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.

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

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!

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

​Tickets are now available!

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 are now available.  Please click on the date and tour time of your choice.  If you are among a group purchasing tickets, please be sure you purchase all of your tickets for the same date and tour time.  Thank you!

Friday Evening Tours: 
October 7    6pm      6:20pm         7pm         
October 14  6pm      6:20pm         7pm         
October 21  6pm      6:20pm         7pm         
October 28  6pm      6:20pm         7pm         

Saturday Evening Tours:
October 8    6pm      6:20pm         7pm         
October 15  6pm      6:20pm         7pm         
October 22  6pm      6:20pm         7pm         
October 29  6pm      6:20pm         7pm         

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.