• Take a road trip to Ely for the 26th annual Harvest Moon Festival featuring art and craft booths, live music, stage shows, pony rides, petting zoo and food, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday, Sept. 6-7, as well as 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, in Ely’s Whiteside Park. Go to
  • Radio Waves Music Festival, today through Sunday, Sept. 6-8 at Sweethearts Bluff Campground, Grand Marais Recreation Area. Hours are 4-10 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m Sunday. Bring your camping camping gear for this event with two stages housed under a large tent, with more than 20 nationally and locally recognized artists playing a variety of genres. Go to for a schedule.
  • Get ready for the KIA Drag Races, 9 a.m. Saturday an Sunday, Sept. 7-8, Garfield Avenue. Go to for tickets and a schedule of events.
  • Check out Lake Superior Harvest Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, Bayfront Festival Park. Features family activities, music, crafts, food. Sponsored by Lake Superior Chapter SFA. Go to
  • Don't miss "Cirque Italia," a performing arts event, Thursday, Sept. 12 through Sept. 15, Miller Hill Mall parking lot, under the big tent. Just as Italy offers a wide variety of food, culture, and personalities, Cirque Italia offers an amazing variety of acts featuring performers from around the globe. Acts include contortion, magic, archery, aerialists, and the Wheel of Death. Performances each night at 7:30 p.m. as well as matinees at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 14-15. Go to or call (941) 704-8572 for tickets.
  • Make plans to attend Kardemimmit Kantele Concert, 7 p.m. Sept. 13, United Protestant Church, 830 88th Ave. W. Four young women from Finland will be stopping in Duluth as part of their U.S. tour. Tickets: $10 for adults, free for ages 17 and younger. Sponsored by the Finlandia Foundation Northland Chapter. Go to


  • Glensheen Historic Estate, 3300 London Road, Duluth, offers a 39-room mansion and 7 acres of formal gardens and working vegetable gardens. Grounds hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily with tours offered from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Visit or call (218) 726-8910.

  • Duluth Children’s Museum, 115 S. 29th Ave. W., Duluth, offers programs and exhibits for children and families. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Visit or call (218) 733-7543.

  • Duluth Depot, 506 W. Michigan St., includes Lake Superior Railroad Museum, Duluth Art Institute, St. Louis County Historical Society and Veterans’ Memorial Hall. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Visit or call (218) 727-8025.

  • Douglas County Historical Society, 1101 John Ave., Superior, offers exhibits, events and history theater. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Call (715) 392-8449 or go to

  • Great Lakes Aquarium, 353 Harbor Drive, Duluth, models a number of habitats from the Great Lakes and around the world. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Visit or call (218) 740-3474.

  • Lake Superior Zoo, 7210 Fremont St., Duluth, is the only zoo in Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin. It features a wide variety of animals and educational displays. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Labor Day. Visit or call (218) 730-4500.

  • North Shore Scenic Railroad, 506 W. Michigan St., Duluth. Go to or call (218) 722-1273 for details.

  • The Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad, The River Train, offers tourist excursion rides along the St Louis River. The 1946 Switch Engine & 100+ yr old coaches provide a leisurely trip over part of the original 1870s tracks into Duluth. Available 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays. Buy tickets on-line at