Letter to the Editor: Dragon boats, Pride, balloons and more are just some reasons to love DuluthA recent issue of the Budgeteer featured columns from two people who know a lot about the seasons of Duluth.
By: Budgeteer News , Duluth Budgeteer News
A recent issue of the Budgeteer featured columns from two people who know a lot about the seasons of Duluth: Terry Mattson, president and CEO of Visit Duluth, and Larry Weber, local author and naturalist. Both pointed out that there is much to enjoy in Duluth during these last weeks of summer and into early fall.
If you are looking at your calendar and realize you have yet to make it to one of Duluth’s big events, now’s your chance — many are still on the horizon. It’s been another excellent summer of activities in Duluth, and, while a few big ones are behind us, plenty are still to come.
For instance, next weekend is the Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival on Barker’s Island. It’s a great chance for Duluthians to support our neighbors in Superior — to cheer on the boats, take in live music, and peruse crafts booths.
That’s quickly followed by Labor Day weekend with a host of events honoring the labor tradition in our region and celebrating Duluth-Superior Pride.
Throughout September events continue with the NorthShore Inline Marathon, Chester Park Fall Festival, and Hawk Weekend at Hawk Ridge
The Duluth Balloon Festival, or Le Festival de Montgolfieres as it’s known in French, is a new aviation event taking place September 20, 21, and 22 at Bayfront Festival Park. The event will have 10 or more hot air balloons and activities for people of all ages. It’s a celebration of a unique aspect of Duluth’s aviation history. I’m excited to be volunteering on the board for this new event.
I hope to see you out enjoying these events late summer and early fall. Add them to the list of reasons why we love living in Duluth!
Reinert (DFL) is the Minnesota state
senator for District 7.