June 21 Downtown Bismarck News

Round 2!

Beers & Boutiques is back! The Downtowners have once again partnered with McQuades Distributing to bring you the 2nd Annual Beers & Boutiques. Sample hand-selected craft beers by McQuade Distributing and the Downtowners during the 2nd Beer & Boutiques event in conjunction with the Downtowners Crazy Days Thursday Evening, August 2 from 4:30pm-8:30pm.
Each participant will receive Crazy Cash to use at participating locations during the event. Chances to win a door prize at each location, store sales & deals, and of course craft beer samples! Make it to each location to win a great 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.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, June 22 at noon.

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Local Election Results
Last week voters weighed in on a number of local contests including City Commission, Park Board, School Board, and more.  Bismarck City Commission results saw incumbent Nancy Guy retain her seat and newcomer Greg Zenker fill the seat vacated by Josh Askvig.  Mayoral election results will also have newcomer Steve Bakken starting a first term next Tuesday.  Commissioners Oban and Marquardt were not up for re-election.  Next steps for the commission will be new portfolio assignments and meetings with department heads.  The commission will transition to the new board Tuesday evening for their first meeting. City Commission meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month.  To learn more about the new board members, click below.

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Downtown Events
June 21
Northern Lights & Starry Skies 

June 22-23
All Aces
the Elbow Room

June 23
Kiwanis Park

June 23
Sugarland: Still The Same Tour
Bismarck Event Center

June 25
Day & Night Eye 
Glance Spa & salon

June 25
Summer Concert Series- History of Blues in America 
Bismarck Public Library

June 27
Open Casting Call

June 27
1 Million Cups
Dakota Stage Ltd.

June 28
StoryCorps Mobile Spot
ND Heritage Center

June 28
Downtown Bank Celebration
Kirkwood Bank & Trust

June 28
Turn Wine Into Art

June 29
Comedy Featuring Frank Roche
Sixteen03 Main Events

June 30
WWE Live Summerslam Heatwave Tour
Bismarck Event Center


Thank you to everyone who participated in the Downtowners Art & Wine Walk 2018! What a great night, thank you to our businesses, artists/musicians, Captain JacksFirehouse Wine Cellars & Brewing Co. and all our volunteers.
Grand Prize Winner: Grand Prize Sponsored by Firehouse Wine Cellars & Brewing Co. & Rapid City Ramkota Hotel — 2 Night Stay at the Ramkota Hotel, VIP Tour of  Firehouse Wine Cellars Winery & Firehouse Breweing Co.,  $100 Dining Gift Card and Theater tickets to the Firehouse Performing Art Center! Winner-Casey Bettenhausen (Bismarck). 
Best Business: Voted on by Passport Holders of the Event Boutique 23. 
Best Artist: Voted on by Passport Holders of the Event.  Josh Kehr Music @ Dakota Nuts-N-Candy

Dakota West Arts Council (DWAC) and Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) have partnered together to create, install and fill Poetry Boxes throughout Bismarck’s parks.The goal of the Poetry Boxes is to showcase local poetry- or the sharing of a favorite poem- for all to enjoy while strolling, walking or riding through a park. If you are interested in sharing your poetry, simply write or type an 8 ½ by 11” piece of paper, lifting the Poetry Box lid, and inserting the poem. If there is already a poem in the box, please remove it before inserting a new one. Find a poetry box in one of the BPRD parks:

  • Peace Park – 400 E. Front Ave.
  • General Sibley Park and Campground – two locations – 5001 S Washington St.
  • Sertoma Park – two locations – 300 Riverside Park Rd.
  • Sleepy Hollow Park – 2899 E. Divide Ave.
  • Wachter Park – 205 E. Reno Ave.
  • Lions Park – 1601 E. Blvd Ave.
  • Optimist Family Park – 2098 N 16th St.