August 24th Downtown Bismarck News

Missouri River Heritage Mural

August 15th was the unveiling of this beautiful community mural! Thank you to everyone who collaborated on the Missouri River Heritage Mural including GoodSpace Murals, Dakota West Arts Council, Northern Plains Heritage Foundation, Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health, Juniper LLC, Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library, Fort Abraham Lincoln Foundation, Consensus Council, Capital City Christmas, and Sons of Norway Sverdrup Lodge! The Downtown Business Association of Bismarck was thrilled to join in this collaboration by hosting painting parties funded in large part through a Capital City Christmas grant.

The mural is even more beautiful and impressive in person, so be sure to check out the mural in person underneath the Grant Marsh Bridge!

Street Fair: Less Than a Month Away!

Street Fair Updates:

In honor of the Street Fair’s 50th anniversary, the Downtowners are bringing back the classic car show that used to be a staple of the Fair. The car show will be located on the corner of 5th and Broadway and will be free entry. If you or anyone you know is interested in being a part of the show, email

We are doing a 50/50 raffle this year as another fun way to celebrate the 50th anniversary! We will sell tickets for the raffle. 50% of the amount sold will be awarded to a person with the winning ticket number and the other 50% will go to the Downtown Bismarck Community Foundation. Depending on the amount of tickets sold, we will be awarding either one winner total or one winner for each day, Friday and Saturday. A prize winner cannot collect more than $8,000 in winnings.

Art and Craft vendor applications are still being accepted. Food vendor applications are not. Vendor lists will be shared soon.

Keep updated with all the latest information on our Facebook page!

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Jimmy V’s Trivia

Thursday, August 24th at 7 pm is 80’s Music Trivia at Jimmy V’s. It is free to play, and spots fill up quickly so get there early to reserve your spot!

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Little Kids, Big World: Beautiful Portraits

Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to this free interactive learning series where they will check out the new State Museum art exhibit, “There’s a Story There,” and create their own artwork using fun supplies.

These interactive 30-minute programs introduce children to North Dakota’s fascinating history. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and are asked to meet at the east entrance information desk.

“Little Kids, Big World” classes, led by educator Sarah Fox, are offered in a large public space with social distancing considerations. Each child is provided with their own supplies.

The event will be this Saturday, September 2nd at 10 am and 11 am.

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Library Game Night

The Bismarck Public Library is hosting a game night Thursday, August 31st from 6-8 PM. Try out the library’s extensive game collection and meet some new friends. This event is open to all ages, and will include board games, card games, group games, and kids games. Popcorn will be provided.

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LEGO Club For Kids

Thursday, August 31 from 3:30-4:30 at the Bismarck Public Library children ages 10+ are invited to meet and build with LEGO bricks. Junior Makers ages 5-9 are welcome with a caregiver aged 12+. The Library has a collection of LEGO bricks and minifigures for children to use. Please leave your own at home. No snacks are allowed during LEGO Club, but covered drinks are welcome.

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CraftCade Trivia

CraftCade Trivia: Super Hero Edition Thursday, August 24th! This one is about the ever growing Marvel Cinematic Universe! (The films only.) Bring your A(venger) Game for this one!

• Starts at 7pm!
• 3 Rounds!
• Teams up to 4!
• Prizes after each round!
• Grand Prize stash to winners!

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Paint and Sip: Portraits

Thursday, September 7th from 6-8:30 PM at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum is Paint and Sip: Portraits.

“Paint and Sip: Portraits” is an event for ages 21 and older. Artist Kim Eslinger will teach participants how to use acrylic paints to create a portrait of Medora de Morès, the town’s namesake. Light appetizers will be served, and beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets are $20.

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