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Our local merchants plan exciting, engaging in-store events including food and beverage tastings, local art exhibits, retail trunk shows, live music, family activities, and entertainment in a special and unique way you'll only find in Downtown Boise. Stop into your favorite establishment or check out someplace new!

Events typically run from 5–9pm, but each merchant creatively plans their own event so check each listing below for individual hours and details. 

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910 Main St •

Art   Shop   Activity  

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Erma Hayman House

617 Ash St • 208-608-7050

Food & Beverage   Activity  

Treat yourself to a fun night by making plans to visit the Erma Hayman House on First Thursday!

Starting on June 1 and every first Thursday through October, swing by 617 Ash Street anytime between 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. to learn more about Erma Hayman, her house, and the River Street Neighborhood, while enjoying light appetizers and refreshments from local vendors.

This event is free and open to the public. Parking near and around the house is limited. Please plan ahead to find parking or use alternative transportation.

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Art Source Gallery

1516 W Grove St • 208-331-3374

Art   Shop   Music   Food & Beverage  


Every year, Art Source Gallery showcases artists who live and create in the Pacific Northwest. The Exhibition is open to all fine artists from Idaho, Washington and Oregon who work in two- and three-dimensional visual media, and who are not members of the gallery.

Cash awards for Best of Show for 2- and 3-dimensional work, plus First, Second and Third place will be presented during the opening reception on July 6. Enjoy the musical stylings of Midnight Jazz Cats, wine by Indian Creek Winery, and snacks.

This year’s juror is Tilley Bubb, currently the City of Boise's Cultural Planner. Bubb is a co-founder of Surel’s Place and teaches design thinking at Boise State University. Her own work is primarily encaustic (hot wax) painting. The public is invited to select the People’s Choice award to be presented at the end of the show. All art will be on display and for sale at the gallery throughout the month of July.

Art Source Gallery is a collaborative of nearly 50 artists in all media, located at 1516 W. Grove St. in Boise’s Linen District. The gallery is open Monday-Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm, with an Annex on Concourse B open to all ticketed passengers at Boise Airport. For more information call 208-331-3374, or visit the website

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Handlebar Trike Races

1519 W Main St • (208) 344-0068

Food & Beverage   Activity  

Free to play!

Join us every Thursday at 8pm for indoor racing!

Our trike creations are made in-house with a new trike every month.

Prizes for top 3 winners.

No pre-registration required– just show up!

We carry 24 unique craft beers on tap.

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Cactus Bar

517 W Main St • (208) 342-9732

Food & Beverage   Activity  

Free Bingo!

Win some cool prizes, make some new friends, drink some cool drinks, get a little tipsy!

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View Free Public Art at Freak Alley Gallery

Alley: 8th & 9th and Bannock & Idaho St •

Art   Kid-Friendly   Activity  

Freak Alley Gallery is the Northwest's Largest Open-Air, Multi-artist Mural Gallery, located between 8th and 9th street and Bannock and Idaho in Downtown Boise.

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Fred Astaire Dance Studios Boise

1511 W Main Street • 208-514-0440

Music   Activity  

"Swing" in for First Thursday and find out how much fun date night or a night out on the town can be!

Dance Demos & Newcomer Mini-Group Class

General Studio Tours (No classes)
5pm—9pm (Stop by any time!)

Two Introductory Private Lesson Package available for $75!

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Richard's Outdoor Red Umbrella Bar

500 S Capitol Blvd • (208) 472-1463

Food & Beverage  

First Thursday is even better outside! Richard's Red Umbrella Bar, located on the 2nd floor outdoor Plaza at the Inn at 500, will be open every First Thursday (weather permitting). Happy Hour pricing, a special cocktail menu, and apps hot off the grill! Open seating, great views of downtown, and always free covered parking and complimentary valet.

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TheGym Eighth & Main

800 W Main St • 208-789-0477


Join Boise's exclusive downtown fitness center for SOCIAL HOUR!

Free equipment orientations
Refreshments & a good time
Small group class (spots limited)

Come say hi and work out with us!

- Located on the corner of 8th and Main -

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Silly Birch

507 W Main St • (208) 344-1889

Music   Food & Beverage   Activity  

Happy Hour from 3pm-8pm!

Enjoy a live DJ on Thursday evening!

What bar would be complete without a few games to blow off steam? After you grab a drink, feel free to ask any of our staff to borrow a pool cue or set of darts and play away!

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Bardenay Restaurant & Distillery

610 W Grove St • (208) 426-0538

Food & Beverage  

Enjoy happy hour cocktails this Thursday & everyday from 4-6pm. Get a 2 oz pour of gold medal winning Vodkas, Gin, Rums & Whiskey made by us on site instead of someone's well booze from who knows where. Today, each of our locations is a popular choice for lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, or a drink on the patio. With food that’s unique to Idaho and handcrafted cocktails that are unique to Bardenay, it’s an experience worth coming back for.

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