OUTDOOR FUN
SNOWSHOEING & SKIING

January 1, 2020

First Day Hike

LAKE BEMIDJI STATE PARK 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Join the park Naturalist for a guided hike or snowshoe (depending on snow quantity) along the Bass Creek trail while learning about the history of snowshoes.

January 1, 2020

First Day Hike: A Backcountry Exploration

ITASCA STATE PARK 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Get your New Year’s resolutions going on the first day of the New Year! Join us for an invigorating snowshoe hike as we explore the La Salle Trail in Itasca.

January 11, 2020

Itasca’s Lantern Lit Snowshoe & Ski Event

ITASCA STATE PARK 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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Visit Itasca and ski or snowshoe by the light of the moon and kerosene lanterns along the trail. Go at your own pace along the lantern lit route during this drop-in program. For added fun, bring along your s’mores fixings or hot dogs for cooking at the campfire.

January 11, 2020

40th Annual Snowjourn

BUENA VISTA SKI AREA 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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Bemidji’s oldest, family-friendly ski event, the 40th Annual Buena Vista Snowjourn follows the west side trails skirting the beautiful Buena Vista Ski Area. The Snowjourn will feature a 12-kilometer classical and skate race along with a variable distance tour of up to 12 kilometers.

ICE FISHING

January 18, 2020

Brrrmidji Kids Can Ice-fish

LAKE BEMIDJI STATE PARK 1:00PM – 3:00 PM

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Kids ages 8-15 come on out for an afternoon of ice fishing on Lake Bemidji! During Take-A-Kid Ice Fishing Weekend, anglers 18 and older do not need a license if they are accompanied by a child younger than 16 and are actively participating in Take-A-Kid Ice Fishing Weekend.

STATE PARKS

January 14, 2020

M is for Mitten

ITASCA STATE PARK 10:00 AM – 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.

January 25, 2020

Snow Science Experiments

LAKE BEMIDJI STATE PARK 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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Just how much water is there in snow? Ever heard of hot ice? Ever seen it snow in a jar? Come explore a variety of fun, hands-on snow science experiments!

INDOOR FUN
MUSIC

January 11, 2019

Itasca’s Evening under the Pines: Julie and Bill Kaiser

ITASCA STATE PARK 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

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Warm up by the fire and listen to the relaxing sounds of Bill and Julie Kaiser during the night of the Lantern Lit Snowshoe and Ski Event. The mix of bluegrass, folk, and original songs create the mix of acoustic “folkgrass” music.

January 17, 2020

Wildview

SANFORD CENTER

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Come on out and have a rockin’ good time as WILDVIEW takes over Sanford Center following the BSU Men’s Hockey vs. Michigan Tech game! The concert is FREE with a purchase of a hockey ticket.

January 24-26, 2019

Vocalmotive Dinner Show

BEMIDJI HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM

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Come join Bemidji High School’s award winning Show Choir, Vocalmotive, for a night of entertainment you won’t soon forget! The Vocalmotive Show Choir has won Best Vocals, Best Choreography, Best Instrumental Combo to name a few.

January 25, 2020

Live Music! Wayward

BRIGID’S PUB 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

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Wayward’s sound has often been compared to Ed Sheeran and Jason Mraz. With lyrics and music spanning ages and genres, there will be something for everybody!

THEATER

January 31 – February 2, 2020 & February 7 – 9, 2020

Boeing, Boeing

HISTORIC CHIEF THEATER

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Fasten your seatbelts—there’s turbulence ahead in this laugh-out-loud, over-the-top farce! Swinging bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous fiancés-all stewardesses. But Bernard’s perfect life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay and a new and speedier Boeing jet throws off all of his careful planning. Antics ensue as he scrambles to keep the ladies from learning about each other. How will this hilarious flight touch down?

CLASSES

January 23, 2020

Keto Diet 101

HARMONY NATURAL FOODS CO-OP 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

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Get healthy for the New Year! Join Angie Headlee in our Community Kitchen for a hands-on intro to eating and cooking for the keto diet.

January 25, 2020

Co+Op Explorers Kid’s Club
Snowmen/Hot Chocolate Craft

HARMONY NATURAL FOODS CO-OP 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

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Harmony Co-op Explorers is a free program designed for children ages 12 and younger. Something new each month, the Explores learn to cook together, build together, or craft together. From baking bread to making snow-globes, dying eggs, to building birdhouses — kids just have fun–together!

January 29, 2019

Winter Skin Care

HARMONY NATURAL FOODS CO-OP 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

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Make self-care your most important resolution for the New Year and craft your own naturally-healing health and beauty products as Rachel Munson brings her popular Winter Skin Care class back to the Community Kitchen!

GALLERY

December Exhibits

Watermark Art Center

FOUR GALLERIES
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

Details

January 10, 2020

Opening Artist Reception: Blair Treuer

WATERMARK ART CENTER 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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

January 10th – March, 2020 “Portraits” Textile Artist Blair Treuer in the Kaul Gallery.

December 6th – February 28, 2020 “Akinomaage, Teaching from the Earth” in the Miikanan Gallery.

November 1st – January 31, 2020 “Beyond Whiteness” in the Lakeview Gallery.

October 7th – January 24, 2020 “Looking East-Japanese and Western Prints and Ceramics” in the BSU Harlow/Kleven Gallery.

CENTERS

Closed Tuesdays and Thanksgiving Day

Headwaters Science Center

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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 not to be missed favorite of 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.

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