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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. 

SUPERSIZED First Thursday's are back!
What does that mean? More free activation throughout your downtown area! We'll have roving artist performing & engaging with the public for free fun during select months! Keep an eye out for the signs for where they'll pop-up next!
 


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Graeber & Company Salon and Spa

350 N 9th St • (208) 343-4915

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Stop by for all the fun things happening this month! Raffles, surveys with a give away, gift with purchase and so much more!!

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Join the BoldCircle at BoldHue!

405 S 8th St •

Art   Shop   Activity  

FIRST and only
AT-HOME SHADE
MATCHING DEVICE

BoldHue revolutionizes the beauty industry with an approach to beauty that is completely customizable, for every unique individual. Our patented technology is one of a kind, just like you.

Follow our story, learn more, and view our viral videos on Instagram (instagram.com/boldhue) and TikTok (tiktok.com/@boldhue)

Join the BoldCircle and be the first to know when we officially launch. As a member, you’ll receive exclusive behind the scenes content and see milestones in real time while you wait for its anticipated arrival! Join for free at BoldHue.com

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The Counter by City of Good

1118 W Idaho St •

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Shop for fresh, local produce while you're out and about for First Thursday! The Mobile Market, a partnership between the Boise Farmers Market and City of Good, provides access to locally grown produce with regularly scheduled weekday routes throughout Boise. Our organizations are working together to ensure equitable access to local food for ALL Boise residents. We accept SNAP/EBT, credit card, debit card, Market/Sprout tokens, and cash. DOUBLE UP your SNAP produce purchases with a daily match up to $20!

***Note that the Mobile Market will be parked in the lot behind Shrine Social Club, from 5-6pm***

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Re-POP Gifts

210 N 10th St • 208-991-6112

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Get ready to party with us at Re-POP Gifts! Join us for our monthly Birthday Celebrations, where we will be throwing a birthday party on the first Thursday of each month. If it's your birth month, you and your friend will receive a special treat - 15% off your entire purchase*. And that's not all! As an extra bonus, if it's your birth month, you will also receive a birthday treat bag filled with surprises. So mark your calendars and get ready to celebrate your special day with us at Re-POP Gifts LLC!
*cannot be combined with other offers, some exclusions apply

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Vandal Store

821 W Idaho St • (208) 433-1889

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Fire up the grills! Whether for dad or your grad or whatever you are celebrating this summer, it is best to do it Vandal style. Get a FREE bottle of Vandal sauce, while supplies last, with any purchase of any of our new Vandal BBQ tools.

We will be open 10am-8pm.

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Ink Spa

404 S 8th St • (208)315-6664

Art   Shop   Activity  

Walk-in First Thursdays - grab a friend and come get a tattoo, piercing or both during our Walk-In First Thursday event. Micros starting at $100, piercings $75 for nostril, ears or navel only. We also have a uniquely curated gift shop for that hard-to-buy-for person in your life. Come check it out!

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Rediscovered Books - Boise

180 N 8th St • (208) 376-4229

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Rediscovered Books welcomes local author and poet Rebecca Evans for a book signing on First Thursday for her new book, Safe Handling. Rebecca Evans will be in store June 6th at 5 PM to talk about her book and sign copies.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Bronco Shop @ City Center

777 W Main St • (208) 426-4648

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🌟 Celebrate the First Thursday in June with us in beautiful Downtown Boise! 🎉 Stop by The Bronco Shop on June 6th, and join the fun until 7 PM.

We have a special treat for you: with every purchase over $75, receive a FREE Bronco hat! 🧢✨ Show off your Bronco pride in style this summer.

Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and stunning summer scenery of Downtown Boise while you shop and explore. It's the perfect evening to soak in the beauty of our city and find some fantastic new Bronco gear.

Join us this Thursday for an unforgettable night of community and summer vibes. See you there! 🛍️🎈

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SHIFT boutique

807 W Bannock St • 208-331-7806

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Join us for a fun First Thursday with Dude DeWalt pouring tastings of their amazing wines and get an additional 30% off all sale merchandise (all weekend long)

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Art in The Alaska Center: New Art Series "Mountains & Aspens of Idaho" by Chi E Shenam Westin

1020 Main St • 208-440-2107

Art   Shop   Kid-Friendly   Activity  

An exploration of Zen Buddhists, Sutras, and Practices.

New paintings on copper & aluminum including Extreme Plein Air: The Trees of Winter.
Also showing The trees of Zion, paintings from McCall, Thorn Creek Butte, Tetons in Driggs, and Payette Lake.

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Stio

124 South 6th Street • 2082079786

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Thursday, June 6th : 5pm-7pm
Join us for First Thursday in Downtown Boise for discounts, giveaways, snacks, beverages and more!!!
Come learn more about Idaho Rivers United, become a member and enter to win a giveaway.
Check out local photographer Francis Fujii featuring her "Japan in Winter" wildlife image collection which she will be revealing to the public for the first time.
And sample some tasty snacks from Nosh Foods for your next adventure!

124 S 6th Street, Boise, ID (corner of 6th and Grove)

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Boise Chamber Gift Shop and Visit Boise Information Center

1101 W Front St • (208) 472-5215

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Happy First Thursday! Receive 15% off your entire purchase from 9a-4p. Not sure what's in our gift shop? We have merchandise from our Boise Metro Chamber Members and Gift Shop Members. We have a great, cute and welcoming souvenir gift shop!
I hope to see your friendly smiles!

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