• South shore of Lake Bemidji
  • Historic home on Beltrami Avenue
  • Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival
  • Bemidji Symphony Orchestra
  • West Shore Trail
  • Bemidji State hockey in the Sanford Center
  • Regatta on Lake Bemidji
  • Urbanesque Boutique
  • Third Street in downtown Bemidji
  • Bemidji Brewing Company
  • Live music at Brigid's Pub
  • Sanford Center for events and conventions
  • Bemidji–Minneapolis jet service
  • Bemidji State University
  • Buena Vista Ski Area
  • “Chief Bemidji”, or Shaynowishkung
  • Concordia Language Villages
  • Fourth of July on Lake Bemidji
  • Northern pike, Lake Bemidji
  • Foggy sunrise on Lake Bemidji
  • Northland Fat Bike Rally
  • Concert in the Sanford Center
  • Northwest Technical College Commencement
  • Blue Ox Marathon
  • Sanford Bemidji Medical Center
  • Annual pow wow at Bemidji State University
  • Kayak rental at Diamond Point Park
  • Paul Bunyan Playhouse
  • Swimming beach at Diamond Point Park

Good life by the lake

Welcome to Bemidji, capital of Minnesota’s beautiful north woods. Come see why our unlimited opportunity and outstanding quality of life are no longer a well-kept secret.

Bemidji has long earned raves as a four-season destination for world-class hunting, fishing, bicycling, boating and snow sports. Few visitors can resist a photo with big Paul Bunyan and blue ox Babe on the shore of Lake Bemidji.

But the First City on the Mississippi is also a wonderful place to call home. Just ask the 46,000 folks who live and work in and around this big small town. Surrounded by pristine lakes and deep forests, Bemidji is a friendly, family community with rich tradition and the right touch of hipness.

It has top-tier higher education, outstanding K-12 schools, a major health care center, convenient air service, fine dining, a vibrant arts scene and the hottest commercial buzz in all of northern Minnesota.

Bemidji-area community calendar >