HUGE IDAHO® POTATOES, FIREWORK SHOW, RAIL JAM AND LIVE MUSIC AT THE IDAHO STATE CAPITOL FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE!
Idaho’s signature holiday event that can only be truly experienced LIVE at the Idaho State Capitol! The Idaho® Potato Drop is a free and charitable world-class New Year’s Eve destination that supports local arts, business and charities.
KTVB will be on hand, interviewing athletes, artists and “Spec-Taters”, while live broadcasting across NBC stations in Cecil D. Andrus Park featuring music, sporting events and live art starting at 3:00PM .
The USASA-sanctioned “Big-Air Rail Jam” sponsored by Inland Northwest Toyota Dealers, will be truly “Spud-Tacular” this year! This cutting-edge snow park will be built almost entirely with snow and utilize crank pulleys, kickers, rails and quarter pipe. The Gateway Parks “Tuber-Luge” public tubing hill promises to be bigger and better than last year’s! McCall Winter Carnival will again be on hand to dazzle the crowd with live ice sculpting. Wrestle Club will battle once again for the “Potato Belt Championship”. Families will love the fun activities, and non-profit vendor booths in the free and heated Mountain America Credit Union Family Tent. Local food trucks and beverages will be located in the food court on Capitol blvd. and an all ages beer garden will be located throughout Cecil D. Andrus Park. Don’t forget to snap a picture with Spuddy Buddy and the Big Idaho® Potato Tour truck!
The all-new VIP room will connect to the adjoining Saint Lawrence GridIron restaurant, with festive craft-cocktails, Hors d’oeuvre’s and optional plated gourmet meals. VIP guests enjoy 360 degree views of the event, while experiencing intimate acoustic performances from Jeff Crosby, Matt Hopper and more. DJ Jett Rokk (Portland) will blast Spec-Taters off of the LED dance floor and into orbit with a Jett-fueled setlist. Casio Dreams plans to keep the floor rumbling with your favorite 80’s hits just before partygoers tickle their funny bones with the zany comedy of Lady Bizness. VIP guests also receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win Big-ticket prizes, such as 5 day, 4 night Mexico Vacation Packages, a Snake River Spas Hot Tub and Idaho® Potato Drop merchandise.
The World-Famous #GlowTato will ascend at 6:00 PM for the Idaho® Potato Rise, with a special rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. Our Main Stage partner Grown in Idaho® will feature a strong and talented musical lineup this year. In alphabetical order: American Mile, Boise Rock School, Gipsy Moonrise, Jeff Crosby, Marshall Poole, Matt Hopper & The Roman Candles, and Red Light Challenge. At midnight, Inland Crane will #DropItLikeItsHot while Spec-Taters enjoy our World-Class Fireworks display!