Downtown Association of Fairbanks – Fairbanks Alaska

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 →

GCI HOSTS SCAVENGER HUNT DOWNTOWN

Prizes include five round-trip Alaska Airlines tickets, the latest smartphones and more GCI technology GCI is excited to bring the Tech Quest scavenger hunt to downtown Fairbanks from 1 – 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5. There will be 19 people named as winners, with prizes ranging from smartphones and tablets, to round-trip Alaska Airlines tickets anywhere the airline flies. The free, family-friendly Tech Quest scavenger hunt is a celebration of GCI’s ongoing commitment to providing Fairbanks with the latest technology services and the fastest Internet speeds in the market. Earlier this year, GCI upgraded Fairbanks cell sites to deliver 4G LTE... [Read more]

DELICIOUS FOODIE EXHIBIT DEBUTS DOWNTOWN

An exhibit opening October 3 at the UAF Community & Technical College in downtown Fairbanks delves into the historical and social traditions that merge in everyday meals. Key Ingredients: America by Food, a Smithsonian Institutions traveling exhibit presented by the University of Alaska Museum of the North in cooperation with the Alaska Humanities Forum, features a selection of artifacts and illustrations that examine how culture, landscape, and tradition influence the flavor of American meals. David van den Berg of the Downtown Association of Fairbanks says the exhibit is an excellent way to celebrate the cultural life of our community.... [Read more]

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 7:30PM. 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. Downtown businesses that have already signed up with PerksFairbanks include Forget Me Not Books, The Crepery, Jade Boutique, River City Cafe and Espresso, and Bobby’s Downtown. 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... [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 →

Downtown Association of Fairbanks – Fairbanks Alaska