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2018 German Days July 12-14!

Join us July 12-14, 2018 for the 4th Annual Downtowners German Days event at the Historic Depot on Main Ave.  German entertainment, food, music, and more! Find vendor, event and sponsor info at   Read more →


The 3rd Annual Downtowners German Days presented by Volkswagen of Bismarck is in the books!  We want to thank all of our generous and hardworking partners, sponsors, vendors, entertainers and volunteers.  And all the folks that came Downtown to celebrate Bismarck’s German heritage, we appreciate your support as we continue to grow this event and hope you had a great… Read more →

2018 German Days Special Event!

Announced at the 2017 Downtowners German Days presented by Volkswagen of Bismarck– a battle of Bismarck’s two biggest heritage-nationalities!  The 2018 Downtowners German Days will have a featured Steinhoisting Competition between the local Sons of Norway Sverdrup 107 and the local Dakota Pioneers chapter of the Germans From Russia Heritage Society!  Who will win?  Lefse or Kraut?  Stay tuned to see how… Read more →

Steinhoisting 2017 Champion Crowned!

On a hot day, Dee Daniel of 96.5 The Fox hosted 15 competitors as they battled it out for Downtowners German Days Steinhoisting Champion– in the end one was left standing.  Ryan Faragher bested the competition with a winning time of 3:33.  Faragher is originally from Ontario Canada– but made the best decision of his life to marry into Bismarck… Read more →

Vendor Apps Available!

The Downtowners are now accepting applications for Food and Arts/Craft Vendors!  Join us for the 3rd Annual Downtowners German Days presented by Volkswagen of Bismarck July 13-15, 2017 at the Depot.  Early-bird applications deadline is March 31– but applications accepted after that date.  Please contact us if you have questions and would like us to walk you through the application… Read more →

Polka Bands Wanted!

We’re looking for more great Polka & Oom-Pah bands or other German entertainment to join our talented line-up for German Days 2017! Know someone? Have them fill out this performer app and we’ll get in contact with them!   Read more →