Experience First Thursday!

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.

Art Source Gallery

1015 W Main St


During October, Art Source Gallery hosts “Local From Global,” an exhibition of art from Boise’s newcomers. This exhibition features artworks from those who have built a new life in our country and in Idaho. Opening reception on First Thursday, October 6, 2022, from 5-9 pm.

This event is free and open to the public; donations gladly accepted at the door for Global Lounge. Enjoy music by JB Duo, wine by Indian Creek Winery, and light snacks.

(208) 331-3374

Barbarian Brewing Beer Bar

1022 W Main St

Charlie Sutton and Jason Beek playing live, original music for First Thor's Day from 7-9pm at Barbarian Downtown Beer Bar!
Free entry. Must be 21 and older.
Charlie Sutton is a singer-songwriter based out of Boise, Idaho. He was raised in the Pacific Northwest and Midwest. Charlie first started playing music professionally in venues around St. Louis, MO and then continued eastward, exploring New England before making his way back home to Idaho. His sound is heavily steeped in American roots music although he has a distinct "country-fried-folkabilly" sound that lures you in and keeps you wanting more. Charlie considers himself first and foremost a singer-songwriter-- although he blows a wicked harp and picks a mean guitar/banjo.



Capitol Contemporary Gallery

451 S Capitol Blvd

Capitol Contemporary Gallery is pleased to announce new exhibitions for the month of October— Farm to Table by Betsie Richardson and Windows II by Toby Davis, featuring ceramics by Susan Rooke.

Please join us at the gallery on First Thursday, October 6th from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. The artists will be in attendance, and we will be serving wine by Vizcaya Winery. The show is free, open to the public, and runs through October 31st.



City Hall Plaza

150 N Capitol Blvd

Boise is home to a culturally and linguistically diverse population, including a robust Hispanic and Latinx population. In honor of Hispanic and Latinx Heritage month, First Thursday will include Spanish music, a ballet Folklorico performance and dance lesson, and delicious Hispanic/Latinx food!
Join the Boise Public Library and Department of Arts & History on the plaza of City Hall as we celebrate the history and culture of Boise's Hispanic and Latinx community.

Boise es el hogar de una población cultural y lingüísticamente diversa, incluyendo una población robusta hispana y latinx. En honor al mes de la herencia hispana y latinx, el evento Primer Jueves incluirá música, una actuación de ballet folclórico y lección de baile, y deliciosa comida hispana/latina. Únase a la Biblioteca Pública de Boise y al Departamento de Arte e Historia en la plaza del Ayuntamiento para celebrar la historia y la cultura de la comunidad hispana y latina de Boise.

(208) 384-4422


Dawson Taylor Downtown Coffee House

219 N 8th St

We will be hosting a reception and pop up for our new featured artist, Suzanne DeSoileil! Suzanne will be showcasing her new gallery in our store, Les Bois City of Trees. There will also be a pop up of Suzanne’s other works including prints, sticker, and ceramics. Enjoy 15% off our fall menu and some free snacks!

(208) 336-5633

$3 Thursday at Double Tap Pub

409 S 8th St

$3 Thursday! All wells and drafts are $3 all day!

(208) 364-7800

Meriwether Cider House

224 N 9th St

Help us decorate for Halloween AND super exciting we are hosting Sad Girl Co. which will be doing permanent jewelry on-site and selling other awesome pieces and skin care line.



Rediscovered Books - Boise

180 N 8th St

Double Dip Authors on First Thursday at Rediscovered Books with local artist John Taye and local author Matt Edwards, 10/6, 5 - 6:30 p.m. Come get your books signed and meet the authors!

(208) 376-4229


119 Broadway Ave

Stiff muscles? Achy joints? Come to StretchLab Boise! On First Thursdays, first-time visitors will receive a FREE 15-minute assisted stretch from one of our highly trained Flexologists! Book your FREE reservation by calling or texting (208) 383-4810. We hope to see you there!

(208) 383-4810


Two Zero Eight Salon and Spa

810 W Bannock St

Kevin Murphy product sales
Everly True pop-up boutique

(208) 287-3787

WaFd is hosting a First Thursday party!

1001 W Idaho St

WaFd is hosting a First Thursday party in our parking lot located at 11th & Idaho St. in Downtown Boise. The primary entrance will be from Idaho St. We will have two food trucks (Kanack Attack and tacos/Mexican food), drinks by Meriwether Cider, and music by Rusty Spurs. We will also have the British Classic Car Club in attendance with around 10 cars on site.

(208) 338-7400

BFD Fire Truck at WaFd

1001 W Idaho St

The Boise Fire Department will be onsite with a Fire Truck celebrating Fire Prevention Month at the WaFd party from 5:30-6:30pm!

(208) 338-7400

Whiskey Bar

509 W Main St

Whiskey Bar will be featuring Kaiyo Japanese Whisky in our flight-of-the month and cocktail-of-the-month! On First Thursday, buy-a-flight, get a free cheese pairing! The reps from Kaiyo will be on-site to educate you all about Japanese Whisky and Kaiyo, so you can learn about this unique whiskey that ages at sea! Whiskey Bar will also have pours of hard-to-find Kaiyo Rare Whiskies on-site for purchase as well. Come on down and have some fun with us!

(208) 429-5755

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