Beginning Friday evening (June 19), multiple events in the heart of Downtown Boise will temporarily close various portions of roadway.
Friday, June 19
World Village Festival—This festival takes place on Friday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Most of the event will take place in Capitol Park, but Jefferson Street between 6th Street and 8th Street and the east leg of Capitol Boulevard will be closed.
Saturday, June 20
8th Street Market Place—This ongoing event closes 8th Street between Main Street and State Street from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Saturday.
Boise Brewing 1-year Customer Appreciation Party—This event will close the north/south alley between Broad Street and Myrtle Street, and between 5th Street and 6th Street. The event is planned to run from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., but early setup will require the closure early that morning.
Motorfest Cruise—This event will take place on Saturday (June 20) from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Setup will begin at 4 p.m. The road will reopen by 11 p.m. The route is as follows: starts on Jefferson Street between 4th and 5th streets; then proceeds to Bannock Street between 4th and 9th streets; Idaho Street between 4th and 9th streets; 4th and 5th streets between Jefferson and Idaho streets; and finally 6th/7th/8th/9th streets between Bannock and Idaho streets.
The Shriners Parade—This event is expected to draw a crowd of several thousand. Road closures will begin at approximately 9 a.m. The parade starts at 10 a.m. and is expected to be over by 10:45 a.m. The parade route is as follows: the parade begins at the intersection of Bannock Street and 11th Street, then proceeds north on 11th Street to Jefferson Street, east on Jefferson Street to 5th Street, south on 5th Street to Bannock Street, and west on Bannock Street to the finish at 11th Street.
The Pride Parade—This event will close Broad Street from Capitol Boulevard to 9th Street, and 8th Street between Front Street and Myrtle Street for the static event which runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The parade starts on the steps of the Capitol building, then progresses west on Jefferson Street to 9th Street, south on 9th Street to Broad Street, then east on Broad Street to the finish line.
Detours will be posted, and police and police escorts will be downtown to help guide motorists and spectators alike.