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Boise releases full schedule for Boise 150 Sesqui-Party

The grand finale to Boise’s 150th anniversary celebration kicks off at just before noon Sunday at Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd.


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In the days leading up to the so-called Summer Sesqui-Party, events will include the opening of  a new exhibition in the Sesqui-Shop, the city’s specially dedicated headquarters for the anniversary celebration. The exhibition is titled Faces of Boise: A Look at Local Identity. It’s scheduled to open between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday.
For more information on the Faces exhibition, visit its Facebook page.
The city’s Arts and History Department is also offering history tours of Boise’s original plat Friday and Saturday. The tours’ Facebook page has more information.
The following is the Sesqui-Party’s detailed schedule. It’s subject to change, so keep tabs on party’s website for up-to-date information.
MAIN STAGE- AT THE GENE HARRIS BANDSHELL
Tim Johnstone, Emcee
11:45am - Boise Highlanders
12:00pm – Mayor Bieter Welcome
12:15pm - a.k.a. Belle
1:05pm – Finn Riggins
2:00pm –
Mayor Bieter Proclamation
Performance of “Boise, the Place We Call Home” (written ca. 1915)
BOISE 150 Poet Laureate – Diane Raptosh
Ballet Idaho
Trey McIntyre Project (City of Boise, co-Cultural Ambassador)
Idaho Shakespeare Festival (City of Boise, co-Cultural Ambassador)
3:25pm – Afrosonics
4:25pm – Steve Fulton MusicSESQUI-SCENE 1
12:00pm - Opera Idaho: Jason and Michelle Detwiler
12:30pm - Boise Cello Collective
12:50pm - lauren edson + dancers
1:40pm - Metamorphosis Performing Arts Studio
2:30pm - Ben Kemper Storyteller
3:00pm - Metamorphosis Performing Arts Studio
3:30pm - Big Tree Arts Poetry Slam
4:00pm - Ben Kemper Storyteller
4:30pm - Opera Idaho: Children’s ChorusSESQUI-SCENE 2
12:00pm - Boise Community Band
1:00pm - Boise Music Meisters
1:30pm - Boise Contemporary Theater: Theater Lab
2:30pm - Sam Matisse, Cowboy Poet
3:00pm - Boise Rock School
3:30pm - Boise Contemporary Theater: Theater Lab
4:00pm - Boise Rock School
4:30pm - Old-Time Dance Music: Ken Pollard and Bill ElmerSESQUI-SCENE 3
1:00pm - Balance Dance
1:50pm - Summerwind Skippers
2:20pm - Idaho Korean Association
2:50pm - Balance DanceGLOBAL LOUNGE STAGE
12:15pm - Fashion Through the Ages: Fashions from the 1860s-1960s (organized by Kathy Stuppy, Style ‘n Time, and Gina White)
1:15pm – Fidel Nshombo (Poet)
1:30pm – Filipino Boses
2:00pm – Mexican Folkloric Dancers
2:30pm - Parrish Yuko and Yuki Sherwood
3:00pm – Starbelly Dancers
3:30pm – Traditional Chinese Dance Group
4:00pm – Danza Azteca Tonatuih
4:30pm – Bala Boise West African Drum and Dance

TOURS- MEETING AT THE GAZEBO IN THE ROSE GARDEN
1:00pm - Nature Better Than Nature: Building the Boise River
2:30pm - Walking Tour of Julia Davis Park Trees
3:00pm - Greenbelt Walk for Health, Habitat and Heritage
3:30pm - Historic Central Addition Neighborhood
4:00pm - Julia Davis Park Docent Tour

OTHER ACTIVITIES AROUND THE PARK

  • Vintage Car Show
  • Civil War Reenactments
  • Mobile Rec Van
  • Share Your Story booth
  • BOISE 150 Merchandise Booth
  • Cultural Booths
  • Community Booths
  • Plein Air Painters
  • Retroscope Media display
  • Free Admission to the Idaho State Historical Museum featuring Idaho Territory sesequicentennial exhibit  – Essential Idaho: 150 Things that Make the Gem State Unique
FOOD & BEVERAGE
  • 20+ Local Food Trucks, at four locations throughout the park
  • Payette Brewing (debuting their BOISE 150 Lager)
  • Cellar 16 Winery
  • Indian Creek Winery
  • Water Truck (refill your water bottle)
PARKING
  • Bicycles– Park in the Bike Corral at Julia Davis Park, behind the Gene Harris Bandshell. You can also join Mayor Bieter and Boise Bicycle Project at 11:30am at City Hall for a bike parade into the park (park in the Boise Bicycle Project’s Bike Corral).
  • Shuttle Service- Free Parking with Shuttle Service every 20 minutes:
    • Boise State University – Brady Parking Garage (corner of University and Brady Street)
    • Myrtle Street Garage (445 South Capitol Boulevard) – stop at the ticket window when you park to receive your free parking pass.
    • Universal Access Parking– Julia Davis Park; show your disability parking permit to lot attendant.
WHAT TO BRING
  • Water bottle
  • Folding chairs or blankets
WHAT NOT TO BRING
Please leave dogs at home.
 
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