Idaho's First Annual New Year's Eve Potato Drop
11/27/2013

This year, the Idaho New Year’s Commission has one goal: to celebrate the start of a new year in a way that has never been done before. Staying true to Idaho’s roots, the Commission will be dropping a giant, 10’ by 15’ glowing potato in the heart of downtown Boise, fro...

Online PR News – 27-November-2013 – Boise, Idaho – This year, the Idaho New Year’s Commission has one goal: to celebrate the start of a new year in a way that has never been done before. Staying true to Idaho’s roots, the Commission will be dropping a giant, 10’ by 15’ glowing potato in the heart of downtown Boise, from the Zions Bank building at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve.

This event will span from the Grove Plaza through the 8th street promenade. The New Year’s Eve bash will feature FREE, live music, magic shows, street performers, and local food trucks from across the Treasure Valley.

Featuring area bands on two outdoor sound stages, crowds can expect to see bands like Matt Hopper and the Roman Candles, New Transit, Steve Fulton, and much more.

The festivities will begin at 8:00 p.m. with the lighting and raising of the New Year’s Eve Potato, followed by the opening ceremonies. After that, a total of eight acts will be performing on the two sounds stages, with the final acts finishing at approximately 11:59 p.m. The last minute before midnight will be dedicated to the lowering of the potato and a final countdown into the new year.