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:

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

DECALS! Put them on your water bottles, laptops, or cars. Now is the time to grab them while they are in stock!
* ALL Decals 25% off!
* Valid Thursday June 6, while supplies last @ the City Center Bronco Shop.
* Open extended hours 9am - 9pm

(208) 426-4648

Idaho Wine & Cider Month Lobby Hop at Downtown Boise Hotels

Come celebrate Idaho Wine and Cider Month with Idaho Wine Commission's inaugural Lobby Hop! Stroll and check out participating downtown Boise hotel lobbies and enjoy samples of Idaho wines and cider! There's no start or end location - just simply hop from one lobby to the next and enjoy!
Participating Hotels, Wineries and Local Cider:
Inn at 500 Capitol will be hosting: Cinder Wines | Sawtooth Winery | Ste. Chapelle Winery
The Grove Hotel - Boise will be hosting: Huston Vineyards | Meriwether Cider Company
Residence Inn by Marriott Boise City Center will be hosting: Potter Wines | Par Terre Winery
The Hampton Inn & Suites Boise / Downtown will be hosting: Williamson Orchard and Vineyard | Vine and Branch Ranch (Snake River Winery and Stack Rock Cidery)


Downtown Boise Father's Day Car Show Mini Pop-Up

Celebrate dad a few days early with the Downtown Boise Father’s Day Car Show mini pop-up during June First Thursday. Get a sneak peak of some classic hot rods and electric vehicles along 8th Street the evening of June 6, and join us downtown for the big event featuring over 150 classic cars and new electric vehicles on Sunday June 16.


Egyptian Theatre

700 W Main St

“Boise Weekly presents Vicki Barbolak's Trailer Nasty Tour 2019” - 8:00PM - 9:30PM
See the uncensored Vicki Barbolak on her around the world Trailer Nasty Tour 2019 in Boise, Idaho at The Egyptian Theatre. You've seen her on America's Got Talent as a fan favorite and TOP 10 finalist, don't miss this opportunity to see this amazing comedic talent reflecting on life as Mom, her many marriages, and her love of the Southern California Trailer Park Lifestyle.
Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Please be advised that this show is suggested for 18+ due to adult subject matter and language.
Host: Minerva Jayne - Boise's Blonde Bombshell & Boise Weekly Columnist; Featuring Matt Bragg - Regular at The world famous Comedy Store on the Sunset strip in Hollywood, California and Shawn Pelofsky. Born and raised as one out of only ten Jews in Oklahoma, Shawn Pelofsky can be seen on Amazon in her new hit one hour comedy special: Stretch it Out!; Headliner: Vicki Barbolak

(208) 387-1273


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.
The Oasis will be open downstairs for our visitors.

(208) 343-0571

Flatbread Neapolitan Pizzeria

800 W Main St

Buy One Pie, Get the Second One for $10

(208) 287-4757

Gallery 601 on The Grove

245 S Capitol Blvd

If you've ever been 'three sheeps to the wind' before, then this is the show for you! Join us in The Grove Hotel Lobby for a wine of a time with the artwork of Will Bullas. While you sip wine from Houston Vineyard and taste cider from Meriwether you can also enjoy the humor of it all through the artwork of Will Bullas. From his originals to his coasters, all of Will's wine related artwork will be on display with special pricing for this event. So stop by The Grove Hotel Lobby/Library and get your giggle on.

(208) 336-5899


Go Out Local

106 N 6th St

You're invited to celebrate summer with us at the Old Boise 6th & Main Summer Block Party. Enjoy live music, food & drinks for purchase, raffles, kid's activities and more! There is fun for everyone and it's free to attend!
It's all taking place in the parking lot next to Wiseguy Pizza Pie (Boise, ID)!
Please remember to RSVP on Facebook by clicking "interested" if you plan on attending so we can have an idea on a headcount and invite your friends!!

(208) 871-5871


The Grove Hotel

245 S Capitol Blvd

Join The Grove Hotel as a venue for the Idaho Wine Commission's Wine Lobby Hop!
Come visit everything The Grove Hotel has to offer this First Thursday.
On June 6th we will be featuring:
- 50% off Appetizers from Trillium Boise
- Complimentary Cider Tastings from Meriwether Cider House
- Complimentary Wine Tastings from Huston Vineyards
- Free Chair Massages by Grove Fitness Club & Spa
- Art by Gallery 601
Wanting to stay out a little later? Enjoy BOGO Idaho Beer & Wine in The Bar -- located in The Grove Hotel Lobby from 8pm-10pm.

(208) 333-8000


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 Olympic Venue

1009 W Main St

First Thursday Art Show, Bluegrass Music, & Dancing. Get a full dose of art, live bluegrass music, drinking, and dancing at The Olympic Venue. Pixie and the Partygrass Boys will be performing with guests High Pine Whiskey Yell. Art exhibits and vending by Sibbz Longboards and BrightEye. This is also part of the "Scenic Road to Sawtooth Valley Gathering," and presented in part by TO Entertain U.

(208) 342-0176


Rediscovered Bookshop

180 N 8th St

Join us for an in-store author talk with Susan G. Butruille, author of " Celebrating the 25th Anniversary Edition of "Women's Voices from the Oregon Trail". Come hear about the lives and struggles of the women who followed the 2,000-mile trail to Oregon 175 years ago narrated in women's stories, diaries, songs, and recipes.

(208) 376-4229


Solid Grill & Bar

405 S 8th St


(208) 345-6620