Monday, May 26, 2014

Filling Up Your Summer Social Calendar: 4th of July, San Inazio, Freak Alley and a 'Hippie Run?'

Posted By on Mon, May 26, 2014 at 10:17 AM

Boise's summertime social calendar is filling fast. When the City of Boise Special Events committee convenes this Wednesday, May 28th, they'll be reviewing a full slate of events - some old, some new - that will compete for your attention in the coming months.

On the evening of Friday, August 1st, organizers of something called The Hippie Run promise the "grooviest run on the planet," proposed to be held in Julia Davis Park. The 5K run/walk starts right before dark where participants will run through "a disco glow wonderland with disco boogie stations," and an after-race celebration.

The popular Freak Alley Gallery Mural event is proposed for the week of Saturday, August 2nd through Saturday, August 9th. That's where more than 100 artists are expected to display their work, bordered by Eighth, Ninth, Idaho and Bannock streets.

The 2014 version of the San Inazio Basque Festival is set for Thursday, July 24 through Sunday, July 27 in the Basque Block, with plenty of food, drink, dancing, food, music and more food.

The Goddess Fest celebrates 20 years at the Golden Threat Grove Church on Friday, July 25th, including dance song, ritual, prayer, meditations and "exercises in creativity."

And plans are being firmed up for Boise's 4th of July celebration with music, parades, tons of activities for kids and the region's biggest fireworks celebration in Ann Morrison Park, which usually attracts close to 15,000 attendees.

And looking toward the early Fall, officials at the Boise Art Museum are already putting finishing touches on Art in the Park, this year being held from Friday, Sept. 5 through Sunday, Sept. 7 in Julia Davis Park. So far, 265 artists and 38 food vendors have agreed to participate.

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