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Kiddie Parade rolls along Lake Boulevard as Water Carnival events continue

Wagons, bikes, rollerblades, scooters and toy cars decorated in red, white and blue were on display as children made their way down Lake Boulevard for a Kiddie Parade on Saturday morning during the Bemidji Jaycees’ 78th Annual Water Carnival.

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A child is pulled along Lake Boulevard in a wagon for a Kiddie Parade on Saturday, July 2, 2022, during the Bemidji Jaycees’ 78th Annual Water Carnival.
Maggi Fellerman / Bemidji Pioneer
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BEMIDJI — Wagons, bikes, rollerblades, scooters and toy cars decorated in red, white and blue were on display as children made their way down Lake Boulevard for a Kiddie Parade on Saturday morning during the Bemidji Jaycees’ 78th Annual Water Carnival.

Registration began at 10 a.m. with the parade starting at BSU's Bangsberg Hall parking lot on 12th Street, continuing down Lake Boulevard onto Sixth Street and ending at the entertainment tent at the waterfront.

Following the parade, there were a handful of activities for children of all ages in the entertainment tent, featuring a Headwaters Science Center presentation.

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Children ride along Lake Boulevard in a toy car decked out in red, white and blue for a Kiddie Parade on Saturday, July 2, 2022, during the Bemidji Jaycees’ 78th Annual Water Carnival.
Maggi Fellerman / Bemidji Pioneer
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A family makes their way down Lake Boulevard for a Kiddie Parade on Saturday, July 2, 2022, during the Bemidji Jaycees’ 78th Annual Water Carnival.
Maggi Fellerman / 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.

4onthefloor will play from 9 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, and gates open at 8 p.m. Admission price is $10. Attendees are required to be 21 years and older for this event.

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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.

The Grand Parade will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 3. It will start at the intersection of 15th Street and Beltrami Avenue and travel south on Beltrami Avenue, turn west on Fifth Street for one block and then head north along Minnesota Avenue, ending again on 15th Street.

The Bald Eagle Water Ski Show will start at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 3, at the Lake Bemidji waterfront in Library Park.

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.

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Children ride along Lake Boulevard in a toy car decked out in red, white and blue for a Kiddie Parade on Saturday, July 2, 2022, during the Bemidji Jaycees’ 78th Annual Water Carnival.
Maggi Fellerman / Bemidji Pioneer
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Children ride and throw out candy to parade-goers alongside Lake Boulevard at a Kiddie Parade on Saturday, July 2, 2022, during the Bemidji Jaycees’ 78th Annual Water Carnival.
Maggi Fellerman / Bemidji Pioneer
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Kiddie Parade participants make their way down Lake Boulevard on Saturday, July 2, 2022, during the Bemidji Jaycees’ 78th Annual Water Carnival.
Maggi Fellerman / Bemidji Pioneer
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A child picks up candy alongside Lake Boulevard at the Kiddie Parade on Saturday, July 2, 2022, during the Bemidji Jaycees’ 78th Annual Water Carnival.
Maggi Fellerman / Bemidji Pioneer
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Children wave and throw candy to Kiddie Parade-goers on Saturday, July 2, 2022, during the Bemidji Jaycees’ 78th Annual Water Carnival.
Maggi Fellerman / Bemidji Pioneer
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Children ride and throw candy to parade-goers alongside Lake Boulevard at a Kiddie Parade on Saturday, July 2, 2022, during the Bemidji Jaycees’ 78th Annual Water Carnival.
Maggi Fellerman / Bemidji Pioneer
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Children ride along Lake Boulevard in a toy car decked out in red, white and blue for a Kiddie Parade on Saturday, July 2, 2022, during the Bemidji Jaycees’ 78th Annual Water Carnival.
Maggi Fellerman / Bemidji Pioneer
More Water Carnival coverage
Whether lining up to ride the ever-popular Zipper or to enjoy some cheese curds and lemonade, families and friends flocked to the Sanford Center parking lot on Thursday night to enjoy a taste of summer as the Bemidji Jaycees' 78th Annual Water Carnival kicked off in style.

Maggi is a reporter at the Bemidji Pioneer focusing on outdoor and human interest stories. Raised in Aitkin, Minnesota, Maggi is a graduate of Bemidji State University's class of 2022 with a degree in Mass Communication.
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