COMMUNITY EVENTS ~ MISSISSIPPI MUSIC FESTIVAL AT THE BEMIDJI WATERFRONT ~ Evening, Wednesday, July 15 Mississippi Music’s mission is to provide quality, family friendly live music during summer months to celebrate our community, promote our downtown, and support the continued revitalization of our city. July 17 (Alternate dates July 18 and 19) ~ Ride the Distance for Prostate Cancer ~ Brad Trask (’95) will be attempting to ride 200 plus miles on Lake Bemidji to break the Guinness Book World Record for Distance Snowmobiling on Water. He will be departing from Paul and Babe Friday morning, starting around 6 am, with the event lasting approximately 5 hours. His purpose is to raise awareness and funding to research a cure for prostate cancer. Proceeds will benefit the Joe Lueken Cancer Center and the Prostate Cancer Foundation. To learn more and donate, please visit www.ridethedistance2020.com/. Paul Bunyan Vintage Car Show July 18; 5:00 PM – 8 PM Area vintage cars will be on display in the parking lot located at 2nd and Beltrami Avenue (next to Frizzel’s Furniture Gallery). There is no cost to attend this event. ~ July 18-19 ~ 52nd Annual Art in the Park Saturday 10:00 AM- 5:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 pm The Watermark’s annual Art in the Park has been a summer highlight for local residents and visitors from all over the country since 1967. This juried fine arts and craft fair located on the shores of Lake Bemidji in beautiful, tree lined Library Park boasts an annual attendance of over 4,000 visitors. Art in the Park features over 100 artists, a dozen food vendors, and live entertainment all within easy reach and walking distance to downtown Bemidji and all its amenities. Watermark Art Center, 505 Bemidji Ave N, 218-444-7570 www.watermarkartcenter.org The galleries are free for public viewing and open to everyone! Downtown Bemidji Sculpture Walk www.bemidjisculpture.org If time allows, take a walk downtown and check out our beautiful Sculpture Walk. Sculptures are chosen for display and sponsored by local businesses or private individuals. Maps showing the locations and names of the sponsors are available at the Tourist Information Center by the Paul and Babe statues. Headwaters Science Center 413 Beltrami Avenue 218-444-4472 The HSC exhibit floor is 7,500 square feet and is self-guided and hands-on. The time needed to fully explore depends on you and the members in your party; some visitors are finished exploring in an hour, while others stay for the entire day. Paul & Babe Statues & Tourist Information Center 300 Bemidji Ave N. No visit to Bemidji is complete until you have your photo with Paul & Babe. Please check out Visit Bemidji’s website at www.visitbemidji.com for more information. As time allows, visit our many fine shops and restaurants located in downtown Bemidji and surrounding area.