Weekend NOT TO BE MISSED in Bemidji

Memorial Day Weekend

May 26-28, 2018

Want to getaway for the holiday week but don’t have your own place? Then Bemidji is the perfect answer for you! Here you can kick off your summer and enjoy everything our splendid, lakeside city in the true northwoods has to offer!

Itasca State Park, Lake Bemidji State Park and Chippewa National Forest are all here for you to hike, bike, explore and plan a family picnic to share s’mores by the fire.

Itasca State Park ~ Music Under the Pines: Bring your blanket or lawn chair and come out for an evening of entertainment outside historic Douglas Lodge as the musical group “Unpolished” performs an eclectic mix of roots, Americana and bluegrass music on bass, guitar, mandolin and banjo complete with rich three-part harmonies.

Lake Bemidji State Park~ Music Under the Pines: Doyle Turner and his father Doyle Turner Sr. return this weekend to open our new season playing guitar and singing songs ranging from country to blues, folk, 1950s rock and even modern Top 40 songs!

Take Flight! Spotting Spring Birds Discover the songs and sights of Minnesota’s spring migratory birds with instructor Ron Miller MD on a walk through Itasca State Park May 26th.

Consider… 25% of Minnesota’s recreational waters are found in the Bemidji area! So there is no better place to enjoy time on the water than in Bemidji! If you need a boat, rentals are available at Ruttger’s Birchmont Lodge, Bemidji State University, Lake Bemidji State Park and other, selected locations.

Bemidji has more happy trails to bike then you have time! Choose forest trails, the 125 mile Paul Bunyan Trail, or a family favorite trail that loops Lake Bemidji. And you don’t even need to pack the bikes because rentals and Nice Ride bikes are available.

Itasca State Park ~ Wildflower Walk What’s doing the blooming? Join a park naturalist in search of spring wildflowers on this short walk through the Itasca forest. We will search for large flowered trillium, yellow lady slipper orchids, large flowered bellwort and much more! Bring your camera!

Fish your favorite– walleye, bass, muskie, perch, crappies, pan fish or trout. With over 400 lakes within a 25 mile radius of Bemidji the choice is yours! Guide service is available. Not bringing a boat? You can rent one or simply try your luck off the public piers located either downtown or at Lake Bemidji State Park.

The Leech Lake Memorial Pow Wow held May 25th to the 27th at the Veteran’s Memorial Grounds at Palace Casino is an annual area event. It is an opportunity to see and learn more about the traditions, dance and culture of our Ojibwe Nation Native Americans.

Bemidji has an array of lodgings for every budget and comfort! Many of our accommodations are right on the lake, on the bike trails, close to downtown, or nestled off the beaten path!

Best of all, Memorial Day Weekend in Bemidji is WEATHERPROOF! If the weekend brings rain or a chill, there is still loads of indoor fun for the family! Enjoy the area galleries, the Headwaters Science Center, Beltrami County History Center and so much more!

Check the calendar for all the scheduled events! Make plans and book your lodging today!