The Downtown Business Association strives to be both a strong community supporter and promoter. Throughout the year the DBA holds various events to raise money to be used to beautify the downtown area. The DBA also holds a Christmas event that allows the community to come together to share in the holiday spirit with shopping, parades, entertainment and holiday treats. We hope you can join us in this years events or just come see all that the downtown area has to offer.
Below is our current list of events. If you wish to be involved, please contact us at the number listed for each event below. Thanks!
Downtown Sidewalk Sale
Many DBA members will hold a sidewalk sale throughout the downtown area on June 13, 2008.
The wine walks are held on the second Saturday of each month of July, August and September beginning at 4:00 p.m. and ending at 7:00 p.m. A list of the participating businesses and a map will be distributed at the start of each event. The cost is $20 per person which pays for the event and includes an etched wine glass to be used for the event. After the first wine walk of each year the participant may choose to reuse their wine glass
for a $2 discount. This years events will be held:
July 11 beginning at
August 8 beginning at
September 12 beginning at
This event is a fun way to enjoy a summer evening full of fun, friends, family, food and wine while experiencing Downtown Elko.
In association with Stockmen’s Hotel & Casino and Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada, the Elko Downtown Business Association is hosting the 5th annual “Elko Uncorked” Wine Tasting, Friday, October 9th 5:30-8:00pm in the Stockmen’s Hotel & Casino Ballroom. Tickets can only be purchased at the door. Raffle prizes will be given away during the event and Gene Russell will provide musical entertainment. The proceeds of this event benefit Downtown Elko beautification and improvement projects. .
Elko Snowflake Festival
We would like to invite you to participate in this year’s Snowflake Festival in downtown Elko, on Saturday, December 12th, 2008 from 1 pm to 5 pm. (new hours) This event is held in downtown Elko where the streets are closed and the shops are catering to your holiday needs while you enjoy the festive spirit that goes along with the holidays. Event Map
We would like to invite your group to participate in this event by selling soup bowls, kettle corn, art or whatever your group would like to sell. We are offering this opportunity to everyone, not just non-profit groups. For more information and a vendor packet please contact Mary McGarry 753-8455 firstname.lastname@example.org
Entertainment The streets in the downtown area will be closed during the festival. The DBA will arrange for a 24x36 stage to be set up at the intersection between 5th and Idaho Street. We will also have a variety of acts performing throughout the downtown area. We would like to invite you to participate. We encourage all groups and clubs to sign up. Performance times are limited so please contact us as soon as possible if you would like to participate! For more information and entry form please contact Tara Hooiman 753-4603 ext 222 or 385-7998
The festival will end with the Parade of Lights. Line up starts at the Crystal Theater then proceeding down Commercial street turning right on 4th street, turning right on Idaho, down to 12th street back to Commercial and ending back at the Theater. For more information and entry form please contact Judy Trotter at 397-1950 email@example.com
We are looking for handmade snowflakes to decorate the outside of the businesses in the downtown area during the Festival. For more information please contact Shannon @ What 2 Wear 753-5622 firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for a variety of activities for kids to enjoy for example roasting marshmallows, animal petting area roping demonstrations etc. If you have ideas or for more information please contact Heather - The Nevada Dinner House 738-8485 or Amy- Elko Independent 397-6532
The success of this event is due to the participation and enthusiasm of all groups and individuals in our community. We look forward to your participation, and hope to see you there!