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Events are what helps keep our neighborhood vital! We host a series of events to uplift Downtown Anchorage as the city’s epicenter of arts, culture, and local commerce, and to help spur economic activity for Downtown Anchorage businesses. 

Our event series helps attract an annual average of over 65,000+ people in non-resident foot traffic throughout the summer, fall, and winter. We know that creating opportunities for the community to gather in celebration and joy not only makes our neighborhood a more vibrant and lively place to be, but also has a direct and positive impact on economic activity for our city’s small business owners!

Get Involved with ADP's Events

There are a variety of ways your business(es) or organization(s) can participate in Anchorage Downtown Partnership events. From Downtown storefront direct participation, to being a vendor at one of our annual signature events, to fiscal sponsorship — we are always looking to collaborate with others and make our events even bigger and better than before, so more people will know about our unique, vibrant, and happening neighborhood.

Our events are funded primarily through sponsorship dollars and community support. Our status as a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization allows charitable contributions from sponsors to be tax-deductible.

Contact Us

Questions about how your business or organization can become involved in and support ADP’s events should be directed to:

Kris May, Events Director, at


Questions about ADP events and membership can be directed to:

Jordan McCulley, Membership and Events Coordinator, at


For other questions, please contact our office at:


Phone: (907) 279-5650

Upcoming Events

Trick or Treat Street

Celebrate with us on this fun annual event and come support your local shops while you Trick or Treat with you family and friends. Trick or Treat Street 2023 is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023.

Check back here regularly for more updates.

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is the Saturday after Thanksgiving, which this year falls on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023. Start your holiday shopping downtown then head to Holiday Tree Lighting to join the holiday cheer!

Check back here for updates.

Holiday Tree Lighting

Featuring Santa, his reindeer and elves, holiday performances and the lighting of Anchorage’s holiday tree, don’t miss this gathering on Saturday, Nov. 25.

Check back regularly for updates.

New Year’s Eve Celebration

Join us downtown at the annual extravaganza in Town Square Park with fireworks and music on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2023. 

Check back regularly for more updates, and please plan to celebrate responsibly.



ADP partners with other downtown businesses and organizations and supports other events downtown that create a sense of space and belonging, including Fur Rondy, Citywide Cleanup, Bike to Work Day, and more.

If you have questions about our events, or are interested in hosting your own event downtown and are looking for support or rentals from ADP, please reach out to us!


Summer 2023 Events Season – Thanks for Joining Us! Stay tuned for Summer 2024 Events Updates.

Live After Five

Live After Five Summer Concert Series

Thanks for joining us for Live After Five this summer, Anchorage!

Each week, #LiveAfterFiveANC attendees had the chance to enter to win a roundtrip ticket to anywhere Alaska Airlines flies and to learn more about their Club 49 (which, if you’re an Alaska resident, you’ll want to get in on!), courtesy of this year’s title sponsor, Alaska Airlines. Attendees also had the opportunity to enter to win a pair of tickets each week to this fall’s run of Hamilton at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, courtesy of Broadway Alaska.
We’d like to thank our title sponsor, Alaska Airlines, for their generous support that allowed us to transform Town Square Park each week into the premier music and dance destination of #DowntownAnchorage.
We can’t wait to share what’s in store for #LiveAfterFiveANC 2024! We’ll see everyone back in Town Square Park next summer. Until then, keep dancing.


Downtown Summer Solstice Festival

Downtown Summer Solstice Festival

Thank you to everyone who made our 2023 Summer Solstice Celebration amazing! We’re especially grateful for our sponsors, Lynden Transportation, The Atwood Foundation, ConocoPhillips, and Diamond Parking.

We’d also like to thank the performing groups that solidly filled each stage with music and cultural performances, and to the 40+ vendors who helped showcase Downtown as Anchorage’s epicenter of arts, culture, and local commerce.

Most importantly, thank YOU for being one of 20,000 people that helped fill 4th Ave. with vibrancy and joy on June 24; we wouldn’t have had a successful event without Anchorageites and visitors from all walks of life coming together to celebrate something we all hold sacred: SUMMER.

Check back periodically for updates on ADP’s 2024 Summer Solstice Celebration.

Downtown Summer Solstice Festival

Movie in the Park

We had so much fun bringing Movie in the Park back from Summer 2023! Stay tuned for similar programming in Summer 2024.

Thank you to Matson and Erickson Events for supporting Movie in the Park for Summer 2023! We were happy to share The Goonies and DC League of Superpets with over 400 locals. 

Music In The Park

Thank you, ConocoPhillips and the Atwood Foundation, for supporting Music in the Park 2023! We were so happy to share local talent at Peratrovich Park with over 2,600 neighbors and visitors. We already can’t wait for next year!


Salsa in the Park

  • Town Square Park
  • June 10 – July 1 – FINISHED for the 2023 Season; we’ll see you next summer for more Salsa in the Park!
  • Hosted by Anaya Latin Dance and ADP; Supported by the Alaska Community Foundation.

Jazz In The Park 

  • Peratrovich Park
  • May 2- August 19, 4-6PM
  • Hosted by the AK Jazz Workshop and ADP; Supported by Alaska State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Rasmuson Foundation, Atwood Foundation, and Alaska Community Foundation.
  • The full lineup and more information about the event can be found here.


ANC Market Social

  • E Street between 5th and 6th Avenue
  • Town Square Park
  • Sundays, May – September
  • Vendors, Music &  Beer Garden