Summer 2021 Bucket List

21 Items to check off for your Historic Downtown adventures in Idaho Falls

Published online: Jun 18, 2021 Articles, Family Fun Guide Catherine Smith
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Wondering what to do downtown this summer? Historic Downtown Idaho Falls offers a host of activities that will keep you busy throughout the entire season. Shop until you drop, eat until your stuffed, or get a long walk in as you complete the following activities.

1. Enjoy a walk on the Snake River Greenbelt/Riverwalk

2. Try a progressive dinner downtown! Start with drinks and appetizers, then a main course and finish with a dessert, each at a different restaurant

3. Attend a ‘Planet Arts’ class at the Willard Arts Center

4. Buy a unique piece of jewelry from one of our specialty shops

5. Participate in the Downtown Gallery Walk on the first Thursday of the month beginning in May

6. Buy someone a gift from a small business downtown

7. Take a picture with a mural #beadowntowner

8. Spend an afternoon at the Museum of Idaho seeing ‘Way Out West’ and ‘Bodies: Animals Inside Out’

9. Visit Puggslane on B Street and enjoy the local art alley

10. Locate all 9 traffic cabinets wrapped in art

11. Buy fresh produce from the Idaho Falls Farmers Market

12. Find your favorite “Art You Can Sit On” bench

13. Have fun at Snake River Roaring Youth Jam – August 12-14, 2021 

14. Check out the Duck Race on the Snake River on August 14, 2021

15. Update your hair-do at one of the incredible salons downtown

16. Grab a camera and have a downtown photoshoot

17. Plan your staycation downtown by booking a hotel room to eat, shop and play!

18. Take a ghost tour of downtown Idaho Falls

19. Have a picnic on the Greenbelt (Check out the art benches while you’re there!)

20. Take advantage of the free admission and spend the first Saturday of the month at The Art Museum 

21. Enjoy the peace and beauty of the Japanese Friendship Garden

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