Flurry Fest 2024

Did you know that the outdoors can be some of the best medicine? Research shows that spending time outside cuts anxiety and stress and providing places and opportunities to get active can help people stay healthy. That’s why Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) celebrates winter the entire month of February with Flurry Fest, a variety of free and low-cost activities for everyone.

Some outdoor highlights this year include S’mores Walk, Skate with the Bobcats and Treasure Hunt.

Feb. 1-29 • FREE Winter Photo Contest

Feb. 1-29 • FREE Puck & Stick Time

  • Tues., Wed. & Thurs. • Noon-1pm
  • VFW Sports Center, 1200 N. Washington St.
  • Puck & Stick Time is for individuals looking for a little extra skate time on the ice.
  • No Puck & Stick Time on Feb. 6-8 or 15.
  • Puck & Stick Time details

Feb. 2 • Luminary Ski Night (Vinterfest) Cancelled due to weather.

  • 5-7pm
  • General Sibley Park & Campground, 5001 S. Washington St.
  • Pack your cross-country skis and headlamp for a luminary lit .75-mile ski trail beneath the cottonwood forest at General Sibley Park as part of this rescheduled Vinterfest event. A campfire and snacks will be available along the trail.
  • Parking available near campground office.
  • Signage near office marks beginning of looped ski trail.
  • Skiing only; no walking allowed on ski trails.
  • Participants must bring their own skis.
  • Ski and pole rentals available at Riverwood Golf Course until 7pm; no overnight rentals.
  • FREE; no registration required.
  • Hosted in partnership with the Northern Plains Heritage Foundation.

Feb. 2 • Blacklight Tennis

  • 5:30-6:45pm – Ages 5-11
    6:45-8pm – Ages 5-11
    8-9:15pm – Ages 12-18 & Adults
  • Capital Racquet & Fitness Center, 3200 N. 10th St.
  • Glow with us on the court! Join us for a challenging and fun atmosphere as we do tennis drills in the dark.
  • $12.50 per person
  • Register online.

Feb.-March 3 • FREE Open Gym

  • Sat. & Sun. • 1-5pm
  • The Open Gym Program is designed for both youth and adults to use a neighborhood gymnasium in a supervised, free play situation.
  • Open Gym details

Feb. 4, 10, 17, 18, 24 & 25 • Wibit Water Toys

Feb.-May 11 • Toddler Splash Days

Feb. 5-29 • FREE Snow Volleyball

Feb.-March 12 • Golf Putting League

Feb.-April 19 • FREE Weekday Morning Play Dates

Feb.-March 28 • FREE Public Ice Skating

Feb. 9 • Half off a bucket of golf balls

Feb. 9 • Ski and Glow Cancelled due to weather.

Feb. 10 • FREE Fun Fly Postponed to April 13

  • 8am-5pm
  • Fore Seasons Center, 2525 N. 19th St.
  • See remote-controlled aircraft in action. Hosted by Missouri Slope Model Aero Club.

Feb. 10 • FREE Theo Art School Art Workshop

  • 1:30-4pm
  • New Generations Park – Farwest Rotary Community Center, 1021 Mustang Dr.
  • All ages are welcome for this exciting afternoon of art. Projects will be simple and fun. Registration is not required.

Feb. 10 • FREE Public Ice Skating

  • 3-5pm
  • Capital Ice Complex, 1504 Wichita Dr.
  • Enjoy public skating indoors. Skate rentals: $3 (sizes 9 junior to 15 adult).

Feb. 10 • BMTA Tennis Tournament

Feb. 11 • FREE Kicksled Kickoff (Vinterfest) Cancelled due to weather.

  • 5-7pm
  • Tatley-Eagles Park, 602 Airport Rd.
  • Join Bismarck Parks & Recreation District and the Sons of Norway Sverdrup Lodge for an introduction to kicksledding, in Tatley-Eagles Park. Fun for all ages, attendees can expect to watch, learn, and practice kicksledding—a foot-powered Scandinavian sled used for winter transportation.
  • Seven kicksleds of various sizes will be available; attendees will have the opportunity to take turns trying them out on a groomed route in Tatley-Eagles Park during this rescheduled Vinterfest event.
  • Following the event, the Sons of Norway will be donating the kicksleds to Bismarck Parks & Recreation District for public enjoyment.
  • This is made possible through a grant from The American-Scandinavian Foundation.

Feb. 11 • Super Bowl Public Skate

  • 6-8pm
  • Capital Ice Complex, 1504 Wichita Dr.
  • Super Bowl Theme: wear your favorite team’s jersey colors. Regular skating fees apply: $2 per individual and $5 per family. Skate rentals: $3.

Feb.-March 13 • FREE Preschool Skate Date

  • Mon., Tues. & Wed. • 11:30am–12:30pm
  • Capital Ice Complex, 1504 Wichita Dr.
  • This program is designed for parents and their preschool child(ren) to spend ice time together. Skate rentals: $3.
  • Program details

Feb. 14 • FREE Fitness Facility Admission

Feb. 14 • Half off batting cages

Feb. 17 • Wallyball Tournament Cancelled

Feb. 18 • FREE Skate with the Bobcats – MOVED to VFW Sports Center

  • 3-5pm
  • VFW Sports Center, H.A. Thompson & Sons Arena, 1200 N. Washington St.
  • Jaycee Centennial Park, 321 E. Century Ave.
  • Spend the afternoon outdoor skating with the Bobcats. Enjoy treats in the warming house.

Feb. 19-23 • FREE BPRD Treasure Hunt

  • Sharpen your treasure-seeking skills. You get one Treasure Hunt clue a day for five days to lead you to a treasure of park district prizes.
  • Clues will be posted daily on the homepage of the BPRD website, on our Facebook page or call the Treasure Hunt Hotline at 222-6479.
  • Check out the rules and this year’s “treasure”

Feb.-May 20 • Adaptive Bowling

  • Mon. • 4-6pm
  • Midway Lanes, 3327 Memorial Highway, Mandan
  • This bowling program is offered to individuals of all ages and abilities. $3.50/game, price includes shoe rental. Registration is not required.

Feb. 19 • Tennis Court Time for Juniors

Feb. 20 • FREE Fitness Facility Admission

Feb. 20 • Movie on Ice

  • 12-2pm
  • Capital Ice Complex, 1504 Wichita Dr.
  • It’s an ice rink AND a movie theater. Watch The Mighty Ducks while you skate.
  • Regular skating fees apply: $2 per individual and $5 per family or sit in the bleachers and enjoy the movie for FREE.
  • Skate rentals: $3.
  • Concessions available.

Feb.-March 6 • Drop-In Youth Hockey

Feb. 23 • Half off Toptracer Range rentals

Feb. 23-25 • Winter Jam Junior Tennis Tournament

Feb. 25 • FREE S’mores Walk

  • 1-4pm
  • General Sibley Park, 5001 S. Washington St.
  • The walking path will have a fire pit to make s’mores. Supplies for s’mores are provided.
  • The walk is dog-friendly.

Feb. 26 • FREE Tennis balls at the dog park