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Boise Hempfest! 5 Things to Do This Weekend in Boise

Boise Hempfest coordinator talks education, legalization

Serra Frank shares the motivation behind the Hempfest event in Downtown Boise on Aug. 13, 2016, as well as her thoughts on how Idaho can work toward legalization.
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Serra Frank shares the motivation behind the Hempfest event in Downtown Boise on Aug. 13, 2016, as well as her thoughts on how Idaho can work toward legalization.

1. GET TO KNOW CANNABIS

The second annual Boise Hempfest will fill the air with, um, education from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at Julia Davis Park. There will be bands, prizes and lots of talk about the subject of the day. It’s free. Questions? Email boisehempfest420@gmail.com.

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2. ROCK OUT

Sweet leaf? Try Sweetwater. The California-based Harlis Sweetwater Band is back at the Sapphire Room at the Riverside Hotel on Friday night. This group unleashes soulful, gritty blues-rock.

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3. HIT THE MARKET

The Capital City Public Market opens Saturday along 8th Street between Bannock and Main in Downtown Boise. More than 100 vendors will set up from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It’s a Saturday tradition starting now through Dec. 16.

The Creperie started its 8th year with the Capital City Public Market Saturday. Here's how the business started and has mantained its success during that time. Justin Vitley, who has helped his friend (the owner of the business, Will Loverdale) ma

4. CHASE AN EGG

The Capital Community Egg Hunt — from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Meridian’s Kleiner Park — claims to be “the largest free family event in the Treasure Valley and one of the largest in the nation.” (So either definitely go ... or avoid like crazy?) Here’s a list of the weekend’s Easter egg hunts.

 

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5. CHASE FOOD TRUCKS

UPDATE: CANCELED BECAUSE OF WEATHER. If you’re in Meridian, head downtown from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday for a food truck rally in celebration of National Library Week. You also can learn about this wild new book-a-bike program that lets you check out bicycles with your library card. Read more about the Idaho food truck scene here.

 

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