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September 5: Find It In Duluth!

Back to school! But that doesn't mean the fun has wrapped up in Duluth. We have a busy weekend ahead!

By: Maarja Anderson Hewitt | September 5, 2018

Happy Wednesday, folks! School is back in session, but we have a lot of fun events coming up in Duluth this week. Plus, a few changes in Canal Park that you should check out this month! We’ll start there!

If you head down to Canal Park to catch a ship coming in, stroll the Lakewalk, or grab a bite – you’ll notice a few changes. Thanks to a grant that is helping us "re-imagine" our city, a few pilot projects are taking place during the month of September. A couple things you’ll see? More places to sit and enjoy Canal Park! The Lighthouse Parking Lot will be turned into an interactive and fun “pop up” community park space for two weeks from September 4-17. And a temporary pedestrian plaza will be created for the month of September on Buchanan Street that will incorporate additional seating options and host events.

More signage will help you find your way, and traffic changes on Lave Ave will allow you to turn on Morse Street if you get “bridged.” AND ONE MORE THING - the Free DTA trolley will continue to run through the month of September, 7 days a week, 11:30am-7:30pm. You can learn more about the projects and also provide feedback on the website for Imagine Duluth.

Looking for some fun tonight, Wednesday, September 5? Head to Pier B Resort for Rooftop Wednesdays with Déjá vu Drifters or check out Glensheen’s September Wednesday night series – Chef in the Garden.

Saturday, September 8 is the second Saturday of the month and that means it’s time for the Nice Girls of the North’s monthly marketplace! At the Lester Park Community Center from 10am-3pm, you’ll find all kinds of treats, handcrafted clothing, jewelry, photography, and other goods, all created my local, female artists. Great place to get some birthday or holiday shopping done! They have one central checkout and major credit cards are accepted. Learn more about the Nice Girls, here.

Photo Credit: Facebook - Nice Girls of the North

Also, on Saturday, Bayfront Festival Park hosts the 25th Annual Harvest Festival! From 10am-4pm, you can enjoy a Farmers Market, live music, energy fair, live demos, handmade crafts, educational exhibits, and lots of food. This is a family-friendly festival and admission is FREE!

Photo Credit: Facebook - Lake Superior Harvest Festival

Saturday and Sunday, the nation’s only 1/8-mile legal drag racing on a public street returns to Garfield Avenue for the Kia of Duluth Drag Races & Car Show! More than 110 vehicles will race head-to-head, and the event also features over 350 vehicles in a car show. Get the details, here.

Photo Credit: Facebook - Kia of Duluth Drag Races & Car Show

Looking to give back while having fun? Several active fundraisers to check out this weekend:

-          The 20th Annual Shoot for Fun – funds raised for the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

-          Cause for the Paws – funds raised for the Humane Society of Douglas County (Superior)

-          Paddle the Pads Fishing Contest – funds raised for the Minnesota Land Trust

-          Elizabeth Busche Golf Scramble – funds raised for the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA)

-          Spike Out ALS – funds raised for the ALS Association (MN/ND/SD Chapter)

What a weekend! Be sure to check our Event Calendar for more fun coming up in Duluth. We hope to see you soon!

Happy Adventuring!



Maarja Anderson Hewitt

Media Communications Manager, Visit Duluth