As time allows, here are some other ideas for your visit:
Bemidji Senior Center
The Bemidji Senior Center is hosting Pie in July on Saturday, July23 from 9:00 am-1:00 pm. For $5.00 you get a slice of homemade pie of your choice, a cup of coffee and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Anishinaabe Art Festival – July 22-23
This 2-day event begins at 11 am on Friday and 9 am on Saturday. We welcome EVERYONE to come join us at this inaugural event – to experience our community, our culture and the Indigenous art that captures the rich beauty of these artisans. Our goal is to connect and build stronger relationships with our neighbors while featuring our community of talented Indigenous artists.
Beltrami County History Center
130 Minnesota Avenue SW • (218) 444-3376 • www.beltramihistory.org
The Beltrami County Historical Society operates out of the Beltrami County History Center, the restored 1912 Great Northern Depot, in Bemidji. There will be a Bemidji High School exhibit you won’t want to miss. All School Reunion attendees receive $1 off admission and 25% discount for any single item purchased in the gift shop. Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 12:00 noon– 4:00 pm.
Downtown Bemidji Sculpture Walk
Take time for a leisurely walk downtown and view Bemidji’s Sculpture Walk. The 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 • mwv.hscbemidji.org
The HSC exhibit floor is 7,500 square feet and is self-guided and hands-on. How much time you spend depends on you and the members in your party, some visitors are finished exploring in an hour, while others stay for the entire day.
Lake Bemidji State Park
3401 State Park Road NE • (218) 755-3842
Open year round. Bog walk allows hikers to view a variety of rare and unique flowers. A vehicle permit is required (daily are available).
Paul & Babe Statues & Tourist Information Center
300 Bemidji Avenue N
No visit to Bemidji is complete without a picture with the famous statues of Paul & Babe! Take a walk around the beautiful waterfront and enjoy the lovely views of Lake Bemidji. New handicap accessible play area for kids.
Paul Bunyan Playhouse
314 Beltrami Ave NW • www.thechieftheatre.com
The historic Chief Theater is the home of the Paul Bunyan Playhouse. Always fun and entertaining! The Playhouse invites alumni to come see “On Golden Pond” performances are July 15-July 22.
Ticket prices and show times can be found on their website.
Watermark Art Center
505 Bemidji Avenue • www.watermarkartcenter.org
The Watermark Art Center (WMAC) was established in 1982 by the Bemidji Community Arts Council. The galleries are free for public viewing and open to everyone!