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“We are going to be broadcasting live until 2 a.m. ET and we’ll will be live in Boise, Idaho for the Mountain Time Zone New Year – this is a first for us.” Debra Doft

Idaho® Potato Commission

This partner has been with us since the beginning. Thank you for ten years of support Idaho® Potato Commission. Thank you for protecting the Idaho® Potato brand and making Idaho what is it today!
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Vietnam National

Date Collected Feb 14, 2021 6:14 AM MST
Category National
Source BaoGiaothong
Est. Audience 95,464
Market Vietnam
Language Vietnamese

Potatoes (US)

“On New Year’s Eve, people in downtown Boise, USA will welcome the new year by dropping a giant sphere simulating a potato from the sky. Over 40,000 spectators came to see the 400-pound “GlowTato” lighted inside.”

Vietnam National

Yes we do!

April Mountain America Credit Union Non-Profit

We are so happy to announce the winner of our community elected non-profit for the MACU Family Tent this year.

The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline provides crisis intervention, emotional support, resource referrals, linkages to local services, and follow-up for all Idahoans, including those at risk for suicide and their families and loved ones. ISPH listens supportively to callers, empowering them to look at options and come up with their own solutions.

Boise Holiday Parade 2019

We had so much fun at the Boise Holiday Parade. The theme this year was “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”! Thank you to the event coordinators who put this event on. It is always so much fun!

Music on the Mountain

Did anyone check out Bogus Basin’s first concert series for Music on the Mountain last weekend? If you missed it do not fret, there are four more happening in July and August but do not wait until last minute to go because you do not want to miss out on this summer fun. With mountain roller coaster, rock climbing wall, refreshments from 10 Barrel brewing, mountain bike riding and LIVE MUSIC, it is fun for the whole FAMILY!!! Here are the shows still coming:

July 20th Join these amazing artists: Foxtones (San Francisco), Rory Van James (Seattle) and headliner American Mile (Los Angeles).

YMCA Famous Idaho® Potato Marathon

We will be back for our third year at the the Famous Idaho® Potato Marathon!

The YMCA Famous Idaho Potato Marathon, presented by the Idaho Potato Commission, is a fun full marathon, half marathon, 10K or 5K course along the Boise, Idaho greenbelt. All courses are flat and fast! This marathon can be used to qualify for the 2020 Boston Marathon. Bring the entire family out for this event! We have a distance that will work for everyone.

Idaho Gives

This event is happening in just two days! Put on by the Idaho Nonprofit Center this day of giving is overwhelming for local non-profits. It makes us happy to be from Idaho to see all the people so willing to GIVE. If you have not check out this wonderful non-profit effort please visit their website

4th Annual Car Show 96.9 the Eagle

We were so happy to be a part of the 4th annual car show this last weekend. The donation basket went to a classic Lincoln Continental with suicide doors and only 39,000 miles. The owners of the car where extremely nice people and very excited about the Idaho® Potato Drop prize. Congratulations!

Idaho® Potato Drop in Boise

Article Featured on by Ema Kisel

New Year is one of the most special celebrations, with one of the best things about New Year’s Eve being the fact that it is celebrated and enjoyed all over the globe. Everyone, regardless of their background, can enjoy great food, good company, awesome parties, magical firework shows, live entertainment, and more as they ring in the New Year in style, and there are many different forms of New Year celebration enjoyed all around the world. One of the most iconic images of New Year’s Eve is the Times Square ball drop in New York City, in which a large time ball is lowered down the spire on the roof of One Times Square to symbolize the ending of an old year and the beginning of a new one.

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The Big Apple has its ball drop, but Boise, Idaho has a drop of a different kind: a potato drop. The Idaho Potato Drop is a special and completely unique New Year celebration that only takes place in the city of Boise. It’s been running since 2014, initially at the US Bank Building and then at the Idaho State Capitol building. Despite only being a recent innovation, the Idaho Potato Drop has charmed the city of Boise and become a hugely popular moment on the city’s calendar. Fully free to attend, this special event lets Boise citizens and visitors to the area enjoy a New Year’s Eve they’ll never forget, complete with food, drinks, live entertainment, fireworks, and more, culminating with the dropping of the eponymous potato itself.

What to Expect at the Idaho Potato Drop

Running from 3pm through to 1am in the city of Boise, the Idaho Potato Drop is one of the best annual events in the state. While the ball drop event over in Times Square, NYC, is mostly centered on the dropping of the actual ball, with a lot of waiting around beforehand, the Idaho Potato Drop offers a full party experience, with lots of fun things to see and do all around Downtown Boise. Various parks and stages will be set up at the event offering live entertainment, activities, food, and drinks for people of all ages to enjoy.

There’s a family area, a VIP area for those who have chosen to pay for a VIP ticket, a main stage with headline musical acts, a snow park with all sorts of frosty winter fun activities, a wrestling ring, and so much more. The evening will also include the titular dropping off a gigantic potato over the State Capitol building and an incredible fireworks show, as well as a rail jam. It’s a huge, bombastic event with so much to offer, sure to live long in the memory and provide you and your family with lots of smiles and excitement. In short, it’s one of the very best ways you could ever hope to spend a New Year’s Eve.

The VIP Experience at the Idaho Potato Drop

The Idaho Potato Drop is fully free to attend, but it does rely on funds raised through sales of merchandise and VIP tickets, as well as sponsorships, in order to survive and offer the best experience possible for everyone. If you’d like to give something back to the organizers of the Idaho Potato Drop while also enjoying exclusive shows and services that the general public won’t have access to, you might want to invest in an Idaho Potato Drop VIP ticket.

With this ticket in your hands, you’ll be able to enjoy full VIP treatment and care for every single stage of the amazing potato drop experience. You’ll gain access to the VIP room, enjoying 360 degree views of the event from a covered, sheltered location, while also being able to enjoy acoustic, exclusive shows from some of the event’s best musical acts. Not only that, but your VIP pass for the Idaho Potato Drop will also let you enter an exclusive raffle with the chance to win some crazy prizes, so it’s definitely worth the money if you want to enjoy a magical New Year’s Eve.

Volunteer with Idaho Potato Drop

If you’d like to be a part of the action, you can even choose to volunteer to work at the Idaho Potato Drop and ensure that the event goes smoothly for everyone and is the best it can possibly be. The organizers rely on the kindness of volunteers to bring their vision to life, and you can sign up to be a volunteer by simply providing your name, contact info, and a simple message about your availability and how you might be able to help out via an online form on the official Idaho Potato Drop site. As a volunteer, you won’t be paid for your work but you will be rewarded with exclusive gifts and perks, as well as being able to enjoy the event from a behind-the-scenes perspective. website