Boise, Idaho offers you the unique experience of celebrating First Thursdays with the city. On the first Thursday of every month, visitors and residents alike will get the chance to browse through unique wares, preview works of art at local galleries, and enjoy special events and entertainment planned for the day. This month’s event will take place on Thursday, October 3, 2013. It will begin at 5:00 PM and will last until the end of the evening at 9:00 PM. All of the entertainment is provided in-store, allowing participants to have a good time while they shop. This event is appropriate for people of all ages. There will be businesses and entertainment geared towards children and parents, as well as other age groups.
Different shops and galleries located in downtown Boise will be participating in this citywide event. Downtown restaurants will also be on the schedule, providing visitors with yummy samples such as a complimentary order of a California roll or $1 scoops of ice-cream. Live musical performances and wine-tastings are scheduled to attract visitors to the art galleries, while retail stores will have many items on sale. Entertainment options include an hour of free salsa lessons or outdoor movie showings at sunset. There will even be face-painting at one local business.
Interested in attending this event? You can download the event guide so that you can plan your trip and swing by all of your favorite stores. On this event guide, you will see a map of downtown Boise, provided by the Downtown Business Association. The streets are labeled and each participating business is numbered on the map. A brief description of the business is included, as well as a list of any specials or incentives being offered. You can plan your route accordingly, making it easy to stop by all of your favorite places.