include a link to view where parking lots are located.
We are seniors that live in S.W. Boise, and not native to Boise..

Tom Smith said...
We won't be coming because of your obvious discouragement of seniors and famiies with small childiren. Not everyone can "flex their muscles" to attend.

Jacob said...
shut up, Carol.

Amanda said...
You guys are crazy there is room for everyone there! If you don't want the overcrowding, go earlier in the day. The North End is full of children, bikers, dog people whatever. It is the most welcoming, diverse part of town. And hey if you don't know about an area of town would it kill you to drive around and see the sights? BTW Hyde Park is it's own destination, with shops and food...


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