Downtown Association of Fairbanks – Fairbanks Alaska

WORLD ESKIMO INDIAN OLYMPICS DAY AT THE DOWNTOWN MARKET

The Downtown Association of Fairbanks is excited to announce World Eskimo Indian Olympics Day at the Downtown Market. The celebration starts at 4:00 PM, July 14th, in Golden Heart Plaza. Monday’s market will feature WEIO demonstrations like the Indian Stick Pull, Ear Pull and the Scissor Broad Jump. The afternoon will highlight traditional Native Alaskan dancing by the Pavva Inupiaq Dancers of Fairbanks and the FNA/JOM Potlatch Dancers. Dance performances will run from 5:00 – 6:00 PM. This year’s Miss WEIO Cultural Pageant candidates will also speak during the event. Afterward, local guitarist Kit Carson will perform classic rock covers... [Read more]

FIRST FRIDAY IN JULY

Are you thinking about celebrating July 4th with a little local art and culture? Then stop downtown for some of the best First Friday events in Fairbanks. For July, downtown offers you the best in art, music and more. From the Alaska House Art Gallery to If Only…a fine store, downtown has definitely got something for everyone! Top Pick: ART + MUSIC – Alaska House Art Gallery (1003 Cushman St.) [5-8 PM] Join Alaska House Art Gallery for a First Friday reception featuring artist Bill Brody. Brody’s exhibit - “In wilderness the truth comes out to play” – will be on display and features paintings and sketches... [Read more]

TDL DAY AT THE DOWNTOWN MARKET

The Downtown Market is pleased to announce TDL Day, sponsored by TDL Staffing. The excitement starts at 4PM, June 16th, in Golden Heart Plaza. “The Downtown Market brings new traffic through the downtown area of Fairbanks,” said RJ Mikulski, TDL’s marketing coordinator. “TDL Staffing is excited to be a part of this community event.” If you’re a fan of the indie music scene, then you’ll love the market’s free concert by Kimya Dawson and Paul Baribeau. The singer/songwriting duo is currently touring the state. Dawson is best known for her work with The Moldy Peaches, whose work was prominently featured in the movie Juno. Dawson... [Read more]

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!

The Downtown Association of Fairbanks is looking for volunteers to help it run the 2014 BP Midnight Sun Festival, including staff to run the beer tent, sell t-shirts and raffle tickets, and assist in setting up and taking down the festival. Shifts include: Set-up: (9PM – Midnight) on June 21 Day-of: (Noon – Midnight) on June 22 Midnight Sun Festival Beer Tent 50/50 Raffle Booth T-Shirt Booth Take-down: (11PM – 1AM) on June 22/23. If interested, please contact Kara Nash on Facebook or via email at kara@eventalaska.com.  Read More →

2014 BP MIDNIGHT SUN FESTIVAL SET TO BEGIN

The 2014 BP Midnight Sun Festival will be on Sunday, June 22nd, from noon to midnight in downtown Fairbanks. The festival is the state’s single-largest one day event and attracts more than 30,000 people annually. The Downtown Association of Fairbanks is excited to announce several firsts at this year’s festival including the Midnight Sun Festival Beer Garden, discounted travel to Fairbanks through Alaska Airlines, a 50/50 raffle and a brand new layout on 2nd Ave. In addition to reducing airfare, Alaska Airlines will also give away two roundtrip tickets to one lucky festival patron. MAC Federal Credit Union will also be giving away a brand-new... [Read more]

THANK YOU TO OUR 2014 BP MIDNIGHT SUN FESTIVAL SPONSORS!

The Downtown Association would like to extend a special thank you to sponsors of the 2014 BP Midnight Sun Festival including: BP, Alaska Airlines, MAC Federal Credit Union, Subway, Design Alaska, Nomadic Stars, FairbanksAlaska.com, Sani-Can, Alaska Waste, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, Northrim Bank, Microcom, Sadler’s Home Furnishings, Alaska Club, Kohler Schmitt & Hutchison, River City Investments, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Walsh Kelliher & Sharp, Conoco Phillips, Big Ray’s, Mt. McKinley Bank, Golden Heart Parking Services, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, JL Properties Inc., If Only…a fine store, Festival Fairbanks,... [Read more]

2014 BP MIDNIGHT SUN FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

The 2014 BP Midnight Sun Festival is proud to include 33 live performances, running the gamut from jazz and blues to folk and rockabilly. Come and enjoy free music and entertainment from Noon to Midnight on June 22, 2014 in downtown Fairbanks. Below is a complete list of stage locations, performance times and musical acts. Make sure to arrive with plenty of time in order to park and grab a bite to eat before listening to your favorite bands. With $4 all day parking at the downtown parking garage (with free parking in the Sadler’s Home Furnishing’s lot) and more than 150 vendors, it’s going to be a great day to be downtown. MAC... [Read more]

BIKE DAY AT THE DOWNTOWN MARKET

The Downtown Market is proud to feature Bike Day, sponsored by Fairbanks Memorial Hospital! The fun starts at 4PM, June 9th, in Golden Heart Plaza. Make sure to RSVP! Hear free live music by Sabe Flores, while shopping among the best growers, retailers and food vendors in Fairbanks. Stop by and meet with folks from FMH and Fairbikes! Check out booths detailing bike and helmet safety, as well as promoting healthy living in the Interior. Kids who stop by the FMH booth will get a free prize when they get their bike helmet fitted correctly! Make sure to stop by and visit with the Fairbanks Children’s Museum! Other vendors include Zorba on... [Read more]

FIRST FRIDAY IN JUNE

If you’re looking for the best First Friday in Fairbanks then look no further than downtown. For June, downtown brings you the best in art, music and more. From Dance Theatre Fairbanks to the 2 Street Gallery, we’ve got something for everyone! Top Pick: DANCE – Dance Theatre Fairbanks (656 7th Ave) [7PM] Join Dance Theatre Fairbanks for their original production of Yellow Brick Road.  Written by the theatre’s own Jay Howe, this original production tells the story of Dorothy and Toto as they grow up, move to Alaska, and meet some interesting characters! First Friday: FOOD – Ken Murray Insurance (300 Barnette) [5-8PM] Join... [Read more]

THANK YOU TO OUR DOWNTOWN MARKET SPONSORS!

With this summer’s Downtown Market well underway, it’s important to thank the organizations community leaders who make the market possible. Whether providing a direct financial contribution or an in-kind donation, every sponsor is a valued member of the Downtown Market team! The Downtown Association would like to extend a big thank you to this year’s title sponsors, including Kinross Fort Knox, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and Clear Channel Media + Entertainment. Their contribution has made hosting and promoting the Downtown Market possible. In addition to our title sponsors, we’d like to thank MAC Federal Credit Union, Aurora Energy, TDL... [Read more]

LOCAL REAL ESTATE FIRM OPENS MAT-SU LOCATION

Madden Real Estate, a locally owned and operated real estate company, has opened an office in Eagle River. This will be the Fairbanks-based firms third location. Madden held an open house at their new location on May 20. “We are excited to emerge into a new and different market down in Southern Alaska,” said Wes Madden, the companies owner. “Eagle River is a wonderful, central location and we are proud to be part of the community.” Madden is the #1 ranked real estate company in Alaska and the #22 ranked real estate company in the nation, according to a 2013 list released by REAL Trends and the Wall Street Journal. They have also been named... [Read more]

MADDEN REAL ESTATE RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD

Madden Real Estate has been recognized with the “Legend in Your Community Award.” Madden received the honor for its community involvement and service within the Fairbanks area. The accolade is awarded by WaveFire, a national real estate consulting firm based in Illinois. This year’s award was sponsored by online real estate database Zillow. In addition to their WaveFire award, Madden was recently nominated for a “Family Friendly Workplace Award” presented by the FNSB Early Childhood Development Commission. Madden is a locally owned real estate company with three locations in Alaska. They are headquartered at 810 Barnette St. in downtown... [Read more]

LOCAL MARKET BRINGS FRESH FOOD TO DOWNTOWN FAIRBANKS

The Downtown Association of Fairbanks is excited to announce the return of the Downtown Market. The market offers local and visiting patrons alike a chance to shop and eat in downtown’s only open-air bazaar. The market is open from 4-8 PM in Golden Heart Plaza every Monday from June 2 to Sept. 8. Entering its fourth year, the Downtown Market is popular with locals as a place to gather, listen to live music, eat and shop from local vendors. The market accepts QUEST cards, which has made for a virtuous loop between local growers and Fairbanks’ food stamp recipients. This summer will showcase several new additions to the Downtown Market. Starting... [Read more]

FIRST FRIDAY IN MAY

If you’re looking for the best First Friday in Fairbanks then look no further than downtown. For May, downtown brings you the best in photography, art, music and more. From Fairbanks City Hall to the World Eskimo Indian Olympics, we’ve got something for everyone! It’s expected to be 72F and partly sunny, which means grab the shorts and flip-flops – summer has arrived! Top Pick: ART SHOW – Fairbanks City Hall (800 Cushman ) [4-8 PM] City Hall will showcase the “Faces of Alaska,” a collection of oil paintings by Jean Lester. City Hall will also feature “Photovoice,” a pictorial perspective on the... [Read more]

Downtown Association of Fairbanks – Fairbanks Alaska