Downtown Summer Solstice Festival

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Every June, Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. hosts the annual Downtown Summer Solstice Festival. Usually falling on the weekend of the summer solstice, this festival is guaranteed fun for all ages! It’s FREE to attend and is a great opportunity to have some fun in the sun with family and friends.

The 2019 Downtown Summer Solstice Festival will occur on June 22nd from 12noon – 6pm in the streets of Downtown Anchorage! 

Come and enjoy live music, food trucks and vendors, a basketball tournament, chalk art gallery, petting zoo, bouncy houses, hip hop dance performance, DJs, the Hero Games, and a couple beer gardens, all scattered throughout one big downtown party!

Registration for being a vendor, food truck or participant booth in the Downtown Summer Solstice Festival will be coming soon! Please call 907-279-5650 if you have any questions. Deadline for all registration is May 10th. 

Solstice Vendor/Activity Application 

Register your business now for the Downtown Summer Solstice Festival on June 22nd! We will be on the look for vendors to sell art/good/products or organizations to showcase your business to the community! The deadline for sign-up is May 10th. 

Register your business here:

Hero Games Registration

Calling all of Alaska’s First Responders! The registration form to participate in the 2019 Hero Games is available! Sign Up now to compete amongst Alaska’s finest in games, conquering feats of strength such as water balloon toss, fireman’s carry race, Hummer and Anchorage Fire Department Truck Pull, doughnut eating contest and more. Each team must have representation of Male and Female team members and be a part of service for U.S. Military, Fire & Police Departments & U.S. Coast Guard. 

Register your team here:

1st Look NB Season Premiere: Alaska

September 30, 2018 — 1st Look TV

This is bananas! (Jonny Bananas that is!) We are proud to share the season premiere of 1st Look on NBC in which downtown Anchorage, Anchorage Downtown Partnership and our Downtown Summer Solstice Festival were featured! Thank you to the amazing crew of 1st Look TV who came to film our city and include it in their Alaska Episode! (Anchorage clip is about 5.46 minutes in).

To see 1st Look’s website and other episodes featured on NBC, click HERE.

For more information on the 2019 Downtown Summer Solstice Festival, stay tuned!

Enjoy this video about our annual celebration here.