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Events for "Duluth, MN"


  • John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon (Jan. 27)

    Duluth, MN

    From Billy's Bar, watch the start of the marathon to Grand Portage and the start of the mid-distance race to Lutsen Mountains.



  • Duluth Ice & Mixed Fest (Feb. 1 – 3)

    Duluth, MN

    This annual festival in West Duluth's Quarry Park features such events as a free ice-climbing clinic for youths 12 and older, beginner and intermediate clinics for adult climbers, a fat-bike intro and presentations on mountain climbing.


  • Homegrown Music Festival (Apr. 28 – May 5)

    Duluth, MN

    More than 100 musical acts will perform in venues around the Twin Ports, and there also will be film, visual arts and craft beer.


  • Duluth Dylan Festival (May 19 – 26)

    Duluth, MN

    The town in which Bob Dylan was born celebrates the singer's 77th birthday with a Blood on the Tracks train ride, a singer-songwriter contest, a bus tour, films, music and a trivia contest.






  • Bayfront Blues Festival (Aug. 9 – 11)

    Duluth, MN

    The 31st annual music fest on the Lake Superior harbor showcases national and regional acts on three stages.

  • Festival of Sail (Aug. 11 – 13)

    Duluth, MN

    This port city is holding its own tall-ship festival, apart from the non-profit Tall Ships Challenge being held on the other Great Lakes, with entertainment, tours and day sails.

    Featured ships include the U.S. Brig Niagara from Erie, Pa., the Appledore V from Bay City, Mich., and the Denis Sullivan from Milwaukee.

    The Parade of Sail will be Sunday morning, and ships will be open for on-board tours after that.


  • Oktoberfestival (Sep. 13 – 15)

    Duluth, MN

    This new festival in Bayfront Festival Park features craft beer and Old World traditions.


  • Bentleyville Tour of Lights (Nov. 23 – Dec 28)

    Duluth, MN

    Tour the retro-cool lighted decorations in Bayfront Festival Park, including a tree that dances to music, Dinosaurland and Penguin Park. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and enjoy popcorn, roasted marshmallows, cookies and hot chocolate. Everything is free, but bring one or more non-perishable food items (and/or cash) to donate.