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Our historic downtown recently experienced a devastating fire, but with the love and support of our community, we continue to move forward and celebrate the opportunities that lie ahead. Read more HERE



downtown merchants association alexandria mn 2020

Standing strong despite downtown fire

Our historic downtown recently experienced a devastating fire, but with the love and support of our community, we continue to move forward and celebrate the opportunities that lie ahead.

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Downtown Member Spotlight : Kindred People

Kindred People is a boutique style store located in downtown Alexandria, MN and Fargo, ND that features women’s clothing, accessories, shoes, beauty and gifts. They bring unique fashion at popular prices to downtown areas. Everything in their store is handpicked by them from local + regional artists or at market shows all over the country.…

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Downtown Member Spotlight : The Dashery

The Dashery brings you fresh and classy menswear from casual to formal in downtown Alexandria. Their mission is to make it easy to look good. Whether you’re coming in for socks and underwear, a casual look for next week’s adventures, or want to lock down menswear for your entire wedding party, they’re your one-stop menswear…

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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
Shoppers on the Hunt : November 5-7
Christmas in the Fort : November 27
Small Business Saturday : November 30

European Christmas Market : December 5

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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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