Downtown Association of Fairbanks – Fairbanks Alaska

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 TO THE MONDAY MARKET

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. Last week, 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. On Monday, August 25, foodies will be able to enjoy the offerings of Danielle Schlobohm, the resident “farm cook extraordinaire” of Calypso Farm and Ecology Center. Schlobohm has held several food preservation workshops at the market... [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]

FIRST FRIDAY IN AUGUST

It’s the end of July and the sun has finally made its appearance, turning a wet summer into an Alaskan summer! With August upon us, the best way to celebrate our new found warmth is by enjoying downtown’s thriving art scene. From the Chena River to Airport Way, downtown provides the highest concentration of First Friday events in the city. With numerous venues within easy walking distance, let our handy guide show you the way. Afterward, we invite you to enjoy the restaurants and drinking establishments open throughout the evening. We’ll see you downtown! First Friday Alaska House Art Gallery Opened in 1960 (and reopened... [Read more]

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 →

Downtown Association of Fairbanks – Fairbanks Alaska