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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…

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…

Harlem Globetrotters Stop in Duluth Ahead of Upcoming Performance

The Harlem Globetrotters will Captivate the Audience Thursday, March 28 at Amsoil Arena in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – The Harlem Globetrotters are set to dribble into Amsoil Arena in Duluth March 28. Globetrotter Dragon Taylor stopped by FOX 21 Local News Thursday morning during a media tour to promote the upcoming “Fan Powered World Tour.” Taylor was a bit of a late bloomer as a basketball player, as he excelled at football and didn’t take…

Registration Now Open for Duluth YMCA Camp Miller

Camp Miller Offers a Variety of Summer Camp Options for Children of all Ages

DULUTH, Minn. – Believe it or not, summer camp season is right around the corner! Registration is now open for Duluth YMCA Camp Miller. YMCA Camp Miller offers traditional residential summer camps for children in addition to horseback riding camps, day camps, family camps, and off-season camps. Sara Eder, Executive Director of Camp Miller says each year her organization searches…

Barbra Streisand Takes Over Duluth this Weekend

Rubber Chicken Theater Brings Barbra Streisand to the Twin Ports February 15 - 17

DULUTH, Minn. – Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Rubber Chicken Theater is proud to present their upcoming Valentine’s Day Barbra Streisand tribute show, With Love from Barbra. Melody Mendis has been portraying Streisand professionally for the past two years. The show will be happening February 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. and February 17 at 2:00 p.m. at the…

Cold Front Festival Begins Friday in Canal Park

This is the Second Annual Cold Front Festival in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluthians have a history of embracing what makes this community unique, vibrant, and one of the best outdoor cities in the country, and winter is no different. Officials with the City of Duluth say last year’s inaugural Cold Front Festival was an incredible success, with 96% of attendees rating it a positive February winter celebration experience. The City…

Glensheen Mansion Offers Flashlight Tours Through March

Flashlight Tours will Happen Every Friday and Saturday Through March 16

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth’s Glensheen Mansion is bringing back flashlight tours as bitter winter weather continues in the Northland. The darkened fun will run through Saturday, March 16, with tours taking place every Friday and Saturday from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Included with the price of admission, guests will receive a branded Glensheen Flashlight tour pint glass with a sippy…

Fairlawn Mansion to Host Holiday Event Thursday

The Annual Fairlawn Mansion Holiday Sampler Event is Happening Thursday, December 6

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Wine tasting and local pieces of art will be on display Thursday, December 6 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Fairlawn Mansion in Superior. The Holiday Sampler, hosted by Superior Public Museums, is an annual holiday wine tasting event. Megan Meyer, Executive Director of Superior Public Museums, says the event is expected to attract about 150…

Experience Beauty and the Beast at NorShor Theatre

The Performance of Beauty and the Beast Starts Thursday, November 29 at the Historic NorShor Theatre in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Friends at the Duluth Playhouse invite everyone in the community to be their guest starting Thursday, November 29 at the historic NorShor Theatre in downtown Duluth. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will come alive on the stage, providing fun for the whole family. This “tale as old as time” is the perfect holiday show to bring the family…

Dance Works to Take Over at Marshall Performing Arts Center Thursday

UMD Theatre Presents the Annual Dance Works Performance Starting Thursday, November 29 at Marshall Performing Arts Center

DULUTH, Minn. – The energetic folks at the UMD Theatre are excited to present 15 new performances, three by faculty and twelve by student choreographers, starting  Thursday, November 29. This year’s Dance Works will be presented on the main stage at the Marshall Performing Arts Center on the campus of UMD. Dance Works will feature a range of dances in a variety of…

Holiday Huts Taking Over Glensheen Mansion this Saturday, Sunday

The Third Annual Duluth Winter Village is Happening December 1 & 2 at Glensheen Mansion in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Back by popular demand, the Duluth Winter Village is set to take over the grounds of Glensheen Mansion in Duluth Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2. The event is happening from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. each day. More than 40 Duluth businesses will come together to offer holiday gifts and local goods from inside locally…

Trolls, Treats and Scandinavian Fun at Knife River Julebyen

The Sixth Annual Knife River Julebyen is Happening Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2 in Knife River

KNIFE RIVER, Minn. – Julebyen (pronounced YOOL-eh-BE-en) means “Christmas Village”. Residents near and far in the Northland are invited to stop by the community of Knife River along Highway 61 Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2 to enjoy this Scandinavian tradition. Julebyen is a centuries-old Scandinavian and German tradition celebrated with ethnic foods, crafts, holiday decorations, and music. This December, Knife…

Hop Aboard the Christmas City Express This Holiday Season

The Christmas City Express will Open for Passengers Friday, November 23 and Close Saturday, December 22

DULUTH, Minn. – What better way to see the holiday sights of the Northland than aboard the Christmas City Express. Starting Friday, November 23, passengers are welcome to purchase tickets to experience the magical excursion. New this year, trains will board and depart at the Duluth Depot. The holiday fun of the Christmas City Express begins in the Lake Superior Railroad Museum….

Free Turkey Bowl, Skating Wednesday in Duluth

Duluth Parks and Rec Department is Hosting a Free Turkey Bowl Wednesday, November 14 at the Essentia Health Duluth Heritage Center

DULUTH, Minn. – The City of Duluth Parks and Recreation division is hosting a Turkey Bowl event on Wednesday, November 14 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Essentia Duluth Heritage Center, 120 South 30th Avenue West. The event is free and open to the public. Families are invited to take part in frozen turkey bowling, drawings for free turkeys,…

Hiking and Halloween Fun This Weekend at Hartley Nature Center

The Annual Hartley Nature Center Howl-O-Ween is Happening Saturday, October 27 in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Rain or shine, the annual Howl-O-Ween event is returning to Hartley Nature Center on the morning of Saturday, October 27. This year’s event will unveil an all new outdoor format. Organizers invite the public to come dressed in costume and enjoy exploring trails near the nature center. You’re encouraged to dress warm and be ready to take…

Experience Sugarloaf Cove During Open House this Saturday

Sugarloaf Cove Along Highway 61 is Hosting Their First Ever Open House Saturday, October 20

SCHROEDER, Minn. – The friendly folks at Sugarloaf Cove invite you to spend your Saturday exploring the wilderness and rich history of their location. Visitors will have the chance to celebrate Minnesota’s North Shore and learn more about its unique geology, climate and more. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Sugarloaf North Shore Stewardship Association are hosting an…

Get Your Costume Ready! North End Days, Superior Spooktacular Starts Friday

The Superior Business Improvement District is Proud to Present North End Days, Superior Spooktacular Events this Weekend

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Ghosts and goblins of the Twin Ports invite you to spend your weekend having fun, playing games and enjoying one of the best fall parades across the region. The Superior Spooktacular is happening Saturday, October 13 with North End Days kicking off Friday, October 12. Organizers Carolyn Nelson Kavajecz and Ed Newman stopped by FOX 21 Local News…

Apples and Adventure Await in Bayfield this Weekend

The 57th Bayfield Apple Festival will Run From Friday, October 5 through Sunday, October 7

BAYFIELD, Wis. – The famed Bayfield Apple Festival has already won the rank of “10 Best Fall Harvest Festivals in the Nation” in past years, and they’re looking to secure that position once again this year. The festival is set to kick off Friday, October 5 and run through Sunday, October 7. The event serves as a celebration of the autumn…

Making Colorful Fall Memories at Jay Cooke State Park

Park Naturalists at Jay Cooke State Park are Pleased to Invite the Public to their Wednesday Wanderings Series in October

DULUTH, Minn. – Starting Wednesday, October 3, you, your family and friends are invited to take part in a new month-long series at Jay Cooke State Park near Carlton. Wednesday Wellness Wanderings will include a guided tour with Park Naturalist Kristine Hiller. The event is a three-part weekly series. Folks are invited to arrive and take part in the series from…

Fall into Autumn Adventures with The Duluth Experience

The Duluth Experience is Offering a Wide List of Fall Happenings Throughout the Autumn Months

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth region offers seasonal attractions for thousands of visitors every year. Combine the amount of entertainment and adventure with beautiful fall colors and there’s certainly something for everyone to enjoy. Co-Founder and CEO Dave Grandmaison stopped by FOX 21 Local News Monday morning to chat about the upcoming events scheduled. The Duluth Experience is already thinking…

Making Fun Fall Memories with Simek’s Family Farm

Simek's Family Farm Will Open Saturday, September 15

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s a sure sign fall is right around the corner. Family owned and operated Simek’s Farm is opening Saturday, September 15! Co-owner Andrea Simek says the farm is a wonderful place for both the young and the young-at-heart to enjoy a fall farm experience. The grounds include a corn maze, pick your own fall pumpkin, fresh produce,…

LIVE Music, Eastern European Cuisine at GND Rec Center this Sunday

The Gary New Duluth Rec Center is Hosting Their Final Concert of the Summer Sunday, September 16

DULUTH, Minn. – For the final time this summer, music will be the talk of the town at the Gary New Duluth Rec Center on Sunday, September 16. Residents in the area are dubbing the concert as “Music from the Alps to the Adriatic.” This is a family event with games for the kids too. There will be a bounce house,…

Coffee Conversation: Minnesota Mile to Attract Hundreds this Friday

The Minnesota Mile Sponsored by Grandma's Marathon will Take Over Skyline Parkway Friday, September 7

DULUTH, Minn. – Northlanders are welcome to sign up now as an individual or team member for the 12th annual Minnesota Mile taking place on Friday, September 7. The course will be set along Duluth’s Skyline Parkway. Participants will run a one mile loop while enjoying breathtaking views of Lake Superior, the St. Louis River Bay and the start of…

Great Northern Classic Rodeo Takes Over Superior This Weekend

The Great Northern Classic Rodeo Starts Friday and Finishes Sunday

DULUTH, Minn. – If you’re still looking for plans Labor Day weekend, you may want to head to Superior. The 27th 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 rodeo performance. There will be pre-rodeo events and Mutton Bustin’ for the kids….

“Imagine Canal Park” During the Month of September

The City of Duluth Won a Knight Cities Challenge Grant of Over $200,000 to Help Bring the Project to Life

DULUTH, Minn. – Starting Tuesday, August 28, city officials along with community partners are set to unveil new signage as park of the nearly two week Make Canal Park Pop initiative. The project is made possible thanks to a Knight Cities Challenge grant of more than $200,000 dollars, received in June of 2017. The grant will expire in December of…

Duluth Superior Pride to Celebrate 32 Years of Northland Diversity

The 32nd Duluth Superior Pride will Begin Thursday, August 30 with the Mayor's Reception at the Duluth Depot

DULUTH, Minn. – The 32nd anniversary of the Duluth Superior Pride will take place on Labor Day Weekend; August 30 through September 2. Duluth Superior Pride was established in 1986 and continues to share entertainment, equality and diversity throughout the Northland. The event will take over the entire Duluth, Superior area including local bars, restaurants, art spaces and Bayfront Festival Park to…

Art in Bayfront Park Takes Over Duluth this Weekend

Ninth Annual Art in Bayfront Park is Happening Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – On Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19, Art in Bayfront Park returns for the ninth year. The two-day art fair takes place at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth. Art lovers will find quality work from local and regional artists. Vendors will include jewelry, painting, photography, ceramics, metalwork, glass and more. New this year, there will be a…

Get Bubbly for the 10th Annual Duluth Bubble Festival

The 10th Annual Duluth Bubble Festival is Happening Sunday, August 19 from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Clyde Park

DULUTH, Minn. – Families in the Northland will have the chance to get bubbly this Sunday, August 19! This marks the 10th year for the Duluth Children’s Museum’s Bubble Festival. Organizers say the event is the perfect way to end summer vacation with a pop. The event will happen from noon to 4:00 p.m. at 29th Avenue West and Michigan…

“Back to the 80s” Party to Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Awareness

On Saturday, August 14, the "Back to the Eighties" Party at Barker's Island Pavillion will Help Benefit Area Breast Cancer Patients

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – On Saturday, August 18, folks in the Twin Ports have the chance to listen to two rockin’ 80’s bands as the take the stage at Barker’s Island Pavilion. “Back to the Eighties” will help support Northland Bikers for breast cancer awareness. Money raised will be kept local in the Twin Ports, going toward St. Luke’s Circle of Hope….

Duluth to Host All City Senior Picnic Once Again

The All City Senior Picnic was Forced to Take a Ten Year Break Due to Budget Cuts; Will Return on Wednesday, August 22

DULUTH, Minn. – Registration is now open for seniors in the City of Duluth to sign up for the All City Senior Picnic. The event was last held in 2008. Due to budget cuts, the event was forced to be put off year after year until now. Seniors are invited to attend the All City Senior Picnic at the Morgan…

Families Invited to “Party in the Park” in Two Harbors

The Second Annaul Party in the Park Event is Happening Saturday, August 11 in Two Harbors

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – Back for a second year, the wildly popular family friendly “Party in the Park” event is happening at Thomas Owens Park in Two Harbors. In case of rain, the event will be moved to the Lake County Arena. Party in the Park is a free event, sponsored by the city of Two Harbors. The event is centered…

Canoe, Kayak the St. Louis River This Weekend

The St. Louis River Alliance is Hosting Their Annual Canoe and Kayak Tour, Picnic Saturday, August 11

DULUTH, Minn. – Northlanders have until 4:00 p.m. Thursday, August 9 to register for the 2018 St. Louis River Alliance Canoe and Kayak Tour and Picnic. The event is taking place on Saturday, August 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Executive Director of SLRA, Kris Eilers, tells FOX 21 the event is open for everyone to take part in. The mission of…

Crazy for Custard with Culver’s

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 Serves as National Custard Day Across the Nation

DULUTH, Minn. – Today is going to be a hot day in the Northland, but luckily, it’s National Frozen Custard Day! Frozen Custard is made with eggs in addition to the cream and sugar found in ice cream. When the inventors of frozen custard premiered the product on Coney Island in 1919, they sold 18,640 cones on their first weekend…

Superior Sailing with Duluth Yacht Club

The Duluth Yacht Club Hosts a Weekly Sailboat Regatta on Lake Superior

DULUTH, Minn. – Chances are if you’re a Northland native, you’ve noticed sailboats taking over the waters of Lake Superior in Duluth nearly every Wednesday evening in the summer. Steve Henry, member of the Duluth Yacht Club, stopped by FOX 21 Local News to chat about the weekly sailboat regatta. Henry spoke about what folks should look for if they’re…

Thomas the Tank Engine, Percy Set to Attract Thousands to Duluth

Thomas the Tank Engine and His Best Friend Percy will Start Giving Rides Friday, August 3, 2018

DULUTH, Minn. – Thomas the Tank Engine and his friend Percy are making the trek to Duluth from the Island of Sodor this week. The two will spend the next few weeks in the Northland, giving children and their families rides starting Friday, August 3. For the next two weekend, visitors will be able to enjoy not only rides, but games, but…

Duluth Elks, Volunteers Teaching Kids to Fish

Teaching Kids to Fish is Happening Saturday, July 28 at Boulder Lake

DULUTH, Minn. – Happening Saturday, July 28, more than 50 children from across the Northland will take part in a fun-filled day of events at Boulder Lake near Duluth. The Duluth Elks #133 along with many local sponsors and volunteers will help take kids fishing, some, for the first time in their life. The group partners with youth centers across…

Splish Splash on the Iron Range This Weekend

The Hoyt Lakes Water Carnival is Happening Thursday, July 26 Through Sunday, July 29

HOYT LAKES, Minn. – The 63rd Annual Hoyt Lakes Water Carnival is happening Thursday, July 26 through Sunday, July 29. Organizers say you’ll have the chance to take part in family-friendly fun, games, the annual parade and fireworks display. The festival serves as the communities summer “welcome home” celebration, attracting thousands of people back to Hoyt Lakes for the weekend….

Hustle to Duluth Marshall Saturday Morning

The Third Annual Hilltop Hustle is Happening Saturday, July 21 Starting at 7:30 a.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – School’s out for the summer, but Duluth Marshall is heating up this Saturday, July 21. This is the school’s reunion weekend, and many activities are planned. At 7:30 a.m., registration will open for the 3rd Annual Hilltop Hustle 5k obstacle fun run. Seven different obstacles including an inflatable obstacle course will be on site. Participants will be…

Summer Family Fun Heats Up for Woodland Days

Woodland Days is Happening Saturday, July 21, Hosted by the Other Place Bar and Grill in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Summer fun is heating up Saturday, July 20 as The Other Place Bar and Grill hosts the 2018 Woodland Days festival. Marty Hinz, Owner of The Other Place Bar and Grill, says this year, they’re looking to expand, making the festival more family friendly. There is a list of events planned from noon until 4:00 p.m. outside…

Summer Nights Turn Hot at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College

The Annual Summer Concert Series will Kick Off Thursday, July 19, 2018

CLOQUET, Minn. – Starting Thursday, July 19, 2018, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College will kick off their annual Hot Summer Nights Concert Series. Don Buck with Rock-a-Billy Revue stopped by FOX 21 Local News on Wednesday to chat about the event, and his band’s longtime attendance with the popular concert series. Buck says ever year the crowd continues…

Skating and Sippin’ with NorthShore Inline Marathon

Skate & Sip Occurs Bi-Weekly and is Sponsored by NorthShore Inline Marathon

DULUTH, Minn. – The bi-weekly Skate & Sip series continues Tuesday, July 17 at 6:00 p.m. The event is sponsored by NorthShore Inline Marathon and Bent Paddle Brewing Co. Organizer Mike Ward tells FOX 21 Local News right now, the group is made up of roughly ten people who participate regularly. The group would like to continue to grow in…

Boomin’ Weekend Ahead as Bay Days Celebrations Kick Off

Bay Days Will Kick Off Friday, July 13 and Wrap Up Sunday, July 15

SILVER BAY, Minn. – This weekend the communities of Silver Bay and Beaver Bay will collaborate, celebrating “Bay Days.” The food, fun and entertainment 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 10:00 p.m. On Saturday, folks will…

Get Downtown Duluth for Sidewalk Days 2018

Sidewalk Days Runs From Wednesday, July 11 Through Saturday, July 14

DULUTH, Minn. – The Greater Downtown Council is once again proud to present the 2018 Sidewalk Days Festival from Wednesday, July 11 through Saturday, July 14. This year, the festivities will be more compacted due to Superior Street reconstruction. The festival will take place from Lake Avenue, down Superior Street to 3rd Avenue West. Every year thousands of people take…

Coffee Conversation: Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park will Begin on Friday, July 13 at 9:05 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. It’s that time of year again, Northlanders will be digging out the blankets and dusting off the lawn chairs in preparation for the 2018 Movies in the Park presented by the Duluth Greater Downtown Council, North Shore Federal Credit Union and many other local sponsors. The movies will show every Friday evening, from July 13 through August 31…

Beautiful Butterflies Back at Lake Superior Zoo

The Butterfly House Exhibit will Remain Open until Mid-September at the Lake Superior Zoo

DULUTH, Minn. – After months of cold and snow and back by popular demand, butterflies have fluttered their way back into the Lake Superior Zoo for yet another summer. Mother Nature forced opening day of the exhibit to be pushed back, but it’s not stopping visitors from flocking to local attraction.   “People are enchanted when they come here,” said…

Coffee Conversation: 2018 Chester Creek Concert Series

The 36th Annual Chester Creek Concert Series Kicks Off Tuesday, June 12 at 7:00 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Northlanders will have the chance to start rocking out every Tuesday evening (weather permitting) at Chester Bowl in Duluth. The 36th Annual Chester Creek Concert Series starts Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The concert series is ten weeks from June 12 through August 21. The concerts will run every Tuesday from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Organizers ask concert attendees to bring a…

Knowing Your Neighbors: Getting to Know The Bauble Fairy

The Bauble Fairy Started Three Years Ago by Hermantown Resident Lyndsey Manning

DULUTH, Minn. – Big box and department stores have a large selection when it comes to bling and jewelry for babies and children. But one Northland mother simply wasn’t satisfied with the choices. “Probably not your typical style, the blue hair and black walls in my house,” said Lyndsey Manning, Owner of The Bauble Fairy. For this stay-at-home mom, fashion…

Duluth Superior Film Festival Starts Wednesday

Richard Hansen, Founder of the Duluth Superior Film Festival Projects a Successful Year for the Event

DULUTH, Minn. – The 9th annual Duluth Superior Film Festival (DSFF) will kick off Wednesday, May 30 and run through Sunday, June 3. DSFF will take place at multiple venues across the city including Zinema, Teatro Zuccone, Clyde Iron Works, Blacklist Artisan Ales and The Commet Theater in Cook, Minnesota. Founder Richard Hansen says this year’s line-up will focus on…

Memorial Day Weekend Brings Summer Fun to Spirit Mountain

Memorial Day Weekend Serves as the Official Start to the Summer Activity Season at Spirit Mountain in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – The summer season is officially underway in the Northland, at least according to the staff at Spirit Mountain in Duluth. “It’s hard to believe, we just closed the ski season down at the middle of April,” said Brandy Ream, Executive Director at Spirit Mountain. In the blink of an eye, Mother Nature is transforming Spirit Mountain into…