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MDU Resources Community Bowl
Saturday, August 25th, 2018,
1 p.m. - 8 p.m.



MDU Resources Community Day at the Bowl

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25th, 2018,
1 pm - 8 pm

Fitness. Family. Food. FUN.

MDU Resources is Celebrating 50 years in the Bismarck-Mandan community with a full day of community FUN. Mark your calendars and join us for entertainment, exercise and great eats at the MDU Community Resources Bowl on Saturday, August 25th.

In 1968, the company, under the name Montana-Dakota Utilities, relocated its headquarters from Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Bismarck to be closer to its operations, employees and customers. Since then, the company has grown into MDU Resources, a multi-faceted company centered around two primary lines of business: regulated energy delivery, and construction materials and services. MDU Resources, the largest publicly traded company headquartered in North Dakota, is the parent company of Montana-Dakota Utilities, WBI Energy, Knife River Corporation and MDU Construction Services Group, all headquartered in Bismarck.



1:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Bismarck State College-National Guard Fit Fair and Family Fun Day

This family friendly event is FUN for all ages. Register now to get your heart rate up as part of the 5th annual Community Fit Fair. As a family or individual, participate in an obstacle course style event loaded with inflatable obstacles, track events, and more. Prizes awarded to top team finishers. Participants must be 14 to participate on the adult obstacle course.

Youngsters will want to take part in the Kids Boot Camp which will include kid-sized obstacles, fun exercises, and face painting. Sign Up for the Kids Boot Camp (Ages 5-17)

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How? It's easy!

Once you’ve broken a sweat, cool down with some family-friendly entertainment on the main stage, play on some inflatables, have fun with our face painters, balloon artist, and caricature artist, and grab bite to eat from our local restaurants and food vendors.

Interactive Booths for the Kids

Bobcats Hockey
Gateway to Science
Northern Plains Dance

Scheduled acts include:

1:30 p.m. Breakin' BBoy McCoy

Breakin' BBoy McCoy is a high energy performer who combines his smooth moves and fancy footwork with clever comedy and crowd engagement for the whole family. A regular at minor league ballparks and festivals across the country, make sure you check out Break-in’ BBoy McCoy’s performance at 1:30pm today!
Here's a cool story about how BBoy McCoy came to be

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2:15 p.m. Northern Plains Dance

Get your groove on. Learn a choreographed dance to a hit song from the experts at Northern Plains Dance. Once you're done practicing, it's time to perform. You'll get to show-off your skills in front of a crowd.

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3:15 p.m. Canine Stars

These high-flying furry friends are a crowd favorite. Watch in awe as these pooches take playing fetch to a whole new level. We promise you'll be "wow-ed" by the stunts of these rescue dogs.

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We thank our Community Fit Fair Sponsors

Electro Watchmen
AIM Physical Therapy
Kirkwood Mall

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Taste of BisMan

Worked up an appetite running during the Fit Fair and Family Day? You're in luck! The "Taste of BisMan" promises to please! From food, to brews to bands - it's all local. Sample from a dozen delicious dishes created by local chefs and restaurants. * While enjoying dinner, don't forget to grab a beer brewed right here in Bismarck-Mandan. You'll have a variety of local breweries to choose from along with other great options. Let's not forget the entertainment! * Enjoy live musical renditions from local artists and other acts throughout the evening.

How? It's easy!

  • Show up to the MDU Resources Community Bowl - it’s completely free to enter!
  • Food and drink tickets will be sold and accepted for payment at each booth (one dollar = one ticket)
  • Did we mention that entertainment is FREE including Kid's Activities!

Scheduled acts include:

4:00 p.m. Lost Horses

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5:00 p.m. Frog Holler String Band

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6:30 p.m. Jennifer Lyn and the Groove Revival

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* subject to change


Blarney Stone
Broadway Grill and Tavern
Paradiso Mexican Restaurant
Starving Rooster
Toasted Frog
Walrus Restaurant
Norm's Eatery
LaVonne's Cheese Buttons


Bismarck Brewing
Buffalo Commons
DI.A.LEC.TIC - Brewing Company
Stonehome Brewing Co
Edwinton Brewing Company
Laughing Sun

Domestic and Statewide Options

Jerome Distributing Inc.
McQuade Distributing Co. Inc.

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For more information - contact us at info@mdurcommunityday.com



Are you a local restaurant, brewery, or craft vendor interested in participating in MDU Resources Community Day? If so, please email us at info@mdurcommunityday.com for more information.

MDU Community Day will also be hosting a Fitness/Health Expo as a part of the Bismarck State College-National Guard Fit Fair. This is completely FREE. To register your health focused business or organization, please click the link below.

Register to be a vendor



Interested in helping make MDU Resources Community Day something special? We are currently looking for volunteers to help make this day a big success. To learn more about our volunteer opportunities, please email us at info@mdurcommunityday.com.

Register to be a volunteer




Bismarck State College
Bismarck Larks Baseball
MDU Resources
ND National Guard
Bruno's Pizza
Cool 98.7
Northern Plains Dance

Interested in becoming a Community Sponsor for this event? Contact us at info@mdurcommunityday.com for more information.