Summer in Duluth
Summer is the perfect time to visit Duluth!
Explore our beautiful city on the shores of spectacular Lake Superior.
Enjoy warm summer sunshine and take in iconic landmarks like the shipping pier in Canal Park, marked by two historic lighthouses and the famous Aerial Lift Bridge. Stroll along the breathtaking shores of Lake Superior on the Lakewalk and visit beautiful Leif Erickson Park and the Rose Garden, or take a scenic drive up to the top of the Duluth skyline for panoramic views of the city from Enger Tower.
Make sure you plan some time for shopping. From major retailers at Miller Hill Mall to locally-made goods in the Lincoln Park Craft District and unique shops in Canal Park, you’ll find just what you are looking for. Check out one of our local farmer’s markets for fresh produce and local products. Take a break from shopping to sample a craft beverage at a local taproom, cocktail lounge or coffeehouse. When you’re ready for a meal, there’s a fantastic array of restaurants, cafés, markets and food trucks serving up a far-reaching selection of delicious options.
Duluth is a city where you can enjoy the great outdoors. From paved trails with access to dining and shopping, to natural surface trails that wind through enchanting forests, there are endless opportunities to bike, hike, walk and explore. Visit historic Brighton Beach or take a swim at Park Point, the world’s longest freshwater sandbar. Plan an adventure on the water with a charter fishing trip, lake cruise, kayak or paddleboard excursion.
Summer is outdoor concert season, and you’ll find a wide variety of performers at Bayfront Festival Park and at live music venues throughout the city. Duluth has a rich history of being home to musicians and artists. Learn about Bob Dylan’s Duluth connections and head downtown to explore the Duluth Historic Arts and Theatre District (HART). Plus, Duluth hosts world-class events all summer long, including Grandma's Marathon, the Duluth Airshow, Bluesfest and many more. There's something for everyone!
Summer is a wonderful season to explore all that Duluth has to offer!
You’ll find iconic attractions, delicious dining with a thriving craft beverage scene, shopping, outdoor adventures, music, arts and culture, all in one beautiful city on the shores of Lake Superior.