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Events

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Gather for some good times

In Duluth, we don’t believe in boredom. With twelve months of festivals and fun-filled events, our calendar offers many options for go-getters to get together 365 days a year.


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    AICHO Galleries to Host Artist Shaun Chosa

    AICHO Galleries’ next solo exhibition with Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe tribal citizen and painter & graphic designer Shaun Chosa starts June 10 and will end on September 16. Please join uRead More »s on June 10 at 5:30 pm for our opening artist reception. His original works will be for sale. This event is free; $10 suggested donation

    June 10 - September 16 AICHO’s Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center www.aicho.org

      High School Musical

      The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes find their cliques, recount their vacations and look forward to the new year. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainRead More »y Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. Tickets

      August 5 - August 14 NorShor Theather

        Rise & Ride Guided Paddle Board Tour

        Get out on Lake Superior for a true sunrise experience. Welcome the day with a sunrise paddle throughout the Duluth harbor. There is nothing like watching the sky paint itself and the sun burst througRead More »h the horizon. We get out on the lake AS the sun is rising. We follow boating laws and water safety protocols to keep attendees safe along the adventure. PFD’s are provided and must be worn in the marina and through the shipping canal. If weather and boating traffic permit, we will go through the canal and if time allows, to the ice house and back. This is a 2 hour tour. Thursday-Monday at 5am in July and 5:30am in August.

        August 11 • 5:30 am - 7:30 am Zenith Adventure zenithadventure.com

          River Voyage Guided Paddleboard/Kayak Tour

          Explore one of our favorite peaceful paddle locations; the St. Louis River and Chambers Grove. Paddlers will meet us at Chamber’s Grove Park (directions provided in confirmation email) to launch, anRead More »d then we will paddle up the old shipping canal near Minnesota Dam and back to Chambers Grove. If weather and/or currents do not allow, our guides reserve the right to tour an alternate route on the river. Swimming spots are available throughout the guided tour! Paddle board or Kayak options are available! This is a 2 hour tour. Thursday through Monday at 10am and 1pm.

          August 11 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Chamber’s Grove zenithadventure.com

            River Voyage Guided Paddleboard/Kayak Tour

            Explore one of our favorite peaceful paddle locations; the St. Louis River and Chambers Grove. Paddlers will meet us at Chamber’s Grove Park (directions provided in confirmation email) to launch, anRead More »d then we will paddle up the old shipping canal near Minnesota Dam and back to Chambers Grove. If weather and/or currents do not allow, our guides reserve the right to tour an alternate route on the river. Swimming spots are available throughout the guided tour! Paddle board or Kayak options are available! This is a 2 hour tour. Thursday through Monday at 10am and 1pm.

            August 11 • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Chamber’s Grove zenithadventure.com

              Great Lakes Aquarium’s Earth Rider Beer Garden

              Enjoy the summer at Great Lakes Aquarium! Join us every week for al fresco food and beverages on the Duluth Harbor featuring $5 Earth Rider Brewery beers, wine, and local non-alcoholic options, weeklyRead More » performances by the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra and a rotating selection of food trucks and other local vendors. Visit glaquarium.org for more information including entertainment details and food truck schedule!

              August 11 • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Great Lakes Aquarium glaquarium.org

                Stand-Up Comedy Open-Mic at Dubh Linn

                Watch professional and amateur comedians hone their craft (and, if you like, get on stage yourself!). Shows start promptly at 8:00 PM with sign-up starting at 7:30 PM. Every comic, including first-tiRead More »mers, is guaranteed stage time. The intimate Murphy Room at Dubh-Linns has hosted comedians from Dough Stanhope to Dusty Slay and other comedians featured on and writing for Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, HBO, Saturday Night Live, Last Comic Standing, and more, for over 15 years.

                August 11 • 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Dubh Linn Brew Pub www.dubhlinnpub.com
                A man playing the saxophone on a lit purple stage at Bayfront Park in Duluth
                Annual Event

                  Bayfront Blues Festival

                  The 33rd Annual Bayfront Blues Festival is one of the oldest and largest annual outdoor music events held in the upper Midwest. Each year nearly 20,000 fans are treated to 30 different acts on two fulRead More »l-size concert stages featuring the nation’s top names in the blues and blues/rock world.

                  August 12 - August 14 Bayfront Festival Park www.bayfrontblues.com

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