Idaho New Year's Commission, LLC

5th Annual Idaho® Potato Drop

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  • Party in the Warm VIP Tent with Food, Drinks & Entertainment

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    Downtown Tater Trot

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

Unveiling The First Ever Glowtato!

We debuted the all-new high-tech internally lit GlowTato and enhanced our already amazing fireworks display!  In addition to our luxurious ticketed VIP tent, we added a large capacity FREE heated MACU family tent complete with educational and interactive entertainment from varies vendors: balloon tying, book reading, magician, zumba and more! Last year marked our first weekend event, so we started 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 stepped on last year as our snow park builder, and coordinated a USASA sanctioned 1-hour pre-qualifier event within the 6-hour rail jam. Professionals from around the country came to compete for USASA points.

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.