Bayfront Festival Park

Bayfront Gets Down to Reggae

Thousands come out to 14th Annual Reggae and World Music Festival.

DULUTH, Minn.- Bayfront Festival Park was grooving as crowds came out to get down at the 14th Annual Reggae and World Music Festival. The Park was alive with people shopping exotic items, enjoying authentic Jamaican food, and coming together through the power of Reggae Music. “Reggae music teaches life lessons,” said Arthur Sikor.  “It’s not just any kind of music….

Reggae, World Music to be Jammin’ on Stage Saturday in Duluth

The Reggae and World Music Festival is Happening Saturday, July 20

DULUTH, Minn. – Happening Saturday, July 20, the 14th annual Bayfront Reggae and World Music festival will attract folks from all across the globe. Show producer Janna Dreher and entertainer Olatunji stopped by FOX 21 Local News Friday morning to chat about the upcoming festival. Gates will open Saturday at 11:00 a.m. The festival is open to all ages, and…

Earth Celebration Coming to Duluth

Celebration of clear water and connecting communities is being held on Sunday

DULUTH, Minn.- A celebration of clean water and connecting communities is being held this Sunday at Bayfront Festival Park. ‘Honor The Earth’s’ “Water is Life Festival” kicks off at 2 p.m. and will feature multiple music acts featuring numerous genres including jazz, folk, and even hip-hop. Those performing at the event, say Duluth is the perfect venue for it. “This…

Taste of Duluth Takes Hundreds Around the World of Food

Event showcases food from variety of different cultures, including Amish.

DULUTH, Minn.- There’s only one place and one time of year where you can take a trip around the world without leaving Duluth: when Taste of Duluth comes to Bayfront Festival Park. The sounds, sights, smells and above all tastes embraces people into each of the different cultures represented at this year’s Taste of Duluth. “Well y’know we’ve got Italian…

Taking Down Bayfront After Five-Day Concert Run

Local tent rental business feeling positive effects of Bayfront week.

DULUTH, Minn.- After a successful five-day stretch of concerts at Bayfront Festival Park, the Park is returning to its resting state. Crews with local business Doucette’s Special Events, Party, and Tent Rental were at Bayfront Monday disassembling the tents used during the shows. They say 4th of July week was a great boost for their business. “For this week I…

Five Nights of Bayfront Boosts Business in Canal Park

Restaurants and Hotels experiencing an increase in sales as concert-goers flock after shows.

DULUTH, Minn.- All the events at Bayfront the last few days have been lucrative for Canal Park businesses. The staff at 310 pub tells us even though they’ve been working through the concerts, they enjoy hearing stories about the shows from customers who come in afterward for a drink. “Business is booming we definitely had quite a lot of business…

Five Nights of Fun at Bayfront Wrapping Up

Longest run of concerts in venue's history set to bring in sizable revenue.

DULUTH, Minn.- Music lovers packed Bayfront Festival Park for the final time to hear the bands 311 and Dirty Heads Sunday night. The show concludes an impressive 5-night, back-to-back run of festivals and concerts at Bayfront, the largest run in the venue’s history. “About 35,000 total over the course of those 5 days have set foot through Bayfront Festival Park,”…

Fans Enjoy Bayfront for the Trampled by Turtles Festival

Close to 10 thousand people are expected to attend this year's festival and concert.

DULUTH, Minn.- Northland–grown and internationally known folk–band ‘Trampled by Turtles” has quite the following, thousands of which spent the day gathered at Bayfront Park in Duluth to hear them play at one of the city’s biggest events of the Summer. Trampled by Turtles is arguably the most well known musical group from the Northland. The folk–rock band makes a point to…

Duluth Gets a Boost in Tourism this Fourth of July

DULUTH, Minn. – Fourth of July can be one of the busiest times of the year for Duluth. It draws thousands of visitors from across the country. And the increase in tourism can have its advantages for the city. Many call Duluth the “go to” place to spend their weekend on a non–holiday. “Well it’s a beautiful city. You have…

Brat Fest and ‘Bertapalooza’ Bring Crowds to Bayfront Festival Park

Two Fundraising events in Bayfront for the first time.

DULUTH, Minn.- What do Bratwurst, Beer and a guy named Bert have in common? They all occupied Bayfront for the first time this weekend, to donate to local charities. Festival season has begun at Bayfront Park in Duluth with Brat Fest and Bertapalooza. The sizzle of Bratwurst cooking on the grill means a new festival making its mark at Bayfront,…

Summer, Tourism Season Right Around the Corner

Tourism expected to have over $900 million dollar impact.

DULUTH, Minn.- The official start of summer is a little more than a week away, and in Duluth that means Grandma’s Marathon, outdoor festivals, and live music at Bayfront Festival Park. Those events all bring in Tourists. Grandma’s Marathon brings in as many as 20,000 runners and their friends and family. That weekend kicks off Duluth’s summer of fun. Grandma’s…

Plans to Ease Bayfront Area Traffic and Parking Unveiled

Metropolitan Interstate Council holds meeting to release full plan, get public feedback.

DULUTH, Minn.- As summer inches closer, so do festivals and concerts–both at the DECC and at Bayfront Festival Park. Those events are becoming more frequent, and that means growing parking concerns and traffic that backs up onto I-35. But plans are moving forward to help change that, unveiled Wednesday by the Metropolitan Interstate Council, or MIC. The Council is working…

Tips and Tricks for Winter Biking

Zeitgeist Hosts Bikes and Bites Tour for Winter Biking Week

DULUTH, Minn.- Those not bothered by the cold and snow who want to get outside this winter, might want to take their bikes out for a spin. Dozens of bikers rode in to Zeitgeist Arts Cafe in downtown Duluth today, the snow, slush and cold not stopping them. They shared with us some tips and tricks to navigating these conditions…

Northlanders Skate Before Temps Drop

Subzero Temps Mean Outdoor Rinks Close

DULUTH, Minn.- Lately the weather’s been great to get out on the ice. No, not the frozen parking lots and sidewalks. Ice skating rinks. But many outdoor rinks in the Northland close once the windchill drops to about –20 degrees. Even though outdoor rinks may close, in Duluth, Essentia Health provides open skating at their Heritage Sports Center every Wednesday….

Duluth and Germany Come Together Next Fall

New Oktoberfest Event Coming to Bayfront Park

DULUTH, Minn.- Next fall Bayfront Park will be turned into a little Germany. Kern and Kompany just announced they’ll be hosting an Oktoberfestival at Bayfront. The event will feature German games, food, and of course, plenty of beer. “It’s really just about the experience,” said Event Coordinator Jon Ehmke. “We want people to come into Bayfront and get transported to…

Bustin Out the Blues at Bayfront Park

30th Annual Blues Fest Takes Place

Duluth, Minn.- It’s time to get out your guitars and harmonicas, ’cause Duluth is crying the blues this weekend. The 30th Annual Blues Festival took over Bayfront Festival Park. Hardened men hunch over pianos, or cradle guitars, playfully hopping along notes on the stage at Bayfront. The music commands the crowd to move and sway. And Duluth crowds are known to…

Duluth Brew-Haha

Organizers Gear Up for 7th Annual All Pints North

Duluth, Minn-The 7th Annual All Pints North Brew Fest is brewing. and ready to pour out to thousands at Bayfront Festival Park. For beer lovers this is really the most wonderful time of the year in Duluth. Bayfront will be packed with more than three thousand people sampling hundreds of different kinds of craft beer from 120–plus breweries across the…

Fourth Fest Postponed Until July 5th

Organizers say the risk for public safety was something they couldn't ignore.

DULUTH, Minn. – Fourth Fest is changing to Fifth Fest at Bayfront Park, because of the potential severe weather. The Fourth of July has been memorable in Duluth. Thirty years ago there was a massive fireworks explosion and this year’s fourth fest is rescheduled. Bayfront Festival Park organizers tell us they were paying close attention to the forecast all weekend particularly for tonight. After…

Volunteers Do Spring Cleaning At Bayfront Festival Park

Different volunteer groups showed up for the cleanup

DULUTH, Minn. – These warmer temperatures were just right to do some spring cleaning at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth. Volunteers stepped up and spent their time picking up trash and others items left behind. One volunteer says he was surprised with how clean the park was and how people take pride in keeping it that way. “When we have…

31st Annual Duluth-Superior Pride Festival Kicks Off Thursday

Free Family-Friendly Entertainment in Bayfront Festival Park Saturday

DULUTH, Minn. – The 31st Annual Duluth-Superior Pride Festival will be taking over the Twin Ports this week and weekend. The festival is taking place Thursday, August 31 – Sunday, September 3. Schedule of Events: Thursday, August 31: Mayor’s Reception, 5-8 p.m., Duluth Depot Duluth Playhouse Play: I am my Own Wife, Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 1: White Party…

Annual Reggae Festival to Bring Jamaican Culture to Duluth

12th Annual Bayfront Reggae & World Music Festival

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend music, food, artisans and dancing will be taking over Bayfront Festival Park. The 12th Annual Bayfront Reggae & World Music Festival is taking place. It all starts Saturday, July 15 when gates open at 11 a.m. Music begins at 1 p.m. and runs until 11 p.m. Tickets are available online, at the gate or at…

New “Taste of Duluth” Festival to Provide Local Entertainment

Festival Encourages Family-Fun

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend a first-of-its-kind festival is coming to Bayfront Festival Park. The Taste of Duluth is Saturday, July 1 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be more than 60 vendors of food, beer, crafts and more. There will also be live music throughout the entire festival. The event is aimed at highlighting all the great…