July 02--Here's a look at the schedule for the 70th annual Bemidji Jaycees Water Carnival, which starts today and runs through Sunday at the at the Lake Bemidji waterfront. Starting Thursday, from noon to midnight the bingo, concessions and entertainment tent will be open along with Merriam's Midway. There will be an armband special from 6 to 11 p.m. Thursday and from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
9 p.m. to 1 a.m.: Music in the entertainment tent: Extreme DJ.
4 p.m.: Water wars tournament at waterfront.
9 p.m. to 1 a.m.: Live music in the entertainment tent: The Bad Campers.
9 p.m. to 1 a.m.: Live music in the entertainment tent: CrossWater.
Dusk: Fourth of July fireworks.
10 a.m.: .5K kids run with registration at 9 a.m. in Bangsberg parking lot.
11 a.m.: Kiddie parade on Lake Avenue with lunch to follow.
Noon: Kids events featuring the Teddy Bear Band, sawdust dig for bikes and buried treasure dig.
4 p.m.: Bean bag tournament.
9 p.m. to 1 a.m.: Live music in the entertainment tent: The Shack Shakers.
8 to 11 a.m.: Pancake feed at Bemidji Fire Department.
10 a.m.: Grand parade registration at the intersection of Minnesota Avenue and Sixteenth Street1 p.m.: Grand parade travels south of Beltrami Avenue, west on Third Street and north on Minnesota Avenue.
3 p.m.: Bald Eagle Water Ski Show, following the parade.
5 to 8 p.m.: Music in the entertainment tent: Diva DJ.
Of note: There is a $4 cover charge for the entertainment tent or $1 with a button. Buttons are available for $5 and are available at the tent. Bingo closing times are subject to change depending on participation.
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