March 17 Downtown Bismarck News

Extended German Days

The 2nd Annual Downtowners German Days will add an extra evening to the festivities!  This year’s Downtowners event will be expanded to Thursday evening, as well as all day Friday and Saturday July 14-16.  The inaugural event was held in July of 2015 at the Bismarck Depot on Main Ave, future home to a highly programed public space.  Thousands attended to celebrate Bismarck’s German and Germans from Russia Heritage.  Expect more polka bands, activities, German food, and German beer. The Downtowners German Days is a fundraiser for the Downtowners Association 501c6 non-profit.  To get involved, see vendor applications or find out more, click here!

Association News

Member Bombshell Salon is hosting ‘Every Woman Deserves to be a Bombshell’. Bring in your beauty/makeup products or hair tools and Bombshell Salon will donate them to our local women’s shelter. Receive 2 free products* from the Bombshell team when you donate. A percentage of sales will also go to the shelter. *For more information visit:

Member Pure Skin Aesthetic & Laser Center will be hosting, ‘Lines & Lattes’. Learn about line and wrinkle reduction from the skin care experts at Pure Skin and the Merz Aesthetics Team. Lattes, Lite bites and door prizes will be provided. Lines and Lattes will be located at 100 W Broadway Ave, Suite 120 on Wednesday, March 23 from 12pm-2:30pm.

Member Dakota Media Access has invited the public to attend the Dakota Digital Film Festival day session production workshops on Friday, April 8 at the Belle Mehus Auditorium. There is no charge to attend, but individuals must pre-register by calling 701-258-8767. In addition to the free day of production workshops, an evening session of award-winning short films and opportunities to interact with local filmmakers will begin at 7pm. Tickets for the evening session are $15 in advance and $18 at door. For more information or to buy tickets please

Member Dakota Stage Ltd. will continue its season of Live Standup Comedy on April 1 & 2 at 8pm. Headlined by the hilarious, nationally touring comedian Gabe Noah. Seating will be limited, make sure to reserve your tickets at or call 701-258-4998. This is an adult’s only show featuring mature language and content.

Member Magic Photo Art has added new framing products to their Downtown Gallery.  Magic Photo Art specializes in selling restored vintage photographs of Bismarck/Mandan and other areas.  To view photos visit click “Enter Artwork Gallery” and  “Recently Added”.

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Downtown News

Community discussions are underway regarding Bismarck-Mandan’s transit system.  Listening sessions, online surveys, and meetings with community groups have been launched to examine the systems usability.  Stay tuned to the Downtowners newsletter as these discussions and feedback move forward!   Or visit Bis-Man Transit’s website to learn more.