The Capital City Public Market is one of the most fun experiences in downtown Boise in summer. Although I had gone to the Capital City Public Market in Boise a few times a year, I never really appreciated all it had to offer until I moved home this time. You can experience the city and its people, pick up fresh fruit and vegetables, homemade clothing, and other local items. Plus, you can try food from one of the many vendors participating. It is one of our favorite things to do in Boise.
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History of the Capital City Public Market
Hours & Location
Parking in Downtown Boise
Mission of the Boise Public Market
Driving to or hiking Table Rock Boise, Idaho
It has since grown to more than 130 vendors each Saturday and expands multiple blocks throughout the downtown Boise area.
Hours & Location
Recommended: How local farms prepare for the Capital City Public Market
You can also park in any of the downtown parking garages. The first hour of parking is free, with $2.50 for each hour after that or $5 for all day parking on Saturdays.
You can find the garages here:
Eastman Garage – 9th & Main Capitol Terrace Garage – Main & Capitol Blvd Boulevard Garage – under the Grove Hotel Myrtle Street Garage – the Hampton Inn Hotel City Centre Garage – 9th & Front Streets Grove Street Garage – beside Hotel 43
Walking, running, or bicycling the Boise Greenbelt (map)
The Capital City Public Market’s mission is simple. They are “more than just a local foods and fresh produce market. We believe in growing a sustainable local food system and thriving local economy through the exchange of goods, services and information between farmers, specialty food producers, artisans and the public, whether our patrons are locals or out-of-town visitors,” according to their website.