September 10 Downtown Bismarck News

#MaskUp For Street Fair 2020

The 47th Annual Downtowners Street Fair is set for Friday and Saturday September 18-19.  Multiple food, arts, and craft vendors gather on the streets of Downtown Bismarck. Friday 10am-8pm and Saturday 9am-6pm. Parking is available in the Downtown ramps for $1.50/hr or $8/full day.

Downtowners Staff and Board have added additional safety measures for the 2020 event including 50% reduction in vendors to allow for more space, no tables/chairs, no live music, and no kids games to avoid congregating. Vendors, volunteers and staff will be wearing masks.
The event supports a number of nonprofit service clubs, boy scout troops, fraternal organizers, booster clubs, churches and small businesses to continue their efforts in our community and support their businesess.  Please follow the guidelines below so we can continue to support everyone.

Streets within the event area close Thursday Sept 17 at 5pm.  No Parking signs will be hung in those areas. Please take note as vehicles will be towed. Thank you!

Your Own Two Wings Boutique
Your Own Two Wings Boutique is one of new boutiques to shop at in downtown Bismarck!
“Your Own 2 Wings Boutique is at 206 N 4th Street in Bismarck, ND. The name comes from my love for butterflies. They are beautiful and delicate, much like the fashion that inspires me. I hope to inspire each of you to be free spirited and have your own unique style. I want you to feel beautiful in whatever you wear and to be able to get it at an affordable price. Thank you for keeping my small business dreams alive!”

#1MCND Job Board 
1 Million Cups is now offering a Jobs Board every first Wednesday of each month. If your business is looking to hire- message 1 Million Cups on Facebook with your open position, and if possible, 1 Million Cups recommends a person from your business come to Dakota Stage, grab the mic, and tell the audience about the opening!

Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz
Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) is hosting a BioBlitz to be held September 20-30 in support of a national Parks for Pollinators campaign.
Download the iNaturalist app on your phone and register
• Join the project titled: Parks for Pollinators 2020: Bismarck Parks and Recreation District
• Take/upload photos of bugs, bees, insects, and plants and upload them to the project between Sept. 20-30.
• Feel free to share your photos on social media, too, using the hashtag #Parks4Pollinators.
The Parks for Pollinators campaign is hosted through a partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association and The Scotts Miracle-Grow Foundation. BioBlitz events are taking place all around the country in the month of September. Data gathered during your BioBlitzes can generate biological records. These records can be used for scientific research, as well as inform conservation practices, local planning and land management on a multitude of levels.

Local COVID Task Force Media Campaign 
Burleigh Morton COVID Task Force members are launching a public awareness and education campaign to meet task for goals.  The Task Force has selected Agency MABU to craft the campaign.

Task Force Goals

  • Prevent & mitigate community spread of COVID-19 in Burleigh and Morton Counties.
  • Decrease Burleigh & Morton County COVID-19 14 day rolling average percent of positive tests to be equal to or less than the state average.

More Information 

Outdoor Used Book Flash Sale 
The Friends of the Bismarck Public Library will be selling books outside on the library plaza from 10 AM to 1 PM on Friday, September 11. Books of various genres, as chosen by Friends of the Library volunteers, will be for sale for $1.00 per pound. Proceeds benefit the programs and services of the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library.

Important Dates
If your business applied for an ERG you should be notified soon on your status.  ND Commerce was targeting Sept 11 for notification.

Downtown Events
September 10
Trivia: Grey’s Anatomy 
The CraftCade

September 10
Pride of Dakota Market 
ND Capitol Grounds

September 11
Three Piece Version: The Rule 
Gideon’s Brewing Company

September 16
1 Million Cups
Dakota Stage Ltd.

September 16
1 Million Cups + NDWBC Office Hours
Terra Nomad

September 20
Fall Fling Ladies Lounge 
Sixteen03 Main Events

September 21
Movie Quotes Trivia
Roundhouse Bismarck

September 24
Finish the Lyrics Trivia 
Ramkota Hotel

September 27
Family Fun Day (All Ages) 
The CraftCade