Annual Events

Annual Events

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ADP hosts a variety of free community events throughout the year in the Downtown Improvement District. To find more information about each event, please follow along on ADP’s social media channels. 

First Friday

  • Across Downtown
  • Every First Friday of the month
  • 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.


Downtown Conversations Meetings

  • Anchorage Museum Atrium
  • Second Wednesday of Each Month, September – May
  • 9-10am
Live After Five

Live After Five Summer Concert Series

  • Town Square Park
  • June – August
  • 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Live Music & Beer Garden


Music for Little Ones

  • Peratrovich Park
  • June – August
  • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
  • Sponsored by ConocoPhillips
  • Live Music by Timbre Music Studios


Jazz In The Park

  • Peratrovich Park
  • May – August
  • Hosted by the AK Jazz Workshop; Supported by Alaska State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Rasmuson Foundation, Atwood Foundation, and AARP Alaska

Music In The Park

  • Peratrovich Park
  • June – August
  • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
  • Live music, local bands
  • Supported by ConocoPhillips


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. 

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 the Saturday after Thanksgiving. 

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Start your holiday shopping downtown then head to Holiday Tree Lighting to join the holiday cheer!

Downtown Summer Solstice Festival

Downtown Summer Solstice Festival

  • Saturday around Solstice
  • Noon – 6:00 p.m.
  • Throughout downtown

New Year’s Eve Celebration

Join us at the annual extravaganza downtown with fireworks and music on December 31st.


ANC Market Social

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