The Master List of Duluth Events to Plan Ahead for This Year

Duluth Events near our bed and breakfast in Duluth MN

Our city on Lake Superior is known for its lively nightlife, music festivals, and art tours—there are so many annual Duluth events to add to your calendar, and like many folks, these events have become a yearly tradition. Most of these festivals occur near Canal Park at the Bayfront Festival Park on the lakefront, the Duluth Convention Center, and other smaller venues around town.

Perhaps one of the most well-known of the Duluth events is the Bayfront Blues Festival during the peak of summer in August. However, Duluth is such a lively city with art fairs, concerts, film festivals, and celebrations. Before you start planning for the upcoming Duluth events, you’ll want to secure your lodging. If you’ve joined us at our Duluth Bed and Breakfast before, then you know that our location is the ultimate place to stay to enjoy all of the festivities at Canal Park and beyond.

After you’ve had a thrilling time out on the town, our waterfront Duluth bed and breakfast will be a welcome respite. With stunning views of the largest freshwater lake in the world, warm and welcoming Innkeepers, and only five elegant guest rooms for quiet and intimate retreats. We’ll treat you to a delicious homemade breakfast with local and seasonal ingredients each morning. Mark your calendars for these upcoming events, and book your lodging today!

Duluth Events, couple exploring an arts event near our Duluth bed and breakfast

The Best Duluth Events to Plan for this Year

In the city on the shores of Lake Superior, there’s never a dull moment! There are 12 months of fantastic and fun-filled Duluth events to attend and discover each year. From lively music festivals and studio tours to brew fests and airshows, there’s something for everyone.

Here’s a list of the best Duluth events to add to your calendar:

  1. Cold Front: Celebrate winter in Duluth this February with ice skating, dog sled rides, luge sledding, and more.
  2. Duluth Homegrown Music Festival: This annual festival includes nearly 200 local musical acts at over 30 venues all over Duluth. It’s one of the best Duluth events for music lovers.
  3. Duluth Airshow: The annual Duluth Airshow and Aviation Expo is Minnesota’s largest air show featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the U.S. Air Force A-10 Demonstration Team, and one of the Midwest’s largest displays of military aircraft.
  4. Grandma’s Marathon: Each June, the city welcomes runners and their families to run alongside the stunning Lake Superior. It’s one of the most beautiful marathon routes in the country!
  5. Park Point Art Fair: This annual showcase at Park Point displays visual artwork from 120 artists working in clay, photography, painting, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture, fiber, jewelry, wood, and glass.
  6. City of Duluth Fourth Fest: One of the most anticipated Duluth events each year, you’ll love joining the festivities with an impressive fireworks display and live music.
  7. Bayfront Blues Festival: A popular event in Duluth each year, you’ll love the fantastic international artists, food booths. and so much more.
  8. Lake Superior Harvest Festival: Don’t miss this huge farmers market, live music all day, renewable energy fair, nonprofit exhibitors tent, educational demonstrations, and much more!
  9. Duluth Oktoberfestival: You’ll find one of the largest beer hall tents ever erected at Bayfront Park, plus fantastic German beers, eats, and traditions.
  10. Lake Superior 20/20 Studio & Art Tour: Get a unique look inside a group of local artists’ studios around the area. It’s a tour you won’t forget!

This is just the beginning of the best Duluth events to plan for this year. We hope you’ll join us at our Duluth bed and breakfast! We’re always more than happy to offer personalized recommendations for things to do in Duluth and more.

Duluth Events near our bed and breakfast in Duluth

Fantastic Lodging at our Duluth Bed and Breakfast

From the moment you arrive at our Duluth Bed and Breakfast, you’ll first notice our beautiful, award-winning garden grounds. There’s plenty of outdoor space for relaxing in the warmer months—from hammocks and benches looking out on the water to our rooftop oasis with seating, umbrellas, and expansive, sweeping vistas of Lake Superior.

Inside our Duluth bed and breakfast, you’ll find five unique guest suites appointed with beautiful and modern furniture and furnishings. All guest rooms have private en suite baths, some with Thermomasseur tubs with air jets and others with double steam showers. You’ll wake up to the sound of waves lapping against the shore at our Duluth bed and breakfast. You can sip a  cup of local Duluth-roasted coffee while gazing at the sparkling water.

Join us for a wholesome and creative breakfast service in our dining room or back porch in the warmer months. You’ll be treated to a true epicurean vacation, from the mornings at the Inn to the fantastic restaurants in Canal Park and beyond. You’ll love exploring our charming city and returning to our Inn each night for a restful and rejuvenating night of sleep. Book your room at Solglimt Lakeshore Bed and Breakfast today!

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