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Hyde Park Street Fair

Hyde Park Street Fair Background

The Hyde Park Street Fair in the Boise's Camel's Back Park 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 Association 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!!

FREE Hyde Park‬ Street Fair Shuttle (2015)

FREE shuttle hosted by the First Baptist Church located at 607 N 13th Street. Free parking at First Baptist Church. Shuttle will run every 15 minutes on Friday (4–10pm) and Saturday (9:45–10pm)- Here is a map to the church - click here!

UPDATED Vendor & Entertainment Inquiries

Applications are now available for vendors who want to participate in the 2016 Hyde Park Street Fair Sept. 16-19 - click here for details

For additional vendor and 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 2016 Hyde Park Street Fair is scheduled for September 16 - 18, 2016!

2016 Performance & Activities Schedule - click here

Expected times for the Hyde Park Street Fair for 2016 are:

Friday 4pm to 9:30pm
Saturday 10am to 9:30pm
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 Camel’s Back Park is extremely limited during the fair. Disabled parking is also available (enter at 13th & Heron).

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 North End.

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 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 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...

Kristi said...
If that's what you get from the page, Tom, then no, we don't need you there. Not anywhere on the site did I see "obvious discouragement of seniors and families with small children." What I did read is that walking and riding bikes are Encouraged, but they cater to everyone, even Offering Disabled Parking.

Rachel said...
Amanda, I think what they were referring to is lack of parking. If you are young and healthy then it is never an issue, but older people or families with small children find it difficult to have to park a long distance from their destination. Art in the Park had limited accessible parking as well, but at least there were shuttles.

Anne said...
I agree that it's hard to go places with young children when you don't already live in the neighborhood. And I think the commenter (Tom, I believe) could also be referring to the douchecanoe who told Carol to shut up.

Everyone, keep your pants on. Don't tell people who should and shouldn't be there (gee, aren't you welcoming, Kristi) or assume that references to a lack of parking spaces in an area that truly is lacking for parking (Tom) mean that you're not welcome.

We'll try to go if we can find a parking space so we can bring our baby. But you all need to cool your jets and pull your panties out of your crack.

Matt said...
Electric wheel chairs navigate the streets of the North End quite well...

Sean said...
@Amanda - I lived in the North End for quite a while. I found the North End no more welcoming than any other part of the Treasure Valley. And, it is far less diverse than other Boise (or Canyon County) neighborhoods, such as the Bench or any of the popular refugee re-settlement areas near Fairview. Parking is, indeed, a significant issue for the Fair - I know creating parking in the North End is likely impossible, but it would benefit many different folks to have a shuttle service available to help compensate for limited spaces.

Brooks said...
Carol, Rachel, Ann..

There is a shuttle. With lot's of parking. Or come early in the day and park almost anywhere with no problem.

FREE Hyde Park‬ Street Fair Shuttle (2014)

First Baptist Church at 13th & Washington has a free ‪Hyde Park‬ Street Fair shuttle Friday 4PM - 10PM & Saturday Noon to 10PM - Here is a map to the church

Darrin Taggart said...
13th & Heron is blocked every year and the person there says no entry even though we have the state disability placard. What's the story for us folks? Am I going to be shunned another year? I can't walk two or three blocks and then through the park. My only option is to drive right by and then come back home. Please provide us a place to park.

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