Believe it or not, Thanksgiving will be here before we know it! Following the turkey and pie is the biggest retail weekend of the year and the kickoff to the Holiday season. Small Business Saturday, the day after Black Friday, encourages customers to support local independent businesses for holiday shopping. The Downtown Bismarck Small Business Saturday Neighborhood Event had over 40 businesses participating last year with sales and specials– enticing shoppers to think local and #ShopSmall. The Downtowners Association is once again a designated Neighborhood Champion for Small Business Saturday, and we’ll be organizing and getting you all the info on sales, specials, and how you can support our great Downtown businesses for the holidays. Mark your calendars for November 26!
Member Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra continues this 2016-2017 season with the concert “Romantic Impressions” with guest artist Andres Klein on Oct 22. Klein will perform Schumann’s Piano Concerto as well as a Debussy piece that highlights the BMSO woodwind section. This concert promises a variety of classical pieces. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Belle Mehus Auditorium .Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by calling (701) 258-8345, by visiting the BMSO office at 215 North 6th Street in Bismarck, or online at bismarckmandansymphony.org
Member Dakota Stage Ltd. presents Stand-up Comedian Mary Mack on Oct 21 & 22. Mary Mack had her national TV debut on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, NBC’s Last Comic Standing and Conan. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $22 in advance, online only, and $25 at the door. Cash bar and concessions available. Adults only show. For more information or to buy tickets please visit:www.dakotastageltd.com.
The Fargo Downtown Community Partnership is the 2016 host for the Sixth Annual North Dakota Downtown Conference Oct 18-19 in Downtown Fargo. The Downtowners of Bismarck created the ND Coalition and Annual ND Downtown Conference in 2010 and it has now been passed on to another great ND city. This year will feature two nationally recognized keynote speakers, Bob Gibbs and Donna Harris. Doug Burgum will also be a Keynote Speaker during lunch day two. There will be a variety of breakout sessions and tours available throughout the conference and much more! We encourage you to register for the conference to connect with and learn from Downtown folks across the state and country. Registration and agenda here: http://nddowntowns.com/