June 8 Downtown Bismarck News

Summer in Downtown

Thanks to generous sponsors, Bismarck Urban Harvest will kick off their 2017 summer season in July. Urban Harvest is a local market event every Thursday from 11am-8pm, starting July 13 and ending August 17. 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.
Upcoming Downtowners summer events! Click on events to learn more.
June 15: Downtowners Art & Wine Walk
July 13-15: Downtowners Germans Days presented by Volkswagen of Bismarck
August 3-4: Crazy Days | August 3: Beers & Boutiques (New!)

Association News

Member MSA United Way will hold their annual Day of Action event, this year Women United will continue with their third annual, “Community Baby Shower” on June 21. This event will provide at-risk mothers with essential baby items to help and ensure a healthy beginning for their newborns. WLC members can get involved in a variety of ways: by setting up a collection site at their workplace; by attending a sort-a-thon to assemble all the items into attractive shower gifts on Wednesday, June 21; and by sponsoring a basket. Share this event and spread the word!
MSA United will also be hosting United Way Walking Club June through August every Tuesday and Thursday. Meet at the United Way office 2:30-2:45pm to increase your energy, lower your stress and be healthy!

Member Bismarck Parks and Recreation District will plan for a movie a month, May through September at Bismarck Public Parks. The list of movies will vary from retro childhood favorites to family-friendly to even a little bit scary. The first movie of the season will be Raiders of the Lost Ark held on June 30 at Jaycee Centennial Park starting at sunset, approx. 9:30pm. Guests should bring their own chair or blanket and are welcome to bring non-alcoholic beverages and snacks.

Start Bismarck will host their monthly Startup Drinks on June 13 from 4:30-7:30pm at the newly expanded Coschedule workspace in Downtown Bismarck. Startup Drinks is an agenda-free event designed to join thinkers, dreamers and leaders over drinks to celebrate entrepreneurship in our community. There will be FREE drinks (for attendees ages 21+) plus appetizers from Starving Rooster!

Downtown News

There will be a Free Ride Day on June 15, 2017 for the CAT and Paratransit services in the Bismarck-Mandan area. Great opportunity to try out and encourage others to ride public transportation! Take a free ride and explore Downtown Bismarck!

Chancellor Square Info Session: 
The Downtowners will be holding a informational session June 22 on the 1-Way to 2-Way street conversion in the Chancellor Square area of Downtown. Members will get some background on the change as well as learn about what to expect with the new configuration. The Downtowners will particularly be asking members along these streets and adjacent to these areas to keep track of customer counts and comments from patrons in the Downtown area. Please sign up to attend, the info session will run from 8:30am-9:30am at the Downtown BNC Bank second floor board room.

Event Calendar

June 7-8
Bismarck Larks vs. Willmar Stingers 
Bismarck Municipal Ballpark

June 8
Trivia Night 
Sixteen03 Main Events

June 9
Y Youth Development Center Food & Fun Fair 
YMCA lot & lawn

June 10-11
Dance Worx Presents The Lion King 
Belle Mehus Auditorium

June 11
Historic Downtown Bismarck Walking Tour 
Downtown Bismarck

June 14
Flag Day Events
ND Former Governors’ Mansion Historic Site

June 14
1 Million Cups 
Dakota Stage Ltd.

June 15
Movies at the Museum
ND Heritage Center & State Museum

June 14
Downtowners Art & Wine Walk
Downtown Bismarck

June 17
Lemonade Day

June 18
Father’s Day Brunch Buffet
The District

June 22
Das Auto Fest- Pre German Days Celeration 
Bismarck Motor Company