July 3 Downtown Bismarck News

Clean-up Day Downtown! ?

Thanks to our Downtowners members: High Country Coca-Cola, First Western Bank & Trust, Magic Photo Art, Red Wing Shoe Store, Humanities ND, and Magi-Touch Carpet One for volunteering for Downtown Clean Up Day July 2! Volunteers cleaned the city’s planting beds, swept under benches, picked up trash and emptied cigarette butt holders. It’s lookin’ good just in time for the 4th of July. Give a hoot, don’t pollute!

Beer & Boutiques Tickets On Sale!
Sample hand-selected craft beers by McQuade Distributing at nearly 20 Downtown businesses during the 3rd Beer & Boutiques event in conjunction with the Downtowners Crazy Days! Thursday Evening, August 1 from 4:30pm-8:30pm. This event is for men and women! Each participant will receive some Crazy Cash to use at participating locations during the event. Chances to win a door prize at each location, as well as chances to chat with beer experts, store sales & deals, and of course wide-ranging beer samples! Make it to each location for a chance to win the GRAND PRIZE. Tickets are $40 Early-bird + Eventbrite processing, or you can purchase a $50 ticket and donate an additional $10 to the Bismarck Cancer Center! Or $45 Standard + Eventbrite processing. Proceeds from the event support the Downtown Bismarck Community Foundation 501c3 and the Bismarck Cancer Center 501c3 nonprofits. Must be 21 to Participate.

Craft Beer Selections Provided by: McQuade Distributing
Get Tickets! 

Business Watch- Neighborhood Policing

Members joined Downtowners staff and Officers Brocker and Fuller to learn about the Bismarck Police Departments new Community Policing Initiative included a program called Business Watch.  Community Policing it similar to the old Neighborhood Watch program, but with new technology, a new city district system, and education on the Tip 411 system.  The purpose to get more eyes on the community, knowing your neighbors and assisting police. Business Watch works with Bismarck’s businesses to form watch teams and educate businesses on lighting, security cameras, etc.  Members also had questions about panhandling and were able to chat with police about a number of topics.
Bismarck Community Policing

Downtown Real Estate Listings
Check out the Downtowners Real Estate Page for Downtown properties for sale or lease, or reach out to staff and we can help direct you to properties within the Downtown listed by our members and property owners.
(630 E Main Pictured above, construction to start soon– now leasing).
Downtown Real Estate

Urban Harvest Starts July 11
Urban Harvest is a local market event every Thursday from 11am-8pm, starting July 11 and ending August 15. Farmer’s market, craft/food vendors, entertainment and activities for the event take place at 4th & Broadway in Downtown Bismarck. Although this isn’t a Downtowners Association event, we are proud supporters.  Organizers are still taking application for vendors, submissions for entertainment and volunteers. For more information email director@bismarckurbanharvest.org or visit Urban Harvest.  Be advised of road closures for Urban Harvest throughout the summer.

Downtown Events
July 4
Symphony Spectacular
ND State Capitol

July 9
DIY: Succulent Book Planter
Teen Center @ Bismarck Public Library

July 9
Wedding Dance Workshop 
Northern Plains Dance

July 10
1 Million Cups
Dakota Stage Ltd.

July 11
Train Fun for Young Children 
Camp Hancock Historic Site

July 11
BYO Broadway- West Side Story
Northern Plains Dance

July 13
Wacky Water Play Day
Missouri Valley Family YMCA

July 17
Pick Your Project

July 18
Disney Trivia 
The CraftCade

July 19
All-Ages Open Mic Night 
Ferguson Books Bismarck