August/September Calendar

Aug 1: 24th Annual Brewhouse Triathlon Time: TBA Held at the Pike Lake Auto Club. Aug 1: North Shore Dragon Boat Festival Time: All day Harbor races, music, and family fun. Everyone welcome to paddle! Free admission.

Aug 1: 24th Annual Brewhouse Triathlon

Time: TBA

Held at the Pike Lake Auto Club.

Aug 1: North Shore Dragon Boat Festival


Time: All day

Harbor races, music, and family fun. Everyone welcome to paddle! Free admission. Held at Grand Marais Harbor.

Call (888) 922-5000

Aug 2 - 7: Twin Port Lighthouse Days

Time: All day

Join the fun participating in a series of special programs and activities celebrating the five lighthouses in the Duluth-Superior Harbor and those on Lake Superior. Free admission. Held at the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center. Handicap access via inside elevator and outside ramp.

Call (218) 727-2497


Aug 3 - 7: 34th Annual Spirit Valley Days

Time: varies with each event

A true neighborhood festival! There is something for everyone. A pancake dinner, classic car show, Miss West Duluth Pageant, parade, stage shows, kids' games, the not-to-be missed Friday night street dance, and a 5K walk/run are just a few of the events planned. Grand and Central Avenues,

just off of I-35, in West Duluth.

Aug 5 - 8: Fisherman's Picnic

Time: All weekend


Activities, vendors, raffles, bingo, live music, sidewalk sales, fish burgers, and sports events. Free admission. Held in downtown Grand Marais.

Call (888) 922-5000

Aug 6: First Fridays at Split Rock Lighthouse - Cathy Wurzer and "Highway 61 History"

Time: 6:30 pm and 7:45 pm

Cathy Wurzer, host of TPT's Almanac program and a favorite personality from MN Public Radio, presents "gems" from her research on Highway 61 history, accumulated for her popular and recently published book and DVD, "Tales of the Road- Highway 61." Tickets are $10. Advance purchase only.

Held at Split Rock Lighthouse.

Call (218) 226-6372


Aug 13: Friday the 13th Tour

Time: Tours start at 8:30 pm

Tour the darkened house with flashlights, and learn about the superstitious life of the Victorians. Tours will leave every ยฝ hour. $8.00 adults, $6.50 seniors/students, not recommended for children 5 and under. Held at Fairlawn Mansion.

Call (715) 394-5712

Aug 13 - 15: 22nd Annual Bayfront Blues Festival

Time: All day


Live blues music. Held at Bayfront Festival Park.

Call (715) 394-6831

Aug 14: Festival of Fine Art and Craft

Time: 9 am - 5 pm

Nestled between a great lake and a majestic mansion, a better location would be hard to find. The region's finest artists participate in the show named a "best bet" by the Duluth News Tribune and attended by thousands every year.

Price: Free. Held at Glensheen Historic Estate.

Call (888) 454-GLEN


Aug 19- 22: Carlton County Fair

Time: Gates open at 8 am

Midway, petting zoo, pony rides, entertainment and exhibits. A first-class showcase of family oriented programs!

Adults $5/age 6-11 $1/under 5 free. Held in Barnum, MN.

Call (218) 389-6737

Aug 21 - 22: Art in Bayfront Park!

Time: Sat 10 am - 6 pm / Sun 10 am - 5 pm

Admission: Free! Plus enter your chance to win prizes! Free raffle give away, need not be present to win. Award Ceremony - 3pm Sunday, August 22. Ample parking available in parking ramp at DECC or parking at Bayfront Park

Parking Lot. Call 218-727-8100

Aug 27 - 28: Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival

Time: Please visit the Web site for times of scheduled events Dragon Boat racing, food & beverage vendors, Arts & Crafts Fair & Live entertainment. Spectators, parking & shuttle FREE. Held at Barker's Island in Superior, WI.

Call (218) 260-9850

Aug 28: Sawtooth Challenge Mt. Bike Race

Time: Morning

3 classes, 3 course lengths in a wilderness setting. Guided tours and family activities. Entry fee applies. Held at Pincushion Mountain, Grand Marais.

Call (888) 922-5000

Sept 4: Cruise Ship "Clelia II" Visits Duluth

Time: Arrive 6 am/Depart 6 pm (subject to change)

Duluth extends an enthusiastic welcome to the luxury cruise ship, "Clelia II," which offers one-way, seven day voyages on the magnificent Great Lakes and utilizes Duluth and Toronto as destination/departure cities. Docked behind the DECC.

Arrival/Departure Dates 6 am/Depart 6 pm (subject to

change) September 4,18

Sept 4 - 6: Great Northern Classic Rodeo

MRA/URA sanctioned professional rodeo with saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, calf roping and more. Plus Miracle Rodeo, Mutton Bustin' and children's activities. Food & merchandise vendors. Held at the Head of the Lakes Fairgrounds in Superior.

Call (218) 726-6336

Sept 6: Cloquet Labor Day Parade

Time: 11 am

91st Annual Parade, banquet, softball tournaments and more. Classic car show, inflatable rides-all free of charge. Held on Cloquet Avenue in Cloquet.

Call (218) 879-6514

Sept 10 - 12: Duluth Lakewalk Festival

Visitors and residents alike are invited to hit the Lakewalk and enjoy all that is has to offer during this celebration and also experience the neighboring Downtown Waterfront businesses. Free, family entertainment and activities are scheduled throughout the weekend. Held in the Duluth's

Downtown Waterfront.

Call (218) 727 8549

Sept 11: 18th Annual Harvest Festival & Energy Fair

Time: 8 am - 6 pm

Held at Bayfront Festival Park.

Sept 11: Burrito Union 5 & 10 Hour Triathlon

Time: TBA

Held at Pattison State Park, Superior.

Sept 11: Northland Remembers September 11, 2001

Be a part of this patriotic day when the Northland remembers those who died on September 11, 2001. This is a day of both remembering those who died on that tragic day,and to honor our Northland Heroes. The day includes a softball tournament, so enter your team. Also, run or walk in the Northland Heroes 5K race, held on the scenic Western Lake Superior Waterfront Trail. All proceeds from these events, benefit the Northland Chapter of the American Red Cross. Call (218) 340-1277

Sept 17 - 19: Hawk Weekend

Time: All day

The Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve in Duluth is one of North America's best places to experience the spectacle of the fall raptor migration. Migrating birds, including raptors and passerines, concentrate in impressive numbers at the western tip of Lake Superior. Reluctant to cross a large body of water, migrants funnel down the North Shore along the ridges that overlook the city. See hundreds - even thousands - of birds flying by!

Sept 18: 26th Annual Fall Festival at Chester Bowl

Time: 10 - 4:00 pm

The 26th Annual Duluth Parks & Recreation Fall Festival will take place on Saturday, September 18, from 10 am to 4 pm at beautiful Chester Bowl Park located at 1801 East Skyline Parkway. Admission is $1.00, with all proceeds going towards youth ski program. There will be over 100 booths

featuring crafts, fresh local produce and tasty fall foods. Children will enjoy pony rides and the playground. Live entertainment throughout the day.

Sept 23: Harvest Moon and Sunset Watch

Time: 6 pm - 8 pm

This event is free and is held at Agate Bay in Two Harbors.

Sept 25: Cloquet River Run

Time: 9 am

Lets get our children, families and community involved in healthy lifestyles. 5K race includes pasta feed the night before and Health & Wellness Expo. Early entry fee is $15 and late entry fee is $20. Held at Churchill Elementary,


Call (218) 879-8120

Sept 25: Hermantown Harvest Fest

Time: 10 am - 3 pm

Held at the Hermantown History Center,

5255 Maple Grove Road.

Sept 25: Lester River Rendezvous

Time: 10 am-5 pm

Travel back in time along the autumn banks of the Lester River to rendezvous with voyageurs of the fur trading days. Witness their fur trading skills, lifestyle and survival techniques. Meander through the crafters village taking time to view the creative talents of the bead maker and the basket weaver. Tantalize your taste buds with BBQ beef, brats, donuts, kettle corn and much more while listening to local

musicians. Park your car and ride the free Rendezvous Express Train Shuttle. Experience the traditions of long ago and our tradition of strong community! (Rain date is September 26).

Call (218) 525-0904

Sept 25: McDougall's Dream

Time: 1 pm - 8 pm

Daytime talks featuring local maritime topics. Dinner and silent auction in the evening. Proceeds help to restore and preserve the SS Meteor, the last remaining whaleback freighter, and the legacy of Captain Alexander McDougall. Music, entertainment, cash bar. Reservations recommended.

$40. Held at the SS Meteor Whaleback Museum on Barker's Island.

Call (715) 394-5712

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