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September 4, 2019: Find It In Duluth!

Welcome to September! The air has turned a bit crisp and we have several events that will get you outside to enjoy the cooler temps.

By: Maarja Anderson Hewitt | September 4, 2019

Happy first Wednesday in September! School is back in session for most kids and already a little crispness can be felt in the air. I’ve even seen a few leaves changing here-and-there (gasp!) – but I love it! Fall in Duluth is my favorite. Here’s a look at what you can find in Duluth this week:

Friday, September 6, join your fellow runners for a favorite race – the Minnesota Mile, put on by Grandma’s Marathon! The race loop on Skyline Parkway offers views of Lake Superior, the harbor, and the St. Louis River Bay. Race starts at 6pm – register online, here.  

Saturday, the Lake Superior Harvest Festival returns to Bayfront Festival Park – celebrating 26 years of connecting producers and consumers. This is a FREE event and features one of the best and largest farmers markets in the region, live music, crafts, a nonprofit showcase, educational exhibits, and activities for kids! The festival is 10am-4pm and you can find more information on the Sustainable Farming Association website.

Also, Saturday, September 7, the Gary New Duluth Recreation Center is hosting their annual event, the Alps to Adriatic Festival. The Singing Slovenes will be taking the stage with special guest Kerry Christensen, plus they will be offering a Slovenian meal, and plenty of activities for kids. Don’t forget your lawn chair! The fun runs from 1-5pm. Check their Facebook Page for updates!

Saturday and Sunday you’ll hear a roar coming from Garfield Avenue as it is the Duluth Drag Races and Car Show. More than 125 vehicles will speed down Garfield over the two days. Get the latest information on their Facebook Page.

Sunday evening, enjoy a classic film on the big screen at the NorShor Theatre during their Classic Film Series! This Sunday they are showing An American in Paris. Tickets are $12 for the 6:00pm screening. Purchase tickets, here.

And hey, planning a visit this fall? From train rides through fall foliage and harvest dinner cruises, to dark history tours and spooky museums, there is plenty for you to enjoy. Check our Fall Events page for the latest. As always, we hope to see you soon!

Happy Adventuring!



Maarja Anderson Hewitt

Media Communications Manager, Visit Duluth