This past Saturday (July 25), Bismarck-Mandan and surrounding area students finally got the prom they deserved! Hot 97-5, Studio 208, MC Inkster Party DJ, and Sixteen03 Main Events all got together to help high school juniors and seniors celebrate a 2020 night they'll never forget.

Of course, I am new to Bismarck, so I had only heard of Sixteen03 Main Events - and it had rave reviews as an event space. The space was beautiful for the prom. Sixteen03's website describes the venue as "a modern event space, offering a hip, urban warehouse-type vibe that adds a unique ambiance unlike any other in the Bismarck/Mandan area." I couldn't have described it better myself. And the string of light bulbs, the tea lights in the walls, and music spun by MC Inkster Party DJ set the mood for an unforgettable Mid-Summer Mask-erade prom!

B-Fish and I got all dressed up for the prom. And even though this was an event for the Bismarck-Mandan juniors and seniors, it totally felt magical and nostalgic. Especially, because all of the students dressed up and danced all night as if it was their actual school prom. It was clear that these kids really wanted a reason to celebrate - and some amazing people and businesses got together to make this happen for them.

I think I'd have to say the best part was watching everyone in their stunning, elegant dresses and tuxedos dance-off. Yes, we had a dance-off. All of the students were on the floor, doing both slightly choreographed and impromptu dances. Check out the dance competition below:

Check out some pictures of the Bismarck-Mandan Mid-Summer Mask-erade.