BOISE, Idaho — It's still a month away, but we are learning more about the upcoming 50th anniversary celebration for the Boise Greenbelt! The city is planning a three-day community-wide celebration where you can learn more about the Greenbelt's history, tour the pathway, and enjoy all the elements surrounding the Greenbelt.
Events start September 19 with a night at the Egyptian Theater, honoring the past and the leaders shaping the pathway's future. Tickets will be available starting in late August or early September.
On September 20, there will be a time capsule unveiling at Shoreline Park at 10:30 a.m. Mayor Bieter and the Boise City Council will unearth a time capsule that was buried at the Greenbelt's 30th anniversary in 1999. There will be free afternoon walking and biking tours along the Greenbelt hosted by the Boise City Arts & History Department. Registration will open in early September.
On September 21, the Greenbelt Fun Mile Run/Walk is being planned for that morning in partnership with Boise State University. Registration details for that will be announced soon. There will be a Party and Food Truck Rally at Ann Morrison Park from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. near the fountain. Lawn games, music, a beer garden and more are being planned. A free jazz evening concert in Ann Morrison Park is set for 6 p.m. The Boise Jazz Orchestra is set to perform.
In addition to the celebratory events, the City of Boise is collecting stories, photos and memories from the community related to the Greenbelt. If you have something to share, click here to submit it.