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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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JUMP (Jack's Urban Meeting Place)

1000 Myrtle St • (208) 639-6610

Art   Music   Food & Beverage   Kid-Friendly   Activity  


Ghost stories, pumpkin painting, and spooky decor galore--every First Thursday, JUMP comes alive to celebrate community. This month we'll be getting ready for the coming spooky month with family-friendly activities.

- Ghost Stories by Ben Kemper
- Live storytelling by local high schoolers
- Costume Making
- Flash Mob Dance Instruction (to be performed at JUMP-or-Treat)
- Halloween Movie on the JUMP-otron (a family-friendly film about three sisters that happen to be witches)

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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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Radio Boise

1020 W Main St • 208-258-2072

Shop   Music   Food & Beverage   Kid-Friendly  

Come down to Radio Boise for some great music, food and FUN. We will have a live DJ spinning tunes as well as some fun swag to rep your favorite community radio station. We welcome you in to our home away from home in the basement of the Alaska Building in downtown Boise for an Open Station on First Thursday. Radio Boise’s station manager, Nichole Marie will be there to show you around, share some food and adult beverages for those 21+. Come see what a community radio station is all about from 5pm-8pm. First Thursday in Downtown Boise

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