Entertainment

Lake Superior Zoo Hosting Annual Uncorked and Tapped for Conservation Fundraiser

The Fundraiser is Happening Thursday, November 14, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – The Lake Superior Zoo invites you to the annual Uncorked and Tapped for Conservation Fundraiser on Thursday, November 14 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. The event is happening at Clyde Iron Works in Duluth. The evening will include wine and beer tasting, food from local restaurants, live music, raffles, and more. Proceeds from this event go towards…

Opera Studio at UMD Presenting Production of “Love Scenes”

The Production of "Love Scenes" is Happening Friday, November 8 in Weber Music Hall on the Campus of UMD

DULUTH, Minn. – Happening Friday, November 8, you’re encouraged to make way to Weber Music Hall on the campus of UMD. Opera Studio is proud to present a very special program titled, “Love Scenes.” The production begins at 7:30 p.m. Performers Rachel Inselman and Adam Gieber stopped by FOX 21 Local News Tuesday morning to chat about the upcoming performance….

Fortune Bay Resort Casino Hosting Competitive Taco Eating Championship

The Major League Eating Championship is Taking Place Saturday, November 2 at Fortune Bay Resort Casino in Tower, Minnesota

TOWER, Minn. – Major League Eating is pleased to announce that the third-annual Fortune Bay World Indian Taco Eating Championship. The number-three-ranked competitive eater in the world, Geoffrey Esper, and other top-ranked eaters will gather in Tower, Minnesota to seek the title of Indian Taco-Eating Champion of the World at the third-annual Fortune Bay World Indian Taco-Eating Championship. The competition…

Time Arc Theatre Presents “You’ll Find it at Roth’s”

"You'll Find it at Roth's" Will Debut at the Empire Building in Superior Friday, November 1

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Time Arc Theatre is proud to present its latest production of, “You’ll Find it at Roth’s.” The production will take center stage at the Empire Building (1208 Tower Avenue) in Superior starting Friday, November 1. The production takes place in 1943 Superior. It was locally written, and tells the entertaining and dramatically enthusiastic story of middle aged…

Sacred Heart Music Center to Host Stage Dedication, Music Fest

The Stage Dedication and Music Fest is Happening Saturday, November 2 at Sacred Heart Music Center

DULUTH, Minn. – Happening Saturday, November 2, Sacred Heart Music Center in Duluth is hosting a stage dedication and Music Fest from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Sacred Heart Music Center is located at 201 West 4th Street in Duluth, Minnesota. The event is open to the public with purchase of a ticket. Board member Mark Nicklawske stopped by FOX 21…

Spooktacular Family Fun Coming to Essentia Duluth Heritage Center

Boo Bash is Happening Wednesday, October 30 at the Essentia Duluth Heritage Center

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Parks and Recreation is partnering up with the Boys & Girls Club of the Northland and many other fine sponsors to once again host the Halloween Boo Bash on Wednesday, October 30 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The event is taking place at the Essentia Duluth Heritage Center. The event will include a variety of activities…

Douglas County Historical Society Celebrates Ratification of Prohibition Amendment

Prohibition Inhibitions is Happening Friday, October 25 at Barker's Island Inn

SUPERIOR, Wis. – It was back on January 16, 1919 when the 21st Amendment repealed the 18th Amendment, ending the increasingly unpopular nationwide prohibition of alcohol. On Friday, October 25, the Douglas County Historical Society invites you to celebrate this 100th anniversary. The Historical Society is hosting a speakeasy theme party, inviting attendees to dress in a 1920s theme while…

Duluth Pack Hosting 6th Annual Ladies Night

Duluth Pack is Hosting Ladies Night on Thursday, October 24 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Pack will be hosting its 6th annual Ladies Night in-store retail event at their Canal Park retail location on Thursday, October 24 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. The event is brought to the Northland region by Duluth Pack, local cidery, Wild State Cider and apparel partner, PrAna. “We are so proud for the sixth year in…

Bentleyville USA in Need of Volunteers, Donations

Coffee Conversation: 2019 Bentleyville USA; Need for Volunteers, Donations

DULUTH, Minn. – Bentleyville USA will flip on the lights for another year of holiday cheer Saturday, November 23. The need for volunteers is in high demand. Nathan Bentley, founder of Bentleyville USA, tells FOX 21 there are six weeks of work to be finished in a matter of four weeks. Volunteers are needed Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30 a.m….

Twin Cities Film Fest Features Multiple Minnesota Connections

Twin Cities Film Festival is Happening October 16 - 26

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Northland movie lovers, now is your chance to get a glimpse of this year’s greatest films — some even have a connection to Minnesota. Twin Cities Film Fest organizers Jatin Setia and Bill Cooper stopped by FOX 21 Local News to chat about this year’s Minnesota connections to the festival. Films with Minnesota Roots: International Falls It…

Hollywood Invasion Coming to Duluth

The Catalyst Content Festival is Happening October 9 - 13 in Duluth, Minnesota

DULUTH, Minn. – A festival years in the making will present it’s Duluth debut on Wednesday, October 9. The Catalyst Content Festival, originally ITVFest, first began in Los Angeles in 2006. Flash forward to today, and the Festival has survived, thrived, and grown through two states. It now resides in Minnesota. Philip Gilpin Jr. is the Executive Director of Catalyst, but…

Picking the Perfect Pumpkin In a Sea of Gourds

DC's Best Produce Farms is Expected to Keep Their Patches Open Through Halloween

DULUTH, Minn. – There’s a sea of pumpkins, gourds and vegetable for sale on the corner of Arlington Avenue and Central Entrance in Duluth. In this week’s Active Adventures, Meteorologist Brittney Merlot swings by the temporary produce stand set up for the Halloween season. For more than 20 years, DC’s Best Produce Farms has set up shop at the busy…

Game Day Munchies? Bucktales Cantina and Grill Has You Covered

Cooking Connection: Sloppy Jose and Tinga Dilla

SUPERIOR, Wis. – It’s football season and with it comes the munchies! In this week’s Cooking Connection, FOX 21’s Brett Scott chats with Bucktales Cantina and Grill owner Dee Morales as business picks up for the fall season. Morales is the only chef in the kitchen at Bucktales, handcrafting each order to perfection. The business is located near Pattison State…

Celebrate Oktoberfest with The Boat Club Restaurant and Bar

Oktoberfest at The Boat Club Restaurant and Bar is Happening Saturday, September 28 from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the Fitger's Courtyard

DULUTH, Minn. – There’s a boatload of fun being packed into one event happening Saturday, September 28. Oktoberfest at The Boat Club Restaurant and Bar is happening from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. The event, taking place in the Fitger’s Courtyard, features LIVE music, Dachshund races, Oktoberfest brews and authentic German cuisine. At 5:00 p.m., guests will be welcome to…

Beargrease Beer and Bacon Bash Taking Over Proctor Fair Grounds Saturday

The Annual Event is Happening Saturday, September 28 from 3 - 7 p.m. at the Proctor Fair Grounds

PROCTOR, Minn. – This family-friendly Beer-Bacon-Bloody Mary tasting event is the kick-off to the Beargrease season, and one of the biggest fundraisers for the race. The Beer and Bacon Bash is happening Saturday, September 28 at the Proctor Fairgrounds. More than ten vendors will be on hand with samples, including Bent Paddle Brewing Co., Castle Danger Brewery, Vikre Distillery, South…

Old Fashioned Fun, Entertainment Highlight Lester River Rendezvous

Lester River Rendezvous is Happening Saturday, September 28 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Northlanders are invited to take part in the 21st annual Lester River Rendezvous Saturday, September 28. Before the main event this weekend, students from across Northern Minnesota will have the chance to explore and learn lifelong skills at the 2019 Lester River Rendezvous starting Thursday, September 26. For two days, classrooms will come alive outdoors as students…

Upcoming 5K Run, Walk to Benefit Douglas County Soldiers and Sailors Relief Fund

Running for Our Heroes 5K Run/Walk is Happening Saturday, September 28 on the Campus of UW-Superior

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Superior is hosting the 6th annual Running for Our Heroes 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 28, at 9:00 a.m. The event is hosted by UW-Superior’s Veteran and Nontraditional Student Center (VNSC) and Douglas County Veteran Services. “It’s been great to see this event grow,” said Monte Stewart, the VNSC Student Services Coordinator. “We’ve made…

Age Well Arrowhead Hosting Inaugural “The Art of Aging” Fundraiser

The Fundraiser is Happening Thursday, September 26 at Northland Country Club in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Age Well Arrowhead’s first annual The Art of Aging fundraising event is taking place September 26, at Northland Country Club in Duluth. The fundraiser begins at 5:00 p.m. The event includes live and silent auctions, art demonstrations, opportunities to meet local artists and a chance to take home amazing pieces of art and other prizes. All of…

Spicy or Mild? Head of the Lakes United Way Hosting Annual Chili Cook-Off

The Head of the Lakes United Way Chili Cook-Off is Happening Thursday, September 19 from 5 - 7 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Head of the Lakes United Way is happy to be spilling the beans on the 28th annual Chili Cook-Off happening Thursday, September 19 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the DECC Arena. This year four newcomers will be entered into the competition, vying to win one of eleven trophies up for grabs. Local organizations will be providing…

Registration Now Open for New North End Nightmare 5K

The 5K is Happening Saturday, October 26 in Superior

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Are you in the mood for spooktacular fun? How about a little exercise before loading on those candy calories? Grandma’s Marathon and the Young Athletes Foundation are proud to be hosting the first ever North End Nightmare 5K taking place during the North End Spooktacular in Superior. The 5K will take place on Saturday, October 26. The…

35th Annual Chester Bowl Fall Fest to Support Scholarship Program

Coffee Conversation: Chester Bowl Fall Fest Happening Saturday, September 21 at Chester Bowl in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend it’s estimated more than 8,000 people will pack into one Duluth Park to help celebrate the changing of seasons and support local businesses. The 35th annual Chester Bowl Fall Festival is scheduled to start Saturday, September 21 at 9:30 and go until 4:30 p.m. Organizers will make an official call around 6:00 a.m. Saturday if…

Organizers, Athletes Prepare for 2019 North Shore Inline Marathon

Active Adventures: North Shore Inline Marathon

DULUTH, Minn. – It takes a village and year round dedication to make the North Shore Inline Marathon a success every year. Race Director Mike Ward stopped by FOX 21 Local News Friday morning ahead of the jam packed lineup of events. Ward says many folks are concerned about detouring around the Lester Bridge construction this year. Traffic will be…

2019 Gitche Gumee Wedding Show Happening Sunday

The Show is Happening Sunday, September 15 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the DECC

DULUTH, Minn. – Are you a bride or groom-to-be? If so, the perfect is event is happening in Duluth Sunday, September 15. The Gitche Gumee Wedding Show is taking place from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the DECC’s Lakeside Ballroom in Duluth. Wedding planning professionals, the stunning Lake Superior Lounge, Inspiration Stations and Fashion Experiences will highlight this year’s…

Interested in Finnish Culture? You Won’t Want to Miss this Musical Performance

The Kardemimmit Kantele Concert is Happening Friday, September 12

DULUTH, Minn. – Happening Friday, September 13 at 7:00 p.m., the United Protestant Church in Duluth in partnership with the Finlandia Foundation Northland Chapter, are set to host a Finnish concert featuring Finnish group Kardemimmit. The church is located at 830 88th Avenue West in Morgan Park. Admission is $10 for adults, and there’s no charge for children to attend….

Experience “Cirque Italia” This Weekend at Miller Hill Mall

Cirque Italia is Happening September 12 - 15 in the Parking Lot of Miller Hill Mall in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Northlanders will have the chance to visit Italy September 12 – 15, but you won’t have to travel to do so! In it’s newest production, Cirque Italia is bringing the towns of Italy to the Northland as their majestic ship sails from port to port. Performers with the show are thrilled to be stopping in Duluth. The…

26th Annual Harvest Festival Bringing Together Local Farmers, Consumers

The 2019 Harvest Festival is Happening Saturday, September 7 at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – For 26 years the Lake Superior Chapter of the Sustainable Farming Association has hosted the annual Harvest Festival. This year’s event is taking place on Saturday, September 7 at Bayfront Fetival Park in Duluth. Farmers and vendors will begin selling locally produced goods at 10:00 a.m. and wrap things up around 4:00 p.m. Event organizers refer to…

World of Wheels Skate Center Debuts Fresh New Rink

Active Adventures: World of Wheels Skate Center in Superior, Wisconsin

SUPERIOR, Wis. – It’s back to school for students in the Twin Ports! What better way to release some steam and have fun on the weekends than with a trip to the roller rink? World of Wheels Skate Center in Superior was recently closed for a short period of time to resurface and update their rink. Now it’s back open…

Saddle Up! Great Northern Classic Rodeo is Back in Superior

The Annual Rodeo Happens Throughout Labor Day Weekend

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Great Northern Classic Rodeo is back for another three-day fun filled lineup of entertainment. The event takes place at the Head of the Lakes Fairgrounds in Superior. The 28th Annual Great Northern Classic Rodeo will begin Friday at 6:00 p.m. Friday night the rodeo will kick off with the “Tough Enough to Wear Pink Event,” and…

“Twin Ports Tonight” Seeking LIVE Studio Audience

Taping for Season Two of Twin Ports Tonight is Happening Tuesday, August 27 and Wednesday, August 28

DULUTH, Minn. – Have you ever wanted to be a part of a live studio audience for a local television show? On Tuesday, August 27 and Wednesday, August 28 you have the chance to do so in Duluth. Season Two of Twin Ports Tonight hosted by Andrew Kirov will air in October on WDSE-WRPT throughout the Northland region. Twin Ports…

The Tribute Fest to Benefit Homeless Veterans in Minnesota

The Tribute Fest Kicks off Thursday, August 22 at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Folks in the Northland are gearing up this week for the start of The Tribute Fest happening August 22 – 24 at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth. The Fest was originally set up more than ten years ago to raise awareness and funds for homeless veterans in Minnesota. Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) is a nonprofit…

Classic Car and Plane Show Taking Over the Bong Airport Saturday

The PBY Black Cats Classic Car and Plane Show is Happening Saturday, August 17

SUPERIOR, Wis. – On Saturday, August 17, the community is invited to an event featuring food, historic planes, and classic cars. The Commemorative Air Force Lake Superior Squadron 101 is hosting the first ever PBY Black Cats Classic Car and Plane Show. Rides on an authentic WWII plane are taking place Friday, August 16. On Saturday a pancake breakfast will…

Art in Bayfront Park to Feature 130 Vendors, Friday Night Concert

New this Year, a Concert Benefiting Save the Boundary Waters is Happening Friday, August 16 from 3:00 - 11:00 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Art in Bayfront Park is returning for the 10th year Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18. On Saturday, the festival will run from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This year there will be a concert Friday night as event organizers look to make the festival a three-day…

Craft, Vendor Expo Coming to IRA Civic Center in Grand Rapids

The Northern Minnesota Craft & Vendor Expo is Happening August 10 - 11 in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. – Art, entertainment, food and fun is coming to the IRA Civic Center in Grand Rapids Saturday and Sunday, August 10 – 11. Saturday hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The IRA Civic Center is located at 1401 Northwest 3rd Avenue in Grand Rapids. The Northern Minnesota Craft & Vendor…

Two Energetic Performances Opening This Week at The Duluth Playhouse

The Duluth Playhouse will Host Two Opening Performances this Week

DULUTH, Minn. – Two new performances are set to take center stage this week at The Duluth Playhouse’s Family Theatre. Xanadu Jr. is a lighthearted spoof of the 1980 movie, Xanadu, which includes tons of references to the original film as well as to the 80’s in general. Cooper Petermeier plays Sonny in Xanadu Jr. Petermeier says it’s a fun…

Spirit Valley Days to Include Pub Crawl, Family Yoga, Community Block Party

Spirit Valley Days is Happening Thursday, August 1 through Saturday, August 3 in West Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Spirit Valley Days is celebrating 40 years of summer fun in 2019. To celebrate the milestone, organizers have created a new logo for the festival, along with carefully planning three new events to bring in the community. Committee member Joy Herbert hopes the events also encourage folks outside of the area to visit West Duluth and see…

Coffee Conversation: Preparations Underway for City on the Hill Music Festival

The City on the Hill Music Festival is Happening August 2 - 3 at Bayfront Festival Park

DULUTH, Minn. – Tickets are now on sale for the annual City on the Hill Music Festival. The event was created five years ago after organizers realized there wasn’t a Christian music festival being offered in the region. Twin Ports Entertainment helped bring this dream to a reality. Niki Corbin with Life 97.3 stopped by FOX 21 Local News to chat…

All Aboard! Thomas, Percy Begin Two Week Stay in Duluth

Thomas and Percy will Spend Two Weekends in the Twin Ports for the Steam Team Tour 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – The Steam Team Tour 2019 features Thomas the Tank Engine and his best friend Percy the Small Engine. Children and their families are invited to spend a day with Thomas & Friends when they chug into the Depot on the North Shore Scenic Railroad July 26 – 28 and August 2 – 4. The tour, now in…

Fish Heads to Perform Thursday Evening in Gary New Duluth

The Fish Heads' Performance is One of Three Free Musical Events Happening this Summer in Gary New Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Fish Heads and Friends, an evening of blues to bluegrass, will entertain crowds Thursday, July 25 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Gary New Duluth Pavilion. Fish Heads and Friends will perform starting at 5:00 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public to attend. Concessions will be available for sale. This is…

Coffee Conversation: All Pints North Brew Fest at Bayfront Festival Park

All Pints North Brew Fest is Happening Saturday, July 27 from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Craft brew enthusiasts are invited to raise a glass and cheers Saturday, July 27 at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The All Pints North Brew Fest, established in 2012, is back for another year featuring more than 120 craft breweries. Attendees will have the chance to sample from all of the…

Purrfect Film Festival Happening Saturday at Zeitgeist

The New York Cat Film Festival is Happening Saturday, July 27 at Zeitgeist Zinema 2

DULUTH, Minn. – The Cat Film Festival (TM) is an exploration through film of the fascinating felines who share our lives, creating a shared audience experience that inspires, educates and entertains. Cats have their own unique and indescribable bond with people, even when living independently as community cats. Event organizers say for far too long, felines have been the “invisible”…

Cultural Food Frenzy Takes Over Bayfront Festival Park This Saturday

Twin Ports Entertainment and Lundeen Productions are Proud to Present the 3rd Annual Taste of Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – The 3rd annual Taste of Duluth is taking on a new look and sound for 2019. Performers are being featured on the main stage this year that are going to reflect many of the ethnic origins that are a rich part of Duluth’s history. In the previous two years the festival has been going on, more than…

Silver Bay Celebrates “Bay Days” Summer Festival This Weekend

Bay Days is Happening July 12 - 14 in Silver Bay, Minnesota

SILVER BAY, Minn. – Two small communities along the North Shore will come together this weekend to celebrate “Bay Days.” The three day festival includes food, fun, and entertainment. Events kick off Friday with the annual Bay Days Parade starting at 6:00 p.m. An evening of family friendly activities will proceed the parade, followed by a blast of fireworks around…

Over 700 Dogs Dart into the DECC Starting Thursday

The Duluth Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show is Happening July 11 - 14

DULUTH, Minn. – The city of Duluth is going to the dogs July 11 – 14. More than 700 four legged friends and their owners will dart into the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) for the annual Duluth Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show. Organizers say the event brings a boost to the local economy, and smiles to the faces…

Coffee Conversation: Saddle Up! 66th Annual Spooner Rodeo Starts Thursday

Click Below for a Full List of Events Happening During the 66th Annual Spooner Rodeo

SPOONER, Wis. – The Spooner Rodeo kicks off this Thursday, July 11 with the Coca-Cola Family/Youth night starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Washburn County Fairgrounds in Spooner. This year Spooner Rodeo Queen Faith Ciesielski and Spooner Rodeo Princess Abby Droessler stopped by the studio to let us know what fun events will be taking place this year at the…

Get Hopped Up at Caribou Highlands in Lutsen Friday, Saturday

The 9th Annual Hopped Up on Caribou Festival is Happening Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13 in Lutsen, Minnesota

LUTSEN, Minn. – Beer and cider connoisseurs have the chance to indulge responsibly Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14  during the 9th annual Caribou Highlands Lodge Hopped Up Caribou Festival. The event features an expansive list of craft brewers, live music and variety of activities. Several new breweries will make their festival debut this year joining some of the…

Maritime Improv Crew to Host Performance Saturday at Fitger’s

The Crew Performs in the Spirit of the North Theater at Fitger's in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – “Belly Laughs” is set to light off  fireworks in the Spirit of the North Theater at Fitger’s Saturday, June 6. The Maritime Improv Crew offers a hilarious PG 13 long form improve show once a month in the theater. Shows begin at 7:00 p.m. and end early enough to still get to bed at a decent time!…

Coffee Conversation: Gowns on Display, Concerts on the Pier at Glensheen Mansion

View More Than a Dozen Gowns Inside, and Concerts on the Pier Outdoors at Glensheen Mansion this Summer

DULUTH, Minn. – They’re back! Glensheen’s annual Concerts on the Pier begin Wednesday, July 3. New this year, the series will begin each Wednesday evening with an opener taking to the Pier at 6:00 p.m., followed by a headliner at 7:00 p.m. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Admission is free to the grounds of Glensheen. You’re encouraged to walk, bike,…

Rox ‘N Soul Perform LIVE on FOX 21 Local News

Roxann Berglund and Briand Morrison Stopped by FOX 21 Local News Friday Morning to Perform LIVE

DULUTH, Minn. – Rox ‘N Soul is made up of vocals by Roxann Berglund and guitar performances by Briand Morrison. The duo reside in Grand Portage, but travel all across the region sharing their musical talents with residents in many communities. The band plays R&B, jazz, blues, pop, rock and original songs alone with favorites by request. Whether playing in…

49th Annual Park Point Art Fair Happening Saturday, Sunday

The Park Point Art Fair is Always Looking for Volunteers to Help with Events in the Coming Years

DULUTH, Minn. – Summer on Park Point means a selection of over 100 vendors to enjoy this weekend at the 49th annual Park Point Art Fair. The festival and parking are free at the end of Park Point in Duluth. Organizer Carla Tamburro says the event is hosted rain or shine, with thousands of folks coming out every year for…

16th Annual Free Range Film Festival Happening Friday, Saturday in Wrenshall

The Free Range Film Festival will Feature 18 Films from Around the World

WRENSHALL, Minn. – Film festival programmer Annie Dugan is thrilled to be organizing and hosting the 16th annual Free Range Film Festival. The event is taking place Friday, June 28 – Saturday, June 29 with varied hours. The annual event brings in hundreds of film enthusiasts interested in watching and enjoying independent cinema in a barn setting. The iconic 103-year-old…