Community Hosted Events
Join Anchorage Downtown Partnership in our efforts to bring positive energy and use to downtown’s parks and public spaces through Anchorage Downtown Placemaking!
Placemaking is a concept that focuses on bringing positive energy and events into the existing public space assets in our community. The Downtown Partnership hopes to facilitate collaborative use of these spaces through inspiration, coordination and reducing existing barriers to entry.
Together with partnering organizations, we have created a program that allows space activation programming to more easily fill the downtown parks: Town Square, Peratrovich and the 5th Ave Rooftop Park, as well as other empty public spaces in downtown: alleyways, vacant store fronts, street corners, etc. You provide the programming, idea or event, we help take care of equipment and logistical needs, as well as offer our expertise in navigating permit requirements, promotion and marketing at an additional cost.
Host a company picnic or small concert, throw a small party or gathering with games and music, or even showcase your business or organization. Take advantage of all that downtown Anchorage has to offer!
Check out all the Placemaking options here: Anchorage Downtown Placemaking.
Contact Rosie Frankowski at email@example.com or 907-279-5650 for additional information or to get started on your Placemaking activity today!
Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. is proud to present Lunch Hour Zumba in the Park! For the second year in a row, local certified instructors will be ready to dance you into shape while having tons of fun!
All abilities levels are welcome, and there is no experience necessary.
There is no sign-up, just join us every Tuesday, May 29th-August 14th, from 12noon-1pm in Town Square Park for FREE classes!
For weather cancellations, please check the Anchorage Downtown Placemaking Facebook page. Cancellations will be posted before 10am day-of.
The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce will be kicking off their 50th Annual Citywide Cleanup Week on Saturday April 28th from 9 am to noon. Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. maintenance ambassadors will be assisting in clean up. Come join us for the clean up and participate in a BBQ hosted by Anchorage Women’s Club at the Old Pioneer School at noon.
Clean Up: Saturday, April 28th 9 am – noon meet at the Former Native Hospital Site on the corner of 3rd Avenue and Gambell.
BBQ: Saturday, April 28th noon – 1:30 pm at the Old Pioneer School
Rubber gloves and reflective vest recommended!
Mikey Huff dreamt up The Wool Sock Project as a way to learn more about the people that call Downtown home and give them something to make their days a little brighter. Huff photographs and takes the story of all the unsheltered folks he interacts with and then leaves them with a care package that includes wool socks. Huff continues the outreach of our Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. ambassadors, by treating our community members with kindness and respect, and by sharing their stories.
We ask that you make a donation to The Wool Sock Project by visiting HERE! or by donating socks, hand warmers, foot warmers, snacks, or other items to be included in the care packages to our office.
I grew up in Florida. Dark, chilly winter mornings don’t exist in the sunshine state. Year round mosquitoes do however, but that’s beside the point. Getting bundled up and in the saddle early has taken some getting used to, but it’s nice to know I’ll always have company. On any given morning, I’m joined on the Chester Creek Trail by fellow cyclists, dog-walkers, joggers, and of course our favorite antlered residents. Did you know Alaskans commute by bike or foot more often, per capita, than residents of any other state, according to the American Community Survey? However, when the alarm goes off and I watch the snow fall outside, I’m plagued by a thought shared occasionally by other year round bike commuters (not the Alaskan variety, of course). Should I just drive? What if the bike lanes and sidewalks are impassable?
While we have a long road ahead of us, Anchorage is making strides toward becoming a premier winter mobility city. The Municipality’s planning arm, Anchorage Metropolitan Area Transportation Solutions (AMATS), just began a new Non-Motorized Plan. Currently, the muni relies on the 1997 Trails Plan, the 2007 Pedestrian Plan, and the 2010 Bike Plan when making decisions about new infrastructure for non-motorized transportation. The updated plan will replace all three plans and take a more holistic approach to building a non-motorized network.
This fall, Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. is working to bring healthy into downtown! Anchorage has countless bike paths, hiking and running trails, and parks, right out the door. Did you know you can cross-country ski to downtown from Kincaid State Park? Or that you can bike on paved paths all the way from the hillside to downtown? Not to mention, just on the doorstep of Downtown, you can find Elderberry Park and Delaney Park Strip with soccer fields, beach volleyball and tennis courts, horseshoes, a hockey ice rink and more! The Downtown Partnership will be working this fall to highlight some of the healthy opportunities that already exist here, and hopefully uncovering new and exciting ideas for both residents and visitors alike.
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On Saturday, August 12th around 10:30am the Holy Family Cathedral in downtown Anchorage was holding Friars’ Fest, their annual end of summer celebration for parishioners and the community at large. Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. was involved by providing event equipment rentals such as tents, stages, and other needed items. Michael Horvatin, Anchorage Downtown Partnership’s Safety Supervisor walked a sandwich board over to Holy Family Cathedral as it was needed for signage for the event.
He was in the right place at the right time.
Our Downtown is made up of local businesses; it’s what makes Downtown Anchorage unique to any other city in the world. Shopping at our local, downtown stores supports the local economy and positively impacts our community. Every small business owner is willing to work with YOU, so the next time you are looking to shop, eat or play in Downtown Anchorage, make the right choice to work with them!
Help adorn our city by sponsoring a NEW Trash Can in downtown Anchorage! We are looking for sponsors to help pay for the decoration and upkeep of each container for a total of 2 years. We have the ability to take each artist’s work or photography and create a wrap that can be replaced if tarnished or destroyed. Each Trash Can will showcase your very own artwork or support the work of a local artist! Decorating each can will help beautify the sidewalks of Downtown Anchorage and showcase our city in a unique way. We look forward to working with you! Read more to view the sponsorship packet.
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Get ready to hang those LED lights now! Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd., AEDC Live. Work. Play. Initiative, ACDA and Anchorage Chamber of Commerce are joining forces with downtown businesses to bring back the annual Anchorage City of Lights program. Read more on how you can get involved!
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Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. and EasyPark have combined forces to launch a new and enhanced clean and safe program for downtown Anchorage. This program called “Safety First” is a strategic approach to improve public safety in Downtown Anchorage and to maximize the security resources in Downtown Anchorage. The “Safety First” program features calling or texting the number (907) 297-4471 for all safety and clean services in Downtown Anchorage.
An all-volunteer group dedicated to issues of community safety has introduced the Anchorage Cares program, aimed at reducing panhandling on Anchorage streets. Through Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd, the Anchorage Economic Development Corp.’s Live. Work. Play. initiative, the Municipality of Anchorage, and Anchorage Community Development Authority, the program encourages Anchorage residents to resist the urge of handing money to panhandlers and instead donate directly to homeless service organizations.
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That’s Right! We are selling ice melt for a price you can’t beat: $12.95 a bag! What’s the best part? We deliver right to your door in Downtown Anchorage. What’s better than that??
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Does your business front need a facelift? How about that alleyway behind you? We are starting facade improvements in Downtown Anchorage, so let us know that you want to participate!