May 25 Downtown Bismarck News

Art + Wine = A Good Time

The 6th Annual Downtowners Art & Wine Walk is June 15! Early-bird ticket sales have begun and are selling quickly. Enjoy this wonderful event while walking to different downtown locations, sampling varietals of wine and getting your passport stamped. Get your Art & Wine Walk passport stamped at each location and you will have a chance to win our Grand Prize. This year’s Grand Prize is the biggest in Art & Wine Walk history!  Each location will have either a local artist or musician that will showcase their work while creating an entertaining environment. 24 locations will be participating in this year’s Art & Wine Walk, including 8 first-time businesses! Tickets for the event are $45/person for early-bird + processing, you must be 21 to participate. Early-bird prices will increase starting May 29. Proceeds from the Downtowners Art & Wine Walk will go to the Downtowners non-profit to promote betterment and revitalization efforts of our historic Downtown for the entire community to enjoy. If you would like to buy Art & Wine Walk tickets or read about the Grand Prize please click here.  This event tends to sell out, so get your tickets now! 

Association News

Welcome to our Newest Member!

Concrete Daisiez is a flower shop located in Downtown Bismarck that has fresh floral bouquets daily. They deliver locally and also hand-make all of their own concrete pots. Located at 311 E Thayer Ave #125 in the historic Tribune Building. Visit them today!

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Other member news…

The Downtowners Executive Director, Dawn Kopp celebrated 10 years at the Downtowners Association May 15! Throughout the 10 years of Dawn being at the Downtowners, she has moved mountains in the progression of Downtown Bismarck and is still a huge contributor to our community.  Stop by the Peacock Alley Langer Room on Tuesday, May 30 at 4-6pm and wish Dawn a Happy 10 Year Downtown Work Anniversary! Appetizers will be provided.

Join the Downtowners and Bismarck Motor Company for Das Auto Fest, a Pre-German Days Celebration at Volkswagen of Bismarck on Thursday, June 22 from 5-7pm.  There will be a live accordion player, the crew from Bismarck Motor Company will be grilling brats, serving beverages and of course showcasing Volkswagens! Local accordion player, Jim Geiger, will be providing polka music for festive fun. You will also have chances to win Downtowners German Days tickets for (July 13-15). 

Downtown News

BisMarket’s opening market is scheduled for June 3 at Kiwanis Park/Municipal Ballpark Lot.  Each market runs 10am-1pm every Saturday from June 3 through October. BisMarket is a non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The mission of BisMarket is to provide access to a variety of locally grown, high quality, farm-fresh products direct from local producers. Check out for applications, more information, and a special event on August 12.

Edwinton Brewing Company, a locally owned brewery and restaurant has started construction on their future space in the west end of the Historic Depot Building on Main Ave. Follow their construction progress online.

Event Calendar

May 25
7th Annual Brady Awards 
Dakota Stage Ltd.

May 26-27
Haunted History Tour 
Downtown Bismarck

May 26 & 27
For Art’s Sake Flea Market 

May 27-Sept 6
Chocolate-The Exhibition 
ND Heritage Center & State Museum

May 29
Memorial Day Program
Former Governors’ Mansion State Historic Site

May 30
Opening Day: Bismarck Larks vs. Eau Claire Express 
Bismarck Municipal Ballpark

May 30-June 23
Lili Stewart & Graham McLaughlin 

May 31
Rent- 20th Anniversary 
Bismarck Event Center

May 31
1 Million Cups 
Dakota Stage Ltd.

June 1-11
Missouri River Festival 
Bismarck Event Center

June 2
Annual Meetig & Volunteer Appreciation Reception

June 2
Invisibilia Listening Party 
Bisman Community Food Co-op

June 2
Opening Reception “The Flock Returns” 

June 3
Furry Friends Rockin’ Rescue 
Magi Touch Carpet