March 29 Downtown Bismarck News

Bismarck’s Premier Film Event

This will be year 8 for the can’t miss event, the Dakota Film Festival held at the Belle Mehus Auditorium April 4-6.
The event kicks off Thursday, April 4 at 7 P.M. with a full length documentary, “The Great Alone” presented by Bismarck State College and ArtsQuest. Friday’s Night of Shorts starts at 7 P.M. and features award-winning short films from the region and around the world. Finally, a Saturday Matinee at 2 P.M. offers additional films as well as the Dakota Film Dash competition and awards ceremony.
The event is administered by member Dakota Media Access and managed by volunteer committee.
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Downtown Bismarck Survey

The Downtown Bismarck Community Foundation is currently working with Stantec and Nexus Planning & Consulting collecting information regarding the thoughts, perceptions and habits of patrons 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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Main Street Conference

The Downtowners Staff attended and presented at the Main Street Conference in Seattle, Washington. Downtown Williston Staff and Josh Askvig from AARP also attended. The three day conference brings together dozens of speakers from around the United States, holding workshops and sharing best practices to take back to our own Downtowns.

CraftCade Opens

The CraftCade is now open in downtown Bismarck! Located at 405 N 4th St. The CraftCade is Bismarck’s first retro arcade, pizzeria, and craft beer hall.


Downtown Events
March 29
We’re Turning THREE
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Trivia Night! 
Sixteen03 Main EventMarch 29
Puurfect Pairings
The Capital Gallery

March 30
Let’s Celebrate! 

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

April 1
New- Indian Supper 

April 2
Spring Sauvignon Blanc Extravaganza! 
Anima CucinaApril 3
1 Million Cups 
Dakota Stage Ltd.April 4
In Good Spirits Celebrity Bartender Battle 
Borrowed Bucks Roadhouse

April 5
Dakota Garden Expo 
Bismarck Event Center

April 6
Opening Reception-“The Shape of Love”

April 12
6th Annual Citizens of the World FUNdraising Event
Sixteen03 Main Event