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The Craft & Chocolate Affaire - Back at the Nampa Civic Center

The 20th Annual Craft & Chocolate Affaire returns to the Nampa Civic Center November 5th and 6th, 2021.  Spectra Venue Management invites you to kick off the holiday shopping season and find a special and unique gift from one of our many vendors. We cater specifically to chocolate lovers as well as those who love to attend bazaars. This event is FREE to the public.  For more information, please visit or call 208-468-5500.

Join us for a festive holiday market and shop for all your holiday needs with over 100 Artisans.  Browse many unique items at this event and discover there is something for everyone.  We have entrepreneurs of all sorts selling custom items like blankets, ornaments, paintings, pottery, pet clothing and more.  Handcrafted windchimes, jewelry, soaps, home décor and wood carvings will also be available so bring your shopping list and start your holiday shopping early. Buying from this event will supports local crafters and artisans!

Don’t forget the chocolate! There will be so much chocolate in one place, it may overwhelm your tongue!

Delicacies like gourmet fudge, hand crafted macaroons, truffles, and Brazilian chocolate dancing on your lips.    Indulge in a scrumptious chocolate covered strawberry, be enticed by a rich chocolate pie or a smooth piece of chocolate cake.  You’ve been longing for the taste of great chocolate and now you can satisfy your every chocolate desire.

Bring the kids to visit with Santa Saturday, November 6th from 11am – 2pm.  There is no cost for your children to see him, so be sure to bring your camera and make some memories with your kids as they deliver their Christmas wishes to Santa early this year.

Snag a chocolate martini, a glass of wine, or other dreamy drink while unwinding, satisfying your chocolate desires, and shopping till you drop at the Craft & Chocolate Affaire.

Event times are:

  • November 5, 5pm - 9pm
  • November 6, 10am - 4pm

About Nampa Civic Center 

The Nampa Civic Center offers 28,000 square feet of inviting and flexible event space for meetings, conferences and trade-shows. The Civic Center is a local gathering place, located on the Nampa/Caldwell Boulevard and surrounded by thriving Nampa businesses and wonderful people.  Less than 30 minutes from the Boise Airport, the Nampa Civic Center is a true full-service facility. You’ll find our friendly staff ready to assist you in planning your successful event.

About Spectra Venue Management

Spectra’s Venue Management division is the industry leader across a full range of services that impact the bottom-line success of public assembly venues, including marketing and sales, corporate partnerships, event booking, ticket services and box office management, customer service, operations and engineering and finance and administration.

About Spectra Partnerships 

Spectra Partnerships is a leader in sales representation, strategic consulting, and analytics for sports and entertainment properties across North America. Our experienced sales team drives revenue for our clients and their properties via the marketing and sale of naming rights, corporate partnerships, advertising, premium seating, and hospitality.


Spectra is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at Follow Spectra on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Come to the Nampa Civic Center on Friday, September 24, 2021, for a night of music, games, food and fun.  Spectra, the providers of Venue Management at the Nampa Civic Center invite you to spend Oktoberfest with them!  The event is returning to the Nampa Civic Center after a move to the Ford Idaho Center due to COVID restrictions in 2020.  Oktoberfest has brought the community together to celebrate German tradition for 14 years now and the Nampa Civic Center is so excited to take it back home.  The first 100 tickets purchased cost just $5 plus applicable fees and include one free drink token. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 6, 2021 at 10:00am.  Purchase tickets at   or 208-442-3232.

Make sure to get your tickets early!  The first 100 sold are just $5 and include a token for a free drink!  After that, the ticket price increases to $8 until September 23rd at 11:59pm.  Then tickets will be sold at the door until sold out for $10 plus fees and do NOT include the free drink. You can buy a commemorative beer stein for just $15 (limit of 100) and use that stein to get a discount on your beer when you use your mug.  Beer buffs go big and get the Prost! Package – it comes with get entrance, a 16 oz glass beer stein, 2 free drink tokens and a brat for just $30, a value of $49 (limit of 100 Prost! Packages).

This year Precision Axe Range, Treasure Valley’s only WATL sanctioned axe throwing facility, joins the event with a mobile trailer. Their mobile trailer has four lanes of exciting axe throwing fun that can be brought to any party gathering or event. Throw a few axes and see how Precision Axe Range has taken axe throwing to the next level.

Genuine live German music is once again provided by the Boise Valley Edelweiss Band.  The band has served the Treasure Valley for over 35 years and specializes in nostalgic Beer Garden Music.  It will be hard to keep yourself from joining in on a German Folk Dance or two.

Our food menu showcases German dishes like Roasted Chicken, Pork Cutlets, Smoked or Grilled German Bratwurst, German Potato Salad, Apple Strudel and more! What makes food even better? When it is paired with distinct Oktoberfest beers.

Play Oktoberfest game favorites at the Nampa Civic Center like the Brat Shot, Mug Holding Contest, Beer Stein Race and more.   Come in your best Lederhosen, Dirndl or other traditional German attire and bring your best bier stein to enter our contests - the crowd vote on their favorites.  Get a night out or bring your kids! Kids can join the Kids Kazoo Parade, enter the coloring contest, or visit a new feature we have this year – a petting zoo!  The petting zoo is provided by Horton Family Farm.  They will be on site from 5pm until 8pm so make sure the kids stop by and pet the animals. Don’t forget to visit and support the vendors at the event.


Join us for an entertaining night of eating, drinking and having fun!

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Scorpion Entertainment brings the next tribute concert to the Nampa Civic Center on Friday, August 20, 2021 at 7:30pm in the Banquet Rooms and Saturday, August
21, 2021 at 7:30pm in the Theater. The concert, titled Jukebox Rock is a dynamic tribute to the 5o‘s & 60’s starring Linwood Sasser performing as the Big Bopper and Sting Ray Anthony, featuring a special, one-of-a-kind tribute to The Latin Rocker, Ritchie Valens.


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Scorpion Entertainment kicks off their return to the Nampa Civic Center with a Motown tribute concert on Friday, July 9, 2021, at 7:30 pm in the Theater and Saturday, July 10, 2021, at 12:30 pm in the Banquet Rooms, both at the Nampa Civic Center.  The concert, titled All ‘Bout Soul, sends the audience through decades of soulful music featuring the hits of James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Chuck Berry, Tina Turner, Little Richard, and Whitney Houston.  All performed by the talented artists Peter Peterkin and DeNita Asberry.


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St. Puptricks: a st. Patrick’s day themed event for people with dogs

Calling all canine enthusiasts! Spectra, the providers of Venue Management at the Nampa Civic Center are hosting a St. Patrick’s Day themed dog event called St. Puptricks on March 20, 2021 from 11am – 3pm.    The event does not require tickets and has a FREE ENTRY.  Bring your family, friends, and don’t forget your dog (dog not required) and come out for some fun!


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A Note from Scorpion Entertainment About Cancellations

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Scorpion Entertainment has made the hard decision to cancel all of their currently scheduled performances. We hope that those who come to our shows, the bands who perform in them, and the staff who work them all stay safe during this difficult season. We look to the future with great expectation and hope to see you all again in June of 2021, assuming the current situation is under control.  All tickets purchased for any Scorpion Entertainment production will be automatically refunded within 7-10 business days.


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New design, senior friendly!

NAMPA, ID. (September 21, 2020) – Spectra the providers of Venue Management at the Nampa Civic Center holds the 14th Annual Senior Fair, from 8am-12pm on October 10th. The design of the event has changed in order to provide senior citizens a safe way to attend the event with social distancing measures through a curb side service set up. Senior Fair is a health and wellness expo focused on senior citizens in the community and their families. This event is FREE to the public. For more information, please visit or call 208-468- 5500.


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Beach Boys Tribute Rescheduled!

The Beach Boys has been rescheduled at the Nampa Civic Center in Nampa, ID from May 29, 2020 to October 16, 2020. The new date was announced on April 20, 2020.
All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new date. Tickets for the new dates are on sale now. Refunds will be processed until the end of the business day on May 7, 2020 and no later.

The Beach Boys - Garden Performance has been rescheduled at the Nampa Civic Center in Nampa, ID from May 30, 2020 to October 17, 2020 in the Banquet Rooms. The new date was announced on April 20, 2020. Tickets for the new dates are on sale now. All previously purchased tickets can be refunded or used for the banquet performance. Refunds will be processed until the end of the business day on May 7, 2020, and no later.

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