The beginning of September means two things in Bismarck: The Autumnfest Parade and Street Fair are right around the corner!

The Downtowners Street Fair kicks off on Friday September, 15th. They will be open that Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, September 16th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Downtown Bismarck will be filled with approximately 180 art, craft and food vendors.

Don't forget to bring the kids! The following will be available:

  • The Monster Mural - Set up on 4th & Broadway
  • JT's Inflatable Games - 5th & Broadway Sanford Health Parking Lot
  • Busker's Corner - Talented local musicians located on 4th & Broadway

Although the two events aren't associated with each other, the Autumnfest Parade takes place the morning of Saturday, September 16th.

Beginning at 10 a.m., the parade will start at the Capitol grounds and continue down 6th Street. At East Ave E the parade will turn right for two blogs to 4th Street. The parade will continue north on 4th Street until its end at the west Capitol parking lot.

The parade is full of bands, beauty queens, local businesses, music, floats and more! Oh, we'll be there, too! So make sure you wave.

We welcome September with open arms here in Bismarck. What a great weekend to look forward to!