First Thursday
October 7, 2021, 5pm - 9pm


Treat yourself to a fun night with your favorite downtown retailers, services, watering holes and restaurants by browsing the listings below and making a plan to enjoy the places that make Downtown Boise the special place that it is.

Experience First Thursday!

Visit 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. Supersized First Thursdays include multiple roving performances, games, meet & greets, and more.

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 below for individual hours and details.


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Cactus Bar

517 W Main St • (208) 342-9732


Bingo. Free to anyone to play. You have a chance to win an assortment of fun prizes.

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City Hall Plaza

150 N Capitol Blvd • (208) 384-4422


Join us for First Thursday on the City Hall Plaza from 5-8pm and learn firsthand what the City of Boise is up to.

The Lineup:
The Climate Team, in collaboration with Valley Regional Transit (VRT) + City Go + Boise Bicycle Project (BBP), will be available to chat about alternative transportation and pedal powered energy. Ever wondered what it was like to ride a city bus? Now is the time! One of the new ELECTRIC city buses will be parked out front for you to explore.

We will also be registering bicycles through Bike Index and the city's HR crew will be sharing why the City of Boise is a great place to work.

But wait, there's more. Boise Rock School will also join us, fully powered by BBP and its pedal powered bikes!

To learn more about the City of Boise, visit

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Columbia Bank

190 N 8th St • 208-926-6310

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Come celebrate First Thursday in October with us at Columbia Bank's NeighborHub. We will be hosting Split Rail Winery, who will be providing wine tasting, and R&R BBQ, that will be featuring some of their amazing food from their new location opening in the Main and Marketplace building. Come grab some wine and some great food from 5-7.

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