March 16 Downtown News

The Downtowners Staff attended and presented at the Mayor’s Livability Summit on March 9 at the BSC- National Energy Center of Excellence. The summit included 28 speakers from stakeholders to community leaders that touched on a variety of topics such as: Education, Art, Humanities and Recreation, Commerce and Development, Business and Innovation and Community Services and Healthcare. Two keynote speakers presented at the event, Monsignor James Shea- President of the University of Mary, who kicked off the summit program with the opening remarks and Governor Doug Burgum who touched on his Main Street Initiative and creating vibrant communities. The purpose of the summit was to gather input, share how to cultivate growth and discuss the investment in the future of our City making Bismarck a global community of choice. An overview of the responses from the Community Livability Survey were discussed by Mayor Mike Seminary. There were 1,240 public responses gathered from the survey with more detail to come after responses have been fully analyzed.  The event was hosted by the Mayor’s Economic Development Advisory Group, a group of young professionals and community leaders. If you would like to watch the Livability Summit, you can visit Dakota Media Access for a recording of the event when it become available. To view detailed responses to the survey please click, here.

Association News

Member White House Cafeteria will have Thursday Night Dinners from 4:30pm-7:30pm featuring one new menu item each week. White House Cafeteria serves home-made food in Downtown Bismarck. Located in 117 N 5th St, Ste A. Please use the north door entrance of building for Thursday Night Dinners.

St. Patrick’s Day in Downtown Bismarck! Want to find some shopping luck? Join participating Downtown Bismarck boutiques and galleries for Oh Luck You! Boutique Crawl. Visit these businesses for specials and prizes. Many other restaurants/bars are also celebrating! Join Blarney Stone for Dinner in Dublin, Irish Dancers and trinkets. The District will have drink specials and traditional food and Bucks Borrowed Roadhouse will have a St.Patty’s Day Party. Find some Entertainment with St. Patty’s Day Trivia Dinner at Sixteen03 Main Events. Please call Lyft, Uber or a Local Taxi Company for a safe drive home.

Member Daniel Companies commercial estate firm welcomes Taylor Daniel as a new member of the team. Daniel, a Bismarck native, recently graduated from NDSU College of Business with a marketing degree and earned his ND Real Estate license in 2014 and has interned as a commercial REALTOR the past two summers. He joins Bill Daniel, Kyle Holwagner and Regina Crothers as part of the Daniel Companies Team. To check out Taylor Daniel’s listings please visit: Daniel Companies.

Now taking applications for the Downtowners Street Fair and Downtowners German Days! Applications for the 44th Annual Downtowners Street Fair Sept 15-16, 2017 are now available. Arts/Crafts or Food Vendor applicants may apply, early-bird deadline is April 24, 2017, please click Downtowners Street Fair for more information.  Applications for the 3rd Annual Downtowners German Days July 13-15, 2017 are now available. If interested in being a Food or Arts/Crafts Vendor please visit Bismarck German Days. We are looking for German food and craft vendors for this authentic event. For other information regarding events please visit:

Member J60 is now open for lunch! Check them out at

Downtown News

The Bismarck Mandan MPO is looking for feedback on the future of Biking and Walking in Bismarck-Mandan, including on-street and off-street facilities.

Event Calendar

March 16
Open Mic Night  
Caffe Aroma Bismarck

March 17
Bismarck Bucks vs. Sioux City Bandits 
Bismarck Event Center

March 17
National Quilting Day- Quilt ’til you Drop 
Heritage Center

March 18
Bis-Man Symphony Orchestra presents “Bring on Beethoven”
Belle Mehus Auditorium

March 22
1 Million Cups 
Dakota Stage Ltd.

March 23-26
Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks 
Dakota Stage Ltd.

March 24
Live Stand Up Comedy
Sixteen03 Main Events

March 24
Bobby Bones Funny & Alone Stand Up Comedy Tour 
Belle Mehus Auditorium

March 25
Jay Owenhouse “The Authentic Illusionist” 
Belle Mehus Auditorium

March 28
Annie The Musical 
Bismarck Events Center

March 28
University of Mary

March 31
Dakota Digital Film Festival 
Belle Mehus Auditorium