Downtown Association of Fairbanks – Fairbanks Alaska

WATCH CLASSIC HOLIDAY FILMS @ MORRIS THOMPSON CENTER

If you love classic holiday films, make sure to stop by the Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitor Center on Dec. 13 and Dec. 20. The Alaska Public Lands Information Center will feature holiday films in the theater on both days. “This time of year lots of of families come up to visit,” said Adia Cotter, Lead Park Ranger at the APLIC. “They’re looking for family activities to do and these films provide fun entertainment for kids and families,” she said. The films viewed will be chosen by attendees. Last year’s event showed the classic stop-motion film Rudolph and the more recent Scooby Doo’s... [Read more]

FIREWORKS @ THE ALYESKA PIPELINE CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS

Downtown Fairbanks will be wrapped in the warmth of a multi-colored pyrotechnic display this month. The Alyeska Pipeline Celebration of Lights, a fireworks show celebrating the Winter Solstice, will light up the sky in downtown on Saturday, December 20 at 8PM. The fireworks display is produced by Fire Art Pyrotechnics and generously supported by Alyeska Pipeline Services Co., North Haven Communities, and the Alaska Air National Guard. “The Alaska Air National Guard is proud to help support the Downtown Association of Fairbanks’ Winter Solstice firework show,” said Master Sgt. Dianna Miller, who oversees the Alaska Air National... [Read more]

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING @ PATRICK B. COLE CITY HALL

The Fairbanks community is invited to the annual Children’s Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at Patrick B. Cole City Hall at 5:00 PM on Thursday, Dec. 11. The ceremony is held annually and is a celebration of the children in the community. The event is hosted by the Carol H. Brice Family Center. After the lighting ceremony, the Sweet Adelines will lead participants in singing Christmas Carols. “The tree honors the children and families of the community, and the contribution and vision of Carol Brice,” said Karl Greeg, executive director of the Carol H. Brice Family Center. The ceremony will be hosted by local television personality... [Read more]

PHOTO GALLERY: 2014 DOWNTOWN MARKET

The Downtown Market was organized to provide downtown Fairbanks with access to fresh food and fun during the long summer months. Founded in 2011, it is the only open-air farmers market in the downtown core and is held each summer in Golden Heart Plaza. If you missed this summer’s market, we encourage you to scroll through and enjoy our collection of photos! These pictures showcase the vendors, guests, musicians, artisans, animals and, most importantly, the friendly faces that inhabited the 2014 Downtown Market this summer. We want to give a hearty thank you to everyone who came out and shopped (rain or shine) and a big thank you to Kinross... [Read more]

SHOP FIRST FRIDAY BY CANDLELIGHT @ IF ONLY

If Only…a fine store, will host their annual candlelight shopping event at their downtown location this First Friday. The shop will feature custom etched glass by Val Lord of Sweet & Cool Designs. The evening’s event will also showcase handcrafted jewelry by Meg Jones of Water’s Edge Studio and Rebecca Bashara.  If Only invites patrons to join them in an ambiance of glowing good cheer for an unforgettable evening. If Only celebrates First Friday every month and was of the first downtown shops to hold such an event. The venue is known for its wide-selection of unique products, art shows, and outstanding customer service. The... [Read more]

TAKE A SURVEY!

Five local organizations have partnered to form the Interior Business Retention & Expansion program – an initiative is to identify opportunities to assist local firms in expanding their facilities, creating jobs and diversifying the local economic base. As part of this initiative, local businesses are invited to take part in several surveys. Since the large majority of job creation in Alaska comes from existing business, a business retention and expansion program is newly underway to identify opportunities to assist local firms in expanding their facilities, creating jobs and diversifying the local economic base. In-person surveys of... [Read more]

ART GOES VICTORIAN @ LADY LEES EMPORIUM

Lady Lee’s Antiques Emporium invites guests to join them on First Friday for a show and sale of antique Victorian Art highlighting “Angels Among Us”. Most of these original framed illustrations were first published in about 1890.  Many of the artists are unknown.  In the late 1800’s the theme of “guardian angels protecting little children” (both a Victorian and Judo-Christian concept) became a very popular one.  This innocent view of how children were protected was a very popular belief throughout the Victorian Era.  Because of the higher mortality rate in those days, children were greatly cherished. ... [Read more]

LOCAL BONE CARVER HOLDS FIRST SHOW SINCE 1996

Alaska House Art Gallery is excited to announce a First Friday exclusive featuring artist Chuck Leake. Leake works with bone and antler and creates one-of-a-kind pieces. He has been collecting bones in the Alaskan Tundra for more than 30 years. “His use of rare mammoth bone and antler is unique and imaginative,” said Yolande Fejes, owner of the Alaska House Art Gallery. Leake first developed an interest in sculpture while working in a bronze foundry in Prescott, AZ. “It will be his first show in almost two decades and we hope that everyone gets a chance to come and see his work during the month of December,” said Fejes. All... [Read more]

FESTIVAL OF TREES BRINGS HOLIDAY CHEER DOWNTOWN

On the evening of Black Friday, a brilliant display of holiday lights will spark to life for a worthy cause. Fifty holiday trees will make up a one-of-a-kind indoor forest in the Second Annual MAC Federal Credit Union Festival of Trees, illuminating the critical work of those in our community who build homes for neighbors in need. All of Fairbanks is invited to celebrate the opening of the festival on Friday, November 28th at 4:00P.M. in the Worthington Buildling at 302 Cushman Street in downtown Fairbanks. The festival is hosted by the Greater Fairbanks Area Habitat for Humanity and all proceeds benefit local homebuilding projects. The... [Read more]

LECTURE ON SETTLING OF AMERICAS @ MORRIS THOMPSON

The Morris Thompson Cultural Center will host a panel on the settling of the America’s. The event, titled “The Peopling of the Americas: Who, Where, and When?” will feature several scientists from UAF and Southern Methodist University. The panel will include Daniel Mann, Mike Kunz, David Meltzer, and Ben Potter. Discussion will be held in a round-table format, giving presenting scientists time to make short and provocative statements, followed by a lengthy Q+A session. The panel will discuss such topics as who were the first settlers, where did they come from, and what route did they take between Alaska and the rest of the... [Read more]

VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION @ WESTMARK

Each year the Fairbanks community gathers to honor veterans during a special Veterans Day ceremony on 11/11 at 11 AM. Veterans Day provides an opportunity for our community to thank those who have served, including veterans of past and current conflicts, as well as veteran’s families. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony. For more information contact Festival Fairbanks at 456-1984. When:  Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 at 11AM Where: Westmark Gold Room  Read More →

RESTAURANT WEEK KICKS OFF DOWNTOWN

The Downtown Association of Fairbanks is excited to announce Restaurant Week, a five-day culinary adventure that begins on Monday, Nov. 10 and runs until Friday, Nov. 14. The event will showcase some of the finest eateries in downtown Fairbanks! Restaurant Week will give diners a chance to explore – or rediscover – their favorite downtown restaurants including River City Cafe & Espresso, Lavelle’s Bistro, LUNCH Cafe & Eatery, and The Crepery. The celebration will give Fairbanks’ hungry diners and skilled restaurateurs the opportunity to be part of something unique to Fairbanks. Restaurant Week is the first event of its kind in... [Read more]

LAVELLE’S BISTRO ANNOUNCES “TUESDAY TASTING” DATES

Lavelle’s Bistro announces this winter’s Tuesday Tasting wine events: October 14:   Constellation Wine Portfolio with Bree Brophy October 21:   What’s Up from Down Under October 28:   Lavelle’s Annual Scotch & Whiskey Tasting November 4:   Judgment of Paris with Kathryn Dean November 11:   Pour Up Some Bubbly November 18:   No Tasting November 20:   14th Annual Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Dinner November 25:   Becoming an Alaskan Craft Beer Groupie December 2:   88 Points or Better You Be the Judge December 9:   San Francisco Wine Exchange December 16:   Holiday Bargains with K&L Guests are invited to “join... [Read more]

IF ONLY HOSTS CELEBRATION OF HANDMADE BOOKS

If Only will host “Celebrating Handmade Books”, a November First Friday event, which features works by members of the Northwoods Book Arts Guild. Members will begin demonstrating binding stitches beginning at 5 PM and will include demos by Susan Campbell, Mary Maisch, Margo Klass, and Laurel Herbeck.  If Only invites guests to come by and learn the difference between Coptic, Long Stitch, and other bindings. Other guild members whose books will be featured include Corlis Taylor, Linda Adamson, Connie Stricks, Sue Cole, and Oralee Nudson. Handmade books will be on display and available for purchase. “Celebrating Handmade Books”... [Read more]

Downtown Association of Fairbanks – Fairbanks Alaska