July 20 Downtown News

Crazy Days + Beer & Boutiques!

Downtowners Crazy Days is back for a 2nd year! Crazy Days is two days of “Crazy” deals and specials at multiple Downtown businesses. Join us Aug 3-4 (Thursday and Friday) from morning to evening for a fun-filled day of supporting local business. Thank you to Kirkwood Bank & Trust for sponsoring our Crazy Days tote bags.  Sales map will be available soon! #ShopSmall  www.downtownbismarck.com

In conjunction with Crazy Days, Beer & Boutiques will take place Thursday evening, August 3 from 4:30pm-8:30pm. Sample hand-selected craft beers provided by McQuades Distributing and the Downtowners while enjoying store sales and deals and a chance to chat with beer experts at participating locations.  Tickets are $40 Early-bird (Early-bird ends Friday, July 21), or you can purchase a $50 ticket and donate an additional $10 to member Bismarck Cancer Center!  Download the Crazy Days + Beer & Boutiques Poster.

Association News

A big thank you to everyone who supported and participated in the 3rd Annual Downtowners German Days presented by Volkswagen of Bismarck! Please take some time to thank our partners who helped make this event possible!
Volkswagen of Bismarck, Jerome Distributing, Herc Rentals, McQuade Distributing, Townsquare Media, Dakota Community Bank & Trust, BNC National Bank, Spiffy Biffs, American Bank Center, Trans Trash, Image Printing, Coca-Cola, KFYR-TV, Dakota Fence, Depot Properties and all our great volunteers and vendors!

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Other member news…

Member North Dakota Guaranty & Title Co. will host a charity rummage sale on Saturday, Aug 5 in front of the Wells Fargo Building and the west side of Fourth Street in Downtown Bismarck. The rummage sale is a fundraiser for two charities: H.I.P.P (Horses Inspiring People’s Potential) Kids Therapy and Dakota Children’s Advocacy Center. There will be a petting zoo as well as games for kids and root-beer floats will be available for purchase. All proceeds from the event will go to both H.I.P.P and Dakota Children’s Advocacy Center. 

Member Midcontinent Communications and Governor Doug Burgum revealed last week, at a special 1 Million Cups, that Midco will provide accessible, affordable Midco Xtream gigabit web service to Bismarck/Mandan and a number of surrounding communities. Midco Xstream Gig will provide a large amount of bandwidth to a consumers and small businesses in Downtown Bismarck and other areas for our members to receive a competitive advantage. For more information please click, here.

Renaissance Zone Renewed

All taxing entities in Bismarck have approved the City of Bismarck’s 5 Year Renaissance Zone Program renewal.  The Bismarck City Commission, Park Board, and School Board all voted unanimously in support. The Burleigh County Commission supported the renewal 3-2, with commissioners Woodcox, Jones, and Peluso in support.  The Downtowners supported the renewal and gave support testimony.  Thank you to our businesses and board members for their support.

Mural Approved

Member Glance Spa & Salon was approved by the Downtown Design Review board to complete a mural on the north side of their building on north 4th Street.  Glance owner Andrea Birst has been working with a local artist to design the mural.  Generally murals and other art work on buildings in the Downtown must go on non-facade facing brick.  Glance will be adding the mural to cinder-block non-street facing wall that was recently exposed after the 411 building was purchased and demolished.  Keep and eye out for progress on Downtown’s news mural!

Event Calendar

June 20
Open Mic Night
Caffe Aroma

July 20-23
Capitol Shakespeare “As You Like It ” 
Prairie Amphitheater

July 20 & 27
Urban Harvest 
Downtown Bismarck

July 21
Social Anxiety//Rich Hudson’s Art Show
Terra Nomad Company

July 22
Larks Family Fun Day 
Bismarck Municipal Ballpark

July 23 & 30
Historic Downtown Bismarck Walking Tour
Downtown Bismarck

July 24
Game Changer 101: Community Classes 
Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library

July 26
Free Swimming at the Outdoor Pools 
Bismarck Public Pools

July 26
1 Million Cups 
Dakota Stage Ltd.

July 28
Movie in the Park
Lions Park a.k.a. Hillside

July 29
Pear’d Dyeing Workshop
Bisman Community Food Co-op

July 30
4th Annual Pool Party! 
The Pond

August 1
Opening Reception: Square Foot Show & Janet Judson