Sept 17 Downtown Bismarck News

Street Fair– Friday-Saturday

The 42nd Annual Downtowners Street Fair is almost here.  Street Fair brings together 180 Arts, Craft, and Food Vendors to Downtown Bismarck for two days of fun.  Hours for the 2015 Street Fair are Friday Sept 18 (10am-8pm) and Satuday Sept 19 (9am-6pm).  Roads in the Street Fair area will be closed after 5pm on Thursday, vehicles left in those areas will be towed.  In addition to the great vendors, there is the Monster Mural Kid’s Art Activity (sponsored by Sam’s Club), JT’s Inflatable Games, The Barrel Train, and local musicians playing at the Busker’s Corner (sponsored by American Bank Center).   The Downtowners Street Fair is also a long standing fundraiser for the Downtowners Association and numerous service groups, churches, booster clubs, boy scout troops, and area non-profits through vending activities.  Parking is available in the convenient Downtown Ramps. Be sure to stop on down and be part of this Bismarck Tradition!  For Street Fair maps and event information, visit

Thanks you to our Street Fair sponsors!
Sam’s Club of Bismarck
American Bank Center
ABC Seamless
Town Square Media
Dakota Fence
Jacobsen Music

Association News 

Member Caffe Aroma is having an open house on Thursday September 17 from 4pm-6pm at Caffe Aroma in celebration of their new ownership. There will be food and coffee plus giveaway gift baskets from Exposure, Hey Ocean, Bombshell, Lillians, Prairie Zen and Plains Commerce Bank. There’s also a chance to win tickets to the Dueling Piano Show at The Belle Mehus. Caffe Aroma is located in the Logan Building on 3rd and Broadway.

Member ND Heritage Center will be hosting the Governor’s History Conference: Think Green in ’15, Saturday October 17. Regional leaders share innovative approaches moving North Dakota toward a more sustainable future. Mike Williams, Fargo City Commissioner and one of six presenters, will speak on successes with Bike Share and new transit infrastructure. Registration & details at  FREE organic seed packets and door prizes.

Member Borrowed Bucks will be hosting the fifth annual “Bucks for Bras” charity event on October 21 at Borrowed Bucks Roadhouse. Last year the event raised over $34,000 for the American Society Cancer and Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation to benefit cancer patients in the community. This year the groups are hoping to raise $40,000 to help the continued fight against cancer. For more information or to purchase tickets please, tickets may also be purchased at the American Cancer Society, the Bismarck Cancer Center or Borrowed Bucks Roadhouse. Patrons are encouraged to buy tickets early for this event is expected to sell out.

Downtown News

Bismarck City Commissioners will be holding a public hearing regarding a proposed development agreement with the Five South group and Bismarck Futures, who are planning a mixed used development on 5th Street west of the Bismarck Event Center.  The public hearing will be Tuesday Sept 22 at their regularly scheduled board meeting.  For more information visit

Bismarck was named to the Top Ten in’s third-annual Best Places to Live list. Bismarck places among the Top 100 out of more than 2,100 cities (with populations between 20,000 and 350,000).  Part of the ranking reads “The city’s vibrant downtown is packed with restaurants, cafes and shops.”  Great job Downtowners!

Upcoming Events
Sept 17-18
Bismarck Events Center
Sept 18-19
Downtown Bismarck
Sept 22
Bismarck Events Center
Sept 25
BNC National Bank Parking Lot
Sept 25-26
Dakota Stage Theater
Sept 26
Clem Kelley Softball Complex
Sept 26-27
Buckstop Junction
Sept 26
Legacy High School
Sept 30-Oct 3
Radisson Hotel