Arts And Culture
Our region offers a wealth of art and entertainment from dynamic music and dance to invigorating theatre and lectures, and more. Idaho State University’s L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center crowns the local arts scene high atop a hillside that offers vistas as inspiring as the artists who perform there.
In addition to our vibrant arts scene, Pocatello plays host to an abundance of annual community events, including:
Each year on the third weekend in February, the Simplot Games offer athletes the opportunity to go head-to-head against the finest high school competitors in the U.S. and Canada. Held in Pocatello, Idaho , Simplot Games is the nation's premier indoor track and field event for high school athletes.
Located in Holt Arena on the campus of Idaho State University, the Games' unique 200 meter banked-board track is one of the fastest in the nation. Records are broken each year at this one-of-a-kind indoor facility.
Some of the 2000 young athletes who take part in the Simplot Games each year will go on to find glory in their college careers. Others may even go on to the Olympics. But for everyone who competes, the Simplot Games provides a unique and rewarding experience.