April 26 Downtown Bismarck News

Welcome to the Neighborhood!

Downtowners board members and staff welcomed Proximal50 to the Downtown Neighborhood! Proximal50 Downtown blends two unique fitness experiences: a beautiful state-of-the-art gym and a boutique training space nicknamed ‘The Warehouse’ in downtown Bismarck. Schedule a Downtown Neighborhood Welcome at your new business, new location or to celebrate a renovation!

Development Proposals Due April 30

Proposals for the redevelopment of City-owned parcel(s) in Downtown Bismarck south of the Radisson Hotel are due by April 30 at 4pm.  The city issued an RFP (request for proposals) for the vacant site for a mixed used development.  After the RFP closes, the city may conduct developer interviews the week of May 7.  Developer selection and consideration of the proposal is scheduled for the May 22 Bismarck City Commission meeting, with contract development scheduled for June 2018.  The vacant lot has been off the tax rolls for over 40 years after historic structures were removed as part of a federal “urban renewal” project.  A development would once again put the property in private hands, generating development and tax dollars.
View Downtown RFP

Downtown Events
April 26
Framed Canvas Sign

April 26
Upcycle, Recreate & Reuse Class

April 27
New Fossil Exhibit  Unveiling
ND Heritage Center

April 28
BisMan Civic Chorus Concert
Belle Mehus Auditorium

April 28
Comedy Night
Sixteen03 Main Events

April 28
Keep Bismarck Beautiful Clean-Up Day!
North Central Bismarck

April 29
Think&Drink: Russia:Friend or Foe?
The Laughing Sun

April 30
Bismarck Candidate Debate
ND Heritage Center

May 1
It’s all about Foundation!
Glance Spa & Salon

May 1-19
High School Juried Art Exhibit

May 2
Sex in the City Trivia 
The Starving Rooster

May 2
1 Million Cups 
Dakota Stage Ltd

May 3
Greys Anatomy Trivia
The Pond

May 3-5
Grand Opening
The Rejuvenation Place

May 4
Ultimate Beer Pong Tournament
Sixteen03 Main Events

May 5
Free Comic Book Day 2018
Comic Realms

May 5
Cinco De Mayo
Blarney Stone Pub

May 11
Band Night Parade
Capitol Grounds

May 11-13
Northern Plains Dance Presents: Peter Pan 
Belle Mehus Auditorium


Bismarck Public Library will host Bismarck Comic Con II on Saturday, May 12. This year Bismarck Comic Con will be adding panels with local artists and authors who will be selling their wares, more trivia with Scott, the Discovery Dome, video game tournament and more photo opportunities. The costume competition, photo booth and TARDIS will also be back. For more information please visit,
Bismarck Comic Con.

Get the perfect Mother’s Day gift from a number of great boutiques, galleries, and shops in Downtown Bismarck!
Mother’s Day Gift Guide


GO! Bismarck-Mandan is promoting National Bike Month this May. GO! Bismarck-Mandan will be holding different events throughout the month of May featuring: Group Rides, Traffic Safety 101, National Bike Week, and much more! Join millions of commuters nationwide by riding your bike to work, school and everywhere else during National Bike Week and Bike Day. On your way home from your work commute, stop by the Scheelsbike kiosk at the Bismarck Public Library on May 18 for a quick minor tune-up and tire pressure check with experts from Scheels, plus register to win prizes.
The BisMan Food Co-op is also offering a 10% total purchase discount on the day someone bikes/walks/rolls into the store during April and May. Those individuals will be registered in a drawing for a prize valued at $50.
Bike Month