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August 16: Find It In Duluth!

Burgers to bubbles, there is a wide-range of fun happening in Duluth this week!

By: Maarja Anderson Hewitt | August 16, 2018

Happy almost-weekend, friends! There is still plenty of summer to enjoy in Duluth - here's a look at the fun you can find happening in our beautiful city this week:

Tonight, August 16, burger fans will want to head down to Bayfront Festival Park for Midwest Communications' annual Grill Wars! From 5 – 8pm you can sample burgers from restaurants across the Twin Ports and vote for your favorite. The event is free to attend. To sample burgers, tickets may be purchased for a $1 each or $10 for fifteen tickets. Grill Wars raises funds for the Boy & Girls Clubs of the Northland, so you can fill up on burgers while also helping local kids! More info, here.

  Photo credit: Facebook - Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland

Saturday, August 18 get ready for some serious competition at Skyline Lanes. It's the 4th annual Skyline Open tournament and throughout the day, you can play volleyball on their 9 sand courts and in the afternoon, they'll start bean bags and bocce. Win Ketel One bottles or cash prizes for intermediate volleyball divisions! To learn more about team fees and prizes, see the flyer below. Prior team registration required to play in the tournament. Call 218-727-8555 or email to sign up your team!


Saturday and Sunday - Art in Bayfront Park returns to Bayfront Park for the 9th year! This two-day art fair is located on the beautiful Duluth lakefront. Art lovers will find quality work from local and regional artists, including jewelry, painting, photography, ceramics, and metalwork. You can also take part in their Bayfront Beer Sampler, enjoy local treats and live music. The festival is 10am-5pm both Saturday and Sunday. Details here.

Photo Credit: Facebook - Art in Bayfront Park

Sunday, August 19, it's the 10th Annual Bubble Festival at the Duluth Children's Museum! Who doesn't love bubbles?! This event is full of family fun with live music, food trucks, ice skating, activities with over 30 community partners, and, of course, lots and lots of bubbles. The festival is held at 115 S. 29th Ave. West.


And on Wednesday, August 22 - come out to the GND REC Performance Pavilion to hear the great sounds of blues to bluegrass with the Fish Heads & Friends! This is a free concert, running from 4;00 -7:30 pm. Concessions will be open. For more information on the GND REC, head to their website.

That's it for this week! A few events to keep in mind in the upcoming weeks - The Tribute Fest, Duluth-Superior Pride, and the Duluth Rising Festival. As always, we hope to see you soon!

Happy Adventuring!



Maarja Anderson Hewitt

Media Communications Manager, Visit Duluth