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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…

Local Artisans Set Up Shop Saturday in Iron River

The Annual Makers' Faire is Happening Saturday, June 22 in Iron River, Wisconsin

IRON RIVER, Wis. – Happening Saturday, June 22, folks are invited to the community of Iron River, Wisconsin to experience the third annual Makers’ Faire hosted by White Winter Winery. The Faire will run from noon until 5:00 p.m. and showcase many talented artists, farmers, growers, producers, crafts and more from around the region. The artisans are from various communities…

“Carrie: the Musical” Takes Over The Underground Theater

Performances Begin Thursday, June 20 at The Undergound Theater in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Rubber Chicken Theater is extending prom season this year! Their production of “Carrie: the Musical” will be staged June 20 – 22 and June 27 – 29 starting at 7:30 p.m. at The Underground located in the lower level of the Depot, 506 West Michigan Street. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students. The performance…

Duluth Group Encourages Skating and Sipping This Summer

The Skate and Sip Group Meets Every Other Tuesday until September 10

DULUTH, Minn. – The North Shore Inline Marathon isn’t happening until September 13 – 14, but that’s not stopping avid skaters from practicing and enjoying an ice cold brew. North Shore Inline Marathon, Inc. is hosting the third annual Skate and Sip group this summer. Bent Paddle Brewing Co. is sponsoring the event with a free beer for each participant…

Bargain Buys Begin on Park Point

The 39th Annual Park Point Rummage Sale is Happening Friday, June 14 - Saturday, June 15

DULUTH, Minn. – Bargain buys are taking over the Park Point neighborhood in Duluth June 14 – 15. The 39th annual Park Point Rummage Sale is a four mile long event with approximately 125 yards full of deals. Food is available throughout the event. Free parking is available on both sides of the street. Click here to learn more about…

Whiskey Trail Kicks off Chester Creek Concert Series Tuesday Evening

The Chester Creek Concert Series Begins Tuesday, June 11

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s time for live music and entertainment! Summer activities are kicking off at Duluth’s Chester Bowl with the 2019 Chester Creek Concert Series on Tuesday, June 11. The 37th annual concert series continues each Tuesday through August 13th (with a rain date on 8/20 if needed). Shows start at 7:00 p.m. for June and July, with earlier start times…

Cancer Patients, Survivors Encouraged to Attend Essentia Celebration

The Survivors Celebration is Happening Wednesday, June 12 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Clyde Iron Works in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – The Miller-Dwan Foundation is hosting their 4th annual Caring Ways Cancer Resource Center Survivorship Celebration for cancer survivors and their families Wednesday, June 12. The event is set to take place from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Clyde Iron Works in Duluth. Folks are encouraged to attend and enjoy live music, square dancing, food, and fun for…

Thirsty Pagan Hosts Grand Opening Celebration Saturday

Thirsty Pagan is Hosting a Grand Opening at their New Location in Superior Saturday, June 8

SUPERIOR, Wis. – It’s a big weekend for the staff and brewers at Thirsty Pagan Brewing in Superior. The local brewers is hosting a grand opening celebration Saturday, June 8 starting at 11:00 a.m. Live music will include Woodblind starting at 1:00 p.m., followed by Similar Dogs starting at 5:00 p.m. Thirsty Pagan is now located at 1615 Winter Street in…

North Shore Scenic Railroad Brings Back Dinner Trains for Summer Season

Dinner Trains are Offered Fridays and Saturdays in the Summer

DULUTH, Minn. – The North Shore Scenic Railroad is rolling down the tracks once again for a summer full of memories up the North Shore. The Railroad offers a variety of dinner trains throughout the summer, including the Pizza Train, Whiskey Tasting Dinner in the Diner, and the Summer BBQ Train. Ken Buehler, Executive Director of the North Shore Scenic…

Second Annual Garden Art Fair in Duluth Friday, Saturday

Spring at Last Greenhouse is Hosting a Second Annual Garden Art Fair June 7, 8

DULUTH, Minn. – Calling local garden art vendors and green thumbs. Spring at Last Greenhouse in Duluth is hosting their second annual Garden Art Fair Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Spring at Last is located at 4112 West Arrowhead Road. If you’re interested in selling your own art at the fair, you’re encouraged…

Countdown Begins to Grandma’s Marathon, Volunteers Needed

Grandma's Marathon Weekend is Happening June 21 - 23

DULUTH, Minn. – The countdown to Grandma’s Marathon is on! The jam packed weekend of events will run June 21 – 23 this year. While the 2019 race isn’t even over yet, planning has already started for next year’s big race. More than 6,000 volunteers are needed to make race weekend happen. Volunteers are needed from Two Harbors to Canal…

Order Up! ‘Bite Squad’ Rolls into Duluth, Hermantown

Bite Squad is a Food Delivery Service Based in Minneapolis

DULUTH, Minn. – Are you hungry, but don’t want to cook or wait at the restaurant to get your food? Minnesota based Bite Squad is now serving the Duluth and Hermantown areas. Bite Squad started in Minneapolis in 2012 serving 17 restaurants and employing five drivers. The food delivery business is now in more than 375 cities across the United…

Cable Natural History Museum to Host Grand Opening Saturday

The Cable Natural History Museum will Unveil Three New Exhibits Saturday, May 25, 2019

CABLE, Wis. – The Cable Natural History Museum nestled in downtown Cable is bursting with activity, fun, exhibits, activities, events, volunteers and kids, with even more of all that set to open this month as its Curiosity Center nears completion. The museum is hosting a grand opening on Saturday, May 25. “The new Curiosity Center is a dream come true…

Lake Superior Art Glass Now Offering Kid’s Classes

Classes will be Offered Seven Days a Week Beginning Thursday, May 23

DULUTH, Minn. – A new kid’s class is coming to Lake Superior Art Glass in Duluth’s Canal Park. Owner Dan Neff says classes will begin on Thursday, May 23, and will be offered seven days a week. The Kid’s Class is offered to children ages 4 – 11 where the kids will help design and create their own pendant. As…

9th Annual Duluth Dylan Fest Kicks off Saturday

Duluth Dylan Fest is Happening May 18 - 26

DULUTH, Minn. – The sights and sounds of Duluth native Bob Dylan will take over the Northland May 18 – 26 as the Bob Dylan Way Committee hosts 2019 Duluth Dylan Fest. This annual week-long celebration includes music, art and much more. During this year’s festival, Dylan will turn 78-years-old. Miriam Hanson, host of KUMD’s Highway 61 Revisited and Duluth…

Superior Council for the Arts to Host First Annual “Arts Sampler”

The Superior Art Sampler is Happening Friday, May 17, 2019

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Superior Council for the Arts along with the Department of Communicating Arts, Music and Art at UWS invite you to attend the first “Superior Arts Sampler.” The colorful event is happening Friday, May 17 from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the Holden Fine Arts Building on the campus of UW-Superior. Carolyn Nelson Kavajecz with the…

5K Fun Run, Walk to Benefit Veterans Memorial Hall

The Fun Run, Walk is Happening Saturday, May 18, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – You’re invited to attend the 2019 Veterans Memorial Hall 5K Fun Run, Walk happening Saturday, May 18. The race is set to begin at 9:00 a.m. at The Other Place Bar and Grille located at 3930 East Calvary Road in Duluth. This event is open to all ages. Runners are welcome to register online for $25. Registration…

UWS Chamber Orchestra to Host Upcoming Performances

One Performance is Happening on the Campus of UWS, With the Other Taking Place in Duluth

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – It’s a busy week for the talented musical performers at UWS as they have two upcoming concerts this week. One of them is taking place across the bridge in Duluth. The UW-Superior Orchestra will close out its season performing Mozart’s Requiem along with showcasing the winners of the 2019 Orchestra Concerto Competition. The concert is taking place…

Opening Soon: The Adventure Park on the North Shore

A Grand Opening for The Adventure Park on the North Shore is Set for Friday, May 24

SILVER BAY, Minn. – The layout of the land is changing on the corner of Highway 61 and Outer Drive in Silver Bay. The Adventure Park on the North Shore is currently expanding to include a high ropes course with an opening date of Friday, May 24 at 3:00 p.m. The Park was first exposed in 2017 when the owners…

62nd Annual Duluth Lions Club Pancake Day Quickly Approaching

The 62nd Annual Duluth Lions Pancake Day is Thursday, May 2 from 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the DECC

DULUTH, Minn. – Tickets are currently on sale for the 62nd Duluth Lions Pancake Day fundraiser. The annual event is happening Thursday, May 2 from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. inside Pioneer Hall at the DECC. 2019 Pancake Day Chair Pat Swenson said the Duluth Lions hope to serve 12,000 people and raise $ 70,000.00 this year to allow the organization to continue…

“The Forever Sky” Released Today in Cloquet

Local Author Thomas Peacock will host a Book Launch Event Thursday, April 25 at 4:00 p.m. at Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College

CLOQUET, Minn. – Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is proud to host a special book launch event with local author Dr. Thomas Peacock Thursday, April 25 starting at 4:00 p.m. The event is free and open to public. It’s taking place in the amphitheater and commons on campus. Dr. Peacock will present and sign copies of his new…

Cirque du Soleil CRYSTAL Glides into Amsoil Arena

Multiple Performances of the Show are Happening April 19 - 21

DULUTH, Minn. – Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to return to Duluth, Minnesota with its coolest arena show yet, CRYSTAL. The unique production  glides into Amsoil Arena in Duluth for six performances happening April 19 – 21. This is Cirque du Soleil’s first-ever experience on ice, showcasing synchronized, freestyle, and extreme skating alongside circus acts such as swinging trapeze, aerial…