An already festive weekend Sept. 14 and 15 in Boise's North End will ratchet up a notch with the addition of the Hyde Park Curb A'Faire.
The inaugural event, which will feature music, art and a beer and liquor bar at the intersection of 13th and Eastman Streets, is scheduled concurrently with the annual Hyde Park Street Fair, which is several blocks away at Camel's Back Park. Curb A'Faire organizers hope to offer a smaller, slightly more subdued option for those looking for a respite from the Street Fair, which draws thousands.
The Hyde Park Merchants Alliance is planning Curb A'Faire. The North End Neighborhood Association is planning the Street Fair.
For the Curb A'Faire, several blocks in Hyde Park will be closed to provide space the event. On Saturday, street circus performers and art displays will start at noon before banks take a stage between 3 and 10 p.m.
Here's a list of musical performers:
ÆBoise Rock School, 3 p.m.
ÆNorthern Giants, 4 p.m.
ÆCustomary, 5 p.m.
ÆHillfolk Noir, 6 p.m.
ÆMarshall Poole, 7 p.m.
ÆSun Blood Stories, 8:30 p.m.
Sunday will feature lower-key activities starting at 10 a.m., including live art pieces and sidewalk chalk art and local DJs and musicians.
Parking will be scarce. Walking or riding a bike to the event is encouraged.