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August 14, 2019: Find It In Duluth!

It's mid-August but the summer fun in Duluth isn't slowing down!

By: Maarja Anderson Hewitt

Happy Wednesday! The tall ships are leaving port as we look to another fun-filled and busy weekend in Duluth. Here’s a look at what you can find:

Thursday afternoon, Bayfront Festival Park will be full of Kids, Cops, & Cars! This event offers tons of fun for the kiddos – law enforcement vehicles will be on display to explore and climb in, plus the K9 teams will offer a demo. Free hot dogs and burgers will also be available. This event runs 11am-2pm.

Bob Dylan fans – here’s your chance to learn some never-before-heard stories from a childhood friend! Louie Kemp is the author of Dylan & Me and the intimate memoir offers a unique look into his lifelong friendship with Dylan. On Thursday, August 15, the Duluth Dylan Fest committee is hosting a special John Bushey Memorial Encore Lecture with Kemp. The event is being held at Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum and kicks off at 5:30pm.

Friday night, Minneapolis hip-hop duo Atmosphere headlines the Wild Waters Music Fest at Bayfront Festival Park. The lineup is full of Minneapolis-based artists, plus Duluth favorites Low and Cloud Cult. Put on by Save the Boundary Waters, part of the ticket price goes to the cause. Gates open at 3:30pm – get tickets, here.

Saturday, August 17, you may notice a lot of runners in Duluth and that’s because the Reebok Ragnar Minnesota finishes in Leif Erikson Park. The overnight, running relay begins in St. Paul Friday and ends on the shores of Lake Superior. Be sure to cheer on the runners if you see them along the way!

And another metro-to-Duluth race finishes on Lake Superior this weekend – the Red Ribbon Ride, which is a 200-mile bicycle ride to raise vital funds for HIV/AIDS services. The riders finish on Park Point Sunday. Get more information on the journey, here.

Saturday and Sunday, all forms of art will take over Bayfront Festival Park for Art in Bayfront Park. Over 100 artists will fill the park, including two specialty markets – the culinary arts market and vintage & vinyl market! The art fair is free and runs 10am-5pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday. Check their website for details.

And don’t forget these fun weekly events that continue through the month of August:

As always, 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