Summer Fun in Duluth – 2018 Edition

Duluth Tours

Ongoing, Unique Summer Tours:

Friday the 13th Flashlight Tour
Thursday, July 13th, $10/person

Tour the darkened house with flashlights, and learn about the superstitious life of the Victorians. Tours will leave every ½ hour beginning at 8:30 p.m. Bring your own flashlight!

Historic Homes Walking Tours
Anytime, Free

Take advantage of the Duluth Preservation Alliance’s free self-guided walking tours of historic Duluth homes.

Duluth Women’s Club 50th Annual Tour of Homes and Gardens
Wednesday, July 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., $35 (includes lunch)

Spend the day touring some of Duluth’s historic homes as well as some of the best new homes.

Flavorful Events

Taste of Duluth
Saturday, July 14th from 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Free To Attend 

Head over to Bayfront Festival Park, right on the shores of Lake Superior, to immerse yourself in Duluth’s cultural      heritage. The event will have great food, beer, live music, shopping and more!

All Pints North Summer Brew Fest
Saturday, July 28th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., $45

Are you a beer lover? If so, enjoy the afternoon at Bayfront Festival Park with the breweries and brewpubs of Minnesota’s Craft Brewers Guild. You can’t go wrong with craft beer, food, live music and craft beer education!


Music Events

City of Duluth Fourth Fest
Wednesday, July 4. Gates open at 4:00 p.m. and music starts at 4:30 p.m., Free

This Independence Day, gather at the Bayfront Festival Park for treats, live music and the largest fireworks in the upper Midwest. Prepare to be in awe if attending this event.

Bayfront Reggae & World Music Festival
Saturday, July 15th at 11:00 a.m.

Attend this music festival at Bayfront Festival Park to celebrate artists who have spread the message of love, hope and equality for all people worldwide through their music.

Bayfront Blues Festival
Friday, August 10th through Sunday, August 12th at 11:30 a.m.

Join over 20,000 people in viewing more than 30 different blues acts on two stages at Bayfront Festival Park.

Concerts on the Pier
Wednesdays in July, Free | Gates open at 6p

Enjoy music on Gleensheen’s pier every Wednesday throughout the month of July. Bring your own chair or blanket to watch from the shoreline.

Trampled by Turtles
Saturday, July 7th | $25 | Gates open at 4p

Trampled By Turtles will headline a festival-style day of music July 7 at Bayfront Festival Park — a concert the Duluth-bred band had played annually before taking a break from performing.

Sunday, July 3rd | $15 | Gates open at 4p

Join the party in the park!

The band recreates the good-time party atmosphere of the decadent 1980s with costumes, makeup, a tour de force sound and light show complete with pyrotechnics and musical tributes to the likes of Kiss, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Whitesnake, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Poison and more.

Even More Fun!

Park Point Art Fair
Saturday, June 23rd through Sunday, June 24th

Attend the region’s longest standing outdoor visual arts showcase. Enjoy original artwork, music, and fresh food—all in a festive setting. The annual celebration of art and community features 120 juried artists on the sandy shores of Duluth’s unique Park Point neighborhood.

Duluth Airshow
Saturday, July 7th | Duluth International Airport

Attend the largest air show in Minnesota, featuring the United States Air Force Thunderbirds. A celebration of aviation, the Duluth Airshow is an experience that’ll thrill, inspire and educate all that attend. See what the airshow is all about and let your excitement soar.

Spirit Valley Days
Wednesday, August 1st through Sunday, August 5th

Celebrate West Duluth and attend the Northland’s largest classic car show during Spirit Valley Days. Not only this but Spirit Valley Days hosts Duluth’s largest parade of the summer and puts on a street dance, 5k Run/Walk, canoe and kayak tour of the St. Louis River, pancake breakfast and more! There is definitely something for everyone this week.

Kraus-Anderson Bike Duluth Festival
Saturday, August 10th and Sunday, August 12th at 10 a.m.

This family-oriented biking event in Duluth, Minnesota will for sure get your adrenaline going. The event includes enduro, downhill, and XC races along with a casual road bike tour, beer tent, food, live music and live and silent auctions. All proceeds benefit COGGS and the Duluth Area Family YMCA.

The 16th Annual Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival
Friday, August 24th and Saturday, August 25th at 6 p.m.

This family, fun and free event are perfect for those who want to watch or participate in one of the fastest growing water sports in the world. The festival is organized to raise money for the Twin Ports Rotary Clubs and the Essentia Health Foundation. The festival also includes great food, music, a craft fair and more!

Grill Wars
Thursday, August 16th | 5-8 p.m.

Come try the Northlands top burger creations from area restaurants. All proceeds go towards the Boys n Girls Club of the Northland.

Art in Bayfront Park
August 18th through August 19th | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

A two-day art fair located on the beautiful Duluth lakefront. Art lovers will find quality work from local and regional artists. Work includes jewelry, painting, photography, ceramics, metalwork, glass and more.