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Bemidji Jaycees Water Carnival events scheduled for today and Sunday

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Caden Bolte, 11, runs into his sister Beth, 9, while playing bumper cars Friday at the Water Carnival. Malachi Petersen | Bemidji Pioneer 2 / 4
Tony Wright and daughter Breanna join brothers Travis and Wyatt Treichel on the “Tornado” ride Friday during the 2014 Bemidji Jaycees Water Carnival. Malachi Petersen | Bemidji Pioneer 3 / 4
Cole Ranum takes aim at a target while his sister, Rebecca, reloads during a carnival game Friday at the Bemidji waterfront. Malachi Petersen | Bemidji Pioneer 4 / 4

Here’s a look at the schedule for the 70th annual Bemidji Jaycees Water Carnival, which runs through Sunday at the at the Lake Bemidji waterfront. From noon to midnight the bingo, concessions and entertainment tent will be open along with Merriam’s Midway. There will be another armband special noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


10 a.m.: .5K kids run with registration at 9 a.m. in Bangsberg parking lot.

11 a.m.: Kiddie parade on Lake Boulevard 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 Street 1 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.