FUN IS HAPPENING EVERY NOVEMBER WEEKEND IN BEMIDJI

November 28-December 1, 2019

Kick Off Christmas in the First City of Lights!

November 29, 2019

Night We Light Celebration

BEMIDJI WATERFRONT

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A full day of fun, family activities leading up to the parade and the lighting of the trees! Keep checking the website as details unfold!

Personalized Letters from Santa

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 2, 2019

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Receive a personalized letter addressed to your child from Santa himself, along with a surprise!

FIRST CITY OF LIGHTS TOUR OF HOMES

November 29, 2019 to January 1, 2020

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Tour Bemidji area homes lit up in their Christmas finest. Maps available online, in Santa’s Workshop at the Bemidji Chamber and various businesses Bemidji.

CHRISTMAS WINDOW DISPLAY CONTEST

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The Bemidji Jaycees are once again sponsoring the First City of Lights Christmas Window Decorating Contest. There is no entry fee to participate.

We are encouraging the downtown businesses to decorate their windows with light displays for the holiday season. The public will vote from November 20 (at dusk) through December 7 at the Bemidji Chamber with write-in votes.

November 30, 2019

Christmas on Ice

SANFORD CENTER 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM

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The Spirit of Christmas will be taking over for you and your friends and family to enjoy! Your favorite Christmas songs will be playing as you skate on Sanford Center’s iconic ice and don’t miss out on the hot chocolate bar!

Santa just might make a guest appearance, so come early and enjoy Christmas on Ice!

November 28, 2019

Turkey Trot Fun Run

GILLETT WELLNESS CENTER 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

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Join us for Bemidji State University’s annual Turkey Trot hosted by the Cross Country and Track and Field teams!

Enjoy some pre-holiday exercise with the family! Teams are encouraged to dress up in Thanksgiving Day costumes.

ALSO IN NOVEMBER

November Exhibits

Watermark Art Center

FOUR GALLERIES
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

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November 1, 2019

Opening Artist Reception: Monika Lawrence

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.

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

October 11th – November 30th “Bring Her Home: Stolen Daughter of Turtle Island” in the Miikanan Gallery.

October 7th – Looking East-Japanese and Western Prints and Ceramics in the BSU Harlow/Kleven Gallery.

October 4th – December 21stIt’s Only Clay “(IOC) National Juried Ceramics Exhibit & Competition in the Kaul Gallery.

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