The Twin Ports will be home to a giant rubber duck for a few days this summer.

The World's Largest Rubber Duck - 61 feet tall and weighing 11 tons - will visit Duluth during the Tall Ships Duluth festival Aug. 18-21.

"It's really a fantastic complement to the Tall Ships. The World's Largest Rubber Duck inspires us to enjoy the world's waterfronts and conserve our natural resources for future ducklings," Tall Ships executive producer Craig Samborski said in a statement.

This will be the big bird's inaugural visit in Duluth, but Duluth isn't a stranger to tall ships visiting from around the globe. Duluth hosted tall ships in 2008, 2010 and 2013 in a festival that rotates between coasts and through the Great Lakes in a three-year cycle.

The tall ships festival will feature ship tours, day sails, educational programming, local food and beverage, live music and entertainment. Tickets for the festival range from $9 to $95 with a "fast pass" option for people who want to avoid wait lines onto the ships.

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