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October 31: Find It In Duluth!

Happy Halloween and hello, November! Lake Superior shines this weekend at an annual event and several fundraisers offer fun ways to give back!

By: Maarja Anderson Hewitt | October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween! If you’re still dreaming up that perfect Halloween costume – a few Duluth ideas: Chester Congdon (he has a great mustache), Gales of November (serious creativity would be needed), and Olympic Curler/Hockey player (have a broom or hockey stick?). You’re welcome! Anyway, we have a full week of fun ahead in Duluth, here’s a look at what you can find:

First, a recap of some Halloween events happening tonight!

Don’t eat too much Halloween candy, though, because we don’t want a stomach ache holding you back from the fun coming up in Duluth the rest of the week! Let’s dig in.

If you weren’t sure how to dress up as Gales of November for Halloween, well, this weekend you can educate yourself by attending the annual event that brings together those who love Lake Superior and all that she represents. You’ll hear from speakers on cruising the Great Lakes, diving shipwrecks, designing freighters, and photography. They also have exhibitors and a free Friday Gala. New this year, you can buy tickets to win their “Cruise of a Lifetime Raffle!” The Gales of November is held Friday and Saturday at multiple locations around Duluth. Get more information, here.

Also Friday and Saturday, the Duluth Junk Hunt is back for another two days of shopping the coolest junk, repurposed treasures, and rusty finds. You’ll find 75+ hand-picked vendors at the DECC on both days – admission is $5.

Saturday, the Great Lakes Aquarium is hosting their first major fundraising event – the AquaAffair. It’s a water, whiskey, and wine gala featuring locally distilled whiskey and regional wines. Find ticket information, here.

Another fundraiser is being held Saturday, as well – this one for the Duluth Art Institute. Their Masquerade Gala celebrates contemporary art, artists, and the community. Held at Greysolon Plaza, tickets can be found, here.

The Minnesota Ballet is celebrating The Nutcracker season with their Sugar Plum Fair on Sunday, November 4. Ballet students will be demonstrating and they will have desserts to enjoy and silent auction items to peruse. Proceeds benefit the School of the Minnesota Ballet. Held at the Depot from 1:30-3:30pm.

And a week from today, Wednesday, November 7, head to Bentleyville for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Kick-Off. This is a FREE family event and offers the once-a-year opportunity to go inside the 128-foot Bentleyville tree if you bring a non-perishable food item or new top to donate. Many groups will be there to host demonstrations with hands-on activities for kids. Bentleyville will also hand out free cocoa, coffee, and marshmallows for roasting! The kick-off is 5-7pm.

We also want to note something worth celebrating - Superior Street is officially reopened! Phase 1 of the 3-year project is nearly complete and it looks fantastic. It's wonderful to have our main downtown artery back open for business. A job well done by construction crews, city groups, and the area businesses! Now onto Phase 2 in the spring!

We can’t fit all the fun happenings in Duluth in this blog, so be sure to check out our Event Calendar for more events coming up. As always, we hope to see you soon!

Happy Adventuring!



Maarja Anderson Hewitt

Media Communications Manager, Visit Duluth