Bemidji Jaycees’ Water “Quarnival” will have fireworks

The Bemidji Jaycees’ 76th Annual Red, White and BOOM Fireworks Show is scheduled to proceed on the Fourth of July.

Water “Quarnival” Chair Josh Peterson

The Jaycees are still looking for boat owners to help secure the launch zone on Lake Bemidji. The lake has the best view of the fireworks show, and boat owner cooperation ensures the event runs smoothly and safely. To sign up, contact the Bemidji Jaycees via their Facebook page. The Jaycees are also close to their fundraising goal for the fireworks show.

The Jaycees are using creative approaches for a socially distant carnival, including a Grand “UnParade,” which will feature stationary floats at the Sanford Center Parking Lot Sunday, July 5, a virtual color run July 1- 5, and a virtual Warriors March, also July 1 -5.

A new event this year is “Flag my Yard,” similar to the “Egg My Yard” event held over Easter. Contact the Jaycees via email by tomorrow, Tuesday, June 23, to register. Jaycees will place a pre-ordered number of flags in customers’ yards in celebration of the nation’s independence.

The annual Medallion Hunt will still take place with no changes. TruStar Federal Credit Union has made the $500 cash prize possible to the lucky finder of the medallion, so long as they are wearing their Medallion Hunt Button.

Bemidji Now author and Jaycee member Larissa Donovan has created an event, “A Socially Distant Summer: Mask Fashion Show,” which will be co-emceed by KBUN’s Joel Hoover over Zoom, and feature exciting mask categories such as “Least Effective,” “The Joe Exotic Award for Best Animal Print,” “Most Patriotic,” and “Best Overall.” The show will be broadcasted on YouTube on July 3.

Celebrity guest judges for the fashion show include Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota President and CEO Susan Jarvis, Beltrami County Public Health Director Cynthia Borgen and Beltrami County Emergency Management Director Chris Muller.

More events and registration details are available at the Bemidji Jaycees website.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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