Events, Markets, Pop-up's & more to explore.

First Thursday
November 4, 2021, 5pm - 9pm

Treat yourself to a fun night with your favorite downtown retailers, services, watering holes and restaurants by browsing the listings below and making a plan to enjoy the places that make Downtown Boise the special place that it is.

Experience First Thursday!

Visit 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 below for individual hours and details.

Dine Out Downtown Boise Restaurant Week

Come downtown early to do your local shopping before participating in Dine Out Downtown Boise!


Friday, October 29th - Sunday, November 7th, 2021

Dine Out Downtown Boise Restaurant Week means special menus and an opportunity to try a new dish, try a new restaurant, or find a fresh twist at a familiar favorite. It’s a fun, exciting dining experience with menus for every price and every palate!

Step 1: Browse the menus below to decide which restaurants suit your fancy.
Step 2: Call each restaurant directly to check if they take reservations or offer take out. No tickets are needed, but snag a reservation if they do and mention that you're coming in for "Restaurant Week."
Step 3: Make sure you order off the special "Restaurant Week" menu, as participating restaurants will also offer their regular menu.
Step 4: Tell all your friends & family to join you!

Share a photo of your meal from a participating DODT restaurant on social media and be sure to tag @DowntownBoise in the photo AND use #DineDowntownBoise in the photo description.

Wintry Market

This event is an upscale and inventive indie art/craft show in Boise every November recently named the best holiday bazaar in Idaho by Food & Wine magazine and one of the best in the West by Sunset magazine. Wintry Market consists of innovative and original items produced using traditional art/craft methods by 100 regional artists & crafters. For the last decade we have prided ourselves as being an affordable marketplace for one-of-a-kind goods. Food, coffee & drinks (alcoholic + non) available for purchase on site (no outside food or drinks allowed except water bottles).

Come enjoy a creative weekend with us and shop handmade for the holidays!

Event Details:

We are excited to present our 10th year of Wintry Market held on Saturday Nov 13th and Sunday Nov 14th from 9am to 5pm on the main floor of the Boise Convention Centre downtown Boise on the Grove Plaza at 850 W. Front Street, Boise, ID 83702 (entry through the front doors facing the fountain only). Admission is $5 for Saturday / Sunday, Children 12 and under are free.  Tickets can be purchased online until November 11th, remaining tickets can be purchased at the door with cash or card.

Exclusive Preview Night: this advanced shopping preview night takes place the Friday before Wintry Market opens to the public on November 12th from 6-9pm, this ticketed event is 13+ only.  Tickets for all attendees will be available online for $10 per person.  Join us for shopping, a no-host bar, plus giveaways, and exclusive deals. Tickets can be purchased online until November 11th, remaining tickets can be purchased at the door with cash or card.

Purchase tickets in advance for all days here:

RSVP on Facebook:

Vendors: 100 talented makers from around the Northwest;

Parking: public transit, paid meter city street parking around downtown, paid parking at nearby parking garages and directions to the Boise Centre can be found here:

Health & Safety: it’s very important to us and our venue to operate this event in a safe way for our vendors and shoppers. We will be following Central District Health guidelines for the City of Boise at the time of event and will clearly communicate them to vendors and attendees as the event nears, including asking anyone who feels ill in any way to stay home. Currently for Wintry Market this includes hand sanitizer stations, physical distancing & the mandatory wearing of masks over nose and mouth required for all vendors & attendees. This is, of course, subject to change in the coming month. We will keep this space updated with any changes in this course of action. More on the Boise Centre’s pandemic safety accreditation can be found here:

Handmade Idaho

2021 El Korah Holiday Show

Handmade Idaho's Holiday Show is returning to the El Korah Shrine this year! Join us the weekend before Thanksgiving, Saturday, November 20th (10-5pm) and Sunday, November 21st (10-4pm)! 

The market is Idaho's premier all local holiday shopping event and features fun holiday shopping with over 50 handmade vendors and "little makers." Great locally made gifts for everyone on your list!

Free Admission to the public on Saturday & Sunday.
Special ticketed preview night on Friday before the show opens, tickets available here!

Handmade Idaho was founded in 2019 with the goal of increasing opportunities for local artisans. We believe in the importance of supporting our local makers and our community while creating a truly local experience. Our inaugural holiday event at the El Korah Shrine was well attended in November of 2019, and featured over 60 artists as well as some "little makers." 

We now host our annual holiday show and a holiday brick and mortar pop-up shop! Year round you can still support local and shop curated gift boxes and selection of amazing local goods here on our website!

To put it simply, Handmade Idaho curates local goodness!

Artisan Food

Arno Chocolates
Galloping Gertie's Goatery

Nezzy's Brazilian Sweets

Apparel & Accessories
Banana Ink
Iron Pine Brand
Funlovin' Fleecewear
Lapinel Arts Leather
In the Pines Co.
Oh! Sunnyslope

Quick Finley
The Salted Flour

Bath & Body
Quail Run Soap
Meme Loves Idaho

Pottery & Glass
Sawtooth Glass Project
Mandy Riley ClayWorks
Mistified Artworks
Mandy Henebry Ceramics


More than Cotton

Home & Yard Decor
Lit & Co Candles
Hiking Idaho
Mitchell Geography
The Red Penguin
Girl a Go Go Designs
George Ross
GeoForm Designs
Patty's Art Garden
Critter Harmony
Bunzow Glass

Mak Made Jewelry
Union Studio Metals
Fluff Hardware
ERJ & Design
J9 Designs
K Johnston Jewelry

Ladybug Press
Neatline Designs
Idaho Adventures Art
Poofy Emporium
Wild Rutabagas
The Grey Fox Studio

Little Makers
coming soon!

Handmade Idaho

2021 Holiday Popup Shop!

The store will be open November 17th - December 26th

Pop-up Store features all local goods, curated gift boxes and more!

350 N Milwaukee St Space 1143, Boise, ID 83704

More coming soon

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