Events

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 used to beautify the downtown area and various other projects.

The DBA Signature Events, like the Wine Walks and Snowflake Festival are typically held on the Second Saturday of the month. New events are being scheduled on a regular basis. If you wish to be involved, please contact us for more information about any of the events listed below. We look forward to seeing you downtown.

DBA Signature Events

Art Walk ~ May
Margarita Walk ~ June
Wine Walk ~ July / August / September  
Pumpkin Walk ~ November
Snowflake Festival, Parade of Lights ~ December

The members of the Elko Downtown Business Association are actively involved in the future of the Elko Community and support continued communication and collaboration with the City of Elko and other parties. The DBA has sought to ensure that the Elko Downtown Strategic Plan; the new plan to guide the implementation of the 2008 downtown Redevelopment Area Master Plan, truly reflects a progressive and prosperous future for the Elko community. The final master plan for the area can be found here.

 

More DBA Events

Downtown Market

The Downtown Markets will be held on the 4th Saturdays in July, August, September and October 2016.

Ghost Tour

The Ghost Tour takes place in October. This guided tour of some of Downtown Elko's haunted locations will give you a glimpse of what life was like in Elko, as the ghosts tell their stories.

We're here to have fun doing what we can, when we can to support local. Stay tuned on our facebook page for upcoming Events and Specials.

 

New Event! April Spring Sweep 

Downtown Elko is the place to be to take advantage of great savings at your favorite stores and more during the Spring Sweep Sale, Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 9:00 am- 4:00 pm. Businesses will be clearing out their shelves to make room for new spring/summer inventory. Be sure to check out the sales in the 600 block downtown parking lot for deals on campers from Gateway RV, or a new vehicle from Ruby Mountain Motors. Be sure to grab a bite to eat while you spend the morning or afternoon in Downtown Elko.

After you’ve done your shopping, continue your evening in Downtown Elko and participate in the Spring Sweet Wine Walk, from 4-7pm.

Attendees will begin at the Commercial Casino where they will receive a wine glass for sampling and a list of stops and wines and ciders featured on the self-guided tour. Tickets will be available at the door beginning at 4:00 pm and are $25 per person. For those not wishing to sample wines, but would like to participate, they may purchase a designated driver cup for $10 and be able to fill with a non-alcoholic option at different locations.

The Downtown Business Association (DBA) is a non-profit organization with its primary objective being to promote and enhance the downtown area in Elko. While the wine walks are for those 21 and over the Elko DBA wants to encourage participants to drink responsibly and have a designated driver or book a room in one of our downtown hotels. 

 

Put on your green and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Downtown Elko during the Shamrock Shuffle. Brought to you by the Elko Downtown Business Association, the Shamrock Shuffle takes place Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 4-7pm. Sample various beers as you discover all the shops, art galleries, professional services, and great bars and restaurants Downtown Elko has to offer.

Participants will begin at the Commercial Casino where they will receive a glass for sampling and a list of stops and beers featured. Tickets will be available at the door beginning at 4pm and are $25 per person. For those not wishing to sample beer, a designated driver cup is available for purchase for $10, fillable with non-alcoholic options at different locations.

While the beer walk is for those 21 and over the Elko DBA wants to encourage participants to drink responsibly and have a designated driver or book a room in one of our downtown hotels. The Downtown Business Association (DBA) is a non-profit organization with its primary objective being to promote and enhance the downtown area in Elko. For more information, visit us at www.elkodowntown.org or check out our Facebook page for the most up to date information. We look forward to seeing you downtown.

Press Release

Downtown Ghost Tour Features Murder, Madmen and Prostitutes! 

Walk the razor's edge between old time politics, gold mining and soiled doves as the Elko Downtown Business Association presents some of Elko’s seedier past during the inaugural Ghost Tour, October 27-29, 2016 This guided walking tour will take you back in time as several of Elko’s ghosts will tell you their stories themselves while you sample wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres.

Join your guide, Jan Peterson, on this 2 hour walking tour and be inspired by the history, mystery, and wonder of downtown Elko.

More details to follow.


 

A 5th Street Affair

The Downtown Business Association is pleased to bring the return of the Farmer’s Market. The newly named, DBA Market - A 5th Street Affair, is coming your way July 23, August 27 and September 24 from 9:00am to 1:00pm in the heart of Downtown Elko.

Local and regional Farmers will unveil their fresh grown produce, local meat products, along with delicious homemade bread and pastries. Besides produce, the markets will offer “added value” products, such as crafts, activities for kids and families, and much more. The goal is to make it an affordable, family-friendly environment where the community can gather.

Booths are available for $25 per space. If you are a farmer, prepared goods vendor, or artist working in Northern Nevada and are looking for a way to share the fruits of your labor with the community, we invite you to consider participating in the Downtown Business Association’s Market. For more information please contact us.

Download: Vendor Application

Discover all that Downtown Elko has to offer during the Second Saturday Wine Walks held July through September. The Wine Walks feature over 20 businesses and an abundance to do such as sampling gourmet bites from restaurants, shopping in the numerous boutique stores, listening to live music and striking up conversations with locals and visitors alike. The Wine Walk is a perfect beginning to a dinner at one of the many restaurants and an evening in Downtown Elko.

The wine walks begin at the Commercial Casino with tickets going on sale at 4pm. For just $25 you’ll receive a glass for sampling and endless reasons to stroll through Downtown on this self-guided tour. A designated driver cup for is available for $10 for those not wishing to sample wines. The 2016 DBA wine walks are sponsored by Frontier Communications.

The Downtown Business Association (DBA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and enhancing downtown Elko. While the wine walks are for those 21 and over the Elko DBA wants to encourage participants to drink responsibly and have a designated driver or book a room in one of our downtown hotels.

Join us for the first wine walk of the season on July 9 from 4-7pm

 

 

May 14, 2016

Sarah Sweetwater Downtown Art Walk

The Sarah Sweetwater Downtown Art Walk is coming to Elko, Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 3-6pm. This family friendly walk is a self-guided tour that begins at the Elko County Art Club Gallery at 407 Railroad St.

An enjoyable experience awaits Art Walk patrons as Downtown Elko showcases talented Elko painters, photographers, jewelry designers, actors, musicians and more reflecting a diverse selection of mediums, styles and trends in the art world. Many of the locations will have hands on experiences for children and adults alike, giving everyone the opportunity to create their own piece of art.

This year, the Elko Downtown Business Association decided to honor one of Elko’s great artists, Sarah Sweetwater, and rename the event in her honor. Sweetwater believed that people needed to continue learning about art and to experience art, which is at the heart of what the Downtown Art Walk is all about.

Bring the whole family down and be an artist for a day, learn about the different forms of art and enjoy all that Downtown Elko has to offer. “Art is the language of the soul. You don’t have to be an art lover or an artist to expand your life through the arts,” Sarah Sweetwater.

Here is a list of stops included in this year's walk:

Blohm Jewelers
Carlin Trend
Cedar Creek Clothing
Cowboys
DLC Gallery & Bar
Elko County Art Gallery
Elko General Merchandise
Family Resource Center
Guerrilla Craft Eats
Indigo
JM Capriolas
Northeastern Nevada Museum
Stray Dog
Western Folklife Center
Vogue Services
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