Hoping to drive business to more than 300 stores and restaurants Downtown, the city is making parking free at all its metered spaces Downtown Friday -- the day after Thanksgiving.
Regular parking rates will apply in public parking garages and private lots. The city will still enforce parking restrictions in loading zones and disabled-only parking spaces.
The parking meter waiver is standard in Boise on Black Friday.
Besides shoppers and diners, the waiver helps people who want to attend the Holiday Tree-Lighting Celebration. The event goes from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday in the Grove Plaza between Capitol Boulevard and 9th, Front and Main streets.