Street Fair

Downtowners Street Fair voted “Best of the Best” Festival in Bismarck!

2017 Dates TBA

Each Fall, the Downtowners produce an Arts, Craft, and Food show called Street Fair.  This event was created by the Downtowners in 1973 as “Customer Appreciation Days” then grew into a full blown Street Fair.  Street Fair is now in its 43rd year.  Arts, Craft, an-d Food vendors line the streets of Downtown Bismarck during Sept 16-17, 2016.  See you there!

2016 Hours: Friday Sept 16: 10am-8pm, Saturday Sept 17: 9am-6pm

Vendor Application Information:

2016 Vendor Applications: 

Street Fair Map:

Scroll to the bottom of the page to see our Interactive Street Fair Points of Interest map!



Kids activities for the Street Fair will also be set up for the duration of the show.  The Monster Mural (Sponsored by American Bank Center) will be set up on 4th & Broadway near the Info Booth.  American Bank Center is sponsoring the multiple 9 feet long community art projects, kids of all ages are welcome to help us paint the mural for display in Downtown Bismarck after the show.  Inflatable kids games by JT’s Inflatable games has been expanded and moved to the 5th and Broadway Sanford Health Parking lot.  As well as Busker’s Corner, talented local musicians on 4th & Broadway.

Buskers Corner Schedule: TBA

Street Fair Fast Facts:

SF is currently in its 43rd consecutive year in 2016. The Street Fair preceded Folkfest starting in 1973. It was long known as the food and vendor portion of the later event Folkfest which encompasses parades and weeks worth of festivities.  The 2 Day Street Fair averages between 45,000-50,000 patrons.  There are approximately 180 food, arts, and craft vendors at Street Fair.  Street Fair is spread over 7 city blocks in Downtown Bismarck. There is no parade associated with the Street Fair event.

For more information on Street Fair email or call 701-223-1958

Road Closure Info: Street Fair Road Closure Notice



Thank you to our Sponsors!

Major 2016 Sponsor:

american bank center logo





Other Sponsors!

Town Square Media

Dakota Fence

Dakota Community Bank & Trust

Health Source Chiropratic

Jacobsen Music



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