Hyde Park Street Fair Background
UPDATE 02/01/2017: The application for the 2017 Hyde Park Street Fair is now available! If you are interested in having a booth as a crafter, seller, non-profit, or food vendor, you can find the application on our website. Deadline is JUNE 1. CLICK HERE
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.
Photo by Jill Giese
Check out Hyde Park Street Fair Storified by clicking here
PLEASE ride your bikes to the event!!
FREE Hyde Park Street Fair Shuttle (2016)
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 4pm-9pm & Saturday 11am-9pm.
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.
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 in Hyde Park 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!