Mayor's Appreciation Day for Arts, History, & Culture

Mayor's Appreciation Day for Arts, History, & Culture

Join us ahead of the Mayor’s State of the City Address for a day-long celebration of Boise’s cultural community, featuring performances by local artists. Enjoy walking tours providing a window into Boise's history and showcasing the City's public art collection. Emcee and music provided by Radio Boise's Thomas Paul. Free and open to all, with pre-registration required for tours.   

Mayor's Appreciation Day for Arts, History, & Culture

September 16, 2021
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Boise City Hall Plaza (Directions)


Mayor Lauren McLean 
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Boise Gay Men’s and Women’s Choruses 
11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Flamencos United 
p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Open Arms Dance Project
1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. 

Watch ahead! Perspective by Molly Joyce

2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

REGISTER HERE to attend walking tours.

History Walking Tour 
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Public Art Walking Tour
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

History Walking Tour
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Public Art Walking Tour
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Live American Sign Language (ASL) will be provided throughout the day.

This event will be held outside. Mask wearing is strongly encouraged if physical distancing cannot be maintained. Face coverings and hand sanitizer will be made available for the health and safety of all attendees. When entering City Hall, face coverings are required. Please note: Events could be altered or canceled due to COVID-19. Please view our website prior to attendance for the most updated information.

2021 Mayor's State of the City Address

The Mayor's Appreciation Day for Arts, History & Culture will conclude with the 2021 Mayor's State of the City Address live streamed beginning at 4:00 p.m. More at

The City of Boise encourages persons with disabilities and those who require language assistance to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing an accommodation, please contact Jennifer Yribar, 208-608-7051 or email, as soon as possible, but no later than 72 hours before the event.