Be Downtown Boise the First Thursday of each month to experience art, shopping, dining and entertainment in a special and unique way you’ll only find Downtown. Our local merchants plan exciting, engaging in-store events including food and beverage tastings, local art exhibits and trunk shows. Stop into your favorite establishment or check out someplace new!
Events typically run from 5:00 – 9:00pm, but each merchant creatively plans their own event so check each listing for individual hours and details.
- The Alaska Center
1020 W Main St
Art in the Alaska Center:
- Allan Ansell: Open studio, complimentary portraits. Come see the "Faces of Boise" wall of portraits!
- Radio Boise: Open house
- Chi E Shenam Westin: New original oil paintings on aluminum: New series paintings of the Snake River Canyon. Recently-published adult coloring book available!
- Mr. Ting Shao Kuang: Limited serigraphs. Kuang has been exhibited and collected throughout the world and is regarded as the leader and significant contributor to the Heavy Color/Yunnan Art School/Yunnan School style.
- LaNeige Bridal and Tux
- Joseph Pacheco: Original pen & ink drawings and stippling. Hand-drawn Mother's Day cards!
- Art Source Gallery
1015 W Main St
"Horizons" Reception for David Day
Over that hill, beyond the bend, the journey, each day new.
With various materials: copper, wood and art resin, David presents work both classic and cutting edge, featuring bold colors, swirling shapes, and abstracts that dance in the light.
- Boise Art Glass
1124 W Front St
April showers bring May flowers, and we can't wait for our gardens to start growing. In honor of the changing seasons, May's First Thursday will be Garden Globes! We will be offering private 30 minute classes for just $40. Join us for light snacks and refreshments while you create a beautiful garden globe with the help of an instructor! Click the following link to book, or call us at (208) 345 1825 and ask a representative to help you schedule your class over the phone! Book your class here: http://www.boiseartglass.com/book-a-class/ **** 30 minute classes allow one person to participate at a time. If you would like to book a class for yourself and a friend, separate reservations must be made for each student. Price of garden stake as seen above is NOT included in the cost of the class. *****
- Buffalo Wild Wings
777 W Main St
Mention to your server that you are in for Idaho Gives Day and we will donate 10% of your sales to Camp Rainbow Gold.
- Flatbread Neapolitan Pizzeria
800 W Main St
On First Thursday, buy one pie, get your 2nd for $10!
25% off bottles of wine every Thursday!
- Grove Hotel
245 S Capitol Blvd
Join us at The Grove Hotel for complimentary hors d'oeuvres from Emilio's Restaurant, plus beer tastings with Sockeye Brewing, and complimentary chair massage with Grove Fitness Club & Spa.
- High Note Cafe
225 N 5th St
Live Music EVERY First Thursday with the amazing and talented Megan Nelson 6-9pm!
Free No Cover All Ages
1st Thursday Specials!
$1 Tacos and $2 Mimosas 6-9pm
- JUMP (Jack's Urban Meeting Place)
1000 Myrtle St
Support Idaho Gives Day by talking to local non-profits on site and listen to a variety of Boise Music Week Musicians in Celebration Circle. Stop by for drinks on The Deck and view BSU's Graphic Design exhibit.
- KEYSTONE station
222 N 9th St
First Thursday at KEYSTONE station! Payette Brewing will be doing a beer tasting and for Idaho Gives, we will be hosting the Speedy Foundation. 20% of sales between 5-8pm will be donated to the Speedy Foundation.
- Liquid Lounge
405 S 8th St
LIQUID LAUGHS has BUY 1 GET 1 FREE comedy tickets for FIRST THURSDAY. There are specials on LOCAL BREWS during the SHOW. The FOOD is FANTASTIC! It comes from SOLID GRILL & BAR. LIQUID does food SPECIALS for FIRST THURSDAY shows! NATIONAL TOURING comedian! Great COMEDY 5 NIGHTS a WEEK!
- The Mode Lounge
800 W Idaho St
North Carolina native Lauren Branch presents her unique photography. Please enjoy free bites from Bombay Grill. Also, try a free sample from our spring menu.
- SHIFT boutique
807 W. Bannock St.
First Thursday at SHIFT boutique for Idaho Gives. Potter Winery will be tasting and Dress for Success will be in the store. 20% of every purchase between 5-8pm will be donated to Dress for Success Boise Valley.
- Solid Grill & Bar
405 S 8th St
SOLID GRILL & BAR has LIVE MUSIC, FREE TASTING, FREE APPETIZERS & appetizer SPECIALS on FIRST THURSDAY! SOLID has all your bases covered on FIRST THURSDAY! See ya THURSDAY :)