Summer Fun in Duluth – Updated for 2019

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Duluth Tours

Ongoing, Unique Summer Tours:

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 17th 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 13th 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 27th 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 20th 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 9th through Sunday, August 11th 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.

Tall Ships Festival
August 11-14 

They’re back! Don’t miss this rare visit by some seriously epic sailing vessels.

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.


Even More Fun!

Duluth Airshow
Saturday, July 10-21th | Duluth International Airport

Attend the largest air show in Minnesota, featuring the Blue Angels. 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
Thursday, August 1st through Saturday, August 3th

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
August 2-4

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 17th Annual Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival
Friday, August 23th and Saturday, August 24th 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
Wednesday, August 14th | 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 17th through August 18th | 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.