Boise releases full schedule for 150 Sesqui-Party on Sunday

July 1, 2013 

The Boise City Department of Arts & History is hosting the Sesqui-Party in celebration of Boise’s 150th Anniversary on July 7 in Julia Davis Park from noon to 5 p.m.

The Summer Sesqui-Party is the grand finale to the July 4-7 weekend.

Here's the full line-up for Sunday. All events are free and open to the public.

Main Stage at the Gene Harris Bandshell (Tim Johnstone, Emcee):

11:45am – Boise Highlanders

12:00pm – Mayor Bieter Welcome

12:15pm – a.k.a. Belle

1:05pm – Finn Riggins

2:00pm – Mayor Bieter Proclamation, Performance of “Boise, the Place We Call Home” (written ca. 1915), BOISE 150 Poet Laureate – Diane Raptosh, Ballet Idaho, Trey McIntyre Project (City of Boise, co-Cultural Ambassador), Idaho Shakespeare Festival (City of Boise, co-Cultural Ambassador)

3:25pm – Afrosonics

4:25pm – Steve Fulton Music

Sesqui-Scene 1:

12:00pm – Opera Idaho: Jason and Michelle Detwiler

12:30pm – Boise Cello Collective

12:50pm – lauren edson + dancers

1:40pm – Metamorphosis Performing Arts Studio

2:30pm – Ben Kemper Storyteller

3:00pm – Metamorphosis Performing Arts Studio

3:30pm – Big Tree Arts Poetry Slam

4:00pm – Ben Kemper Storyteller

4:30pm – Opera Idaho: Children's Chorus

Sesqui-Scene 2:

12:00pm – Boise Community Band

1:00pm – Boise Music Meisters

1:30pm – Boise Contemporary Theater: Theater Lab

2:30pm – Sam Matisse, Cowboy Poet

3:00pm – Boise Rock School

3:30pm – Boise Contemporary Theater: Theater Lab

4:00pm – Boise Rock School

4:30pm – Old-Time Dance Music: Ken Pollard and Bill Elmer

Sesqui-Scene 3:

1:00pm – Balance Dance

1:50pm – Summerwind Skippers

2:20pm – Idaho Korean Association

2:50pm – Balance Dance

Global Lounge Stage:

12:15pm – Fashion Through the Ages: Fashions from the 1860s-1960s (organized by Kathy Stuppy, Style 'n Time, and Gina White)

1:15pm – Fidel Nshombo (Poet)

1:30pm – Filipino Boses

2:00pm – Mexican Folkloric Dancers

2:30pm – Parrish Yuko and Yuki Sherwood

3:00pm – Starbelly Dancers

3:30pm – Traditional Chinese Dance Group

4:00pm – Danza Azteca Tonatuih

4:30pm – Bala Boise West African Drum and Dance

Tours – meeting at the gazebo at the Rose Garden:

1:00pm – Nature Better Than Nature: Building the Boise River

2:30pm – Walking Tour of Julia Davis Park Trees

3:00pm – Greenbelt Walk for Health, Habitat and Heritage

3:30pm – Historic Central Addition Neighborhood

4:00pm – Julia Davis Park Docent Tour

Other activities around the park: Vintage Car Show, Civil War Reenactments, Mobile Rec Van, Share Your Story booth, BOISE 150 Merchandise Booth, Cultural Booths, Community Booths, Plein Air Painters, Retroscope Media display, Free Admission to the Idaho State Historical Museum featuring Idaho Territory sesequicentennial exhibit - Essential Idaho: 150 Things that Make the Gem State Unique

Food and beverage: 20+ Local Food Trucks, at four locations throughout the park; Payette Brewing (debuting their BOISE 150 Lager); Cellar 16 Winery; Indian Creek Winery; Water Truck (refill your water bottle)


Bicycles – Park in the Bike Corral at Julia Davis Park, behind the Gene Harris Bandshell. You can also join Mayor Bieter and Boise Bicycle Project at 11:30am at City Hall for a bike parade into the park (park in the Boise Bicycle Project’s Bike Corral).

Shuttle Service – Free Parking with Shuttle Service every 20 minutes:

Boise State University – Brady Parking Garage (corner of University and Brady Street)

Myrtle Street Garage (445 South Capitol Boulevard) – stop at the ticket window when you park to receive your free parking pass.

Universal Access Parking – Julia Davis Park; show your disability parking permit to lot attendant.

What to bring: Water bottle, Folding chairs or blankets

What not to bring: Please leave your canine friends at home.

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