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Hundreds gather at Lake Bemidji waterfront for Bald Eagle Water Ski Show

A crowd of hundreds gathered along the Lake Bemidji waterfront in Library Park to watch all sorts of flips and tricks from the Bald Eagle Water Ski Show on Sunday afternoon.

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Bald Eagle Water Ski Club members create a pyramid as the final act of their show on Sunday, July 3, 2022, during the Bemidji Jaycees’ 78th Annual Water Carnival.
Annalise Braught / Bemidji Pioneer
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BEMIDJI — This summer marks 100 years since Ralph Samuelson invented water skiing, which he first performed in 1922 in Lake City, Minn.

And folks in Bemidji were able to celebrate the anniversary in style thanks to a Bald Eagle Water Ski Show on Sunday afternoon held as part of the Bemidji Jaycees’ 78th Annual Water Carnival.

A crowd of hundreds gathered along the Lake Bemidji waterfront in Library Park to watch all sorts of flips and tricks from the water ski club members.

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A Bald Eagle Water Ski Club member does a jump off a ramp during a show on Sunday, July 3, 2022, during the Bemidji Jaycees’ 78th Annual Water Carnival.
Annalise Braught / Bemidji Pioneer
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A Bald Eagle Water Ski Club member sits on fellow performer's shoulders during a show on Sunday, July 3, 2022, during the Bemidji Jaycees’ 78th Annual Water Carnival.
Annalise Braught / Bemidji Pioneer
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Bald Eagle Water Ski Club members create a pyramid during a show on Sunday, July 3, 2022, during the Bemidji Jaycees’ 78th Annual Water Carnival.
Annalise Braught / Bemidji Pioneer
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After returning to the shore, Bald Eagle Water Ski Club members receive applause from the crowd on Sunday, July 3, 2022, during the Bemidji Jaycees’ 78th Annual Water Carnival.
Madelyn Haasken / Bemidji Pioneer
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A crowd watches the Bald Eagle Water Ski Show from Library Park on Sunday, July 3, 2022, during the Bemidji Jaycees’ 78th Annual Water Carnival.
Annalise Braught / Bemidji Pioneer
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A member of the Bald Eagle Water Ski Club does a flip during a show on Sunday, July 3, 2022, during the Bemidji Jaycees’ 78th Annual Water Carnival.
Madelyn Haasken / Bemidji Pioneer

Remaining events for the Water Carnival include:
The entertainment tent at the Lake Bemidji waterfront will be open from 5 p.m. to midnight through July 3. There will be daily happy hours from 5 to 7 p.m., along with live music events each evening.

Corey Medina & Brothers will take the stage from 8 p.m. to midnight on Sunday, July 3. The admission price is one water carnival button.

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The 5K Color Run is Monday, July 4, with check-in starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Rotary Pavilion in Paul Bunyan Park, and the run starting at 10 a.m. It will begin in the Paul Bunyan Park parking lot and go along the south shore of Lake Bemidji, loop back at the Nymore Boat Access and end at the starting point.

The Red, White and Boom fireworks display, presented by Hill’s Plumbing and Heating, will be held at dusk, usually around 9:45 to 10:15 p.m., on Monday, July 4, on the southwest end of Lake Bemidji.

More Water Carnival coverage
Dozens of runners took to the shoreline of Lake Bemidji on Monday, July 4, to participate in the Double Your Fun Color Run as part of the Bemidji Jaycees' 78th Annual Water Carnival.

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Annalise is the editor and a photographer at the Bemidji Pioneer. She is a Mass Communication graduate from Bemidji State University. Her favorite pastime is exploring the great outdoors and capturing its natural beauty on camera. Contact Annalise at (218) 333-9796, (218) 358-1990 or abraught@bemidjipioneer.com.
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