NOT TO BE MISSED

IN MARCH

OUTDOOR

FUN IN BEMIDJI

MARCH 2, 2019

Spring Snowshoe Hike:
A Backcountry Exploration

ITASCA STATE PARK

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Join us for an invigorating snowshoe hike as we explore the area around the Mississippi Headwaters. The hike will go along the Schoolcraft trail and out to Schoolcraft Island. (Conditions permitting)
MARCH 3, 2019

Snowshoe in the Park

NORTH COUNTRY PARK
1:00 PM TO 2:30 PM

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Snowshoe through North Country Park and warm up with a cup of hot cocoa. Rentals will be available.

MARCH 2, 2019

Fat Bike Rally

LAKE BEMIDJI STATE PARK
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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Mark your calendar to be here, March 2 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.

MARCH 16, 2019

Shamrock Shuffle 5k/1k

SANFORD CENTER GATE 4

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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!

MARCH 16, 2019

World’s Shortest (but most fun!) St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

STARTS AT 5:30 PM

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Celebrate St Patrick’s Day downtown Bemidji at the World’s Shortest Parade! Parade route – all 78 pacesstarts at the Keg n Cork, 1st Irish Pub on the Mississippi, and ends at Brigid’s Pub. Everyone is invited to dress in his or her favorite parade regalia and join the parade!! Then, of course, stay for all the fun at the Pub’s, and throughout Bemidji as we be celebratin’ the green!

MARCH 30, 2019

Tap to Table: Harvesting Maple Syrup

LAKE BEMIDJI STATE PARK

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Join naturalist John Fylpaa at Lake Bemidji State Park for this three-part series on learning how to start your own tradition of making maple syrup. This first session covers tapping trees.

EVENTS

YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS

MARCH 22, 2019

MERCYME
Imagine Nation Tour

THE SANFORD CENTER
8:00 PM

Details

MercyMe is an American contemporary Christian music band founded in Edmond, Oklahoma. The group first gained mainstream recognition with the crossover single, “I Can Only Imagine” which elevated their debut album, Almost There, to triple platinum certification. Since then, the group has released eight additional studio albums (six of which have been certified gold) and a greatest hits album, 10. The group has also had 13 consecutive top 5 singles on the Billboard Christian Songs chart, with 7 of them reaching No. 1. MercyMe has won 8 Dove Awards and has had many Grammy Award nominations. On April 8, 2014, the band released its eighth studio album titled Welcome to the New. MercyMe’s ninth studio album, Lifer, was released on March 31, 2017.

Buy MercyMe tickets today and get ready for an unforgettable show!

MARCH 29-31, 2019
APRIL 5-7, 2019

The Reluctant Dragon

HISTORIC CHIEF THEATRE

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The Reluctant Dragon, loosely adapted from the children’s book by Kenneth Grahame, tells the tale of a teenager, Joey Bishop, whose love of dragons and inquisitive nature force him to venture off in search of a dragon that has reportedly been terrorizing the countryside, much to the chagrin of his worrying parents. What he finds instead is a sweet old dragon (named Dennis D. Dragon) and three baby all-singing, all-dancing dragonettes, whom he quickly befriends. Things seem idyllic until the Mayoress of the village hires a dragon-slaying knight to hunt down Dennis – then it’s up to Joey to secure a “happy ending.”

MARCH 2019

A Month of Bonspiels!

BEMIDJI CURLING CLUB

March 2 – Clearwater Women’s Spiel
March 8-10 – Paul Bunyan International Men’s
March 15 & 16 – American Legion Mixed
March 17 – Lyle DeRosier Memorial Beverage Spiel
March 23 – 23rd Annual First National Lumberjack Spiel
March 30 – Lumberjack Games

MARCH 31, 2019

Daichi No Kai Taiko

BSU BANGSBERG HALL 7:30 PM

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Yuichi Kimura and Daichi No Kai, a taiko drum group from Kobe, Japan, will visit Bemidji as part of a TaikoArts Midwest tour which aims to develop, produce and promote taiko performances as a community-building activity throughout the region.

MARCH 19, 2019

“A” is for Animal Ears

LAKE ITASCA STATE PARK
10:30 AM TO 11:30 AM

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Children 2-5 years old, come explore and have fun at Itasca as we learn about nature through stories, songs, crafts, and outdoor discovery.

MARCH 31, 2019

Subscription Concert [5] “Lincoln Portrait”

BEMIDJI HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
3:00 PM

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Featuring Guest Violinist Sadie Hamrin and Violist Sarah Hamrin This concert will feature Mozart Sinfonia Concertante, Stuart Dorsey Fanfare, Williams Schindler’s List, and Copland Lincoln Portrait.

MARCH 1, 2019

Open Mic Coffeehouse

HEADWATERS MUSIC & ARTS
7:00 PM-10:00 PM

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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! Each month’s CoffeeHouse will be hosted by local musician, writer, storyteller, poet, etc.

MARCH 10, 2019

Second Sunday
Cribbage Tourney

BEMIDJI BREWING

Details

The free game play starts at 2:00pm on the 2nd Sunday of each month, 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!

MARCH 16, 2019

Contra Dance

RAIL RIVER FOLK SCHOOL
4:00 PM TO 10:00 PM

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Come join us for contra dance! A lively, traditional social dance that originated in New England and is now done all over the United States! This dance will feature live music by the O’Neil Family band coming back again from East Grand Forks and calling by Wendy Greenberg.

MARCH 17, 2019

Yoga at the Park

LAKE BEMIDJI STATE PARK

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55 minutes of fundamental yoga poses in a Vinyasa flow format: standing poses, balancing postures, sun salutations, seating and reclining poses, back bends, and core isolation. All levels welcome!

GALLERIES

IN BEMIDJI TO INSPIRE

MARCH 1- MAY 10, 2019

10TH Annual
Midwinter Interlude

BANGSBERG FINE
ARTS COMPLEX
2:00 PM TO 5:00 PM

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Join us for the opening reception of Bemidji State University’s art and crafts show featuring work by university faculty and staff. The opening will include a meet and greet with the artists with music and refreshments. The annual show has included photography, knitting, stained glass, sculpture and many other crafts.

MARCH EXHIBITS

Watermark Art Center

FOUR GALLERIES
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

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Watermark’s four galleries host rotating exhibits and are free and open to the public seven days a week.

Leaving March 24th: “On Native Land” in the Lakeview Gallery, and “A Work in Process: The Artwork of Joachim Berthold” in the Kaul Gallery.

Leaving on March 30th: “Madwewe—It Is Heard” in the Miikanan Gallery.

On Exhibit Until May 27th “Creatures of the Commonplace” in the BSU Harlow|Kleven Gallery.

LEARNING

IS MORE FUN IN BEMIDJI

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

Headwaters
Science Center

Details

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

WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY

Beltrami County
History Center

NOON TO 4:00 PM

See our Video
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Interpretive exhibits and educational programs give visitors an opportunity to learn about the area’s railroad system, logging industry, Ojibwe life, the coming of pioneers, and even a historical view of northern Minnesota sports.

MARCH

MILESTONES CELEBRATED IN BEMIDJI

March 29

National Mom & Pop
Business Owners Day

Shopping Bemidji

Bemidji takes great pride in the plethora of small, unique businesses that call Bemidji “home.” Many of Bemidji’s offerings have been handed down from one Bemidji generation to the next, while other offerings are new startups that found their way to this fun, thriving, supportive community. Putting in the long hours, hard work and their dedication to offer superior customer service is what makes each successful, and worth a visit!

Celebrate with us!
ENTER to WIN a SHOPPING GETAWAY!
You may have the chance to experience a few of Bemidji‘s own Mom & Pop Businesses!

LODGINGS

WELCOMING YOU TO BEMIDJI

Stay in Bemidji for your March adventure and you have 14 comfortable lodgings to choose from, each comfortable and conveniently close to whatever activities you have planned for your visit. Many of the lodgings are lakeside with water rentals available. A number of the lodgings feature delicious dining either on premise or nearby. There are accommodations right on the bike, snowmobile and walking trails, and many easy walking distances from downtown, shopping, or the Bemidji Convention Center.

AmericInn Lodge & Suites
Best Western Bemidji Inn
Candlewood Suites Bemidji
Country Inn & Suites
Double Tree by Hilton
Hampton Inn
Holiday Inn Express Bemidji
Island View Lodge
Kohl’s Resort
Lake Bemidji Bed & Breakfast
Quality Inn
Ruttger’s Birchmont Lodge
Super 8
White Pines Resort