Nov. 22 Downtown Bismarck News

Support Local, Buy Local, Shop Small!

The Downtowners Association of Bismarck is a once again a Neighborhood Champion for this year’s Small Business Saturday event Nov 25.  Locally year eight of the Small Business Saturday event brings together over 40 Downtown Bismarck businesses with participating sales and specials in an effort to get the public to “shop small” for the holidays.  The annual event takes place the Saturday following Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

Small Business Saturday is an effort to get customers to spend part of their holiday budget at local independent small businesses, support friends and neighbors businesses, and make a greater impact on the local economy.

With Downtown Bismarck’s art, retail, restaurant, service, and entertainment businesses participating, there’s a wide variety for shoppers to choose from.  Selected restaurants are hosting breakfast/brunch and coffee promotions as well as dining specials.  Many Downtown retailers, service businesses and entertainment venues are offering door busters and discounts on merchandise, gift cards, services and hosting special events.

Click here for the Small Business Saturday Interactive Map!
#ShopSmall #ShopSmallBis

Association News

Welcome New Members! 
Boutique 23 
Boutique 23 offers the latest trends in women’s and men’s fashion, as well as home decor.
Coming Soon: 201 W Main Ave

Other member news…

Member McQuade Distributing will host the 9th Annual Turkey Crawl. The crawl starts any time after 3pm, by purchasing a mug for $5 at Borrowed Bucks. That mug can then be filled at the participating bars for $3 with various Mcquade products, specific products available at each location will be posted. Hit up all 7 downtown Bismarck locations, then return to Bucks any time before 9 pm to be eligible for some great prizes.  For more information about the Turkey Crawl click, here.

Thank you to everyone who attended the Downtowners State of the Downtown event November 14. Special thanks to our board, Downtowners members, supporters of the event, Dakota Stage Ltd, and Starving Rooster. We are very excited to launch our Downtown Partnership in 2018 and appreciate all the support and hard work that makes our Downtown a destination!

Downtown News

Santa Claus will be making an appearance at Camp Hancock on December 15 from 6pm-8pm! Parents are encouraged to bring their camera for this photo op taking place in the 1881 Bread of Life Church. Admission is free, donations are welcome, and will be used to support restoration efforts at the historic site. The Camp Hancock Museum will be open during Santa’s visit with complimentary hot cider and cookies. Photos posted to social media should use the hashtag #hancocksanta. For more information please visit:  Santa at Camp Hancock

Pop Up Pathway

You’re invited to the Pop-Up Pathway Wrap Up Event!
We’ll have our Pop-Up Bismarck Video Watch Party and “WHAT’S NEXT?”
Join us Nov. 30 from 5:30pm-7pm at D&N Cinematics We’ll be serving appetizers, refreshments, and great conversation about “WHAT’S NEXT” for the Pop-Up Pathway.

Event Calendar

Nov 24
Gwen Sabastian Home for the Holidays
Belle Mehus Auditorium

Nov 28
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker 
Bismarck Event Center

Nov 28-Dec 22
Member Holiday Show 

Nov 30-Dec 10
It’s a Wonderful Life: a Live Radio Show
Dakota Stage Ltd.

Dec 1-3
Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase
Bismarck Event Center

Dec 8-10
The Nutcracker
Belle Mehus Auditorium

Dec 1
Opening Reception: Seventh Foot in the Door

Dec 2
Trivia Night
Sixteen03 Main Events

Dec 3
December Ladies Lounge w/ Santa
Sixteen03 Main Events

Dec 9
Live Comedy and Dinner Show 
Sixteen03 Main Events