NOT TO BE MISSED
LAKE BEMIDJI STATE PARK
FAT BIKE RALLY
March 3rd, 2018
Mark your calendar to be here, March 3 at Lake Bemidji State Park! There will be both a 10K and a 28K route, but this event is not just for experienced fat bikers. Those unfamiliar with this new winter sport can check out various fat bikes, talk with fat bike experts and take a short spin in the snow on one of the bikes. Live music, food and refreshments will be provided throughout the day.
SPIEL AFTER SPEIL
A MONTH FULL OF BONSPIELS
March 9-11, 2018 Paul Bunyan International Men’s Spiel
March 16-17, 2018 American Legion Mixed Spiel
March 18, 2018 Lyle Derosier Memorial Beverage Spiel
March 24, 2018 22nd Annual “Lumberjack” Spiel
ST. PATRICK’S DAY
(BUT MOST FUN!!)
WORLD’S SHORTEST ^ PARADE
March 17th, 2018, 5:30PM-5:35PM
Celebrate St Patrick’s Day downtown Bemidji at the World’s Shortest Parade! Parade route – all 78 paces- starts at the Keg n Cork, 1st Irish Pub on the Mississippi and ends at Brigid’s Pub. Everyone is invited to dress in their favorite parade regalia and join the parade!!
Then, of course, stay for all the fun at the Pub’s and throughout Bemidji as we celebrate the green!
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ANNUAL 5K OR 10K RACE
March 17th, 2018
8:00AM Check In, 9:00AM Start
Celebrate St. Patty’s Day with a 5k or 10K at the Sanford Event Center! All youth ages 15 and under will receive special recognition for completing the race. Chip timing will be done through Hero Timing. Join in the FUN!
MN NASP 3D
ARCHERY STATE TOURNAMENT
March 23rd & 24th, 2018
Bemidji State University/John Glas Fieldhouse
Enjoy a weekend full of state tournament Archery! Participants range from Elementary through High School and compete over two days. Come see the best of the best this year!
THE SANFORD CENTER PRESENTS:
THE HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS
March 28th, 2018, 7:00PM-9:00PM
The Harlem Globetrotters are a worldwide icon, synonymous with family entertainment and great basketball skills. Whether you’re a longtime fan, or it’s your family’s first Globetrotters experience, you’ll want to get in on the action. The best seats sell out quickly. So, grab your Globetrotters tickets today!
2ND SUNDAY CRIBBAGE TOURNEY
March 11th, 2018, 1:30PM-4:00PM
The free game play starts at 2:00pm, with sign up from 1:30-2:00pm. There is a max 12 players for the tournament play, first come, first serve. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place! Plus as always it is all day Happy Hour with $2 off growler fills and $1 pints! These tournaments will continue on the 2nd Sunday of each month!
BUENA VISTA SKI AREA
SKI, SNOWBOARD, TUBE!
THROUGH MARCH – WEATHER PERMITTING!
Join us for the last of winter snow fun for 2018! Buena Vista Village is open as long at the weather allows! Skiing, snowboarding and tubing on the Top of the World overlooking the Continental Divide!
WE’VE GOT THE SNOW!
The saying here is “Bemidji’s got more trails than you’ve got time!” Trails, unmatched beauty, fun pit stops and your choice of great lodging with direct access to the trails, you’re sure to have a wonderful winter getaway!
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING
Conditions have been fantastic!! The Bemidji Area Cross Country Ski Club grooms and maintains over 100km of cross country ski trails in the area. Three island…. Movil Maze…. or maybe try Buena Vista Eastside!!
MUSIC, ARTS & CULTURE
HEADWATERS MUSIC & ARTS
OPEN MIC COFFEEHOUSE
Friday, March 2nd, 2018, 7:00PM-10:00PM
This event has a relaxed and casual tone that encourages musicians, singers, and spoken word performers of all ages and skill levels to the mic! This month’s CoffeeHouse will be hosted by local musician, and Bemidji Area Youth Commission Advisor, Rachel Munson.
FIRST CITY POETRY READS
POETS IN CONVERSATION
Saturday, March 10th, 2018
2:00PM – 3:30PM
First City Poetry Reads series features poets Kristin Majkrazk and Gail Rixen. The theme of the event will be “Poets in Conversation.” An open mic session will take place at the event. Area poets are encouraged to share their work surrounding the theme. Anyone interested in pre-registering to read can contact Marsh Muirhead at 218-556-6313 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This month’s location is at Wollman Coffee.
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ATLANTIC REED CONSORT
BEMIDJI CONCERT SERIES
March 9th, 2018, 3:00PM-4:30PM
Bemidji State University- Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex
The Atlantic Reed Consort — which includes oboe, clarinet, bassoon, bass clarinet and saxophone performers — embraces contemporary music while bringing traditional chamber music composed by Bach, Gershiwin and Ravel to audiences in an unexpected format. The group promotes chamber music through numerous clinics, recitals, public outreach concerts and recordings. The group made its Carnegie Hall debut in January.
March 25th, 2018, 3:00PM-4:30PM
Bemidji Symphony Orchestra Concert presents “Woman’s Role.” Cellist Hannah Holman debuts with the BSO in a concert highlighting famous female cellists! Hannah performs Erich Korngold’s Cello Concerto (from the movie Deception), Haydn’s Concerto in D and Mendelssohn’s Songs without Words. Dr. Beverly Everett conducts.
WATERMARK ART CENTER
Open 7 Days a Week
Watermark’s four galleries host rotating exhibits and is free and open to the public seven days a week.
SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY AT
Join us at the Headwaters Science Center for scientific discovery and love of learning for all! Hands-on science and technology exhibits and programs run all weekend. Call for weekend events, including the Snake Feeding on Saturdays! 218-444-4472
WHERE TO STAY
LODGINGS OF BEMIDJI!
Bemidji, First City on the Mississippi (and just named Best MN Town) has an array of lodgings to meet your comfort and budget. And when you stay in Bemidji for your February adventure, you are close to a seeminly endless array of activities, events and amenities the area has to offer! Have fun on the lake with ice fishing, skating and more! There are great snowmobile and ski trails, many that start right outside your lodging’s door! Bemidji has an exciting downtown with the historic statues of Paul and Babe, plus endless options for dining that also includes an award-winning brewery! A must stop is the Bemidji Woolen Mills to pick up some of the town’s signature style– Bemidji lumberjack plaid– along with a host of one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques!