Great Moments in Bemidji, Minnesota

Experience “Great Moments” when you visit the first city on the Mississippi! Surrounded by over 400 lakes within a 25 mile radius, Bemidji offers an urban lifestyle in a country setting. From the great outdoors to the fine arts, Bemidji provides an opportunity for everyone to create their own “Great Moments”.


Great Experiences

Mark your calendars for Bemidji's top annual events!

When: November 24th, 2024

Where: Lake Bemidji South Shore

When: October 2024

Where: Sanford Event Center

When: August 7th-11th, 2024

Where: Beltrami County Fair Grounds


From golfing to bird watching, shopping to sculpture walks, there's an activity for everyone in Bemidji, Minnesota.

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Bemidji's Great Moment Events

Treasure those “Great Moments” and make them last a lifetime when you experience Bemidji’s celebratory events! Playing host to large scale festivals that encompass Bemidji’s natural landscape! Events such as “Loop the Lake”, the “Bemidji Jaycees Water Carnival”, “Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival”, and the “First City of Lights” all celebrate that natural wonders that make Bemidji a memorable experience.

Culture & Food

Experience the culinary mosaic of Bemidji in culture and food. Indulge in a tapestry of flavors from local specialties to global fusion, each bite offering a moment of culinary greatness. Celebrate the rich diversity of our community through unforgettable dining experiences, where every dish tells a story, and every meal is a “Great Moment” to cherish.

Art Festival Dancing
Live Music
Bemidji Brewing

Outdoor Adventures

Discover over 400 pristine lakes perfect for boating, canoeing and paddle boarding, or adventure through 160 miles of trails in northern Minnesota.

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