Upcoming Events

Knights of Columbus Walleye Classic

Date: Saturday, June 13th, 2020

Time: 8:00am

Location: Lake Bemidji Waterfront

Event Details: Registration begins March 8th at 8:00am. Additional prize packages, raffle opportunities and special community activities will be announced at later dates. All told, the expected tournament prize payout is expected to exceed $68,000.


The Jaycees 43rd Home, Sport & Travel Show

Date: Postponed Until Further Notice

Friday 4:00pm - 8:00am
Saturday 9:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm

Location: Sanford Center Lakeview Rooms

Event Details: The Bemidji Jaycees Home, Sport & Travel Show, coming into its 43rd year, has grown to be the Bemidji Jaycees second largest project. In 2011, the event moved to the Sanford Center and hosts approximately 120 vendors each year for the three day show.


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Popular Annual Events


Jaycees Water Carnival

July 1-5, 2020

Celebrate America's Independence Day on the shores of Lake Bemidji! This 5-day event provides fun and entertainment for everyone including a carnival and midway, food, music, water ski show, medallion hunt, grand parade and our signature Red, White & Boom Fireworks Spectacular.

Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival

July 29 - August 1, 2020

Join us the first weekend of August for one of the area's most popular events, the Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival. Drawing thousands to the waterfront each year, the festivities begin Friday night with the Parade of Teams Opening Ceremony and sprint races. Saturday is a full day of racing, music, food, kid's activities, awards and closing ceremonies. Each night the Dragon's Den features live music and dancing.


Night We Light Celebration & Parade

November 27, 2020

There is no better way to kick off the holiday season than to attend one of Bemidji's most cherished traditions, the Night We Light Celebration and Parade. Grab a blanket and enjoy a festive evening parade through our decorated downtown streets, followied by the lighting of over 165,000 lights throughout Paul Bunyan Park, Library Park and Downtown. End the evening as you warm up around our bonfire where hot chocolate, hot cider and cookies are served.