Gay Duluth, Minnesota


Duluth is a place like no other. An endless horizon where the largest freshwater lake in the world meets the sky. Rocky cliffs and pristine forests where you'll find miles of trails to explore. A thriving community where you can take in a show, explore nature, enjoy a meal and stay in comfort no matter where your plans take you.

There are many opportunities in and around Duluth to explore the rugged scenery of Lake Superior. From Canal Park take the Lakewalk to Leif Erikson Park with its famed Rose Garden, and enjoy miles of walking and biking paths to the far eastern and western reaches of the city. The Spirit Mountain Recreation Area provides seasonal activities for all ages to enjoy.  Below are a few featured Events, please feel free to check out the full list of events happening in Duluth this Summer by clicking here.

Featured Events:

Duluth Airshow

Dates: June 3 - June 4
Time: TBA
(218) 628-9996 • Visit Website
Minnesota's largest airshow returns to the Duluth International Airport. The Airshow will feature the United States Navy Blue Angels marking their first visit to Minnesota in three years. It is their only scheduled performance for Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota or South Dakota in 2017.

41st Annual Grandma's Marathon

Date: June 17 
Time: 7:45 a.m./Wheeler start at 7:40 a.m.
(218) 727-0947 • Visit Website
This Iconic Duluth tradition highlights the best of the Northland including breathtaking scenery, unparalleled hospitality and passionate community spirit. This annual event offers an experience that runners and their families will cherish forever. Run alongside Lake Superior!

City of Duluth FourthFest

Date: July 4 
Time: Gates open at 4:00 pm/Music at 4:30 pm
(218) 722-4011 • Visit Website
The Midwest's greatest Fourth of July celebration and fireworks extravaganza! Join friends and neighbors for live music, tempting treats and the largest fireworks display in the upper Midwest at Bayfront Festival Park as we celebrate our nation’s independence on July 4th, 2017. Visit dozens of Food and Craft vendors in Bayfront Park. Take in the Mighty Thomas Carnival next door in the DECC Parking lot. Music by Kat Perkins from NBC’s The Voice, Glen’s Neighbor, Mark Rubin and Dead End Friends. Bayfront Park provides the best seat in the house for the largest fireworks display in the Upper Midwest brought to you by the City of Duluth. Fireworks start at 10:10PM. Admission is FREE and handicap accessible. No bottles, outside food, coolers, weapons or animals allowed at Bayfront Park (certified service animals will be allowed, but please understand that there will be loud booms from the firework display). One empty water bottle per patron will be allowed in the park. Water stations located inside the park across from portable restroom units.

Bayfront Reggae & World Music Festival

Date: July 15 
Time: 11:00 am
(218) 525-8099 • Visit Website
Enjoy the 12th annual festival showcasing internationally touring performers while you enjoy ethnic foods, beverages, and a variety of artisans displaying their wares. Enjoy Lake Superior views from this beautiful open-air venue. Visit the web site for updates on the 2017 lineup, tickets, hotel accommodations, directions, and camping information.

All Pints North Summer Brew Fest
Date: July 29 
Time: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
(612) 677-2246 • Visit Website

Visit the beautiful shores of Lake Superior to celebrate craft beer from Minnesota breweries and brewpubs of the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild. Plus select regional craft brands. Meet the brewers and enjoy craft beers, food vendors, live music, craft beer educations, and much more. Held in Bayfront Festival Park.

Arts & Entertainment

Don't be fooled by the city's rugged charm: this is a cultural center that boasts a far from ordinary level of outstanding fine art and performance offerings. Enjoy the ballet, orchestra, live music, plays and musicals. The new Superior Street downtown Historic Arts and Theatre (HART) district is a must stop.

Exploration & Adventure

Duluth is Outside Magazine's "Best Town Ever," and our parks and trails are a big part of why we earned that title. With 6,834 acres of city parkland, 178 miles of wooded trails, 16 designated trout streams, plus Lake Superior, there's not much you can't do when you are outside in Duluth  

Sports & Recreation

Catch a college hockey or basketball game, travel by ski – downhill or cross country, fat biking trails are groomed and ready, and spend some time soaking in the city’s sights and sounds.

History & Culture

Visit antique shops and museums showcasing the arts and artifacts of the golden age of rail and sail. Tour historic mansions decorated delightfully for the holidays and marvel at the stately architecture of a bygone era.

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Restaurants in Duluth

Looking for rustic, retro or just plain refreshing dining options? Whether you’re a vegetarian, carnivore or locavore, you’ll find a far-reaching selection to whet your appetite.

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Nightlife in Duluth

With its thriving local music scene, a wide variety of live entertainment options, nightclubs, bars and pubs, this city really comes alive at night.

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Local Tips in Duluth

There’s no shortage of things to do here, and we’ll help you find them all!

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