Idaho New Year's Commission, LLC

4th Annual Idaho® Potato Drop

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Huge firework show, Rail Jam and live music at the Idaho State Capitol for New Year’s Eve!

Unveiling The First Ever Glowtato!

We will be debuting the all-new high-tech internally lit GlowTato and enhancing our already amazing fireworks display.  In addition to our luxurious ticketed VIP tent, we are also adding a large capacity FREE heated family tent complete with educational and interactive entertainment from varies vendors: balloon tying, book reading, magician, zumba and more! This year marks our first weekend event, so we are starting the festivities early on the main stage with the Summer Wind Skippers (seen on America’s got talent) at 1p.m., Wrestle Club professional wrestling (at the Borah Grounds Wrestling ring), first ever Potato Rise at 6p.m., and the entertainment continues all the way through New Year’s morning with world-renown Jeff Crosby and the Refugees. For sponsorship information, visit our Online Sponsorship Kit.

The Toyota Rail jam Event Built by Gateway Parks

Gateway Parks has stepped on this year as our snowpark builder and will be coordinating a USASA sanctioned 1-hour pre-qualifier event within the 6-hour rail jam. This will be complete with professionals competing from around the country. We will be blowing snow in Capitol park for days leading up to the event, setting up the rail jam with multi-color lighting aimed at the airborne snowflakes.

A special thanks goes to this year’s sponsors for keeping this family friendly event free!

The Idaho New Year’s Commission hosts Idaho’s signature New Year’s Eve celebration to ring in the new year with a lasting tradition that puts Idaho on the map as a world destination for New Year’s Eve. Every year, the Idaho Potato Drop makes world news and publications reaching over 500 million people world wide. With music, sports, fun, fireworks and a true VIP experience, this event promotes community and commerce in Idaho while creating awareness for local charities and Idaho’s beloved Potato. A portion of all proceeds are donated every year to local non-profit companies in need. To help raise money for this effort and future events, please purchase VIP tickets, t-shirts, sweaters and gear or be a hero and donate at the Potato Drop Shop.