The 1980s tribute band Hairball won’t be the only ones with pyrotechnics during the annual Spirit Valley Days.
The annual festival has added two nights of fireworks displays during the celebration that runs from Aug. 1-5 in the Spirit Valley neighborhood.
There will be food vendors in Ramsey Square, including the addition of G.B. Schneider & Co. and Green Mill. There also is music on two stages throughout the first four days of the festival.
Some of the events include: The Northland’s largest Classic Car Show starts at 5 p.m. Aug. 1 in the Spirit Valley Center parking lot near Kmart. The Miss West Duluth Pageant is at 7 p.m. The Spirit Valley Days Parade starts at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 2 and goes from 59th Avenue West and Grand Avenue to Central Avenue, turns south and continues to Ramsey Street. Music follows by Pot Bellied Stallions and Wildwood. Fireworks begin at 10:20 p.m. The Spirit Valley Street Dance is Aug. 3 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. and includes music by The Surley Jones Band, Pop Rocks and Mynx and the Best of the West karaoke winner opens for Hairball, the Twin Cities-based band that plays the music and dresses the part of 1980s hair bands and recreates an arena rock show. Tickets are $10.
The Spirit Valley Youth Center is hosting a Teen Dance at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3 in Memorial/McArthur area.
Fireworks are at 10:20 p.m. Aug. 3. The Run Like an Animal Run/Walk is the Lake Superior Zoo’s third annual 5K run/walk. The route goes through the zoo and nearby paths. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Aug. 4, with the race to follow. Also on Aug. 4, there is a kids’ carnival from noon to 4 p.m. at Ramsey Square. Westside Vineyard Church is hosting an open service for the public that celebrates community. It is at 1 p.m. Aug. 5 at Memorial Park.
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