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.

Seasonal roving entertainment sponsored by:

American Clothing Gallery

100 N 8th St

Join us for an incredible First Thursday HER Spirit Wear Trunk Show Event @ American Clothing Gallery.
Shop an Exclusive Collection of Boise State Crystal/Sparkle Logo Women's Apparel!!!
Fashion Forward, Ladies Cut Spirit Wear for Gameday and Everyday.
"Wear It Like You Mean It" in HER Spirit Wear Fashions

(208) 433-0872


Ben & Jerry's

103 N 10th St

2$ scoops from 12pm to 8pm

(208) 342-1992

Boise State Bronco Shop - City Center

777 W Main St

First Thursday @ the Bronco Shop!!
~Hot August Night Specials~
**All in-stock Camelbak bottles 50% off**
**Tank Tops and Shorts 25% off**
Valid Thursday thru Sunday, while supplies last, at the City Center Bronco Shop.

(208) 426-4648


Buy Idaho

412 S 6th St

First Thursday at Buy Idaho
We have another top flight showcase of Idaho talent for your enjoyment!
MUSIC in the Courtyard from B-Town Hitmen!
With delicious cocktail offerings for those 21+ by Up North Distillery with Northstar Spirits!
Wepa! Authentic Puerto Rican Cuisine will be serving up delicious food!!!

(208) 343-2582


Capital City Public Market at JUMP

910 W Main St

Join the Capital City Public Market @ JUMP for First Thursday.

(208) 345-3499

The Chocolat Bar

805 W Bannock St

The Chocolat Bar will be hosting Potter Wines for First Thursday! Stop by to try some new wine and chocolate pairings!

(208) 338-7771

El Korah Shrine

1118 W Idaho St

The El Korah Shriners are in the process of restoring their magnificent Ballroom.
You are invited to visit our 104 year old building for a guided tour and to see our wonderful murals painted by the famous stage drop and sign painter Harry Hoffgarten of Boise, Idaho. You’re invited to join in on a $7 taco bar after the tour. The Oasis will be open downstairs for our visitors.

(208) 343-0571

FireFusion Studio

1124 W Front St

Our First Thursday events are project-based (changing upon the season) classes at a discounted rate. Classes include techniques on metal-smithing and enameling to make things such as garden sticks, sugar bowls, coasters and jewelry dishes. Classes are two hours and start at 5PM. Call to schedule

(208) 345-1825,opt.2


Flatbread Neapolitan Pizzeria

800 W Main St

Buy One Pie, Get the Second One for $10!

(208) 287-4757

High Note Cafe

225 N 5th St

Live music 6:30pm by singer-songwriter Megan Nelson, $1.50 Street Tacos 6-9pm. Local art on display for direct purchase. $2.50 specialty mimosas with homemade juices.

(208) 429-1911

JUMP First Thursday Capital City Public Market

1000 Myrtle St

Join the Capital City Public Market @ JUMP for First Thursday.

(208) 639-6610

Leap Photography

1020 W Main St

The Leap Photography studio is opening to the public on First Thursday from 5pm-8pm. Stop in, tour the studio and browse through Leap Photography's work. Albums, prints and specialty items such as greeting cards will be on display. This is a great time to meet our photographer, Brenda Leap. Take the elevator to the 2nd floor and say hello.



Liquid Laughs

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!

(208) 941-2459

The Mode Lounge

800 W Idaho St

Please check out Callie James’ installation “Studies of Life and Death.” Ink drawings exploring the natural world with an emphasis on the concept of memento mori, or reminders of death. Cheers!

(208) 342-6633

Office Depot

722 W Broad St

Back to School Starts NOW!! Stop by and Join our Free REWARDS program! Get 2% back, enjoy bonus rewards items, and coupons for 20% off a regular priced item and 15% off eligible Copy and Print Services. Also This location is participating in a Donation Drive for the Boise Rescue Mission and Indian Creek Elementary, stop by and purchase items to donate today!!

(208) 331-3195


Robert Comstock

765 W Idaho St

Join us for a fun evening with food, drinks, music, and RAPTORS! The Peregrine Fund will be here with some of their Avian Ambassadors to help you learn more about efforts to save birds of prey around the world and how you can help.



Sage Yoga and Wellness

242 N 8th St

Join us at Sage Yoga and Wellness to view "Monochrome Meditations" by Alexandria Quinn. The show focuses on creating artwork to awaken the subconscious, opening our senses, mind and heart. "Every mandala in this monochrome series was created as a stepping stone back to myself. Whether in a place of frustration, sadness, anger, joy, peace or gratitude at the beginning of each blank page the intention held that by the end a lesson would be learned. Each drawing journey created a space for me to rejoin myself on this walk of life. The entirety of the series is hand drawn with help from either a circle stencil or mason jar lid, in black ball point pen." Enjoy wine tastings by Indian Creek, snacks provided by Sage, and a pop-up shop by Sacred Lotus Botanicals featuring their Botanical Steam Facial blend.

(208) 338-5430


Solid Grill & Bar

405 S 8th St


(208) 345-6620

Washington Trust Bank

901 W Bannock St

Live art, music, and locally crafted goods*
No RSVP required
*Stop in and tell us your "awesome" and recieve a FREE treat from local vendors. While supplies last.

(208) 343-5000