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Signs of Spring: Two Boise Outdoor Markets and a 'Bubble Run' 

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  • Patrick Sweeney
  • Boise Farmers Market


With the Vernal Equinox less than a month away and temperatures in Boise expected to be in the upper 50s later this week, city planners are already thinking of spring.

The city of Boise's special events team will consider several applicants Thursday, Feb. 24, including a pair of high-profile warm weather destinations: the Boise Farmers Market and the Capital City Market.

Now in its fourth year, the Boise Farmers Market started in 2013 as an off-shoot of the Capital City Market but will boast up to 70 vendors for its 2016 season, which will launch Saturday, April 2 and occupy about one-half of a parking lot at 1080 Front St. 

The venerable Capital City Public Market began in 1994 with a handful of vendors and spent a couple of years at the dirt lot corner of Eighth and Main streets—known then as "The Hole" and ultimately home to the Eighth and Main office tower. Today, CCPM fills four blocks of Eighth Street between Main and State streets and includes more than 150 vendors. The Capital City Public Market is set to begin Saturday, April 16.

The Boise Special Events team will also be taking up an application from organizers who promise "good clean fun" at the "Bubble Run," proposed for Saturday, May 28. The 5-kilometer Bubble Runs have been held in a number of cities around the country, but 2016 would be its first year in Boise. Organizers said runners will pass through "bogs" of colored suds, "bringing back memories of car washes and bathtub bubble beards."  

Registration for the Boise Bubble Run is being proposed for Expo Idaho and the route would continue on Whitewater Park Boulevard, leading to the Boise Greenbelt to Veterans Memorial Park.

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