Idaho New Year's Commission, LLC

2nd Annual Idaho Potato Drop


On Dec. 31st 2013, we dropped a 17 foot long lit-up potato from the US Bank Plaza in downtown Boise to commemorate the new year and Idaho’s sesquicentennial. Live music From Hollow Wood, Matt Hopper & the Roman Candles, Audio Moonshine and Carolina Morning filled the streets, spanning the Grove Plaza through the 8th street promenade. DJ Myko kept people dancing in the VIP lounge, while Boise Rock School started us off with a fun performance in the 8th street breezeway. The Orbiter 2000 carnival ride was a fun addition spinning spec-taters into orbit. Magic shows from Kip Sherry kept the crowd entertained while street performers dazzled with tricks and local food vendors served up delicious treats. Thank you Idaho for making the first annual Idaho Potato Drop the best new year’s eve party Boise has ever seen! A portion of proceeds from this event were donated to Boise Rock School Scholarship fund. Thank you to our partners KTVB and Mix 106 as well as all of our wonderful 2013 sponsors for creating awareness and supporting a good cause and downright silly fun! We are looking forward to bringing back the Idaho Potato Drop to our community in a BIG way for 2014!