Let Downtown Alexandria be a little part of your holiday joy. Join us and celebrate the season with Big Ole’s 12 days of Christmas Scavenger Hunt!

Dec 1st, 20 Big Oles will be hidden throughout downtown in participating businesses. The hunt will continue through Dec 12th or until all Oles have been found. (One Ole per person please). Once found, bring your Ole to Bon Jos to collect your prize!

All of the winner’s names will be put into a drawing for Downtown Dollars and additional gift certificates! Live drawing will be held Monday, December 14th.

Look for the event poster on the door of participating businesses.
Shop for everyone on your list, while enjoying a fun event for the whole family! Happy hunting!



Downtown Member Spotlight: Magpie

Magpie has been in its current location for 15 years; under new management for the past year. As the former owner and founder Judith Nemo decided to retire, Jan, an employee for 14 years, envisioned a new rebirth to Magpie. Her vision included additions to the already vast selection Magpie is known for, including new…

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Downtown Member Spotlight: Bon Jos Women’s Apparel & Tanning

Bon Jos has been in business since 1964.  They offer quality missy, petite and career fashions at competitive prices. You’ll find brands such as Sympli, Miss Me, Tribal and Ruby Rd, to name a few. Along with clothing, Bon Jos offers shoes, handbags, jewelry and Shapeez shapers. They also have two Sundash tanning beds.  Call 320-763-5157…

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Downtown Member Spotlight: 6th & Broadway Clothing and Decor

6th & Broadway Clothing and Decor is conveniently located in Downtown Alexandria in a newly restored historic building built in 1881. Designed as a boutique for the modern woman, 6th & Broadway will help you find that perfect specialty clothing or gift item without the hassle of searching for it. We bring in only hand-picked…

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Historic Downtown In Alexandria Minnesota Awaits YOU

Discover enchanting shops and beautiful boutiques that are sure to lure you inside.  Stroll through timeless antique stores to find unexpected treasures and nostalgic memorabilia. Then take a break and treat yourself at any one of our cozy eateries. Something for everyone!

Relax and enjoy Alexandria's Historic Downtown.
Come often - stay long - share the experience!!


2020 Events

(*Due to COVID-19, events could be changed or cancelled, watch our Facebook page for updates)

Support Downtown Saturdays: S.O.S.

  • Event runs every Saturday from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM beginning June 6th thru August 29th
  • Event consists of shopper incentives:
    • $50 Downtown Dollars Giveaway every Saturday. Shoppers will register in participating stores, The Dashery will supply a box for registration slips, (please email Mandy if interested in a box at hello@thedashery.com) Weekly winners will be announced on the following Monday via the Downtown Merchants Association social media outlets.
    • Restaurants and coffee shops are encouraged set up pop up stands right outside their location offering small breakfast items, coffee, lemonade etc. Or, offer fun grab & go options inside.
    • End of Summer S.O.S Grand Prize; all Saturday participants will be automatically registered to win a Prize Package inclusive of Downtown Dollars and business donations. Items can include things such as a gift card or product.
    • Live Music when possible

Wine, Ale & Art Crawl : July 31
Crazy Days : August 6-8
Sixth Avenue Block Party : August 8
Oletoberfest : September 11-12
Fall Preview : September 24-26
Halloween Trick or Treat : October 31
Fall Fest in the Fort : October 31 CANCELLED
Shoppers on the Hunt : November 6-8
Light up Broadway : November 27
Small Business Saturday : November 28

12 Days of Christmas: December 1-12

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Downtown Flower Baskets

Would you help the downtown merchants with the flower basket project? You can help keep the downtown looking great. Your support is appreciated!

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