Culture

Planning a Girls Weekend in Duluth

Sometimes you just need to get away with your friends. With beautiful scenery, shopping and fine dining, Duluth is a great place for you to go to take a break from your stressful life. Though it is easy to find something to do in Duluth, it helps to have a plan to maximize your rest and relaxation. Here are a few tips for planning your girls’ getaway weekend in Duluth. Step #1 Reserve a Girlfriend Getaway Package from Beacon Pointe Beacon Point is right on Lake Superior and right on the…


Duluth Summer Events

Duluth Summer Events 2019Plan your Duluth getaway around these fun & festive events! Featured Bayfront Festival Park Events June 2019 01 | Walk for Animals 21 | Whipper Snapper Races 29 | Bayfront Bags, Brats & Beer July 2019 03 | Hairball 04 | City of Duluth Fourth Fest Celebration 05 | Bayfront Country Jam 06 | Trampled by Turtles  07 | 311 featuring Dirty Heads 13 | Taste of Duluth 14 | Steve Miller Band and Marty Stuart 20| Bayfront Reggae…


The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra

The late great Canadian pianist Glenn Gould once said: “I couldn’t imagine a life in which I would not be surrounded by music. It shelters you from the world, which protects you, which keeps you at a certain distance from the world.” The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra (DSSO) is one place you can go to slip into one of the alternate worlds created by various instruments and voices hitting well-chosen notes with precise timing. Heaven & Earth May 7, 2016 DECC Symphony Hall Learn…


Homegrown Music Festival Planning Guide

Homegrown Music Festival Planning Guide If you live within earshot of Duluth, Minnesota, you’ve surely heard of the annual Homegrown Music Festival. What started in 1999 as a birthday party for its founder, Scott “Starfire” Lunt, has now grown into a week-long, multi-venue, 200-performer celebration of Duluth’s music scene, and people come from all over the region to partake in its offerings. If you’re coming from out of town for your first Homegrown experience, or…


Jam Sessions: Join In And Make Some Music

Jam Sessions: Join In And Make Some Music Sir Benedict’s Tavern on the Lake is a place to hear the live music of Duluth. But if you’re here for a visit, you just might take the chance to join in yourself. There are three main open jam nights at Sir Ben’s. Tuesdays are open mic nights. Wednesdays have the Bluegrass Jams and Thursdays feature the Celtic Jams. At all of them, anyone can join in and there are various skill levels. Like other open mics there is variety in what is…


Fitger's Brewhouse

Duluth Winter Brews

Before modern food storage and transportation you ate and drank what was in season. For example, it used to be unheard of for northern people to have fresh fruit and vegetables during winter. Duluth has a lot of microbrews and many for different seasons. This is time to reap the winter harvest. But what makes a winter brew a winter brew? It’s not just a slick marketing hook American pubs invented so you have something to sip on after hanging up your coat and hearing someone jam on an electric…


DSSO

New Year’s At the Oscars (And An Italian Dinner)

Not every city is lucky enough to have a full time professional orchestra, but the DSSO (Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra) is all ours. Their New Year’s concert is an annual highlight and a truly elegant way to spend the evening. Here’s their description of this year’s event: Another year has come and gone in our Nordic Life. Be rewarded for your resilience to chilly temperatures and long dark nights and celebrate the year’s accomplishments with a red carpet celebration. This year-end concert…