March 15 Bismarck Downtown News

Downtown Bismarck Consumer Input Survey

The Downtown Bismarck Community Foundation is currently working with Stantec and Nexus Planning & Consulting collecting information regarding the thoughts, perceptions and habits of patron who visit downtown Bismarck. Please take the survey to help us to identify opportunities for strengthening the downtown community– to provide a diverse range of opportunities to residents to shop and visit downtown.

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BisMarch Madness Quarterfinals!

Winners from the Sweet 16 are facing off in the quarter-finals to see who will compete in the semi-finals. Quarterfinal games range from Bismarck fun, Bismarck food, Bismarck lingo, and Bismarck transportation. Each Tuesday in March there will be a voting round, with the highest vote getters moving forward to the next week. Prizes will be drawn each week from those who sign up and participate in the 2019 BisMarch Madness Bracket.
BisMarch Madness is a project of the Downtown Bismarck Community Foundation’s Bismarck Beacon Team, promoting hyper-local Bismarck pride.
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Discover Downtown Event April 25
The Downtowners Association is launching a new event called Discover Downtown April 25. We’ll be touring unique spaces Downtown, networking, and taking in a Midwest Culture speaker in Hugh Weber.  Food, drinks, tours, and Downtown networking!  Invitations will be hitting mailboxes soon!  Sponsorships available!
Discover Downtown Events

8th Annual Dakota Film Festival 
The 8th Annual Dakota Film Festival runs from April 4-6 at the Belle Mehus Auditorium. The event kicks off Thursday at 7pm with a full length documentary, “The Great Alone” presented by Bismarck State College and ArtsQuest. Friday’s Night of Shorts starts at 7pm and features award-winning short films from the region and around the world. Finally, a Saturday Matinee at 2pm offers additional films as well as the Dakota Film Dash competition and awards ceremony.

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Downtown Events
March 15-16
Steel Magnolias 
Dakota Stage Ltd.

March 15
After-Hours NERF War
Bismarck Public Library

March 15
Sip & Learn Color Class 
Desirae’s Makeup & Beauty Lounge

March 16
Dakota Divas Show 
Radisson Hotel Bismarck

March 16
5th Annual St. Patricks Pub Crawl
Downtown Bismarck

March 16
BMSO Presents: Time at Home 
Belle Mehus Auditorium

March 18
Tour of Italy Tour 
Anima Cucina

March 20
1 Million Cups 
Dakota Stage Ltd.

March 20
Fern Art Workshop
Stella’sMarch 21
Spring Capitol Showcase 
North Dakota State CapitolMarch 22
Ultimate Ladies Cocktail Party 
Sixteen03 Main EventsMarch 23
Team NDSU Fundraiser 
Nutrition Ambition BismarckMarch 23
March Bingo Madness 
Downtown Bismarck

March 27
Movie Stills Trivia 
The Starving Rooster

March 29
Purrfect Pairings 
The Capital Gallery

March 30
Exploring Wet on Wet Techniques in Watercolor w/ Michael Dunn

The Bismarck Ball
The Bismarck Ball for Arts and Humanities will be held on Thursday, March 28th from 7 – 9 pm at the North Dakota Heritage Center to raise money for Northern Plains Dance and the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra. Your ticket includes a free beverage, fabulous food, live music and the opportunity to bid on art by Erica Thune, Donna Cristy, Brenda Molinaro and Brea Gilchrist, plus the Golden Ticket.
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Spring Vendor Meeting 
Informational meeting on March 25 for all vendors and those interested in participating in the 2019 BisMarket season. This meeting is strongly recommended for any and all vendors (new and seasoned). Valuable updates will be shared.
The meeting will be held in the Healing Room in the Lewis Goodhouse Wellness Center on the campus of United Tribes Technical College.