Welcome to Old Town Pocatello 

The Historic Heart of Pocatello!

From specialty shops to fine dining, Old Town Pocatello is a magnet for people looking for a unique experience. Clothing, antiques, housewares, sporting goods, art galleries and other stores make Historic Old Town a destination for shoppers. Places to eat, serving everything from subs to fine international dishes, stand side-by-side with bars, coffee shops and bakeries. For those who want to be pampered, there are day spas, beauty salons and candy treats to ease the hustle-and-bustle of 21st century life. Banks, architects, lawyers, accountants, and doctors round-out Old Town's business community. All this amongst the beautiful historic buildings that speak of the past and create the perfect ambience for a unique experience.

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This week in Old Town Pocatello!


The Downtown Excitement Continues This Week!


Be sure to download the Old Town Pocatello mobile app this week!  Under the “Events” tab you can view all of the events and activities happening in our beautiful downtown!


The Elwen Cottage, 334 N. Main St., is hosting a paint class today. The cost is  $35.00 with all supplies provided to make a fun porch sign on a vintage suitcase. Let your imagination run with this one!  Bring your own beverage/snack. Class begins at 6pm.  Please call 208-380-5561 for details. 


The Grape Van Gogh, 210 S. Main, has paint activities scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Please visit www.grapevangogh.com for details and to register.


The Old Town Actors Studio proudly presents the family friendly production, The Hundred Dresses during February, the Month of Kindness. The production hopes to help bring our community together by reminding all of us how we carry so much power with our words and actions. The Hundred Dresses plays February 21, 22, 23, 24 and 26th at 7:30pm, with an additional Saturday matinee at 1pm. Please make reservations by calling 208 478-6886, seating is limited.


The Pocatello Art Center at 444 North Main is currently hosting the Idaho Water Color Society's traveling show, along with oil paintings from many local artists featuring many interesting visions and perspectives of our lovely State of Idaho. The Art Center is open five days a week from 10am to 4 pm to viewing the current show. The art gallery changes it's show every month, and there is no charge to view the gallery, come and enjoy an uplifting break from your usual routine. 


PV’s Uncorked on Main, 138 N. Main will host Wine Pairing with Terry from TEC on Thursday evening beginning at 6:30pm.  They will pair five delicious courses with five delicious wines.  Call to make your reservations today, 208-233-1322.


The Bridge, inside the Historic Yellowstone Hotel, is hosting Wine Tasting on Thursday evening beginning at 5pm.  On Friday evening they will be hosting Stand Up Comedy Night featuring Rory Erchul with special guest Mike Mendez! The show starts at 7pm.  The show contains adult humor and content, 21 and older.


Pocatello Co-op Monthly Wine Tasting will be held this Saturday from 5 pm till 8 pm.  The featured vineyard this month is Oxford Landing Winery, a sustainable winery from South Australia.  This is the first time this winery has been featured.  The Farm Table Cafe will be open as well for dinner.  Please be sure you have your ID and are 21 plus to enjoy the wine tasting.


Portneuf Valley Brewing has a spectacular weekend planned for you this week. Friday night rock lovers can come enjoy Phoenix Risen perform in the Loft from 9pm - 11:30pm, no cover. Then on Saturday, February 24th, PVB will be celebrating Twin Peaks night with a screening of David Lynch's Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. Come revisit this surreal, seminal, and savage work with PVB and see how the film connects the 90s series with last year's immensely successful revival. The show starts at 9pm in the Loft, no cover.

The First National Bar will host Anode-Dote Reggae/HipHop at the Nash on Saturday night, 10pm.


Upcoming Events!


Plan to enjoy the March First Friday Art Walk on Friday, March 2. From 5-8pm stroll through Old Town and experience art, music, food, fashion and more.  Admission is free and so is parking. The event guide listing all of the locations for the event will be available at www.oldtownpocatello.com, on Thursday, March 1.


The Thirteenth Annual Invitational High School Art Show will be held at the Pocatello Art Center on Friday March 2, in conjunction with the First Friday Art Walk, from 5-8 pm, with the awards ceremony at 7pm. This show features artwork from exceptional art students from Pocatello and the surrounding areas. It is sponsored by the Spaulding Foundation. Cash awards are given to winning art students along with encouragement for their future endeavors. The Art Center has written many letters helping art students obtain scholarships through the years. The show will be up the entire month of March.


Molinelli’s Jewelers will present the 2018 Idaho Bridal Fair on Saturday, March 3.  If you are newly engaged or have a wedding coming up, be sure to register for the show at www.idahobridalfair.com.  Admission is free and the show will be open from 10am to 4pm at the Red Lion Hotel Pocatello. 

Tickets are now available for the 8th Annual Gate City Brewfest, returning to Old Town Pocatello on Saturday, March 10th. Pouring will begin at 1pm and will feature over 75 craft beers. Visit www.gatecitybrewfest.com for all of the details. Purchase your tickets in advance on-line and save $5! Be sure to check out the new VIP package, too. For VIP tickets, please call 208-233-1525.


Eggciting Family Fun Easter Egg Eggstravaganza! Old Town is the place to be on Saturday, March 24!  Participating merchants will have Easter Eggs filled with fun items for the kids beginning at 11am. The Easter Bunny will be here, too!  Bring the family along with baskets to collect the eggs.  Walk shop to shop collecting eggs and great coupons and specials from our merchants. 


The Friends of the Marshall Public Library invite the public to their Spring Used Book Sale which will be held Thursday through Saturday, April 19-21. The sale will be held in the Marshall Library, 113 S. Garfield St., Pocatello.


Pocatello’s only 5K obstacle race is coming on Saturday, April 28th. Remax Country and Guild Mortgage present the 6th Annual Urban Invasion Obstacle Challenge.  This is a four person race, so grab your three most adventure seeking buddies and register your team to compete your way through Old Town Pocatello.  Along the course you’ll encounter 20 crazy obstacles built by local businesses and organizations. Test your mettle against other invasive runners and win great prizes and bragging rights.   Register your team today at www.pokyurbaninvasion.com.


Looking Ahead!


The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will open their season on Saturday, May 5.  The market will be open from 9am to 1pm every Saturday through the end of October.


Bannock Civitan’s Revive @ 5 Summer Concerts will kick off on Wednesday, May 23 at 5pm.  Live music, great food and fun for the entire family every Wednesday from 5-8pm at the Old Town Pavilion. 




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Many Thanks!


Thank you to all who came out on Friday and enjoyed the Night So Bright Night Lights Parade and on Saturday for our annual Candy Cane Hunt and visits with Santa.  It was an incredible weekend in Old Town Pocatello!  Thank you to our sponsors for making the events possible: ISU Credit Union, Station Square, Bannock Civitans, Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce, Citizens Community Bank, Dorsey Hill Family, KPVI News 6, McDonalds, Idaho State Journal, KZBQ, KORR 104, KSEI, and KMGI radio!  Thank you to our staff and volunteers who worked hard to make the events enjoyable for all:  Allishia Sanford, Adam Reed, Sara Thomson, Grace Ray, Cooper Ray, Teresa White, Halle Thomson, Daxon Thomson, Seriah Palagi, Cody Beckstrom, Peyton McCarthy, Cassidy Whitehead, Miss Gate City Ayriss Torres, Miss Pocatello Nina Forrest, Miss Pocatello’s Outstanding Teen Lexie Westergard, Miss Gate City’s Outstanding Teen Bella Davis, and Mike Wellard.  And, thank you to the Portneuf Valley ARES Group, Veterans of Foreign Wars, a Pocatello Branch, Post #735, of the United States of America, City of Pocatello Police, Fire, Traffic, Streets and Parks and Recreation Departments and Operation Lifesaver for making the parade safe and enjoyable for all!


Thank you to all of the businesses and organizations that created such beautiful floats for the parade.  Each year we create memories for our children with all of the beautiful lights and sharing the spirit of the season with our community!  Judging was very difficult this year.  Please know we are grateful for each and every entry!  Congratulations to this year’s winners:

Sweepstakes Award:  Home Depot

Mayor’s Choice Award:  Western States CAT

Best Use of Lights Award:  Hawthorne Pet Den

Most Traditional Award: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Central Stake

Best Non-Profit Award:  Miss Pocatello, Miss Gate City and Miss Shoshone Scholarship Program

Best Commercial Award:  Food For Thought Take Out

Most Creative Award:  Pocatello and Chubbuck Rocks

Civitan Award:  Bannock County Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Task Force and Bannock County Search and Rescue

Children’s Choice Award:  Girl Scout Troop #564





During the recent Old Town Pocatello Annual Meeting, the award winners for this year were recognized.  Congratulations to the Annual Award Winners for 2017 and thank you for your many contributions to our downtown!


Spirit of Main Street Award                    Pocatello Art Center

Historic Restoration Award                    Stan & Sharon Gates, Historic Firehouse

Rehabilitation Award                             Pocatello High School – Academy Façade Project

Rehabilitation Award                             The Paris Neon Sign

Curb Appeal Award                              The Office Bar & Grill

New Generation Award                         Pocatello Pet Lodge, Too

President's Award                                Dennis Payne, Pocatello Parks & Recreation Department

Volunteer of the Year Award                  Lisa Brian

Advocate of the Year Award                  Kelly Martinez, KORR 104



Thank You Hanging Flower Basket Sponsors!


As the Summer and warm Fall come to an end, we would like to thank all of the sponsors who made the beautiful hanging flower baskets in Old Town possible this year. 

The flowers were beautiful and your generous support is greatly appreciated!


Bannock Civitans

Bannock County Commission

Bannock Development Corporation

Citizens Community Bank

Convergys Corporation


Dorsey Hill

ERA The Brokerage

Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company

Hanson Janitorial Supply, Inc.

Idaho Power Company

Intermountain Gas Company

J H S Architect

J.R. Simplot Company

Key Bank of Idaho

Leadership Pocatello

Maag Prescription Center, LLC

McCarthy M.P.


Myers Anderson Architects

NeighborWorks Pocatello

Old Federal Building

Pioneer Title Company

Pocatello Electric Company, Inc.

Pocatello Orthopedics

Porter's Office Products

Portneuf Medical Center

Quail Ridge

Racine Law

Rails West Federal Credit Union

Sign Up Signs & Graphics

Station Square


Tejac Advertising

U.S. Bank

University Financial Group, LLC

Varsity Facility Services


Thank you to Russ and Tracy for watering and caring for the flowers all summer. Thank you to Pinehurst Floral and Greenhouse for planting such beautiful baskets for us again this year.  Thank you to the staff at Myers Anderson Architects who hung the baskets up in May and took them down so they can be planted again for next year.  We appreciate your hard work very much!



Shop, Dine & Play in Old Town Pocatello Today!


There is always something happening in Old Town Pocatello!  The Summer months feature Revive @ 5 free weekly concerts every Wednesday and the Portneuf Valley Farmers Market every Wednesday and Saturday.  We host First Friday Art Walk on the first Friday of every month, all year long, from 5-8pm. Along with the everyday excitement of shopping in our beautiful shops and dining in the variety of our international restaurants, there's also special events, parades and activities for the entire family.  Come experience the charm of Old Town Pocatello and see what you've been missing.


Shop, Dine & Play in Old Town Pocatello

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March First  

Friday Art Walk      March 2!   Old Town will be alive with crowds on March 2, as we host the March First Friday Art Walk. Don't miss this opportunity to view and experience art by local artists as well as regional and national artists. The walk includes over twenty businesses, restaurants and galleries, some with art on display, some with the artist on hand and some providing a live demonstration. Refreshments are always available. You may also find live music along the way. All local residents and visitors are welcome. There is no charge to attend monthly Art Walks.


Idaho Bridal Fair

 March 3!

The premier bridal show returns to Pocatello from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, March 3.  Bridal registration and vendor registration is now open.  Click here for details!


8th Annual Gate City Brewfest

 March 10!

It's time for the largest beer tasting event in our area!  Old Town is the place to be for Gate City Brewfest.  Buy your tickets today!  Click here for details and tickets!


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