July 6 Downtown Bismarck News

German Days is Back! July 13-15 at the Depot

Just one week until the 3rd Annual Downtowners German Days starts! The 3-day event will include authentic German music, beer, activities and of course food. This year dates will be July 13-15 at the Bismarck Depot in Downtown Bismarck. Join us as we kick off Thursday evening with the Ceremonial Keg Tapping. Polka and clogging will be showcased all three days! As well as Kinderfest, children’s entertainment Friday after lunch featuring Northern Plains Dance, the Elite Energy Cloggers, and Kid’s ‘Sausage’ Stuff Contest.
Title Partner Volkswagen of Bismarck will be on hand with Volkswagens, as well as swag at the Volkswagen of Bismarck booth.
Dates and Times: Thursday 5-10pm, Friday and Saturday 11am-11pm.  Parking is available in the ramps Downtown.
For more info: www.bismarckgermandays.com
Notable German Days activities:
Volkswagen Activities and Giveaways at their booth!
Thursday July 13:
Traditional Ceremonial Keg Tapping
Friday July 14:
Kinderfest- Kid’s entertainment and activities start at 1pm
Saturday July 15:
Steinhoisting contest hosted by Dee Daniels @ 96.5 The Fox
The Downtowners German Days is presented by Volkswagen of Bismarck:
And these great sponsors! 

Association News
Welcome to our Newest Member!
Lily Valley Baby is a baby and children’s boutique offering clothing, accessories, toys, books, and more. Located at 208 E Broadway Ave Suite A.

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Other member news…

Member Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) received the North Dakota Association of Nonprofit Organizations’ (NDANO) Partnership Building Award June 1 during the Nonprofit Leadership Conference in Fargo! The Partnership Building Award is given to an organization that has demonstrated community leadership and built partnerships within the North Dakota nonprofit sector. BPRD has been purposeful in creating and expanding its culture of partnership throughout the state. NDANO is the statewide membership association advancing North Dakota’s nonprofit sector through advocacy, training, resources, networking and leadership.

Member the Missouri Valley Family YMCA and Starion Bank present its annual Youth Triathlon on Saturday, August 19. Kids ages 6-16 will participate in a 50 yard swim, 2 mile bike and ½ run, in and around the Y. Workshops that will teach kids the basics of training for a triathlon, will be held on July 13th, July 27th and August 10th, from 6:30-7:00pm. Registration for the Youth Triathlon is now open at the Y or bismarckymca.org.

Member Concrete Daisiez now has an outdoor flower cart! Concrete Daisiez is a flower shop located in Downtown Bismarck that has fresh floral bouquets daily.  Come get some flowers right outside of her shop at 311 East Thayer Avenue.

Event Calendar

July 6-9
Dakota Stage Ltd.

July 8
Larks Live United 
Bismarck Municipal Ballpark

July 9
Capital in Farm Country 
Camp Hancock State Historic Site

July 9 & 16
Historic Downtown Bismarck Walking Tour 
Downtown Bismarck

July 10 & 11
Teen Movie Day
Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library

July 12
Community Pool Party 
Elks Aquatic Pool

July 12
1 Million Cups 
Dakota Stage Ltd

July 13
Trivia Night 
Sixteen03 Main Events

July 13-15
Downtowners German Days 
Bismarck Depot

July 13 & 20
Urban Harvest 

July 15
John Wayne & The Pain 
The Pond

Downtown News

Bismarck City Commissioners voted to end the original Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district starting July 1, 2017.  The TIF District, which funded projects in Bismarck’s Urban Renewal District, was set to expire in 2026.  Commissioners voted to end this original TIF District early in hopes of securing the Burleigh County Commission’s support for renewing Bismarck’s Renaissance Zone Program, a state-wide economic development tool. Some Burleigh Co. Commissioners expressed support for the Renaissance Zone Program renewal if the original TIF District was closed out early.  On July 5, the Burleigh County Commission voted to support the city’s renewal request.  Support from the Bismarck School Board is also required to renew Bismarck’s Renaissance Zone Program and will be discussed at their next meeting.  The BMDA, Bis-Man Chamber, and Downtowners Association boards have voted to support Bismarck’s Renaissance Zone renewal.