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In Duluth, we don’t believe in boredom. With 12 months of festivals and fun-filled events, our calendar is packed with great times all year long and all across the city.


2023 Fall Photo Meet at Glensheen

Calling all photographers and lovers of Glensheen! Have you ever wanted to have Glensheen’s grounds all to yourself to capture the perfect fall colors and sunrise photos? Now is your chance! Our Fall Photo Meet is on Saturday, September 30 at 6:30 a.m. Bring your camera and get ready to capture a #sunriseatglensheen. This event is free & open to the public. We ask that you please register in advance at this link to let us know if you plan to attend. Come ready to take incredible photos and share them on social media using #sunriseatglensheen or #glensheen. ** Please note that Glensheen does not allow members of the public to fly commercial or recreational unmanned aircraft systems (drones) on or over the property. To see our policy, please visit our FAQ site.

Coffee and Colors Sunrise Cruise

Coffee and Colors Sunrise Cruise

See the Northland’s incredible sunset PLUS fall colors from the water! The Vista Fleet’s newest cruise allows you to hop onboard the intimate Vista Queen to get out on the water just in time to watch the iconic Duluth sunrise. This is an experience you will not want to miss. Post-sunrise, we’ll travel up the St. Louis River to explore the beautiful hillsides of the Northland as they display incredible fall colors! Learn about the Harbor, Duluth’s history, the science and ecology of the St. Louis River system, as well view unique and historic bridges. Enjoy complimentary coffee and breakfast pastries.

Vista Fleet

Bienvenue Coffee Fest – Minnesota’s Coffee Festival

The mission of our coffee fest: Connecting community with coffee culture in an extraordinary building. Coffee enthusiasts, professionals, and anyone seeking a delightful weekend experience are invited to come together for this celebration of all things coffee – morning’s favorite beverage (sorry, beer). The Bienvenue Coffee Fest promises an unforgettable experience featuring an array of specialty coffees, educational programming, delicious food, and engaging activities for the whole family.

The St. Louis County Depot
2023 "Meet the Artist" Exhibition Series

2023 “Meet the Artist” Exhibition Series

Two Loons Gallery announces its 3rd annual “Meet the Artist” exhibition series for 2023. Two Loons represents over 200 local and regional artists whose work encompasses a wide range of media and styles focused on the natural beauty, history, and lifestyle of our Northland and North Shore Environment. Each Saturday between June 3rd and November 18th, Two Loons will host one of those Artists who will present their work and speak with visitors regarding the content of their work, motivations, and inspirations behind their craft. Learn more at

Two Loons Gallery

Lunch & Leave Cruise

See the hillsides of the Northland as they display incredible fall color while enjoying a decadent lunch onboard the Vista Fleet! You will learn about the Duluth/Superior Harbor, the science and ecology of the St. Louis River system, as well view unique and historic bridges!