Visit Bemidji 1111 Event Center Dr Bemidji, MN 56619

Bemidji, the “First City on the Mississippi”, a historically charming and beautiful Northwoods City, is closer than you think. State-of –the-art facilities in the heart of Minnesota’s northwoods, offer peaceful surroundings to regional and state meetings. Thirty minutes from the headwaters of the Mississippi River, Bemidji is the home of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. Along with recreational and cultural experiences, Bemidji’s comfortable lodging offers a relaxed small town atmosphere with the amenities of the big city.

The Sandford Center, opened and ready to host events from concerts to conventions and tradeshows. Located on the south shore of Lake Bemidji, this 185,000 sq ft facility with custom-designed Terrazzo floors, boasts a spectacular northwoods lakeshore setting. The Convention Center is the perfect location for a meeting of ten, a banquet for 600, or an assembly for 1,000!

The Hampton Inn and Suites on the shore of Lake Bemidji, boasts exceptional views of the lake as well as multiple meeting rooms to chose from.

Bemidji also has great options for lodging. We have a variety of hotels to choose from as well as remarkable resorts and cabins. Along with the multiple selections for lodging we are really excited to announce that the Double Tree by Hilton is scheduled to open on Lake Bemidji this summer! Also we will be adding a Country Inn & Suites to the convention center so it allows for an even more convenient meeting!

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Visit Bemidji Details


# of Sleeping Rooms (within 1 mile radius) 760
# of Sleeping Rooms in City 660


Distance to Airport (miles) 3

Closest Airport

Closest Airport - Bemidji

Destination Services

Coordination of Site Visits, Local Transportation Assistance, Meet and Greet, Step on Guide