Downtown Association of Fairbanks – Fairbanks Alaska

DOWNTOWN BINGO CELEBRATES 19 YEARS WITH BIRTHDAY BASH

Downtown Bingo is having a birthday bash! The bingo hall is celebrating its 19th birthday on Monday, Sept. 22, and you’re invited! There will be live music, food, and (of course!) bingo! Bring your bestie along and enjoy acoustic folk rock and classic country tunes by Julie Engfer and Nathan Jones. Enjoy good food and great friends. Afterward, play a round of bingo! The party begins at 6:15PM and the evenings bingo session will start at 7:15PM. Parking is available along 5th Ave. and in the Sadler’s Parking Lot! Make sure to “Like” Downtown Bingo on Facebook!  Read More →

PERKSFAIRBANKS BRINGS MOBILE ADS TO CITY SHOPPERS

Vitali Kuzmich, owner of PerksFairbanks, wanted one thing: affordable, effective local advertising. When Kuzmich didn’t find any he decided to start PerksFairbanks, a local business directory that combines online promotions with mobile advertising. Kuzmich opened shop in June of this year. PerksFairbanks gives customers a one-stop shop to check-out deals and promotions in Fairbanks, while making it easy for businesses to connect with new and returning customers. According to Business Insider, social media ads on desktop and mobile will grow faster than other digital ad format with advertising revenue topping $32.6 billion in 2018. “It... [Read more]

POLARIS SCULPTURE UNVEILING ON SEPTEMBER 17

Polaris, a new public art sculpture, will be unveiled Wednesday, September 17, at 8:08PM, in downtown Fairbanks. The ceremony will be at the Barnette St. and Cushman St. intersection in front of the Big I. Mingle with your Fairbanks area friends, officials, and visitors starting at 7:00PM. The official unveiling ceremony will occur at sunset, 8:08PM. The evening will feature live music, popcorn, and local food vendors.  Read More →

MAC DAY AT THE DOWNTOWN MARKET

The final Downtown Market of the summer will be on Monday, from 4-8 PM, in the Golden Heart Plaza. The event is sponsored by MAC Federal Credit Union. MAC is sponsoring the market as part of its focus on community involvement. MAC was founded in 1952 and is celebrating its sixty-seconded year in business this month. The event will also serve as a public birthday party celebrating the organizations long history in Fairbanks. The market will host a Chef at the Market event (showcasing chef Danielle Flaherty), live music by Kit Carson and Mason Little, and will feature market-only giveaways. Patrons are invited to shop among the markets numerous... [Read more]

CHEF AT THE MARKET FEATURED AT DOWNTOWN MARKET FINALE

The final Chef at the Market will be on Monday, Sept. 8. The event will highlight chef Danielle Flaherty, a recent graduate of the CTC Culinary Arts and Hospitality program. Danielle will base her culinary treats around what is available at Monday’s event. This guarantees that ingredients she uses will be available for purchase during the market. Danielle will begin offering samples at 5PM. The Downtown Market’s grand finale is the same day. The market is also proud to host MAC Day, sponsored by MAC Federal Credit Union. This August marked the return of the Chef at the Market. On Aug. 18, market patrons had a chance to enjoy... [Read more]

FRANK’S MENSWEAR HOSTS LABOR DAY TENT SALE

Frank’s Menswear will feature a Labor Day Tent Sale starting Saturday (Aug. 30) and running through Monday (Sept. 1). For Saturday’s kick-off event, Frank’s will feature BBQ sandwiches prepared by the award-winning Wholee Smokers BBQ, one of Fairbanks’ newest food truck vendors. Stacy Adams shoes only available at Franks Menswear downtown. As part of the sale, Frank’s will offer deals on select products including: Suits – 65% off Lacoste Shoes – Over 50% off Jon Randall Sport Shirts – Over 60% off Dress shirts ­– $10-$30 Stacy Adams + Cole Haan + Clarks shoes – Over 50% off Frank’s is located at 535 3rd Ave. in downtown... [Read more]

“DRIVING SPIRIT” DOG MUSHING EXHIBIT OPENS AT FAIRBANKS COMMUNITY MUSEUM

The Fairbanks Community/Dog Mushing Museum will re-open with the “Driving Spirit” dog mushing exhibit from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27, in the Empress Theater, upstairs in the Co-Op Plaza. The official address is 535 Second Avenue, Suite 215. Guests are encouraged to use the Third Avenue entrance to the Co-Op in order to enter the building. George Attla will be on hand and we will be showing the movie “Spirit of the Wind” at 6:30 p.m. Two-time Open North American Champion Arleigh Reynolds will join, as well as many other mushers. The museum will be requesting a $5 donation as a fundraiser to help get the entire... [Read more]

CSP INTERVIEW IN DOWNTOWN FAIRBANKS

KTVF 11 reporter Tyson Paris-Hansen talks Community Service Patrol with CSP Ambassador William Yost and Fairbanks City Mayor John Eberhart.  Click here for more videos from downtown Fairbanks!  Read More →

CHEF AT THE MARKET RETURNS DOWNTOWN

What do Alaska Grown produce, three chefs, and downtown Fairbanks have in common? The Chef at the Market, of course! With only two chef’s remaining, make sure to attend this exclusive event. On August 18, market patrons had a chance to enjoy the culinary delights of Lavelle’s Bistro. Frank Eagle, Kathy Lavelle, and Chef Cleveland offered tasty snap peas and scallops that were eagerly eaten by hungry attendees. Photos from that market day were featured in a food story in The New York Times. On Monday, August 25, foodies will be able to enjoy the offerings of Danielle Schlobohm, the resident “farm cook extraordinaire” of Calypso Farm and... [Read more]

LAVELLE’S BISTRO WINS INTERNATIONAL WINE AWARD

Lavelle’s Bistro has received the “Best of Award of Excellence” prize from Wine Spectator magazine. The downtown establishment is the only Fairbanks venue to receive the international award in 2014. It is the publication’s second-highest honor. The award is given to restaurants that usually stock 400 or more wine selections, offer superior presentation, and display either vintage depth or breadth across several wine regions. Lavelle’s received the publication’s “Award of Excellence” in 2013. Lavelle’s Bistro is operated by Kathleen Lavelle and Frank Eagle. It is located inside Springhill Suites at 575 First Ave.    Read More →

DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION HAS NEW OFFICE

The Downtown Association of Fairbanks has moved its offices to 542 Fourth Ave., Suite 204, inside the Nerland Building. The nonprofit organization moved from its previous location inside historic city hall after the property was sold to the Fairbanks Distilling Company in June. All other contact information, including email addresses and phone numbers, remain unchanged. The Nerland Building also houses Bahn Thai, the Fairbanks Vet Center and Kramer & Associates. The Nerland Building.  Read More →

INTERIOR GRAPHICS SEEKS FAIRBANKS PHOTOS

Interior Graphics & Printing, local Fairbanks commercial printer, is holding a photography contest for their 2015 Scenes of Fairbanks Calendar. Digital photographs of Fairbanks and the surrounding community will be featured on the 12 month calendar and entries are being accepted now through September 2th via email at calendars@interiorgraphics.com. IGP is looking for photos that depict all the seasons as well as seasonal events. Entries will be posted on the Interior Graphics & Printing Facebook page for public judging September 3rd – 29th. The top twelve entries will be featured on the calendar and the top entry will receive a 30”... [Read more]

KIDS DAY AT THE DOWNTOWN MARKET

The Downtown Association of Fairbanks is excited to host Kids Day at the Downtown Market. The fun starts at 4:00 PM, August 4th, in Golden Heart Plaza. Kids Day will feature children’s game and family activities as well as exciting giveaways and a raffle for a brand new iPad. The event is sponsored by Denali PEAK Correspondence & Homeschooling. Denali PEAK is a statewide correspondence and homeschool program operated by the Denali Borough School District. The Fairbanks Children’s Museum will be in the plaza showcasing the “Imagination Playground,” a newly-acquired mobile exhibit. Organized as a farmers market, the Downtown Market... [Read more]

DOWNTOWN TO HOST SMITHSONIAN FOOD EXHIBIT

Most of us eat without giving a thought to the wealth of history and culture that shapes our dining habits as Americans. Our recipes, menus, and even our fast food options are directly affected by our country’s rich immigrant experience, the history of food preparation technology, and the ever-changing availability of key ingredients. The Downtown Association of Fairbanks is working with the University of Alaska Museum of the North to bring a free exhibit to UAF’s Community and Technical College this fall. Key Ingredients: America by Food was produced by the Smithsonian Institutions as part of the Museum on Main Street initiative.... [Read more]

Downtown Association of Fairbanks – Fairbanks Alaska