President Donald Trump is set to take the stage at Amsoil Arena at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

His speech should only take about an hour. But if you're planning to attend, be prepared for an afternoon and evening filled with long lines and tight security.

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Here's a look at what you need to know:

Getting there

Harbor Drive, which wraps around the DECC, will close at 3:30 p.m. The Aerial Lift Bridge will remain in its down position from 4-8 p.m., the Minnesota Slip Bridge will be closed to all pedestrian traffic from noon to 8 p.m.


Parking is available for $5 at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center and Bayfront Festival Park. But both lots are likely to fill up, so guests may need to seek other ramps downtown and take the skywalk.

Lining up

The doors will open at 3:30 p.m., with no early entry allowed. Attendees are required to line up at the third-floor skywalk entrance, which runs through the DECC parking ramp.


The Trump campaign is requiring attendees to obtain free mobile tickets in advance through However, the venue could fill up, and tickets do not ensure entry.


It's first come, first served, with no reserved seating. So line up early if you want a good view.

Do not bring ...

Aerosols, ammunition, animals other than service/guide animals, backpacks or other large bags, bicycles, balloons, coolers, drones and other unmanned aircraft systems, explosives, firearms, glass/thermal/metal containers, laser pointers, mace/pepper spray, packages, selfie sticks, signage, structures, supports for signs and placards, toy guns, weapons of any kind or any other item that could be deemed a safety hazard.


Attendees will go through U.S. Secret Service screening, which can move slowly. IDs are not required.

Food and drink

DECC concession stands will be open, but no alcohol will be served.