Downtown Boise First Thursday

Experience Downtown Boise and Support the Local Businesses

On the first thursday of every month, downtown Boise celebrates local businesses. First Thursday is a fun event for locals, out-of-towners, friends, and families of all ages. Bring friends and family to help support and promote the small business community! Each month different businesses join in on the fun and host events showcasing art, dining, music and shopping.

This year, on April 2, 2020, First Thursday goes virtual! 

Shop Locally online on APRIL 2, 2020…

The Alaska Center 

Where: 1020 W. Main St.

Feature artist, ALLAN Ansell, is conducting a raffle for a complimentary 11 x 14 photographic portrait. The prize will include a free consultation session, photo session and the opportunity to select the image you want printed. Enter virtually on First Thursday by submitting your name and email adress to with the subject line “First Thursday Raffle” and your first name in the body of the text. The winner will be notified by email.


Where: 807 W Idaho St.

Alavita is taking togo orders by phone call, which can be placed daily 12PM - 8PM and can be pickedup curbside! Plus order your fave local beer, wine, and togo cocktails. #LoyaltoLocal

Banana Ink

Where: 214 N. 9th St.

BANANA ink invites you to virtual First Thursday with online shopping available for 15% off all purchased on 4/2! New designs will be available by Same Idaho Boat Apparel. 30% of all Same Boat sales will be donated to our local community affected by COVID-19. AND get free shipping on all orders with code "HOLYSHIP".

Boise Art Glass

Where: 1124 W Front St. 

Stay home, and enjoy watching Filip make a custom designed soap dispensar for you! Reserve a 20-minute session, happening from 1PM - 6PM. Prepare to share your color, pattern, and shape preferences. Items can be picked up the next day through curbside pick up or will be shipped directly to your house! To reserve your spot message Boise Art Glass or call (208) 345-1825. 

Boise Brewing

Where: 521 W Broad St.
Boise Brewing is now offering local delivery and curbside pickup! Delivery is restricted to Boise Brewing surrounding zip codes while curbside pickup is available for everyone. You must show your ID to upon picking up the drinks. 

Bonefish Grill

Where: 855 W Broad St.

Free Bang Bang Shrimp Appetizer with every to go order!

Chandlers Steakhouse

Where: 981 W Grove St. 

Enjoy curbside takeout from Chandlers, including 30% reduced bottles of wine. 


Fancy Pants

Where: 825 W. Idaho St.

Shop Fancy Pants online and recieve 20% off with code FP20. 

Firenza Pizza

Where: 999 W. Main St.

First Thursday specials from Firenza Pizza include 2 for $20 and 2 for $26 large pizzas available for take out or delivery. 

Flatbread Neapolitan Pizzeria

Where: 800 W. Main St.

Flatbread is serving pizza through take out and delivery, as well as DoorDash and UberEats. Or pickup the Family Feast Menu and $12 pizzas.


Where: 199 N 8th St.

FREE tomato-basil soup and house salad with lemon-mint vinaigrette starting at 4PM until they are gone. Take advantage of curbside pickup by calling th restaurant directly to place your order from 12PM - 8PM. The Fork is also giving out free dessert cards for your next togo order that can be redeemed for your favorite Buttercake! 

The Grove Fitness Club & Spa

Where: 245 S. Capitol Blvd.

Exciting specials coming to you this First Thursday! The Grove Fitness Club & Spa is offering 20% off a 1 hour massage, custome blend facials, and Grove Spa manicure/pedicures.  Purchase today and save for future use! 

Guru Donuts

Where: 928 W Maint St.

Follow along online as Guru Donuts drops awesome new promotions online,

JUMP (Jack’s Urban Meeting Place)

Where: 1000 Myrtle St.

JUMP is going online with new digital programs with creative, inspiration, postive, and uplifting content! Learn a new lesson, smile extra big, and get in a good chuckle with the online assets. 

McU Sports

Where: 822 W Jefferson St. 

McU Sports Virtual First Thursday Event is filled with deals and steals. On April 2nd, shop for 10%-20% off our entire site! Use code "FirstThursday10" for 10% off Skis, Snowboards, Bike, Boots & Sale Item or "FirstThursday20" for 20% off everything else!
FREE Contactless delivery to your door step & FREE Contactless Curbside pick-up available.

Meriwether Cider House

Where: 224 9th St.

First Thursday Special: Purchase a $25 gift card online for only $20.

Molly’s Healthy Pet Food Market

Where: 817 Idaho St.

Molly’s Healthy Pet Food Market offers FREE Same Day or Next Day Delivery to Boise, Kuna, Meridian, Eagle, Star, and Nampa. OR Sunday Deliveries to Caldwell, Middleton, and Mountain Home. Plus, while supplies last, receive a FREE roll of toilet paper with every delivery! For First Thursday, use code "first thursday" at checkout to receive 10% off your entire purchase!

Re-Pop Gifts

Where: 210 N. 10th St.

Go LIVE with Re-Pop Gifts on the NEW! Argos TV with featured local LEGO artist Scott Bowman of Idea Brickworks. Find out about new e-commerce options and great products to keep entertained while quarantined. Tune in at 6:30PM. 

Rediscovered Bookshop

Where: 180 N 8th St.

Looking for some virtual events to mix it up a bit? Visit Rediscovered Books webpage and see what we have going on! #Shelfie dance parties, Facebook LIVE events with authors, personalized book recommendations, and in-town delivery ($5 for purchases under $50, free for over $50) or free curbside pick up.

Ruby Lou Clothing Boutique

Where: 130 N 8th St.

Ruby Lou is offering 20% off your online purchase all day Thursday!

SALT By Pepper

Where: 1109 W. Main St.

Find Salt onine! Use the code SALTONLINE to receive 10% off your purchase. Salt is also offering private showings and Salt delivered to your door for at-home try-on, plus they will drop off and pick up all local requests. 


Where: 786 W Broad St. 

The STIL has a variety of online deals going on, including: 

  • $10 off any e-gift card with a minimum load of $30 - use code HELPLOCAL10 (link:
  • $10 e-gift card sent with purchase of 4 Pint Doorstep Pint Delivery (redeem after order by emailing
  • $5 e-gift card sent with purchase of any 3 pints at grocery stores (send us your receipt to

Title Nine 

Where: 170 N 8th St.

Title Nine is offering Boise a First Thursday sale with 9% off everything and FREE shipping all day! Call 208-342-1493 to place your order.

Water Bear Bar

Where: 350 N. 9th St.

Water Bear Bar is keeping First Thursday traditions alive during social distancing! In lieu of donating a portion of proceeds from the Old Fashioned of the Day, they are inviting you to participate in a virtual fundraiser. The coronavirus outbreak is making it difficult for food banks to fulfill their missions at a time when they are needed the most. Donations have decreased and the logistics of feeding the hungry have become more complex in order to comply with CDC recommendations. Water Bear Bar is partering with The Idaho Foodbank this week. Donate today. 

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