Downtown Summer Solstice Festival

June 23rd, 2018

The Downtown Summer Solstice Festival will take place on Saturday, June 23rd from 12noon to 6:00pm. It’s 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. Anchorage Downtown Partnership is mixing things up this year for the Downtown Summer Solstice Festival centering the event core around Town Square Park! Each block throughout Downtown will be activated with live music, entertainment, food, family-friendly activities and more. Each block will be supported by the downtown businesses, restaurants and shops that make our downtown community the wonderful place that we know and love!

Become a Block Party Sponsor TODAY!

Interested? Please email: or call 907-279-5650

Anchorage Downtown Partnership is currently looking for help in activating each block in Downtown Anchorage and other partners to get involved! Help become a block party captain today! Help us plan and be a part of one of Anchorage’s cherished events.

We have outlined below the requirements for running your very own block party section for the Downtown Summer Solstice Festival! Anchorage Downtown Partnership is here to help, provide assistance with permitting, marketing, equipment and more to guide you through the day’s festivities. It will be featured in all facets of advertisements that will be put together for Solstice in addition to Anchorage Downtown Partnership’s support during the day of the event.

What’s the best part? Under the guidelines below, you and your neighbors have the ability to plan your own block party, which will be visited by more than 8,000 individuals coming into Downtown for the day.

Cost Associated Per Block: $1,500

 Deadline for Event Block Party Submittal: May 31st

Your application and party plan will be reviewed by Anchorage Downtown Partnership event team to ensure requirements are met and to assist with layout and needed support by Anchorage Downtown Partnership Maintenance and Safety Ambassadors. We also will need your block party information to begin the marketing for the day’s festival.


Each Block Party Needs to Provide:

  1. 6 or more hours of activation
  2. Music/Entertainment – must be family friendly
  3. Beer garden
  4. Food
  5. Kids/Family Activities
  6. Porta-Potty and/or Area for Public Bathroom Access
  7. Safety Plan
  8. 90% Activation on the block for full 6 hours or more
  9. Staffing to run Block Party

Anchorage Downtown Partnership will provide help with: 

  1. Permits
  2. Planning
  3. Joint marketing (radio, television, print, social media, the day of event PR, posters/fliers)
  4. Safety Ambassadors
  5. Ambassadors for set-up & take-down of event rentals
  6. Tents, Tables, Chairs, Grills, Bubble Towers and other event rentals on a first come first serve basis


Talk to your neighbors NOW and let’s have some fun!

Interested? Please email: or call 907-279-5650

Photos From the 2017 Downtown Summer Solstice Festival

2017 Downtown Summer Solstice Fesitval

Check out the 2017 DOWNTOWN SUMMER SOLSTICE FESTIVAL MAP. The new version will be published leading up to the 2018 festival! 

To download the map click HERE!


THANK YOU to our Sponsors who have helped make the Downtown Summer Solstice Festival Happen.