Plans for a solstice fireworks show in downtown Fairbanks have been scrapped this year.
Downtown representatives say the change is part of a shift toward a longer holiday event.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner ( http://bit.ly/uHb8PX) says the Downtown Association of Fairbanks decided to overhaul the one-day solstice festival this year into a three-week event.
The "21 Days of Solstice" promotion kicked off Dec. 1 and runs through Wednesday. It's part of an effort to attract people downtown for a longer time.
Association spokeswoman Amy Nordrum says some residents have complained about the shift away from solstice-day fireworks.
Nordrum says that despite the extra solstice-day traffic downtown, the old event didn't translate into better sales area merchants.
Information from: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com