Fun in the Summertime 2022

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Fun in the

SummerTime Summer Time

Fun, Family, Food & More in 2022!

The Bemidji area offers something for everyone, especially in the summer months. It’s the perfect retreat, with beautiful scenery, abundant recreation, arts and cultural events for those seeking a change of pace.

Use this handy guide to plan your summertime fun!


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Family Fun Paul Bunyan and Babe Paul Bunyan, towering 18 feet tall, and his Blue Ox Babe stand along the shore of Lake Bemidji near the Tourist Information Center. Paul and Babe were recognized by Eastman Kodak as the second most photographed icons in the nation behind only Mount Rushmore. There’s also a popular inclusive playground next to the statues, so everyone can join in the fun.

Headwaters Music & Arts A place where a wide variety of arts activities take place, from chamber music concerts and children’s theater productions to large-scale projects like clay arts, metal sculpture and mural painting. Artworks programs on Saturdays and during school vacations. Weekend workshops for children, teens and adults featuring guest artists. Ongoing group classes and private lessons for all ages in a variety of artistic disciplines. Located at 519 Minnesota Ave. NW. Details at

Pack up the troops and head hot spots for some family Lake Bemidji State Park

This park is the perfect playground any time of year, offering visitors swimming, boating, fishing, bird watching, hiking, camping, biking, picnicking, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and year-’round naturalist-led activities. Hikers can explore the beauty of a tamarack bog carpeted with showy lady’s slippers, pitcher plants, dragon’s mouth, grass pink and insect-eating sundews. Most flowers are blooming in the bog during late spring and early summer. During the summer months, the park hosts Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon musical performances at the Amphitheater. See schedule on pages 14 and 15.

Bemidji Speedway

Quarter-mile oval dirt track auto racing east of Bemidji near Roosevelt Road. Most races are Sunday evenings from May to October. Gates open at 2 p.m. and racing starts at 5:30. Check the Speedway’s calendar of events on Facebook.

Concordia Language Villages

Visit the unique educational and cultural grounds of Concordia Language Villages northeast of Bemidji. Students come to live the culture and speak the language of 15 different languages with seven permanent villages: Norwegian, German, Finnish, French, Spanish, Russian and Swedish. Special events to

the tradition of the village you’re visiting are available. Unfortunately, the two International Day events will not be held this year.

Paul Bunyan Animal Land

Lions, tigers, bears, camels, lemurs, kangaroos, leopards, three species of deer, bobcats, wolves, jackals, coyotes, cavies, coatimundi, fox, reptiles, exotic birds, bugs and various small mammals are just a few of the animals who make their home at Animal Land east of Bemidji along Highway 2. Indoor learning center, gift shop, picnic areas, playground and RV parking. Wheelchair and stroller accessible. Birthday parties, group rates, traveling educational programs and more. Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday.

Playhouse is Bemidji’s professional live production theater. Nationally recognized as the longest continually operating summer repertory in Minnesota. Located in the historic Chief Theater in downtown Bemidji. It hosts a variety of music and drama performances throughout the summer, beginning with “All Shook Up,” the music of Elvis Presley on June 3. See schedule on pages 14 and 15.

Headwaters Science Center An engaging science-oriented center located in downtown Bemidji. It offers a variety of opportunities to explore the sciences through activities, an interactive exhibit floor and a unique gift shop. Call 444-4472 for more information or


Caching opportunities are growing rapidly in the Bemidji area. There are caches with easy access around downtown Bemidji or more challenging access at Lake Bemidji State Park and other beautiful locations in the surrounding forests and attraction locations. Search by zip code 56601.

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out to one of these time this summer register for demonstrations, Tots-inScience, birthday parties and summer camps as well as many other programs and activities.

Movie nights

Bemidji Theater offers private showings for both current and older movies, delivering the perfect get together for schools, businesses and other organizations. The theater offers daily matinees, stadium seating, digital sound and a full concession stand.

Bemidji Bowl

24 lanes include: 8 boutique lanes; Redemption arcade area, pool tables, simulated golf, 13 TVs, private party rooms, full-service bar, pizza and lunch bar.

Watermark Art Center

At 505 Bemidji Ave. N., this center provides gallery space for exhibitions, music, poetry readings and social events

for many organizations. The Watermark displays national, regional and local artists in group exhibits, solo shows and installations featuring a new exhibit each month from February through December. Member artists display and sell their work in the Gallery Shop on site.

Beltrami County History Center The center is located in the historic Great Northern Depot in downtown Bemidji. It features multiple interactive exhibit galleries, a gift shop and a research room and archives available to the public. Open noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

Gallery North A non-profit cooperative art gallery under the sponsorship of the Northern Artist Association, gives members a place to display and sell work, encourages growth, builds confidence and

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The headwaters of the Mississippi River in Itasca State Park is a popular destination for tourists. provides public exposure for art, while emphasizing variety and individuality. Located at 310 Fourth St. NW.

Itasca State Park Established in 1891, Itasca is Minnesota’s oldest state park. Today the park totals more than 32,000 acres and includes more than 100 lakes. Walk across the mighty Mississippi as it starts

its winding journey 2,552 miles to the Gulf of Mexico. Stand under towering pines at Preacher’s Grove. Visit the Itasca Indian Cemetery or Wegmann’s Cabin, landmarks of centuries gone by. Camp under the stars, or stay the night at the historic Douglas Lodge or cabins. Explore Wilderness Drive past the 2,000-acre Wilderness Sanctuary, one of Minnesota’s seven National Natural Landmarks.

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Here are just a few of the fun things to do around Bemidji and the surrounding area this summer.

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Bemidji Area Community Band

The Bemidji Area Community Band performs four concerts every summer on the lawn south of Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex on the Bemidji State University campus. This summer’s concerts will be held at 7 p.m. on June 19, July 3, July 24 and Aug. 7. Free-will donations are accepted. Details at

Summer Pops Concert

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Known Only Locally and Friends will be one of eight bands to perform.

The Bemidji Downtown Alliance presents a free weekly concert on the lawn outside the Tourist Information Center on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer, from June 15 to Aug. 24. The concerts are open to all ages and are free of charge. Music is accompanied by on-site food vendors and a beer garden. There is no seating provided but lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. See this year’s schedule in calendar, pages 14 and 15.

Bemidji Jaycees Water Carnival

Family oriented from June 30 to July 4. Fourth of July Celebration at Paul Bunyan Park and the Sanford Center parking lot. Fireworks, midway and food vendors, Kiddie Parade, Bingo Tent, Live music, craft fair and more. Grand Parade downtown will be held July 3. Fireworks at dusk on July 4.

Bemidji Area Church Musicians Recitals

The 32nd season of summer recitals by the Bemidji Area Church Musicians will be performed at 12 noon every Wednesday beginning in June. A luncheon will be served following each recital. Recitals will be presented featuring musicians who serve regularly in several of the Bemidji churches. A free-will offering will be received at each recital. See schedule in calendar, pages 14 and 15.

The Bemidji Symphony Orchestra will host its annual Summer Pops Concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, in the Bemidji High School Auditorium. It’s titled “Summer Escapes” and will feature lots of familiar and fun music from Elvis to the Beatles, patriotic music and Broadway tunes. It’s the kickoff to the 2022-23 concert season. Featured guests will be singer Dominic Plummer and a vocal trio from the Bemidji area.

Backwoods Bash

Blackduck’s Backwoods Bash will be held Saturday, Aug. 20. It will include a 5K run/walk, a parade, children’s games, food vendors and other vendors. A Blackduck Prince and Princess will be crowned and a street dance will cap off the event. Details at

Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival

The festival is once again partnering with the American Cancer Society Beltrami County Relay for Life to invite

Cancer Survivor/Supporter teams to participate in this year’s festival Aug. 3-6. The Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival will feature four days of fun for the entire family. Details at

Northwoods Writers Conference

Since 2003, writers from all over the United States have gathered in an intimate lakeside setting at Bemidji State University with award-winning authors and teachers to practice the arts of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. This year’s event will be June 20-26. Details are

Watermark Art Festival

The Watermark Art Center’s annual art festival has been appealing to local residents and visitors from all over the country since 1967. This juried fine arts and craft fair located in downtown Bemidji on the shores of Lake Bemidji in beautiful, tree lined Library Park and boasts an annual attendance of more than 8,000 visitors during this two-day event. It features 100 artists, food vendors and live

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entertainment all within easy reach and walking distance to our downtown and all its amenities. This year’s event will be held July 16-17. Details at

Woodcarvers Festival

The 38th Blackduck Woodcarvers Festival is scheduled Saturday, July 30 at the Wayside Rest in Blackduck. Besides carvers from near and far, the event includes food booths and fun for the entire family. Bemidji Sculpture Walk Every year since 1999, Bemidji has been a venue for sculptures and murals on public display throughout the downtown business area. Begin your walking tour by picking up a map at the Tourist Information Center. Details at

Loop the Lake Festival

The eighth Bike Bemidji Loop the Lake Festival bicycle ride around Lake Bemidji will be held Saturday, June

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

2022 FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME 18, starting and ending at the Sanford Center parking lot. The 17-mile fun ride will include several rest stops along the route, with food and musical entertainment provided. Bike Bemidji celebrates Bemidji as a bicycle friendly community; promotes outdoor physical activity, health, and clean air; encourages a bicycle-centered culture; showcases our community to visitors; provides a festive atmosphere that is family friendly; and contributes to the local economy. Details at

First Friday Art Walk

Plenty of things to do and see for young and old such as children’s activities, entertainment, food and merchandise vendors, livestock and agriculture competitions, midway rides, a rodeo and more. We offer free unlimited wagon rides, musical and variety entertainment, a free play land for the children and animal shows going on almost all of the time. Fair dates are Aug. 10-14.

Bemidji All School Reunion

The community of Bemidji is eager to welcome alumni and guests to the All School Reunion, July 21-23. We are excited for those who have not been home in a while to see what changes have taken place these past few years. There have been exciting things happening in Bemidji. Details and schedule at bemidjiallschoolreunion,org.

On the first Friday of each month, Bemidji celebrates the arts by opening its doors for a night of visual, literary and performance entertainment. Art lovers can stroll from one art opening to the next, explore new art work from local and regional artists, and find food and drinks along the way. Talk to artists about Bemidji Block Party their work, listen to live music, attend Bemidji Brewing will host the Bemidji a book signing, watch a demonstration and share your passion for the arts with others. Details at

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Block Party on Saturday, June 25 from 2-9 p.m. It will feature live music, food trucks and great beer.

educational booth on blueberries, a pie sale, a pig roast and the Firemen’s Bean Feed.

Lake Itasca Family Music Festival

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Bring your whole family and enjoy spending time together at the area’s best family music festival on Aug. 5-7. It’s next door to Itasca State Park, the birthplace of the Mississippi River. No alcohol, drugs or pets allowed. Rough camping available. Bring your lawn chairs and instruments and get ready for fun. Details at

A two-day celebration of wine, art and music at Forestedge Winery on Highway 64 in rural Laporte. Held on Aug. 20-21, this free event includes food vendors, wine tastings, musical performances and artist displays. Details at

This three-day festival July 29-31 is focused on blueberries: a blueberry pancake breakfast, a blueberry ball, a blueberry square dance. There is an

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Forestedge Winery Art Fair

Lake George Blueberry Festival

Farmers Markets

There are two markets in town: the Bemidji Area Farmers Market and Bemidji’s Natural Choice Farmers Market. The Bemidji Area Farmers Market operates from late June through October at the St. Michel’s Furniture/ Subway parking lot downtown from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and 3-6 p.m. on Thursdays. Bemidji’s Natural Choice Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays from June through October in the Union Square parking lot downtown.

The Bagley Area Arts Collaborative presents this new two-day festival July 9-10 indoors at the Bagley Ice Arena. There will be something for everyone. The festival will feature art, homemade crafts and music workshops for children.

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There is no shortage of places to eat throughout Bemidji and the surrounding communities.

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From casual to fine dining, numerous restaurants offer outdoor seating to accommodate the beautiful views of Lake Bemidji. Patrons have numerous choices of dining.

Bemidji Bowl

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2575 Hannah Ave. NW 444-2569 1000 Paul Bunyan Dr. S 444-3321

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515 Anne St. NW 444-2442


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Becida Bar & Grill

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Cantabria Coffee

211 2nd St. NW 444-4220

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Bemidji Town & Country Club - North Shore Grille

2219 Paul Bunyan Drive NW 761-9342

Cenex C Store

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Big Apple Bagels

1710 Paul Bunyan Dr. NW 444-7840

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Country Kitchen

728 Paul Bunyan Dr. NW 444-8963

Countryside Restaurant 702 Highway 2 W 751-8248


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Dairy Queen

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Dave’s Pizza

422 15th St. W 751-3225

Domino’s Pizza

701 Paul Bunyan Dr. NW 759-3030

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Brigid’s Pub

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Lueken’s Deli

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Mi Rancho

1504 Paul Bunyan Drive NW 751-2885

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Pizza Hut

509 Paul Bunyan Dr. NW 751-1601

Qdoba Mexican Grill

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Raphael’s Bakery & Restaurant

319 Minnesota Ave. NW 444-2867

Red Stu Breakfast Bar

217 Minnesota Ave. NW 497-0334

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Minnesota Nice Cafe 315 Irvine Ave. NW 444-6656

1008 Paul Bunyan Drive NW 444-8500

New China

412 Beltrami Ave. NW 751-5340

Papa Murphy’s

514 Paul Bunyan Dr. NW 444-7025

Little Caesars Pizza

119 3rd St. NW 497-0376

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677 Anne St. NW 444-8212

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1210 Paul Bunyan Dr. NW 741-2300 Green Mill Restaurant & Lazy Jack’s Bar 6735 Fairgrounds Rd. NW 333-3934 1025 Paul Bunyan Drive S 444-1875

1171 Paul Bunyan Drive NW 444-3663 609 Washington Ave. S 444-8419

Paul Bunyan Sub Shop 119 2nd St. NW 444-2020

Rother’s Just Desserts

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Wilton Bar

284 Spirit Ave. NW 751-3432

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Taco Bell

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1285 Paul Bunyan Dr. NW 751-5907

Schummer’s Backwoods Tara Thai Bemidji Bar & Grill 401 Beltrami Ave. NW 444-8222 48220 Reserve Trail 751-1195 That Alien Pizza Place Simonson’s Market Cafe 401 Central Ave. SE 751-2718 1820 Paul Bunyan Dr. NW 751-4045 The Tavern on South Slim’s Bar & Grill Shore 142 Anne St. NW 444-7546 929 Lake Shore Drive 444-2310 Sparkling Waters Turtle River Chophouse 824 Paul Bunyan Drive 444-3214


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There’s a lot to do, whether you’re into biking, hiking, running, swimming, golf ... just about everything. TRAILS

The Bemidji area is a recreational lover’s dream, with a wide range of opportunities, including a network of trails for biking, hiking and running in the summer months. The area features nine trails for cross country skiing within a 15-mile radius of Bemidji, with most open to non-ski season hiking and mountain biking. The paved Paul Bunyan Trail is part of an impressive statewide system, allowing cyclists to connect with Guthrie, Walker and beyond. On June 8, there’s the Chippewa Triathlon if you are really adventurous.


The 18-hole disc golf course is located in Bemidji’s City Park. This wooded course features two levels of difficulty, concrete tee pads and water hazards. The parking lot entrance for the disc golf course is off of 23rd Street Northwest.


The Suzy and Hondo School of Dance is tucked in the forest and located on Tyler Avenue Southeast in Bemidji Township. Since 1998, the school has offered group and private lessons. They teach social, ballroom, Latin and swing dances. Once goals are firmly established you can begin to combine lessons, practice sessions and dancing nights out.


There are two tennis organizations in the Bemidji area: Bemidji Tennis and the Bemidji Area Tennis Association. The mission of Bemidji Tennis is to support the players, parents, volunteers and coaches who make the Bemidji High School teams successful on and off the court. Bemidji Tennis is a non-profit organization whose proceeds support the Lumberjacks and a variety of offseason programs. Details at The Bemidji Area Tennis Association offers year’round activities for local and visiting players. It offers practice match setups, summer doubles leagues (men’s, women’s and mixed), group lessons, private lessons, 10-and-under lessons and winter groups. It sponsors five certified teaching professionals. Details at

The concrete Bemidji Skate Park is located on 23rd Street Northwest in Bemidji. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. There are no fees for using this park in any fashion they choose such as skateboarding, BMX biking and more. It is surrounded by gorgeous trees, grass and shrubberies to have an eye appeal of comfort. Lots of parking is available that is shared with a new playground, Bemidji Curling Club, Disc golf and a large field for other sporting needs.


Bemidji and Beltrami County boast many parks, ranging from neighborhood playgrounds to lakeside beaches. Diamond Point Park has a swimming beach, walking trails and picnic and play areas. Some other popular parks are Cameron Park, Bemidji City Park and Nymore Park. Paul Bunyan Park now features an inclusive playground for people of all abilities. Popular county parks include Three Island and Movil Maze.


This relatively new sport is becoming popular, and Bemidji has the facilities to promote the game. There are several courts at Bemidji’s Algoma Park, and it’s also offered occasionally at the Gillett Wellness Center and the National Guard Armory.


The Bemidji Town & Country Club, located on the north shore of Lake Bemidji, hosts one of northern Minnesota’s premier golf courses. Its biggest event is the annual Birchmont tournament. Other area courses include Maple Ridge, Castle Highlands, Sand Trap and Greenwood, each complete with driving ranges and power carts.


The Dive Depot offers scuba and snorkeling education, equipment, experiences and travel opportunities. Instructors and staff are professionals eager to help you succeed in your dreams of becoming a scuba diver. At the Dive Depot, you can start your diving adventures with your Open Water Scuba Diving class and can work your way up to assistant instructor.

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Find your place of worship

Faith ASSEMBLY OF GOD Crossroads Church 3354 Laurel Dr. NW 444-8205 First Assembly of God 1015 Fourth St. SE 751-2485 Missionary Fellowship 1016 Causen Ave. SE 751-4400

Faith Baptist Church 2531 Roosevelt Rd. SE 751-4506 First Baptist Church 1555 Paul Bunyan Dr. NW 444-6556 Northwoods Baptist 216 Beltrami Ave. NW 444-7142 Ridgewood Baptist (SBC) 2795 15th St. NW 444-4723

CATHOLIC St Philip’s Parish 702 Beltrami Ave. NW 444-4262 Sacred Heart Church 135 Third St. NW Wilton 751-8446

BAPTIST Bemidji Baptist Church 2130 Paul Bunyan Dr. SE 751-9311

EPISCOPAL St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal 1800 Irvine Ave. NW 444-7131

EVANGELICAL Evangelical Covenant 5405 Hart Lane NW 751-3699 Evangelical Free Church 115 Carr Lake Rd. SW 751-8834

LUTHERAN Aardahl Lutheran Church 2920 Van Buren Ave. SE 444-8865

Bethany Free Lutheran 1300 Beltrami Ave. NW 759-9188 Bethel Lutheran (NALC) 5232 Irvine Ave. NW 444-4746 Calvary Lutheran (ELCA) 2508 Washington Ave. SE 751-1893 First Lutheran (ELCA) 900 Bemidji Ave. N 444-5302 Lutheran Campus Ministry 1221 Birchmont Dr. NE 751-5326 Malvik Lutheran 27689 474th St. Guthrie 751-7538

Summer Sunday Festivities Sunday 10:00 services

Trinity Lutheran Church of Lake George, MN an LCMS Church Sunday Service 9:00 am Fellowship and Coffee following service Bible Study 10:30 am

All are Welcome!! 218-266-3330 37115 US-71, Lake George

Fellowship 11:00 every 3rd Sunday First Presbyterian Church 501 Minnesota Ave NW Bemidji, MN 56601 218‐444‐5016 The congregation was founded in Bemidji in 1896 as the first church of the fledgling community. We celebrate our past as we embrace our present and future ministries. Currently we are a group of people with strong roots in our local church who worship, fellowship, and minister together. We welcome you to join us.


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from these choices in the Bemidji area. New Salem Lutheran 7491 Island View Dr. NE 586-2262 Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church 1214 Durand Drive NW Puposky 243-2358 People’s Church (ELCA) 824 America Ave. NW 444-8240 St. Mark’s Lutheran (Wis. Synod) 2220 Anne St. NW 444-3939 Trinity Free Lutheran Church 12886 Highway 89 NW 751-7272 Trinity Lutheran (Missouri Synod) 123 29th St. NE 444-4441 Trinity Lutheran Debs 26685 Debs Road NW 243-2935

METHODIST United Methodist 924 Beltrami Ave. NW 751-3503

MORMON Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 3033 Birchmont Dr. NE (605) 877-2782

PENTECOSTAL New Life Church 616 Wood Ave. SE 760-2570

PRESBYTERIAN First Presbyterian 501 Minnesota Ave. NW 444-5016

UNITARIAN Headwaters Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Headwaters Peace Center 1826 Mikrantip Rd, SW

OTHERS All Saints of North America 5232 Irvine Ave. NW 719-989-7612 Baha’i Faith Interfaith spiritual gatherings bemidji Bemidji Seventh-day Adventist 4400 Eckles Rd. NW 333-7322 Buddhism Meets Thursdays at United Methodist Church, 902 Beltrami Ave. NW

Calvary Chapel 500 Irvine Ave. NW 751-9192 Christian Science Society 1324 Beltrami Ave. NW 209-1682 Church of Christ Bemidji 692 Mag Seven Court SW 444-7895 Church of Christ Temple Lot 14748 Wilderness Drive NE 586-2743 Cornerstone Community 414 Lincoln Ave. SE 760-0993 (south entrance) Eckankar The Path of Spiritual Freedom 467-3302 House of Prayer 1701 Birch Lane NE 368-7998 Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 1659 Adams Ave. NW 333-0841 Lakewood Community Church Wilton 444-7150

Mokahum Chapel 15784 Roosevelt Rd. SE 605-519-3122 Mount Zion Church 414 Lincoln Ave. SE 751-8000 Northern Bible Church 8612 Irvine Ave. N 444-2654 Northern Light Friends (Quaker) 2048 Agate Lane NW 218-266-3608 Real Life Christian Fellowship 5097 Scribner Road NW 444-7150 United Pentecostal Church 616 Wood Ave. SE 333-0577


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Bemidji Artist Market at 5th Street and Beltrami Avenue 11 Profile Bemidji 5K Any Way 15 Bemidji Area Church Musicians at First Lutheran 15 Mississippi Music at the Bemidji Waterfront: Trevor McSpadden and Mary Cutrufello 16-18 Moondance Country Music Weekend at Walker 17 Annual Gordy Skaar Memorial Golf Tournament 17-19 “Brighton Beach Memoirs” at Paul Bunyan Playhouse 18 Bike Bemidji Loop the Lake Festival 18 Fishing Has No Boundaries 17-19 Leech Lake Traditional Pow Wow, Cass Lake 19 Bemidji Area Community Band Concert on the lawn of Bangsberg Hall at BSU 22 Mississippi Music at the Bemidji Waterfront: Christopher David Hanson Band 22 Bemidji Area Church Musicians at New Salem Lutheran 22-25 “Brighton Beach Memoirs” at Paul Bunyan Playhouse 24-26 Leech Lake Days Contest Pow Wow, Cass Lake 25 Bemidji Block Party at Bemidji Brewing 29 Bemidji Area Church Musicians at Trinity Lutheran 30 July 4 Bemidji Jaycees Water Carnival 11

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Bemidji Area Church Musicians at Evangelical Free 3 First Friday Art Walk 3-5 “All Shook Up” at Paul Bunyan Playhouse 5 Ride for the Troops 8 Bemidji Area Church Musicians at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal 8 Bemidji Area Take A Kid Fishing 8-11 “All Shook Up” at Paul Bunyan Playhouse 10 Light up the Lake 5K Glow Run 10-12 Take a Kid Fishing Weekend 11 Knights of Columbus Walleye Classic 11 Chippewa Triathlon 11 Walk for Animals and Bark for Life

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First Friday Art Walk “The Rocky Horror Show” at Paul Bunyan Playhouse Bemidji Jaycees Water Carnival Bemidji Jaycees Water Carnival Parade

Bemidji Pioneer File Photo

Bemidji’s annual Take A Kid Fishing program introduces youngsters to the sport. This year’s event will be held Wednesday, June 8. 3

Bemidji Area Community Band Concert on the lawn of Bangsberg Hall at BSU 4 Bemidji Jaycees Water Carnival Fireworks 4 Thrivent Financial 10K, 5K walk run 6 Bemidji Area Church Musicians at Evangelical Covenant 6-9 “The Rocky Horror Show” at Paul Bunyan Playhouse 9 Bemidji Artist Market at 5th Street and Beltrami Avenue 9-10 Bagley Faire Arts Festival

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2022 FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME 25-30 Birchmont Golf Tournament 27-31 “Mamma Mia” at Paul Bunyan Playhouse 27 Mississippi Music at the Bemidji Waterfront: Mary Bue 27 Bemidji Area Church Musicians at United Methodist 29-31 Lake George Blueberry Festival 30 Blackduck Woodcarvers Festival 30 First City River Duck Race Event for Adult Day Services Bemidji Pioneer File Photo

It’s always fun for all ages when the Bemidji Jaycees Water Carnival Parade hits the downtown streets. This year’s parade will be on Sunday, July 3. 13

Mississippi Music at the Bemidji Waterfront: Mike Munson and Mikkel Beckmen 13 Bemidji Area Church Musicians at First Baptist 15 Galen Nagle Memorial Golf Tournament 15-17 “On Golden Pond” at Paul Bunyan Playhouse 16 Bemidji Corvettes Show and Shine at Dondelinger Chevrolet 16-17 Bemidji Art in the Park 20 Bemidji Area Church Musicians at St. Philip’s Catholic 20 Mississippi Music at the Bemidji Waterfront: Known Only Locally and Friends 20-22 “On Golden Pond” at Paul Bunyan Playhouse 20-26 Northwoods Writers Conference at Bemidji State 21-23 Moondance Rock Music Weekend in Walker 21-23 Bemidji All School Reunion 24 Bemidji Area Community Band Concert on the lawn of Bangsberg Hall at BSU



Bemidji Area Church Musicians at Church of Christ 3-6 “Mamma Mia” at Paul Bunyan Playhouse 3-6 Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival 3-7 Clearwater County Fair, Bagley 5 First Friday Art Walk 5-7 Lake Itasca Family Music Festival 6 Bemidji Symphony Orchestra Summer Pops Concert at Bemidji High School Auditorium 7 Bemidji Area Community Band Concert on the lawn of Bangsberg Hall at BSU 10 Mississippi Music at the Bemidji Waterfront: The Hooten Hallers 10 Bemidji Area Church Musicians at Evangelical Free 10-14 Beltrami County Fair 12 Lumberjack Scramble Golf Tournament 13 Northwoods “De-feet” Violence 10-Miler Run and 5K Fun Run/Walk 13 Bemidji Artist Market at 5th Street and Beltrami Avenue 17 Bemidji Area Church Musicians at Calvary Lutheran

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Mississippi Music at the Bemidji Waterfront: Doug Collins and the Receptionists 19-21 Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers 20 Blackduck Backwoods Bash 20-21 Forestedge Winery Art Fair Weekend 24 Mississippi Music at the Bemidji Waterfront: Lila Ammons Jazz Group 24 Bemidji Area Church Musicians at First Lutheran 26 Howe-Welle Women’s Athletics Golf Tournament 17


2 First Friday Art Walk 3-5 Vandersluis Memorial Golf Tournament 9 Run/Walk/Skate for Suicide Prevention 9-11 Sagasweiwe Traditional Pow Wow, Cass Lake 13-15 North Country Arts and Crafts Workshop at Concordia Language Villages For details on specific events, go to and click on Events

Bemidji Pioneer File Photo

The Bemidji Jaycees Water Carnival is one of the area’s popular summer events.

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… and boating too


There isn’t a better way to enjoy the lakes than cruising on the water. Fishing is a passionate activity among locals. The larger recreational lakes are popular for sailing, waterskiing and pontooning. Many visitors and local community members like to boat through several lakes via the Mississippi River. Lake Bemidji and Lake Irving are the showcases for the city, offering excellent opportunities for walleye, northern pike, yellow perch and muskies. There are many opportunities to introduce young people to the sport of fishing. Bemidji’s annual Take A Kid Fishing event will be held on Wednesday, June 8, and the state’s Take A Kid Fishing Weekend is planned for June 10-12. Minnesotans age 16 or older who take a child 15 or younger fishing don’t need a license that weekend, and opportunities for inexperienced, beginner anglers abound throughout Minnesota. The local Fishing Has No Boundaries event is scheduled June 18, providing fishing experiences for people with disabilities.


Bemidji is a fishing paradise.




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Summertime fun in Bemidji

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Fun Photos

Bemidji Pioneer File Photo

The Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival draws thousands of participants and spectators to town every summer.

Bemidji Pioneer File Photo

Fourth of July fireworks are done right each year over Lake Bemidji.

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t u o b A s t c Fa

Just how tall is Paul Bunyan?


Where is Bemidji located?

• 90 miles south of Rainy River, Ontario • 112 miles southwest of Fort Frances, Ontario on US Highway 71 • 113 miles east of Grand Forks on US Highway 2 • 143 miles west of Duluth on US Highway 2 • 211 miles northwest of Minneapolis

What does “Bemidji” mean?

• Bemidji is derived from the Ojibwe (Chippewa) phrase ‘Bay-me-ji-gamaug’ meaning “flowing through or across,” designating the course of the Mississippi River through Lake Bemidji.

How big is Lake Bemidji?

...and other interesting tidbits

When do the leaves turn color?

• Average peak season for fall colors is the week of September 22.

What is the population of the city?

• 15,277 in 2020, according to But that number can be deceiving, because so many people live in nearby townships and still consider Bemidji home. According to the 2010 census, the populations of the six adjacent townships (Eckles, Northern, Turtle River, Grant Valley, Bemidji and Frohn) and the city of Wilton totaled 14,058. Add that to the city of Bemidji and you get 27,489. Bemidji is a regional hub. According to the most recent ESRI Community Profile, the population within a 15-mile radius of Bemidji was 39,396; within a 30-mile radius it was 62,885.

How does the Mississippi River flow “north” to Bemidji?

• The continental divide is located in the area. Water flows north to Hudson Bay and south to the Gulf of Mexico. The Mississippi River flows north into Lake Bemidji, then east with the northernmost point of the river east of Lake Bemidji. It continues to the southeast to Grand Rapids, Minn., before it takes a more southerly direction.

• Lake Bemidji has 14.8 miles of shoreline, covers 6,420 acres and is 76 feet at its deepest point.

How was Lake Bemidji formed?

• Local legend claims the lake is Paul Bunyan’s footprint; however geologists claim it was formed from glacial activity. The Mississippi River flows through the southern portion. The power dam downstream helps control the water level.

Where is the headwaters of the Mississippi River?

• 31 miles southwest of Bemidji on US Highway 71. The headwaters is located in Itasca State Park.

How tall is Paul Bunyan and how old is he?

Jillian Gandsey Bemidji Pioneer

Sophia Haubrich dances in front of the Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox statues in June 2018 while her cousin Sebastian Brooks snaps a photo and her grandmother Gail Haubrich watches.

Beltrami County History Center Special Exhibits:

A Century of Play: 100 Years of Toys and Games High School Reminiscing: An All School Reunion Exhibit

Expanded Gift Shop Selection (218) 444-3376 • 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji

Extended Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 10AM - 6PM

• Paul is 18 feet tall. The statue was constructed in 1937.

When does Lake Bemidji freeze over?

• The average date is December 10. The average date of ice-out is April 26.

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Itasca State Park offers superb bird watching BY LORIE SKARPNESS Forum News Service

Dr. Ron Miller will lead an event “Take Flight: Spotting Spring Birds” from 8-10 a.m. on Saturday, June 4. Enter Itasca State Park at the south entrance, 23 miles north of Park Rapids on Hwy. 71, and meet at the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center. Both beginning birders and experts are welcome. Miller will point out recently arrived birds as well as species Contributed / Minnesota passing through on their Department of Natural Resources northward migration. He said Itasca’s unique A Scarlet Tanager is habitat makes it an ideal one of the colorful birding location and a birds that can be good spot to spy warblers, seen at Itasca State bright colorful birds that Park. A bird walk winter in places as far with Dr. Ron Miller south as Peru. will be held June 4 to “The park has lots of different habitats with an help both beginners intersection of hardwood and experts learn and pines, so it gets a more about warblers variety of birds that are and other birds that uncommon elsewhere,” he can be seen in spring. said. “That tends to make for the best birding. The black backed woodpecker has also been seen at Itasca and that is as far south as they live.” The birding program is designed to improve birding knowledge and create field skills through song recognition and have fun watching birds outdoors. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars and bird field guide books. Itasca State Park has a limited number of binoculars to lend. Wear comfortable shoes for walking and appropriate layers for the temperatures. Insect repellant and a hat are also recommended. HELPFUL RESOURCES Park naturalist Connie Cox said the website allaboutbirds. org, developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, includes pictures and information about where to look for birds, plus recordings of various bird songs and calls.. Coxs recommends two field guides by Robert B. Janssen:

“Birds of Minnesota State Parks” and the revised and expanded edition of “Birds in Minnesota.” These books were created with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “The Minnesota State Parks book also highlights trails that are good for birding in all the state parks and what you might find along those trails,” she said. The Minnesota State Parks website has downloadable bird checklists for each state park. It also lists the birds at the park by season and notes the likelihood of seeing that bird. “We get calls from other parts of the country who are looking for other birds,” she said. Bemidji Pioneer File Photo More information about The yellow-rumped the bird walk is available warbler is the vanguard by contacting park species of the spring naturalist Sandra Lichter at 218-699-7252 or warbler migration and sandra.d.lichter@state. one of the commonest of the migrant warblers.

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Bemidji Pioneer File Photo

Biking is a popular summertime activity in the Bemidji area. This group of riders enters the beautiful trails at Lake Bemidji State Park.

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