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Unofficial History of Downtown Bozeman Holiday Decorations

11/28/2022

Compiled by Travis Barton, December 2011 The following history of the Downtown Bozeman Holiday decorations was compiled through oral interviews with retired Bozeman Firefighters Geoff Hoell, Buck Hoell, Dave Miller, Dan Figgins, and Bruce Thompson. Day logs from the 1960’s and 1970’s were also consulted. Montana Crane also provided information on their involvement. The Downtown...

Introducing our new Operations Manager: Brynn Gestson!

11/23/2022

Please join us in welcoming our new Operations Manager, Brynn Gestson! The Operations Manager is an integral part of the Downtown Bozeman Partnership (DBP) team. The essential functions of the Operations Manager include both collaborating on the programs of the DBP and assisting with the projects and programs of the Downtown Bozeman Association (DBA)....

The Christmas Stroll Button - What's It All About?

11/09/2022

Have you been wondering what the deal is with those AWESOME Christmas Stroll Buttons? The 42nd annual Christmas Stroll is a long-standing tradition that hopes to continually bring our community together for a fun event that ushers in the Holiday Season. This FREE community event is 100% supported by our incredible business sponsors and the...

Announcing the 42nd Annual Christmas Stroll Poster Winner!

11/09/2022

The Downtown Bozeman Association presents: The 42nd Annual Christmas Stroll Poster Contest Winner! The Christmas Stroll has been one of the longest-standing Bozeman community traditions! This year, the Downtown Bozeman Association put out a “Call for Art” for the official Christmas Stroll Poster design. In addition to the notoriety of having their artwork featured, a...

Downtown Trick or Treating 2022 - PSA

10/08/2022

Downtown Trick or Treating 2022 Public Service Announcement Downtown Bozeman is the place to celebrate Halloween! Join us from 4-6 PM on Monday, October 31 for a spooktacular and safe evening of traditional trick-or-treating in downtown! Parents, let your kids enjoy the brisk outdoors for a little Halloween fun in Downtown Bozeman and gather goodies...

MSU Downtown Bozeman Pep Rally Friday, October 7th, 2022

09/30/2022

MSU and the Downtown Bozeman Association are proud to bring you the MSU/Downtown Homecoming Pep Rally 2022 Montana State University and the Downtown Bozeman Association will host the annual Downtown Homecoming Pep Rally on Friday, October 7th at the Main Street and Willson intersection beginning at 6 PM. Cheer on your Bobcat football team before...

Bozeman turns PNK for the month of October

09/30/2022

PNKBZN Highlights Breast Cancer Awareness Month Downtown Bozeman will turn PNK for the entire month of October with pink banners lining Main Street and window decorations at many of downtown’s retailers and restaurants. Participating businesses will offer "PNK Promotions" with funds going towards local organizations that provide resources and support for those in our community...

Bozeman Installs Public Art Installation Celebrating Inclusivity in Downtown Bozeman

09/26/2022

Bozeman Installs Public Art Installation Celebrating Inclusivity in Downtown Bozeman The City of Bozeman, Gender Equality Montana and the Downtown Bozeman Partnership are pleased to announce the completion of a public art installation created by local artists designed to provide a space for celebrating the LGBTQ+ community in Downtown Bozeman. Intersection(al) Art features a splash...

Thank You Downtown Flower Basket Sponsors

09/19/2022

Thank You! The Downtown Business Improvement District would like give a huge THANK YOU to all of our 2022 downtown flower basket sponsors and everyone who makes hanging the baskets possible each summer. We are beyond lucky to work with Oak Gardens Nursey who begins growing our 310+ hanging baskets each winter in their greenhouses...

Downtown Bozeman Association 2022 Fall/Winter Events Calendar

08/25/2022

The summer season has wrapped up, but our Downtown Bozeman events season carries into the fall and winter. Check out the great events happening downtown in months to come! PNKBZN – Full Month of October. PNKBZN, a community-wide campaign for the month of October, was the brainchild of local Bozeman organizations: Bozeman Health, Advanced Medical...

“Cruisin’ on Main” Car Show 2022 Winners

08/16/2022

Downtown Bozeman Association – 22nd Annual “Cruisin’ on Main” Car Show Winners The Downtown Bozeman Association, Cancer Support Community and our gracious our 2022 “Cruisin’ on Main” Sponsors: Premier – Ressler Motors Chevy Hotrod – Bozeman Health, KBZK, Les Schwab Tire Center Classic Car – State Farm, Napa Auto Parts, SCS Wraps Checkered Flag –...

Cat Walk THIS FRIDAY

08/16/2022

Montana State University and The Downtown Bozeman Association Will Host the 10th Annual Cat Walk Event Montana State University and the Downtown Bozeman Association will host the Tenth Annual Cat Walk on Friday, August 19th from 11:00am – 1:00pm on Main Street in Downtown Bozeman. MSU President Waded Cruzado, Champ, the MSU Spirit of the...

CALL FOR ART - Proposal Deadline Aug. 19

08/04/2022

The City of Bozeman is seeking proposals from artists to paint artistic designs within “bulbouts” at the intersections of Mendenhall/Black and Babcock/Black in downtown Bozeman. The purpose of the rainbow intersection art is to create a more vibrant, inclusive, and welcoming experience for all folks in the Bozeman community. The city intends to enter into...

August Events in Downtown Bozeman - Check them out!

08/02/2022

The month of August is BUSY in Downtown Bozeman!1) Make sure you come to the last Music on Main of the season THIS THURSDAY!2) This week, we also have the August Art Walk! Join us on Friday, August 12th from 6-8pm for another amazing night downtown.3) The MSU Community Cat Walk is Friday, August 19th...

Last Art Walk September 9th!

08/01/2022

The final Art Walk of the summer season is just around the corner! Join us on Friday, September 9th! We have over 30 participating galleries, retailers and even a few restaurants. The Art Walks occur on the 2nd Friday of the month; June through September and again for our “Winter” Art Walk in December from...

Downtown Bozeman's Summer Crazy Days July 22nd - July 23rd!

07/18/2022

The Downtown Bozeman Association and downtown merchants are proud to present the 2022 Crazy Days Summer Sidewalk Sale! Downtown Bozeman’s Summer Crazy Days event begins Friday, July 22nd and goes through Saturday, July 23rd. Times of the event will vary depending on individual business hours, typically 10 AM – 5 PM. Over 100 downtown merchants...

Flood Resources

06/20/2022

Our partners across southwest Montana have compiled a list of helpful websites for our neighbors and community members during this difficult time....

Introducing our new Program Director: Cache Perdue

06/14/2022

Please join us in welcoming our new Program Director, Cache Perdue! The Program Director spearheads the projects and programs of the Downtown Bozeman Association (DBA). The purpose of the Downtown Bozeman Association (DBA) is to promote Downtown Bozeman as a center of business, culture, and entertainment. Conduct and promote activities and events that build a...

2022 Music on Main Lineup Announced!

05/17/2022

The Downtown Bozeman Association is proud to present the 22nd Annual Music on Main summer concert series this summer in Historic Downtown Bozeman. We are excited to announce our 2022 lineup! Mark your calendars and get ready for a rockin' summer! 2022 MUSIC ON MAIN LINEUP Upcoming Dates & Times July 7, 2022 @ 6:30pm...

Art Walk 2022: Business Registration

05/10/2022

Get YOUR Business Involved in the 2022 Downtown Bozeman Art Walks This year’s event participation fee is $300/business for the Art Walk 2022 season! With this participation fee you will receive the following: Walk-in traffic into your business during the 2022 event dates; 2nd Fridays, June-September, 6pm-8pm: June 10, 6-8pmJuly 8, 6-8pm August 12, 6-8pm...

Restaurant Week Punch Card Directions

05/02/2022

Did you receive a Downtown Bozeman Restaurant Week Punch Card from one of the participating restaurants?! Congrats! Fill out your contact information and take this card with you to FIVE different participating restaurants, order their special Restaurant Week Menu and ask your server to PUNCH your card. Once you've collected five different punches, leave it...

Downtown Bozeman Flower Basket Sponsorship

04/26/2022

For many years, the Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) has decorated Main Street for the summer season with gorgeous baskets of Super Petunias. Once again we are offering a sponsorship opportunity for your business to show its support of the BID’s beautification efforts. Please consider sponsoring 2, 4 or 6 flower baskets. In return, your...

Paid Parking Engagement Sessions

03/09/2022

City of Bozeman Community Engagement Downtown Parking On February 1, 2022, Staff presented a work session to the City Commission recommending the City of Bozeman implement a seasonal paid parking system to manage demand on the downtown parking system and to construct additional parking supply (i.e. garages, additions to the current garage). The recommendation was...

Downtown Bozeman Partnership Annual Report

02/14/2022

Fiscal Year 2021 was a challenging, yet exciting year for the Downtown Bozeman Partnership. After a difficult year getting through the height of the pandemic, the DBP welcomed some necessary and refreshing changes in 2021 including many internal staffing transitions and facilitating the return of many of our beloved Downtown Bozeman events and programming after...

How do you feel about Paid Parking in Downtown Bozeman?

02/10/2022

How do you feel about Paid Parking in Downtown Bozeman? – There has been recent progression, at the city level, towards instituting a Paid Parking Program in Downtown Bozeman. We know this is not only a sensitive issue for downtown businesses, employees, stakeholders, and the Bozeman Community. Please take a moment to update yourself on...

Cheer on the MSU Bobcat Football Team at the FCS national football championship!

01/07/2022

BOZEMAN – Montana State will take on the North Dakota State Bison on Saturday, Jan. 8, for the 2021 FCS national football championship. It is the Bobcats’ first national title appearance since 1984. Kickoff is at 10 a.m. Mountain time at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. Watch or listen to the game at home TV...

Downtown Dollars - A User Guide for Shoppers and Downtown Businesses

01/07/2022

It's the post-holiday season in Downtown Bozeman, so there's a very good chance you're seeing more and more Downtown Dollars in circulation. In fact, we sold over $100,000 of Downtown Dollars leading up to the holidays! So whether you're a lucky gift recipient or a downtown business, we have you covered! Here's how to make...

New Things in the New Year

01/04/2022

As many know, Downtown Bozeman is everchanging. With the New Year, comes new things in our district. We have compiled a short list of changes that have happened or will be happening soon. Head downtown and check them out!...