Historic Downtown Pocatello
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Events Happening Downtown

Below is a description of the signature events in Historic Downtown Pocatello. In addition, there are a variety of events hosted by our businesses. For a complete list of all the events in the area, please make sure to check out our Facebook page for updates on current and upcoming events.

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Upcoming Events

First Friday Art Walk
Every First Friday of the Month    5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Locations throughout Historic Downtown

Historic Downtown Pocatello is the place to be on the first Friday of every month. First Friday Art Walk features art, music, food, fashion and more in over 20 downtown shops and restaurants. Admission and parking for this event are free. From 5 to 8pm on the first Friday of every month you are invited to come enjoy Art Walk in Historic Downtown Pocatello.

May First Friday Art Walk Event Guide

Crafter's Market at Station Square
Open Every Saturday
10:00 AM to 2:00 Pm

This indoor market features a variety of vendors offering hand-crafted items including jewelry, soaps, lotions, home decor, baked goods, and more.  The Crafter's Market is open year-round for your shopping convenience!

Portneuf Valley Farmers Market
Saturdays May 7 to October 29
9am to 1pm
Wednesdays may 25 to August 31

The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market was established in 1990 and has grown to include over 100 different vendors. The market is open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. starting in May and running through the last Saturday in October. The market is also open on Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. beginning the end of May through the end of August. The market is located at the Downtown Pavilion, 420 N. Main St.

For information about how to become a vendor, special events, or what's at the market this week, please visit the market's web site: www.pvfm.info

The Market Manager is Ellen Loomis and she can be reached at 208-705-7333 or via email at manager@portneufvalleyfarmersmarket.com

Independence Day Parade
Monday July 4

Pocatello's Annual Independence Day Parade will return to Historic Downtown Pocatello on Monday, July 4th!  Hundreds of entries will Celebrate America!

Registration is now open for this year's parade.  Please click here to register and for details.

Oldies Rod & Custom Car Show
Saturday August 6
9am to 3pm

The Senior Activity Center and Historic Downtown Pocatello are pleased to present this Summer's Oldies Rod & Custom Car Show! From 9am to 3pm come walk through and see all the beautiful cars and vehicles on display on the grass area on the 100 block of South Union Pacific Avenue (behind The Whitman and Station Square). The day will include food, music, raffles and fun for the entire family during this annual fundraiser for our Senior Activity Center.

The Great Pumpkin Festival
Saturday October 1
9am to 2pm

The Great Pumpkin Festival returns to Historic Downtown Pocatello on Saturday October 1, along with the Portneuf Valley Farmers Market and Crafter’s Market. From 9am to 2pm enjoy a beautiful Fall Saturday strolling through the festivities and visiting our local shops, coffee stops, bakeries, restaurants and breweries.  Come Join Us!  Vendor registration will open in May.

Annual Christmas Night Lights Parade
Presented by Lookout Credit Union
Friday, November 25

The Historic Downtown Pocatello Christmas adventure begins Friday at 6:30pm when the Annual Christmas Night Lights Parade starts winding its way through Downtown Pocatello. Hundreds of floats will have candy and treats for the kids. The parade route will run from 3rd and East Center and traveling under the Center Street Underpass to The Yellowstone and turning to travel North on Main Street. Parade registration opens in October.

12th Annual Gate City Brewfest
Saturday March 11, 2023
Locations throughout Downtown Pocatello

Gate City Brewfest is returning to Pocatello for the 12th year and it’s going to be bigger than ever before! Stroll through Downtown visiting our charming restaurants, bars and breweries to sample local, regional and national craft beers.  Tickets go on sale in December!

Food Truck Round Up
​Monday's 4pm to Dark
​April Through September
​Downtown Pavilion, ​420 N Main St.

Make sure to come on down to the Downtown Pavilion on Mondays to check out and support the local food trucks.

Revive @ 5 Summer Concert Series
Presented by Bannock Civitan Club
Wednesdays May 25 to August 31
Downtown pavilion, 420 N Main St

The Bannock Civitan Club will kick off the Revive @ 5 Summer Concerts on Wednesday, May 25.  The Downtown Pavilion is the place to be every Wednesday through August 31!  From 5-8pm there will be live music, great food, cold beverages and fun for the entire family! The Wednesday Farmers Market is open too! 

Revive @ 5 Summer 2022 Schedule

The American Solar Challenge
Friday July 15 1:15-6pm
Saturday July 16 9am

The American Solar Challenge is a competition to design, build, and drive solar-powered cars in a cross-country time/distance rally event. Teams compete over a 1,500-2,000 mile course between multiple cities across the country. 

The 2022 race will begin in Independence, MO. After a number of stops the cars will arrive in Pocatello on July 15 and spend the afternoon and evening here. Departure will be at 9am on Saturday, July 16.

Welcome Back Orange & Black
Monday August 22
Downtown Pavilion, 420 N Main St

Welcome Back Orange & Black will be hosted Downtown on Monday, August 22. From 4-7pm the business community of Pocatello and Chubbuck will welcome back our ISU Bengals. Vendor registration will open in May. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase your company’s products and services to the ISU students, faculty and staff.

14th Annual Haunted History Walking Tours
October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29th!
Tours Begin at 6pm, 6:20pm, 6:40pm, and 7pm

Our favorite paranormal investigators are back! SPIRO Paranormal and Historic Downtown Pocatello are pleased to present the 14th Annual Haunted History Walking Tours on Friday & Saturday evenings in October. Visit four haunted buildings in Historic Downtown Pocatello, not just walk by them, but go inside to learn more about the history of the building and experience for yourself the charm and haunts inside!  Tickets go on sale in August.

Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 26
All day and evening shopping & dining specials

Plan to visit Historic Downtown Pocatello as we celebrate Small Business Saturday!  There will be shopping specials, dining specials, activities for the kids, and of course, photos with Santa.