Normally we'd say "mark your calendars!" This year, we're saying "pencil it in" but are cautiously optimistic that we'll get to experience some of our favorite events in some way, shape or form in 2021! 

One of my favorite songs in the world begins with the words "Well in the end my friends, we're all be together again." Over the past year, we've had to use that as a mantra so that we didn't cry every time we had to be the bearer of bad news and tell you that one of your favorite local events had been canceled due to COVID-19.

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But now the vaccine is slowly rolling out in the Treasure Valley and our case numbers have declined dramatically since hitting their peak in December. Each time we see one of you share a photo of your "I got vaccinated" or vaccine card, we feel something warm and fuzzy inside. It's something that we haven't felt in quite a while...hope!

So, with the cases of "hope" and "optimism" on the rise, it's our pleasure to share these tentative 2021 dates for some of your favorite local events with you! Many are already taking applications for vendors.

For the latest updates/changes to operation plans for these events, we encourage you to bookmark their websites or follow them on social media. We'll include as many links as we can to make that easy for you!

Emmett Cherry Festival

Meridian Diary Days

Eagle Fun Days

  • Friday, July 9 - Saturday, July 10
  • Website

Canyon County Fair

Kuna Days

Western Idaho Fair

Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic

  • Wednesday, September 1 - Sunday, September 5
  • Website

Art in the Park

  • Friday, September 10 - Sunday, September 12
  • Website

Hyde Park Street Fair

  • Friday, September 17 - Sunday, September 19
  • Website (New website coming soon)
  • Facebook

Treefort Music Fest

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