May 1 Downtown Bismarck News

More May Flowers…

As we enter Spring, hopefully, the flowers and trees will bloom Downtown.  This year the Downtowners and the City of Bismarck will launch an Adopt a Planter program aimed at West Downtown.  Currently, there is little greenery west of 3rd Street, which has traditionally been more industrial.  The City has flower planters that can no longer be located at the Civic Center.  Those dozen planters will be placed along Broadway Ave from 3rd Street to Washington this Spring.  Businesses can Adopt a Planter for $150 for this season, which includes all the plant materials, design, caring instructions, and a plaque designating the adopting business.  The sponsor will also have to water and tend the planter they’ve adopted.  At the end of the growing season this fall, they will be removed for snow clearance.  If you’re interested in Adopting a Planter, please contact Kate at the Downtowners. 

Petroleum Conference/Downtown

Bismarck’s largest conference, the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference, will be May 20-22.  Organizers are expecting a tremendous year.  We’re encouraging all of our Downtown retailers, service providers, and restaurants to consider extended hours or consider opening those days if you are not already doing so.  Many of the attendees are looking for places to eat, drink, shop, and patronize.  Thousands will be on hand for the conference and it’s a great opportunity to showcase our growing Downtown.  If you’d like more information on the conference, contact the Downtowners office.  701-223-1958.

Downtown Bismarck News

Members of the Downtown Master Plan Implementation Team met mid-April to strategize the implementation of the newly accepted Downtown Sub-Area Plan.  The team will be meeting again in May to continue moving these community projects forward.  To view the entire plan, visit:

Parking Notice:  Please watch for ‘No Parking Signs’ on May 9 for the Band Night Parade.  Signs will be posted along the usual parade route.  

Association News

Welcome New Members!

Civil Science, Inc.–  418 E Rosser Ave
Civil Science, Inc. is a full-service consulting civil engineering firm with three North Dakota offices in Bismarck, Dickinson, and Williston.  We offer engineering services in Municipal, Transportation, Planning, Storm Water, Potable and Non-Potable Water, Wastewater, Surveying, Environmental Studies, Residential Commercial and Industrial Development, Materials Testing, and Construction Management.

American Lung Association in North Dakota
— 212 N 2nd St

The American Lung Association in North Dakota is committed to saving lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. Through research, education and advocacy we are dedicated to the Fight For Air.

Member Fireflour Pizza will be open Mondays this summer starting May 12.  

Member Bis-Man Transit is celebrating 10 years of the CAT Bus with an open house May 6 from 2-5pm.  A Bismarck-Mandan Chamber ribbon cutting is schedule for 2pm and will kick off the open house.  Please join the CAT Bus crew for the celebration!

Free Evening Parking, 3rd & Main.  The Bismarck Parking Authority is offering free evening parking in the 3rd and Main Ramp from 4pm to 2am daily.  With continued activity and nightlife in Downtown Bismarck, the ramps allow the public to enjoy the city center and not have to search for street parking.

Upcoming Events
May 9, 6:30pm
Captiol to Civic Center
May 8-18
Dakota Stage Theater
May 17-18
Belle Mehus Auditorium
May 20-22
Bismarck Civic Center
May 31
Bismarck Civic Center
June 12-14
Bismarck Civic Center Lot D

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You can find all our members information at
Downtowners Association of Bismarck