Sunday, April 6, 2014

Boise Special Events Committee Fills Up Summer Calendar

Posted By on Sun, Apr 6, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Once temperatures start climbing, there's an ever-growing stream of things to do in the Treasure Valley, and proof-positive is the packed agenda for this coming Wednesday April 9's meeting of the City of Boise Special Events Committee, which serves as a gatekeeper before the City Clerk's Office grants a special events license.

Chief among the applicants is Alive After Five, the Wednesday evening concert series sponsored by the Downtown Boise Association that has drawn thousands to the downtown core for more than a quarter-century. Right now, the DBA is planning on holding Alive After Five at its traditional Grove Plaza site from June through August. But Boise Weekly reported in February that DBA and city of Boise officials were mulling their options of where to relocate Alive After Five when the Gardner Company moves forward with its plans for an underground transit center and accompanying above-ground convention and meeting space at the Grove Plaza. Right now, city officials are looking at both the Basque Block and Capitol Park as options, with Capitol Park being a preference.

Other summer events on this week's City of Boise Special Events Committee meeting agenda are:

- 2014 Treasure Valley Heart Walk, stepping off Saturday, May 31, from Julia Davis Park.

- Saint Alphonsus Capitol Class Children's Race, with hundreds of kids racing down Capitol Boulevard from the Boise Depot to Capitol Park on Saturday, June 7.

- Movies Under the Stars at the Julia Davis Bandshell, set for three Saturday evenings: June 21, July 19 and Aug. 16.

- Tour de Fat, set for Saturday, Aug. 16, in Ann Morrison Park.

- The 2014 Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic, set for Ann Morrison Park, Wednesday Aug. 27, through Sunday, Aug. 31.

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