Downtown Association of Fairbanks – Fairbanks Alaska

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]

YOUR DOWNTOWN HALLOWEEN EVENT GUIDE

Today is Halloween and downtown is celebrating with style. Below are three fun-filled events you’re sure to enjoy! Halloween Carnival @ Hearts and Hands Play Center Hearts and Hands Play Center is hosting a Halloween Carnival especially for little ones! Families are invited to enjoy the center’s expanded play area game-filled extravaganza! Hearts and Hands is located at 200 First Ave. The carnival is from 9AM – 1PM. The event is free to the public. For more information, click here. Halloween Bash @ the Big I An epic night of Halloween celebration you do not want to miss. The Big I will feature giveaways, cash prizes for... [Read more]

FAIRBANKS SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL SEEKS COMMUNITY INPUT

The Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival (FSAF) is planning their 2015 festival.  In order to keep the festival based around the needs and interests of the Fairbanks community, FSAF has created a survey for gathering new workshop and performance ideas.  These ideas include music, dance, theatre, creative writing, healing arts, culinary arts, and visual arts.  All suggestions are welcome. “FSAF would not be possible without the input and support of the community,” said Emilie Wright, FSAF’s Communications & Operations Manager. Please take a moment to fill out this brief survey so that FSAF can gauge community interest for... [Read more]

DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

The members of the Downtown Association gather in April and again in October for their annual business meeting.  This year’s event will be held Wednesday, October 29th from 5:30 – 7:30 in the Fairbanks Community Museum’s new location on the second story of the Co-Op Plaza. The evening starts with a short business meeting to hold board elections and discuss the Association’s work, then transitions to a casual reception with light fare and wine, live music and awards to recognize those who moved downtown forward in 2014. Enter the Empress Theatre (above the Co-Op Plaza) from 3rd Avenue; for handicap access, enter from 2nd... [Read more]

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW RETURNS DOWNTOWN

Rocky Horror Picture Show is set to return to downtown this Halloween. “Rocky Horror is the first and only true audience participation movie,” according to The Green Room, who hosts the annual event. The film will be shown at the Westmark Hotel. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a musical horror comedy that acts as a send-off to classic science fiction and horror movies. Since its release in 1975, it has become a widely celebrated cult classic. According to The Green Room website, it is customary for film attendees to yell lines at the screen, dress up in costume, and act out the film. Doors open at 11PM on Oct. 31. The show begins at... [Read more]

DOWNTOWN BIDS FAREWELL TO “RAVEE” STATUE

Ravee – the large, black raven statue perched outside of Ken Murray Insurance – has flown its downtown coop. The statue was the official mascot of the 2014 Arctic Winter Games. It has been moved to Pioneer Park at the request of the organizations board of directors. The statue had been homed in front of Ken Murray Insurance (along Barnette St.) since 2013. Photo: Ravee got a jump start on Halloween this season with a little help from Ken Murray Insurance.   Read More →

ARTIST OF THE YEAR CONTEST SEEKS LOCAL CREATIVES

The Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce is looking for art submissions for its annual Artist of the Year contest.  For the past nine years, the Fairbanks Chamber has provided a local artist the opportunity to be showcased to Fairbanks’ residents and visitors. The winning artwork becomes the image of the Chamber for one year and is then featured on all marketing materials throughout the year, including their annual membership postcard, the Chamber’s website, and the Chamber’s Fairbanks & North Pole Map. The winner will also receive a one-year membership to the Chamber. All entries must be received by 4:00PM on Friday, November... [Read more]

FAIRBANKS CALENDAR CONTEST FINDS WINNING PHOTO

Interior Graphics & Printing has announced the winner of their 2015 Scenes of Fairbanks Calendar Contest. The winner is Pamela Lipari with her photo “Rainy Fairbanks Sunrise.” Lipari wins a 20” x 30” Canvas Wrap Print as well as $100 Gift Certificate to a Fairbanks restaurant of her choice. Lipari’s photo received 562 votes; 166 votes more than the closest contestant. Below is a list of each category winner. Winter: Virginia Jeffords Wildlife: Pamela Lipari Summer: Dan Hoffman Spring: Pamela Lipari Floral: Matt Moberly Fall: Deena Canon Fairbanks: Pamela Lipari Aurora: Deena Canon The calendar features photographs... [Read more]

55th CHAM FASHIONAL PROMISES CHAMPAGNE, FASHION

  Quota International of Fairbanks brings the 55th Cham Fashional to downtown Fairbanks. This year’s theme is a spin on the classic story of Cinderella. Guests will be entertained with an evening of champagne, dinner, fashion, and dancing. The proceeds raised from the event will be donated to local non-profits. Male models at this years event will be showcasing fashionable threads provided by Frank’s Menswear. Tickets are $100/person and are available at Denali State Bank or by calling 460-4199. Click here to RSVP. When: Saturday, October 25 – 6:30PM Where: Westmark Hotel & Conference Center located at 813... [Read more]

LADY LEES ANTIQUES FEATURES PFD SALE

  Lady Lee’s Antiques Emporium is offering a PFD and Christmas special! Every purchase qualifies for one entry into the drawing.  Any Lay-Away (new or existing) paid in full within 30 days qualifies for 3 additional entries and any Lay-Away paid in full within 60 days receive 2 extra entries. The  special runs through December 20th.  Drawings will be held on December 21st.  The prizes are displayed throughout the store and can be seen on Lady Lee’s Facebook Page. Lady Lee’s is downtown’s only antique shop and is located at 519 1st Ave.  Read More →

Downtown Association of Fairbanks – Fairbanks Alaska