Upcoming Events



First Friday Art Walk


ALL Year Long
5:00 - 8:00pm
First Friday of Each Month

Old Town is alive with crowds of visitors on the first Friday of each month from 5-8pm.  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. Art Walk guides are available right here on this web site the Thursday before the walk. 

Portneuf Valley Farmers Market


Opening Day Saturday, May 3

Closing Day Saturday, October 25

9:00am - 1:00pm
Old Town Pavilion
420 N. Main Street


The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will open for another season on Saturday, May 3.  The Market will be open every Saturday from 9am to 1pm through the end of October.  If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the market, please contact the Market Manager at 208-705-7333.


Haunted History Walking Tours


October 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25th
6:00pm Tours Begin Each Night
October 18 Matinee Tour at 3:00pm and Evening Tour at 6pm
Locations To Be Announced


Haunted History Walking Tour tickets are now available.  Tours begin on October 11th and continue on October 17, 18, 24 and 25th.  SPIRO, our favorite paranormal investigators, will be back again to host the 2014 Haunted History Walking Tours. This year we will feature four haunted buildings on the east side of Old Town.  With our tours you actually go into the buildings or areas and experience first hand the history and the haunts. Tickets are on sale at the Old Town office, 420 N. Main Street. Adult tickets are $20 and child tickets for ages 8-15 years old are $15.  Call 208-232-7545 for more information or to reserve your tickets. 

Old Town Annual Meeting

Thursday, October 30
Registration 5:30pm
Business Meeting 6:00pm

Old Town Pavilion
420 N. Main St.


The Old Town Pocatello, Inc. Board of Directors invite you to attend the 2014 Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony.  Registration will begin at 5:30pm and the business meeting will begin at 6:00pm.  The annual awards will be presented and the Board of Directors for 2014-2015 will be announced.  The public is welcome and refreshments will be served. 

Trick-or-Treat the Old Town Streets


Friday, October 31
3:00 - 5:30pm
Locations throughout Old Town


Bring your children down for a safe Halloween afternoon as the Old Town merchants and businesses open their doors and hand out candy and treats to all visiting ghosts and goblins. 

Register your float now for Pocatello's only night time parade and help ring in the holidays!
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Here are the parade instructions and the map for this year's Night Lights Parade!
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Night of 1,000 Santas Festival & Night Lights Parade on November 28th


Friday, November 28
Throughout Old Town


Get Your Santa Hat! Help fill the streets of Old Town with Santas! Beginning November 7th visit MUSE Boutique at 501 N. Main Street for a Santa Hat to take home and decorate. 1,000 hats will be given to the young and old alike! You don’t have to decorate the hat, but there are great prizes to win at the Santa Hat Contest right after this year’s Night Lights Parade. *Quantities are limited.


Santa Arrives! On November 28th, the festivities begin at 4:00pm all the way through 9:00pm. At 4:00pm Santa will arrive at the Old Town Pavilion aboard the Holiday Helicopter. You are cordially invited to come watch Santa land and he will visit with young children until 6:00pm when he will depart for the Parade. During Santa’s visit there will be music, food and more all under the Pavilion. The Talking Christmas Tree will be back this year and Frosty is expected to make a guest appearance as well. Don’t forget your cameras!


Night Lights Parade Begins! At 6:30pm the Night Lights Parade will wind its way through Old Town. This is Southeast Idaho’s largest night lights parade and of course the theme this year is "Night of 1,000 Santas." Parade organizers are encouraging all who come out for the parade to wear your Santa Hat so the entire parade route is lined with Santa Hats!

Santa Hat Contest!  This year the Santa Hat Contest will take place right after the parade, at approximately 7:30pm at the Old Town Pavilion.  Juding will take place in each category and prizes will be awarded. Categories include, Best Child's Hat, Best Women's Hat, Best Men's Hat, Best Family Hats Award Best Commercial Award and Best Pet's Santa Hat.


Santa Sock-Hop! Live music with a band on stage will entertain all after the Santa Hat Contest.  Santa will be dancing too!  Plan to stay for hot cocoa, hot cookies and lively entertainment.

Small Business Saturday


Saturday, November 29

Shop in Old Town Pocatello!


The Saturday between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday.  Shop Small All Day Long!  Why should you shop, dine and play in Old Town?  Because our collection of specialty shops, restaurants, art galleries, bars, pubs, studios, schools and professional offices (all 228 of them) are all owned by small business people who live right here.  They offer a wonderful variety of inventories, foods and services and they support our local community.  They hire local and they buy local too.  Shop Small and Shop in Old Town.  Locals love locals!

Shop Til' You Drop Saturday


Saturday, December 20
Locations throughout Old Town

The last Saturday before Christmas!  The Old Town merchants invite you to Shop Til' You Drop in Old Town Pocatello.  Keep your shopping local while you enjoy the charm of our beautiful shops and restaurants.  From fashion and jewelry to fishing poles, bikes, skis, and don't forget gift cards too, you will find everything on your shopping list in Old Town.  Come Shop Til' You Drop in Old Town Pocatello on Saturday, December 20. 

Idaho Bridal Fair 2015


Idaho's Premier Bridal Fair!

Saturday, February 21, 2015


Red Lion Hotel Pocatello

1555 Pocatello Creek Road


ISU Credit Union presents Idaho Bridal Fair 2015 on Saturday, February 21, 2015.  Beginning at 10am, the Red Lion Hotel Pocatello will showcase everything a bride and groom needs to plan the perfect wedding, honeymoon and future.  From florists to jewelers, and from caterers to entertainment, local busineses will display their products and services designed to help orchestrate the day you will treasure forever.


The day will also include hourly prize drawings and a grand prize valued at over $1,000! Admission is free to all brides and we request you register prior to arriving. Grooms are welcome too! Please register at www.idahobridalfair.com.

Gate City Brewfest 2015


Saturday, March 14, 2015


Various Locations Throughout Old Town


The 5th Annual Gate City Brewfest will be returning to Old Town Pocatello on Saturday, March 14.  Our favorite brewers will be returning along with some new selections for sampling. Of course, there will be live music, great food and fun along the way.  Free trolley service will also be available.  Mark your calendars and don't miss this day long beer stroll!  Tickets will be available beginning in December. 

3rd Annual Urban Invasion Obstacle Challenge

Saturday, April 25, 2015

8am-Noon Competition

Noon-3pm After Party, Live Music, Beverages & Prizes

Old Town Pavilion

420 N. Main St.


Pocatello's only 5K obstacle race will be returning to Old Town Pocatello on Saturday, April 25th.  Plan now to compete as SEICAA and Old Town Pocatello host this four person team race.  Grab your three most adventure seeking buddies and register your team to compete your way through Old Town.  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.  Registration will open in December 2014. 

Revive @ 5 Free Summer Concerts 2015


Every Wednesday, May 27 through September 2

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Old Town Pavilion

420 N. Main Street


Hosted by the Bannock Civitan Club, Revive @ 5 is the place to be on Wednesday nights during the summer.  The event features a live band each week, a different featured restaurant each week, cold beverages, the Wednesday Farmers Market and fun for the entire family. 


If you are a band member who would like to get your band scheduled for the 2015 season, please contact Neil Tocher at tochneil@isu.edu.


There's Always Something Happening in Old Town!

Our staff and Promotions Committee are continuously working to bring additional events to Old Town. If you have an upcoming event planned in Old Town or an event you would like to bring to Pocatello, please contact the Old Town staff at 208-232-7545 or write spalagi@oldtownpocatello.com. Our events would not be possible without the generous help and support of many community volunteers, supporters and friends. 

Shop, Dine & Play in Old Town Pocatello

Old Town Pocatello, Inc.

420 N Main St

Pocatello, ID 83204




Haunted History Walking Tour Tickets Now Available!  Tours begin on October 11th and continue on October 17, 18, 24 and 25th.  Tickets are on sale now at the Old Town office, 420 N. Main Street. Visit our Events Calendar for more information or call 232-7545.


Night Lights Parade Registration Now Open!  Be sure to register your float for this year's Night Lights Parade in Old Town on November 28th. Registration forms, map and instructions are located on our Events Calendar.   


Portneuf Valley Farmers Market Now Open!  The Market will be open every Saturday from 9am-1pm thru October 25th.  For more information visit www.portneufvalleyfarmersmarket.com .


Trick-or-Treat the Old Town Streets on Halloween afternoon from 3-5:30pm!  Participating merchants will have treats for all kids in costumes. 


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