Summer Entertainment

Art June 5: Summer Art Gallery Stroll, 4-7 p.m., hosted by Canal Park and downtown galleries. Go to June 13: "Pointe to the Arts," a celebration featuring visual and performing arts, music and food on Madeline Island. Call (888...


June 5: Summer Art Gallery Stroll,

4-7 p.m., hosted by Canal Park and downtown galleries. Go to .

June 13: "Pointe to the Arts," a celebration featuring visual and performing arts, music and food on Madeline Island. Call (888) 475-3386.

June 27-28: 39th annual Park Point Art Fair, June 27-28, Park Point Recreation Area.


July 10-12: 2009 Land of the Ladyslipper Arts and Crafts Festival in Lake Kabetogama

July 11-12: Grand Marais Arts Festival. Call (218) 387-2737. Go to grand

July 25-26: 47th annual Festival of Arts, Memorial Park in Bayfield. Go to .

Aug. 8-9: Under the Spreading Walnut Tree Art Fair, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 8 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 9, Seventh Avenue and Eighth Street in Two Harbors.

Aug. 15: Glensheen's annual Festival of Fine Arts & Crafts. Go to .

Aug. 23: Art in Me, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Chester Park, 1801 Skyline Parkway. Hands-on fun with painting, mosaic-making, leatherworking, dance, live music, art sale and food. Free. Call (218) 625-6200. Go to .



Black Bear Casino

in Carlton. Go to www.blackbear

May 26: George Jones at Otter Creek Event Center, Black Bear Casino.

July 12: Chuck Berry & Little Richard at Otter Creek Event Center.

Grand Casino Hinckley

in Hinckley. Call (800) 472-6321. Go to .

May 29: Country star Sara Evans, 8 p.m. Tickets: $22, $35 and $40.


June 19-21: 18th Annual Grand Celebration Pow Wow.

July 11: John Kay and Steppenwolf. Tickets: $25, $33 and $38.

Aug. 21: George Thorogood and the Destroyers and Jonny Lang. Tickets: $22, $35 and $40.


May 25: Hobo Film Festival, Beaner's Central, 324 N. Central Ave. Tickets: $6. Call (218) 624-5957.

May 30: REEL Youth Film Festival, 6 p.m., Free Range Film Barn in Wrenshall. Go to .

June 11: Family Fun Festival, 4 p.m., Superior Housing Authority, 1219 N. Eighth St., Superior.

June 5-7: 2009 Ely's Pet and Wildlife Expo, Whiteside Park in Ely. Features dog dock jumping, animal related vendors and demonstrations. Call (218) 365-6123. Go to .


June 6: Lake Superior Watershed Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Duluth Kmart parking lot, in big-top tent, 1734 Mall Drive. Features children's activities, shows by Tricia and the Toonies, fly fishing demos and workshops. Free. Call (218) 723-4867. Go to watershedFestival/index.html.

June 12-14: Spring Fever Days in Barnum.

June 13: Finnish American Summer Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sisu Heritage Inc., Timber Hall, Embarrass. Features music by May Pracher, Dave Tak & the Finnbillies, the Jarvenpaa Singers, vendors/crafters, food, boot-throwing contest and homestead tours. Cost: $4, Sisu members free with membership card. Call (218) 229-2198.

June 13-14: Olde World Renaissance Faire, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Olde World Renaissance Faire Grounds, 5344 McGregor Road, Saginaw. See an authentic joust tournament, trade merchants, medieval music, mythical creatures, historic education, games of skill and delicious food. Tickets: $12 for adults or $9 if in costume, $8 for seniors and children or $7 in costume and free for ages 5 and younger. Weekend pass available. Go to .

June 14: Seventh annual Bigfork Wilderness Days.

June 19-21: 20th annual Bluegrass Festival, Itasca County Fairgrounds, Grand Rapids. Free admission. Camping: $15 per night. Go to .

June 19-21: 31st annual International Polka Fest, Lost Isle Ballroom, Highway 210, Carlton. Features Doctor Kielbasa and others and dance contest. Tickets: $15. Call (218) 384-4755.

June 19-21: Wooden Boat Show and Summer Solstice Festival, North House Folk School in Grand Marais. Call (218) 387-9762. Go to .


June 25-27: Judy Garland Festival, Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids. Call (800) 664-5839. Go to .

June 25-28: Musky Festival in Hayward. Features art and craft show, live music, fishing contest and carnival. Go to www.hayward

June 25-28: Minnesota H.O.G. Rally in Proctor. Call (218) 625-1427.

June 26-28: Mason Days. Features karaoke, pig roast, fireworks, parade and music. Call (715) 765-4760.

July 2: Bayfield's "Mostly" Schubert Festival, 5 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church in Bayfield. Donation. Call (715) 779-3995.

July 2-4: Moose Lake Fourth of July celebration. Features Little Miss Moose Lake, parades and fireworks. Go to .

July 4: Duluth Fourthfest at Bayfront Festival. Go to .

July 4: Cornucopia fireworks and street dance


July 4: Fourth of July in Bayfield's Memorial Park. Fireworks at dusk.

July 4: Fireworks display over the harbor in Two Harbors. Starting at dusk: If inclement weather, they will be displayed July 9. Call (218) 834-6200.

July 4: Independence Day in Ashland. Features parade, ice cream social, fire run and fireworks. Call (800) 284-9484.

July 4: Madeline Island Fourth of July. Features parade, music, patriotic speeches and fireworks. Call (888) 475-3386.

July 4: Fourth of July Cloquet Celebration Parade at 11 a.m. Line-up at 10:30 a.m. Activities in Veteran's Park.

July 4: Grand Marais Timber Days, downtown Grand Marais. Features parade at 6 p.m. and fireworks at dusk. Go to www.cookcounty

July 8-10: Sidewalk Days Festival, Superior Street in downtown Duluth. Features classic car show, food, music and vendors.

July 9-12: Heritage Days-Ethnic Festival in Two Harbors features craft show, parade, art show, car show, street dance and vendors.

Go to

July 10-12: Catfish Festival in Floodwood.

July 11: Fourth annual Bayfront Reggae Festival, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Bayfront Festival Park, Fifth Avenue West and Railroad Street. Tickets for adults: $25 in advance, $32 at gate; tickets for ages 11-17: $12.50 in advance, $16 at gate. Call (218) 834-5037. Go to .

July 11-12: Crafts Renaissance weekend, Forest History Center in Grand Rapids. Go to www.visitgrand

July 15-19: Spirit Valley Days in West Duluth. Features music, parade, food and vendors.

July 17-18: Bluegrass Jam in Moose Lake City Park. Go to .

July 17-19: Honor the Earth Pow Wow in Hayward. Features traditional Native American music, dancing, crafts and food. Go to .

July 17-18: Ashland Bay Days at Bayview Park. Features music, food, crafts, lobster boil and sporting events. Call (800) 284-9484.

July 18: Heritage Days Celebration, Soudan Underground Mine State Park. Call (218) 753-2245.

July 18-19: Agate Days in Moose Lake. Go to .

July 22-26: Head of the Lakes Fair in Superior. Call (715) 394-7848.

July 23-25: Coleraine Centennial. Features parade, vendors and music.

July 24-25: Rat Lake Music Fest, Larson's Barn, 47987 240th Ave., McGregor. Call (218) 426-3648. Go to for details.

July 24-25: Free Range Film Festival, 7:30 p.m. July 24, as well as 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. July 25, near Wrenshall. Go to .

July 24-25: Washburn's Brownstone Summerfest. Features picnic, water fights, fireworks, carnival and dance. Call (800) 253-4495.

July 24-26: Carlton Daze, Highway 210 and Highway 45 in Carlton. Go to for schedule.

July 24-26: North Shore Dragon Boat Festival, Grand Marais Harbor on Lake Superior. E-mail .

July 24-26: Silver/Beaver Bay Days. Call (218) 226-4408.

July 24-26: 29th annual Blueberry Arts Festival, Whiteside Park in Ely. Features 300 booths of original art, handcrafts and ethnic foods. Free admission. Call (218) 365-6123. Go to or .

July 24-26: Lumberjack World Championships in Hayward. Call (715) 634-2484. Go to www.lumberjack

July 25-26: Woodies on the Water Wooden Boat Festival, Barker's Island Marina in Superior.

July 29-Aug. 2: St. Louis County Fair in Chisholm. Go to

July 30-Aug. 1: Ninth annual Boundary Waters Blues Festival in Ely. Features three days of blues music, food, beverages and on-site camping. Go to .

July 30-Aug. 2: Fisherman's Picnic, in Grand Marais. Call (888) 922-5000. Go to .

July 31-Aug. 2: 21st annual White Oak Rendezvous, Deer River. Features camps of the era, demonstrations and a replica of the 1798 Northwest Co. Fur Post with interpreters. Go to .

July 31-Aug. 2: Highway 61 Folkfest in Mahtowa.

Aug. 1: Herbster Corn and Brat Fest

Aug. 1: Crazy Corn Days and Depot Fest, in Moose Lake. Features crafters, vendors, flea market and entertainment. Go to .

Aug. 6-8: PolkaFest 2009, Larson's Barn, 47987 240th Ave,. McGregor. Cost: $14 Friday and Saturday. Call (218) 426-3648. Go to .

Aug. 7: Classic Car Show, Main Street in Sandstone.

Aug. 7-8: Ma & Pa Kettle Days in Kettle River. Go to www.moose

Aug. 7-9: Grand Portage Rendezvous Days and Pow Wow in Grand Portage.

Aug. 8: Cornucopia Day. Features parade, sand castle contest, flea market and live music.

Aug. 8: Lakefest, noon to 7 p.m., Barker's Island, Highway 2 and Highway 53 in Superior. Features live music, games, crafts and vendors. Admission: Nonperishable food item. Call (715) 399-0951. Go to

Aug. 13-16: Carlton County Fair at Barnum Fairgrounds.

Aug. 15: Annual Ranier Days in Rainy Lake

Aug. 19-23: Itasca County Fair in Grand Rapids. Go to .

Aug. 7-9: 21st annual Bayfront Blues Festival in Bayfront Festival Park. Go to .

Aug. 7-9: Two Harbors Kayak Festival. Go to www.twoharborskayak

Aug. 14-15: Tribute Fest at the Buffalo House. Features many rock tribute bands. Go to .

Aug. 21-22: Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival, Barker's Island in Superior. Go to .

Aug. 21-23: Lake County Fair in Two Harbors. Go to .

Aug. 22-24: Cook County Fair in Grand Marais

Sept. 3-6: Duluth-Superior Pride Festival. Go to .

Sept. 3-7: Ashland County Fair in Marengo. Go to .

Sept. 4-6: Annual Voyageur Days in Crane Lake. Call (800) 362-7405.

Sept. 4-6: Bayou Boogie, Grand Portage Casino. Call (800) 543-1384.


Duluth outdoor movies

at dusk in Leif Erikson Park

June 19: "Leatherheads" (PG-13)

June 26: "Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade" (PG-13)

July 3: "Superman" (PG)

July 10: "Kung Fu Panda" (PG)

July 17: "Men in Black" (PG-13)

July 24: "Journey to the Center of the Earth" (PG)

July 31: "Iron Man" (PG-13)

Aug. 7: "Sixteen Candles" (PG)

Aug. 14: "Harry Potter: The Prisoner of Azkaban" (PG)

Aug. 21: "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" (PG-13)

Aug. 28: "Madagascar" (PG)

Concert Series

Bayside Sounds concerts

in Superior at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

June 24: The Randy Lee Jazz Orchestra at Billings Park

July 1: Sh-Boom at Barker's Island

July 8: The Superior Singers at Billings Park

July 15: Rock-A-Billy Revue at Barker's Island

July 22: The Windjammers at Billings Park

July 29: Don't Panic at Barker's Island

Aug. 5: The Shackshakers at 6 p.m. at Billings Park

Aug. 12: Big Hill Quartet at 6 p.m. at Barker's Island

Chester Creek concerts

7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Chester Bowl, 1801 E. Skyline Parkway. Free. Call (218) 730-4300.

June 2: Sweet Grass

June 9: Rock-A-Billy Revue

June 16: Fish Heads

June 23: Bill and Kate Isles

June 30: Pot Bellied Stallions

July 7: McInnis' Kitchen

July 14: Mark Sowl

July 21: Busterville

July 28: Park Avenue

Aug. 4: Sh-Boom

Community music

June 16-Aug. 25: Tuesday Nite Live in Ely, Tuesdays, at various downtown locations. Features local musicians and demonstrations. Call (218) 365-6123. Go to .

June 18-July 30: Band concerts in Thomas Owens Park in Two Harbors at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, and a patriotic band concert 7:30 p.m. July 4. Call (218) 834-6200

Lucius Woods Music in the Park

in Solon Springs at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Call (715) 378-4272.

Go to .

June 13: Children's Festival,

10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

June 27: Sara Thomsen and Harmony Works

July 3: Mary and the Mudcats

July 4: Highway 101

July 11: Dave Bennett's Septet

July 18: Tonic Sol-fa

July 25: Monroe Crossing

Aug. 1: Whitesidewalls

Aug. 8: Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy

Aug. 15: Barbary Coast

Rock the Block

in downtown Duluth

June 25: Don't Panic, Superior Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues west. Free.

July 9: Brandon Scott Sellner, Superior Street between First and Second avenues west. Free.

July 23: Acceleratii, July 23, First Street between Fourth and Fifth avenues west in front of Score Sports Bar & Grill. Free.

Aug. 6: Morse Street in Canal Park between Lake Avenue South and Canal Park Drive. Band to be announced. Free.

Aug. 20: Centerville All-Stars, First Street between First and Second avenues west. Free.

Sept. 3: Superior Street between First and Second avenues east in front of Fond-du-Luth Casino. Band to be announced. Free.


Duluth Playhouse

506 W. Michigan St. Call (218) 733-7555. Go to .

r "Doubt: A Parable," June 4-14. In 1964, in a Catholic school in the Bronx, Sister Aloysius sets doubt in motion by pursuing her suspicions about a young and progressive priest.

r "Beauty and the Beast," July 16-Aug. 2

The Play Ground

11 E. Superior St. Go to .

r "Jack Chick Plays Volume II," 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, June 4-13 as well as noon June 7.

r "Sweeney Todd," 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Aug. 6-22, the Play Ground, 11 E. Superior St.

Renegade Comedy Theatre

in Teatro Zuccone, 222 E. Superior St.

r "Matt & Ben," June 11-13, 18-20 and 25-27. It's 1995 and Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are just a pair of struggling actors, trying to catch their big break by writing a film adaptation of "Catcher in the Rye."

r "A New Brain," Aug. 6-8, Aug. 13-15 and Aug. 20-22. Gordon Schwinn is a composer for a small-time children's show with dreams of being a big-time composer on Broadway. Currently standing in his way is a lack of ambition, a serious case of writer's block and some deadly fluid in his brain.

r "The Woman in Black," Oct. 15-17, Oct. 22-24 and Oct. 29-31. Arthur Kipps has been sent to the late Alice Drablow residence, Eel Marshal House, to sort through a mountain of her papers, where he comes to know the true harrows of the house.

Events By Venue


801 S. W. Highway 169, Chisholm. Call (800) 372-6437. Go to .

May 30: Diamond Rio, 8 p.m. Tickets: $40, $30, $20 and $10. Go to .

June 6: Spring Fair, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., features crafters and performances by Casey Aro and Marcoux Corner. Cost: $8-$10. Call (800) 372-6437. Go to .

June 13: Summertime Blues, 6:30-11:30 p.m. Features Joanna Conner and Pistol Pete. Tickets are $20 per person.

June 26-28: Iron Ranger Days. Features a Battle of the Bands, concert by Hairball and a polka party on Sunday. Tickets: $6-$8.

July 10: Survivor, Escape, and Atlantis in concert, 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $40, $30, $20, $10. Call (800) 372-6437. Go to .

July 25: Finn Day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Features Erv's Variety Band, May Prachar Band and Casey Aro Band. Tickets: $10, $9, $8.

Aug. 9: All Slav Day and the Duquesne University Tamburitzans, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets: $12, $11, $10.

Aug. 14: The Dweebs, 6 p.m. Tickets: $15.

Aug. 22: The Golden Dragon Acrobats. Tickets: $16, $15, and $14.

Lake Superior Big

Top Chautauqua

3 miles south of Bayfield on Wisconsin Highway 13. Call (888) 244-8368. Go to .

June 20: Shooter Jennings

June 25: Best of the Big Top

June 26: Richie Havens with Harry Manx

June 27 & July 24 & Aug. 19 & Sept. 4: Riding the Wind

June 28: Indigo Girls

July 2: Bill Miller

July 3: The Robert Cray Band

July 5: Simply Folk Live Broadcast

July 8: Songs of the Seasons

July 9: Gov't Mule

July 10: American Stories

July 11: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

July 12: Lura

July 16: Keb' Mo'

July 17: Songs of the Seasons

July 18 & Aug. 6 & Sept. 3: Wild Woods and Waters

July 22: Steve Earle

July 23 & Sept. 11: Best of the Big Top

July 25: Marshall Tucker Band

July 26 & Sept. 5: Riverpants

July 30 & Aug. 26: Moon Songs & Moon Shadows: Tribute to the songs of Paul Simon and Cat Stevens.

July 31: Call for Peace Drum & Dance Co. with Six Around One

Aug. 1: Larry Long

Aug. 2: African Children's Choir

Aug. 7: Joan Baez

Aug. 8: American Stories

Aug. 9: Dailey and Vincent with Rising Gael and BCO

Aug. 13: Corey Carlson

Aug. 14: Younder Mountain String Band with Xavier Rudd

Aug. 15: Songs of the Seasons

Aug. 16: Chic Gamine with La Band Nueva

Aug. 20 & Aug. 22: Abraham Lincoln's Living Legacy: The Full Measure for the People

Aug. 21: Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek with BCO

Aug. 23: Gaelic Storm

Aug. 26-30: Celebrations of the Song

Aug. 27: Songwriter Competition

Aug. 28: Singer/songwriter Showcase

Aug. 29: Suzanne Vega

Aug. 30: Greg Brown

Sept. 2: Garrison Keillor

Sept. 6: Different Draum of Ireland with McInnis' Kitchen

Sept. 12: Old Last Night Comedy

UMD School of Fine Arts - Sieur Du Luth Summer Arts Festival

June 24: Kevin Kling benefit, 7:30 p.m. Marshall Performing Arts Center, UMD. Tickets: $15.

June 30-July 12: "The Ice Fishing Play," 7:30 p.m. June 30-July 3 and July 7-11, as well as 2 p.m. July 5 and July 12, Dudley Experimental Theatre, UMD. As Ron waits in his icehouse hoping to catch "the big one" during the Storm of the Century, he never has a moment of peace. Tickets: $14 for adult, $12 for senior, $8 for student and children and $6 for UMD students.

July 1-29: Concerts by the Lake, Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., Glensheen Estate, 3300 London Road. Free. Call (218) 726-8561. Go to .

July 13: Chamber music, 7:30 p.m., Weber Music Hall, UMD. Tickets: $14 for adults, $12 for seniors, $8 for students and $6 for UMD students. Call (218) 726-8561. Go to .

July 20: Jazz concert, 7:30 p.m. Weber Music Hall, UMD. Tickets: $14 for adults, $12 for seniors, $8 for students and $6 for UMD students. Call (218) 726-8561. Go to .

July 23-Aug 1: "Footloose," 7:30 p.m. July 23-25, July 29-Aug. 1, as well as 2 p.m. July 26, Marshall Performing Arts Center, UMD. Ren McCormack, who leaves Chicago with his single mother, moves to Bomont, a small town in the middle of nowhere. Ren begins a movement among the teens of the town to bring life back into Bomont. Tickets: $14 for adults, $12 for seniors, $8 for students and children or $6 for UMD students. Call (218) 726-8561.

Miscellaneous Events

June-Aug.: Indies on Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Reif Performing Arts Center in Grand Rapids. Features independent and foreign films each week. Donation. Go to .

June 5-7: Itasca Sunset Saddle Club Horse Show, Itasca County Fairgrounds in Grand Rapids.

June 14: Blessing of the Fleet, Bayfield's City Harbor. Call (800) 447-4094.

June 15: Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial Day of Remembrance, noon, at memorial site at First Street and Second Avenue East. Go to .

June 16: Music of Your Life: Favorites from the 1930s and '40s by Tim and Peggy White, 2 p.m., Mitchell Auditorium. Call (218) 723-5940.

June 18: Chequamegon Chef's Exhibition Annual Gastronomical Tasting Extravaganza, Bell Street Tavern, Madeline Island. Call (888) 475-3386.

June 27: Split Rock Lighthouse Children's Day, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free for ages 17 and younger with an adult. Call (218) 226-6372.

July 3-5: 29th annual Red Cliff Traditional Pow Wow. Call (715) 779-5597.

July 5: Los Lonely Boys at Bayfront Festival Park. Tickets: $25-$37.50. Go to .

July 10-12: North Shore Rod Run, July 10-12. Host motel, Comfort Inn Motel, 3900 W. Superior St. Features wiener roast/bonfire, mystery run, games, dance and a picnic. Cost: $40 for all weekend activities per couple. Call (218) 721-3487. Go to to register.

July 11: Secret Garden Tour, Douglas County Historical Society. Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at door. Go to .

July 15: Duluth Woman's Club annual Tour of Homes, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Duluth Woman's Club, 2400 E. Superior St. Maps and handouts are provided for the self-guided tour describing the history of the homes and materials used throughout. Cost: $25; includes lunch. Call (218) 724-3168. Go to www.duluth

July 15: Ice Cream Social at Fairlawn Mansion, 5-8 p.m., 906 E. Second St. Features free tours of the mansion, music, carriage rides and food. Go to .

July 18: Western Garden Tour, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Norton Park United Methodist Church, 436 N. 79th Ave. W. Breakfast, 9-11 a.m., and self-guided tour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost: $8. Call (218) 624-5995.

July 24: Comedian Jerry Seinfeld, DECC Auditorium. Tickets: $47-$77. Call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

July 25-26: Northern Minnesota Itasca Vintage Car Club Show and Swap Meet, Itasca County Fairgrounds. Go to .

Aug. 8-9: 25th annual Threshing & Antique Show, Blackberry Farm Club grounds. Go to .

Aug. 13 & Aug. 15: "La Boheme," DECC. Go to .

Aug. 22: Public Safety Expo, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hermantown Police Department, 5111 Maple Grove Road, Hermantown. Public safety demonstrations and displays featuring firefighting equipment, police canines, motor vehicle extrication, Taser demo, squad cars and more. Free. Call (218) 336-4343.

Aug. 28-29: Lakehead Harvest Show, 70 E. St. Louis River Road, Esko. Features working steam and gas engines, tractors, sawmilling, threshing and blacksmithing. Go to .

Sept. 3-20: 13th annual Apostle Islands Lighthouse Celebration. Features cruises and tours of all seven historic lighthouses. Call (800) 779-4487.

Sept. 4-6: Great Northern Classic Rodeo, Head of the Lakes Fairgrounds in Superior. Go to www.greatnorthern

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