Events

Support the New Year’s Eve Celebration!

Will you join us to invest in our community New Year’s Eve Celebration? We are actively seeking sponsors and volunteers for the NYE Celebration in Town Square.
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Downtown Summer Solstice – Vendor Application

Are you a food, art or goods vendor looking to sell your items at downtown events? How about at our Downtown Summer Solstice Festival? We need vendors like you! Join us on Saturday, June 18th as thousands of Alaskans and visitors come downtown to celebrate the longest day of the year. 
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Petals ‘N Spokes

Spring is around the corner, and we’re gathering on May 14th to celebrate outdoor activities of all kind, including hiking, biking, gardening, and all other sorts!


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Nominate NOW! Heart of Anchorage Awards

The Heart of Anchorage Awards Ceremony is an event to recognize both for-profit and not-for-profit members of Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. This event highlights the hard work and commitment to excellence of our downtown businesses and organizations by honoring their employees, leaders, and business owners.
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Crystal Gallery of Ice

The Crystal Gallery of Ice is an annual event organized by Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. and hosted in the Town Square Winter Center, in the heart of downtown Anchorage. Ice carvers from all over the state (and world!) come to compete in our ice carving competition, transforming ice slabs into beautiful works of art.
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Downtown Pass – March’s Savings

March 3RD | FIRST FRIDAY FRESH FINDS:

  • Perseverance Theatre – $15 FLAT RATE ticket to “They Don’t Talk Back” (Ticket code emailed to Pass-holders)
  • Kobuk Coffe Co. – FREE custom tea sampler [no purchase necessary – just present your Pass!]
  • Midnight Sun – BOGO FREE hot beverage
  • Muse – BOGO FREE appetizer
  • Avenue Bar – BOGO FREE soft-serve ice cream

MARCH | FAMILY-FRIENDLY SAVINGS:

  • Perseverance Theatre – $15 FLAT RATE ticket to “They Don’t Talk Back” (Ticket discount code emailed to Pass-holders)
  • Kobuk Coffe Co. – FREE sweet treat baggie [no purchase necessary – just present your Pass!]
  • BTY Dental – FREE custom teeth whitening trays ($500 value! Simply add to a normal appointment)
  • Muse – (weekends) FREE kids meal with purchase of an entree
  • Midnight Sun – (March 4) FREE kids meal with purchase of an entree
  • The Alaska Club –15% OFF retail item (Downtown location only)

ANNUAL SAVINGS:

  • EasyPark – $10 OFF monthly parking (garages) or $5 OFF monthly parking (surface lots)
  • Kobuk – FREE baker’s dozen of their award-winning donuts [no purchase necessary – just present your Pass! Only available once a year; 2-day advance notice please]
  • Once in a Blue Moose – BOGO 50% OFF retail (4th & F location – no maximum; available all year)

Downtown Pass – February’s Savings

February 3rd | First Friday:

  • American Heart Association [Paint the Town Red] – Free community event: stop by our booth and save $$ on your Pass!
  • Kobuk Coffe Co. – FREE custom tea sampler [no purchase necessary – just present your Pass!]
  • Midnight Sun – BOGO FREE hot beverage
  • Muse – BOGO FREE appetizer
  • Avenue Bar – BOGO FREE soft-serve ice cream

February | Family-Friendly Savings:

  • Anchorage Opera – 25% OFF ticket to “Glory Denied” (code discount emailed to Pass holders, must present your Pass to save)
  • Kobuk Coffe Co. – FREE sweet treat baggie [no purchase necessary – just present your Pass!]
  • Muse – (weekends) FREE kids meal with purchase of an entree
  • Midnight Sun – (Feb. 4) FREE kids meal with purchase of an entree
  • The Alaska Club –15% OFF retail item (Downtown location only)

Annual Savings:

  • EasyPark – $10 OFF monthly parking (garages) or $5 OFF monthly parking (surface lots)
  • Kobuk – FREE baker’s dozen of their award-winning donuts [no purchase necessary – just present your Pass! Only available once a year; 2-day advance notice please]
  • Once in a Blue Moose – BOGO 50% OFF retail (4th & F location – no maximum; available all year)

January Savings [Archived]

1) FIRST FRIDAY SAVINGS:

Explore Downtown with exclusive savings at restaurants, boutiques, bars, and cultural activities on First Fridays. Business/discount lineup changes every month!

January 6th | First Friday Savings:

  • Muse – Buy-One-Get-One – Free appetizer 
  • The Anchorage Museum – 10% off retail store
  • The Anchorage Museum – Featuring Battle of the Breweries w/live music (Hurricane Dave)
  • Avenue Bar – Infused ice cream (delicious! stop by to see the special)
2) MONTHLY SAVINGS:

Enrich your family’s Downtown experience each month. Save money on dining, shopping, events, and even dental services. Business/promotion lineup changes every month!

January | Family Savings:

  • Muse – (Sat./Sun. all month) Free kids meal with purchase of an entree
  • Midnight Sun – (Jan. 7) Free kids meal with purchase of an entree
  • The Alaska Club –15% off retail item (Downtown location only)
  • Perseverance Theatre (@ the Performing Arts Center) $15 ticket to “Hold These Truths” (code discount emailed to Pass holders)
3) ANNUAL SAVINGS:

Enjoy savings on the Downtown essentials like parking, coffee, health & wellness, and discounts on professional organization memberships. These offers are available at all times in 2017.

Annual Savings:

  • EasyPark – $10 off monthly parking (garages) or $5 off monthly parking (surface lots)
  • Kobuk – 15% off loose leaf tea (3oz minimum purchase – applicable to bulk section only)
  • Once in a Blue Moose – Buy One Get One 50% off retail (4th & F location)

Downtown Pass – Feedback Form

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Downtown Pass – Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is it?
    1. A Downtown Pass is a card (or keychain) that gives you access to exclusive savings at Downtown restaurants, boutiques, attractions, experiences, and even health services! These discounts change by each First Friday, every month, and have annual offers as well.
  2. Where do I buy a Downtown Pass?
    1. You can purchase your pass online, over the phone, at our office, any of our Downtown events, and on First Fridays.
  3. How much is a Downtown Pass?
    1. It’s only $99!
  4. What types of payments are accepted on a Downtown Pass?
    1. You may purchase the Pass with cash, Apple pay, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover
  5. When does my Downtown Pass expire?
    1. This Downtown Pass is valid through December 31, 2017
  6. When does the validity period begin?
    1. Your Pass is valid once you sign the back of the card.
  7. Where can I use my Downtown Pass?
    1. You may use your Pass at any participating Downtown businesses detailed during the duration of their offer (ie. specific First Friday, specific month, all year)
  8. How does a Downtown Pass card work?
    1. Present your pass at the participating business to save! The business may ask for your ID, or they may simply record the serial number on the back.
  9. Is there a Downtown Pass App?
    1. We hear you! It’s coming soon.
  10. Do you offer additional discounts for seniors, military, students or groups?
    1. We currently offer 10% off for active military members and seniors.
  11. What is your return policy?
    1. If the physical card is returned within seven days, we will issue a refund of up to 50% of the amount paid for the Pass.
  12. How long does it take to receive a Downtown Pass card?
    1. If you purchase your pass at our office or at a Downtown event you receive the Pass immediately! If you order over the phone or online, there are 2 days of processing and then regular shipment times through USPS (5-7 business days).
  13. Is there an age limit for the Downtown Pass card holder?
    1. There is no age limit! Some businesses may offer alcohol promotions, and those are only redeemable by +21.
  14. Can I transfer or share my Downtown Pass card?
    1. The Downtown Pass is non-transferrable and cannot be redeemed by anyone other than the Pass holder, but may be purchased as a gift for someone.
  15. Can I give Downtown Pass as a gift?
    1. The Downtown Pass is a great gift option! Go ahead and purchase the pass for a loved one or friend, and insert their email address so we can contact them with discount updates.
  16. What if my Downtown Pass card gets lost?
    1. In the case of loss of a Downtown Pass card, please notify us immediately (in writing). A replacement card can be issued for a processing fee of $50. [Every cardholder must store their Downtown Pass in such a way that it cannot be accessed by third parties. If the cardholder forgets the card, they shall not be able to use the promotion and no reimbursement shall be made.]
  17. Can I use my Downtown Pass more than once on the same offer?
    1. The frequency of offers redeemable is up to the discretion of each participating business. If it is not specified, each offer is a one-time redemption.
  18. How do I write a review about my experience with Downtown Pass?
    1. Visit our website and submit the Feedback Form! We appreciate any and all feedback on your experiences with us and our participating businesses. In the future, there will be prizes for surveys that we send out!
  19. When will the Downtown Pass price change?
    1. The Downtown Pass price is subject to change during the year. However, it will continue to be a one-time fee for the entirety of 2017.
  20. Is it safe to buy a Downtown Pass from eBay, Craigslist, or individuals?
    1. It is not safe to buy a Downtown Pass from any vendor other than Anchorage Downtown Partnership.
  21. Is parking included with Downtown Pass?
    1. Parking is not included with the Downtown Pass; however, there are parking discounts (either $10 or $5) for monthly parking permits as a perk of the Downtown Pass!
  22. Is shipping included in the Downtown Pass price?
    1. Shipping is not included in the base price of a Downtown Pass.
  23. When I use my Downtown Pass card at a business do I need to pay an additional tax?
    1. Simply put, your Downtown Pass gives you access to discounts from participating businesses. All further product/experience charges from the businesses are up to their discretion.
  24. How do I subscribe or unsubscribe from your eNews list?
    1. Click here and fill out the form on the bottom of the page! This is the best way we can notify you of upcoming discounts and local promotions.
  25. Who do I contact if my business wants to participate in the Downtown Pass program?
    1. If you’re a local business that wants to get involved – contact Ashlee Schneider at 907-279-5650 or email at info@anchoragedowntown.org

Downtown Pass – Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions

The following terms & conditions regulate the contractual relationship between the Downtown Pass holder and Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. By purchasing a Downtown Pass, the customer accepts these terms & conditions.

The Downtown Pass holder recognizes that while visiting the businesses they are solely a contractual partner of the operator of the business in question and that only the terms & conditions applying to that business are relevant in connection to the business.

To clarify, these terms & conditions only regulate the contractual relationship between Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. and the Downtown Pass holder with regard to the Downtown Pass.

1. Conclusion of the contract

By accepting these terms & conditions, the customer confirms that the contract with Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. cannot be cancelled except where mandatory under the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.

2. The Downtown Pass

The Downtown Pass is a serial numbered card that, against a one-time payment, entitles the card holder to a single discount at each business listed in the online Downtown Pass Guidebook during the month/day of each detailed special.

3. Card holder

The card holder is the person to whom the Downtown Pass was issued. The card holder must have their name printed on the Downtown Pass on the reverse side. The card is personal and non-transferable without the written permission of Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd.

4. Downtown Pass guidebook

The online Downtown Pass guidebook is produced by Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. and available online with the Downtown Pass. The Downtown Pass guidebook lists all businesses participating in the Downtown Pass, including contact and opening hours.

This information is provided to the best of our knowledge. However, Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. cannot guarantee the correctness and completeness of the information, as changes to the opening hours, in particular, may occur on short notice. Downtown Pass holders are urged to verify the currentness of the information on the websites of the contractual partners.

5. Rights and duties of the card holder

The card holder must present their respective Downtown Pass addressed to their legal name on the back of the card; otherwise, the Downtown Pass will not be valid.

During the validity period of the Downtown Pass, the card holder may use the services as listed on the Downtown Pass online guidebook. The card holder must produce a valid official photo ID if asked to by a contractual partner.

The customer is not entitled to any reimbursement for unused or not consumed services or for businesses being closed during the validity period of their pass.

The cardholder is obliged to store the Downtown Pass carefully.

6. Liability

Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. shall not be liable for any deficiencies, damages, losses, or non-provision of services by individual contractual partners. Any complaints and claims the cardholder may have regarding the use of the services of a contractual partner can therefore only be raised against the relevant business member of Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. In such a case, the terms & conditions of the relevant business member of Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. shall apply. Where claims are not subject to the disposition of the parties and/or there is a liability of Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. towards the cardholder, the liability of Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. shall be limited to a maximum of 50% of the actual price paid for the Downtown Pass.

7. Period of validity

The Downtown Pass is valid for the full calendar year of 2017, as agreed. The Downtown Pass may be used within the validity period; thereafter, the card shall no longer be valid. If the contract between Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. and a member business of the operator of an offer is terminated, the Downtown Pass shall no longer be valid for that attraction.

8. Loss of the card

In case of loss of an unused Downtown Pass, Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. must be notified immediately. We strongly recommend making the notification in writing as proof of notification. A replacement card will be issued to the cardholder against payment of a processing fee of $50. Every cardholder must store their Downtown Pass in such a way that it cannot be accessed by third parties. If the cardholder forgets the card, they shall not be able to use the promotion and no reimbursement shall be made.

9. Privacy and data protection

Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. processes the cardholder’s personal data received (in particular: full name, address, phone number, email address), hereinafter referred to as “data”, and the data obtained during the use of the Downtown Pass. By purchasing the Downtown Pass, the cardholder agrees that these data may also be used by Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. and its business members for tourism-related evaluations and for the development and optimization of the Downtown Pass. At any time, the cardholder may withdraw this consent without giving any reason by contacting Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. The data shall not be disclosed to third parties.

10. Place of performance and jurisdiction

The place of performance and place of jurisdiction is Anchorage, Alaska, specific to the Downtown Improvement District (DID).

11. Miscellaneous

Additional agreements shall only be valid in writing.

12. Special provisions for online purchases

Items 1 through 11 shall also apply to online purchases. The following additional provisions shall apply:

12.1.) The purpose of the website downtown.org is the sale of the Downtown Pass.

12.2.) An online purchase can only be made with a valid credit card.

12.3.) Personal data required for purchases or enquiries, such as name, phone number, address or e-mail address, will only be used for the abovementioned purposes and will not be disclosed to third parties.

A call for support: Alaska Business Development Center

A message from one of Anchorage Downtown Partnership Ltd.’s nonprofit partners:

Dear Downtown Partners,

The Alaska Business Development Center (ABDC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, headquartered in downtown Anchorage, that provides business consulting and tax services to residents of rural Alaska. One of ABDC’s largest programs is the Volunteer Tax & Loan Program (VTLP), which sends teams of volunteers directly to rural communities to provide free tax return preparation and education on taxpayer rights and responsibilities.

The heart of VTLP is the more than 90 volunteers that provide 5,200 hours of in-kind service, above and beyond travel and training hours. Volunteers include local Anchorage/Mat-Su area residents, as well as students from out of state universities, who overnight in downtown Anchorage pre/post-rural travel.

ABDC would like to provide incentives/prizes for the volunteers’ hard work, time and dedication. Overall training consists of forty hours of independent study as well as a hands- on, in-class session. The group sessions include door prizes, hands-on demonstrations, and interactive group games that test the volunteers on their tax and program knowledge, creating an energetic learning environment.

In the months of January to March, the program has:

  • 2 Saturday training sessions; local volunteers
  • 5 Saturday training sessions; out-of-state volunteers

ABDC is requesting support from local downtown Anchorage businesses. Not only is ABDC’s office located downtown, which local volunteers frequently visit, downtown is where the out of state volunteers are lodged. These volunteers have their Saturday nights free and spend it exploring the downtown Anchorage scene before and after their rural Alaska trip. ABDC would like to guide our volunteers to your local downtown businesses by providing them with donated items (suggestions provided below). We are looking for larger items ($25) as door prizes and smaller items ($10) for group games.

Restaurants

– Five to six $25 gift cards

– Ten to fifteen free appetizer or desert certificates ($10)

Retailers

– Five to six $25 gift certificates or gift baskets

– Ten to fifteen $10 gift certificates or Alaskan items

Coffee Shops/Cafes

– Five to six $25 gift cards or gift baskets

– Ten to fifteen $10 gift cards or punch cards

Entertainment (distributed to local volunteers only)

– Two to four tickets to an event

– Two to four vouchers for free parking

The Alaska Business Development Center is a 501(c)3 organization, tax id #92-0077825, we greatly appreciate any donation and kindly thank you for your time and consideration.

If you are interested in participating please contact Mannie Boitz at mannieboitz@gmail.com or the office by phone at (907) 562-0335. Commitment and items needed by January 10th

Thank you,

Mannie Boitz

Program Coordinator

 

For more information on the ABDC, visit their homepage at http://www.abdc.org/

Small Business Saturday

Small businesses are the heartbeat of our community. They’re the corner stores that create jobs. The hardware stores that help build our economy. And the mom and pop shops whose very presence makes a neighborhood, your neighborhood. Join us in celebrating Small Business Saturday® on November 26th, 2016.
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Bunny Boots & Burn Barrels

Join ADP and other businesses along G Street for Bunny Boots and Burn Barrels – G Street Block Party on November 4th.
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Now Hiring: Cinema Theatre and Activity Manager

If you’ve got a passion for Cinema and Theatre and have excellent leadership and organizational skills, the role of theatre manager could be for you!
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