Festivals & Events

Within 5-10 minutes of the hotel:
Within summer walking distance (4-5 blocks):


 

The Park Point Marina Inn is Duluth’s festival and event headquarters. The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle service to Canal Park 7 days a week to bring you even closer to the events. It drops you off right by the seasonal (June-Labor Day) Port Town Trolley stop that goes to Bayfront Park and downtown Duluth. It drops you off 1 block from the DECC and Amsoil lower entrance near the Vista Fleet. We are located within 4 blocks of Canal Park & the Aerial Lift Bridge, 8 blocks from the DECC and Amsoil Arena, and 10 blocks from Bayfront Festival Park and downtown Duluth. We are within easy walking distance from events such as Grandma’s Marathon, William Irvin 5K, Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, Inline Marathon, Tall Ships, Twin Ports Lighthouse Days, Sailboat Races, and Park Point Sand Modeling Contest. We are a seasonal Port Town Trolley (June-Labor Day) ride away from Bayfront Blues Festival, Battle of the Jug Bands, Twin Port Bridge Festival, Bayfront Reggae and World Music Festival, Sidewalk Days, Bayfront Art Fair, Duluth Superior Pride Festival, Duluth Hot Air Balloon Festival, and all the shows and concerts at the DECC, Pioneer Hall, Amsoil Arena, and Duluth Auditorium.

The 4th of July fireworks cascade right out in front of the hotel over the harbor, and can be seen from the resort in dramatic fashion. They are spectacular.

The Park Point Art Fair, with over 80 artists, and the Park Point Rummage Sale, are located on Park Point just a few miles from the hotel.

Bentleyville is a guest favorite and is held in Bayfront Park. The hotel runs a shuttle for this event. Check with the Concierge Service Center for exact dates and times of the shuttle service.

Check over the hotel event calendar for unique and entertaining resort events throughout the year like worst Christmas Sweater Week, Kiss and Make Up Day, International Surf Music Month, Boat Club Heritage Days, and Park Point Beach Days, to name a few. We will also honor national events and days like; Ice Cream Day, National Bike Month, Nature Photography Day, Lake Superior Day, and National Wilderness Day. We enjoy having fun and encourage our guests to participate and embrace our celebration of unique days and events.

Life is way too short not to steal some moments and celebrate some of Duluth’s great festivals and events. Cross over the bridge from ordinary and experience one of our hotel’s unique events or one of Duluth’s great celebrations.





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  • Outdoor
  • Family-Oriented
  • Kids Fun
  • Romantic
  • Night Life
  • Summer
  • Winter
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Located in Duluth
Summer

The Duluth Airshow soars into town every year in the late summer, and everyone on the ground is looking forward to looking up. With military displays, precision flight teams, bi-planes, tri-planes, bombers and wing-walkers, this thrilling exhibition is a huge hit event with anyone who ever wished they could fly.

Located in Duluth
Summer

The Homegrown Music Festival is Duluth’s annual event showcase of rawk and/or roll devil music. It began as a simple birthday party with a handful of bands and a bunch of beer. Now it’s a complete bureaucracy, run by a volunteer steering committee and a board of directors, featuring 200 musical acts, along with a […]

Located in Duluth
Summer

This 26.2 mile race event follows Scenic Highway 61 from Two Harbors to Canal Park in Duluth. For over 40 years racers from all over the globe have been participating in both the full and half marathon. Along with the race there are festivities and activities for the spectators such as live music, speakers, and of […]

Located in Duluth
Summer

Get in on great shopping, mouth-watering food, toe-tapping music, and fun for the kids during this annual festival event in the heart of the city. More than 50 different vendors will join our downtown merchants to take to the street. Superior Street will be closed to vehicular traffic starting at 8:00AM each day between Lake […]

Within Walking Distance
Summer

Every Wednesday night in the summer, the Duluth Yacht Club hosts a sailboat race event in either the Lake Superior Harbor or Lake Superior itself. You can watch the boats sail by from the Park Point Beach, or you can go have a cocktail at the tiki bar in the Fitger’s complex.

Within Walking Distance
Summer

The rummage sale is 4 miles and approximately 125 yards of bargains. Food is available throughout the event. Just cross the Aerial Lift Bridge to Park Point and start your shopping adventure. Plenty of free parking on both sides of the street.

Within Walking Distance
Winter

The Christmas City of the North Parade has been a Northland tradition since 1958 when it was created by KBJR General Manager, Bob Rich, as a way to bring residents together during the holiday season. Originally starting out as a small event, public response to the first parade was overwhelming and it grew in size […]

Located in Duluth
Summer

Dragon boat racing is not only one of the fastest growing water sports in the world; it is also one of the most exciting! As one of the largest festivals of its kind, The Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival is proud to be a part of this growing community-building tradition.

Located in Duluth
Outdoor, Rainy Day Fun, Romantic, Summer, Winter

The Lake Superior 20/20 Studio Art Tour is a guided tour in its third year of sightseeing the North Shore with culture, new works, and new artists along a 20-mile loop East of Duluth and West of Two Harbors, Minnesota.

Duluth, MN 55802
Within Walking Distance

This annual event with over 120 artists participating is a fun family event. It is one of the largest art fairs in the northland and is a favorite of both artists and art connoisseurs.

Park Point Beach House
5000 Minnesota Avenue
Duluth, MN 55802
Located in Duluth

Grab your friends and a blanket and go see a movie on the shores of Lake Superior at Leif Erickson Park. Every Friday from June to August the park hosts a movie event open to the public, free of charge.

Leif Erickson Park
Duluth, MN 55802
Located in Duluth
Summer

The Inline Marathon is an annual September event that features over 1,500 participants. The finish line is approximately 6 blocks from the hotel.

Within Walking Distance
Summer

Visitors and residents alike are invited to hit the Lakewalk from downtown Duluth to Lakeside. Free family entertainment and activities are scheduled throughout the weekend. This festival event is free and is held on Duluth’s waterfront.

Within Walking Distance
Summer

The event will take place at the Park Point Beach House which is located at 45th Street and Minnesota Avenue. Sand modeling teams are invited to create their own works of art in the sand from 11:00am-1:30pm. Bring your shovels, pails, and creativity to build a work of art. A panel of judges will review all […]

Seasonal Trolley Ride
Summer

Bayfront Reggae & World Music Festival is a tribute to international music and those artists who spread the message of love, hope, and equality for all people worldwide. As the largest festival event of its kind in Minnesota, international performers will entertain while you enjoy ethnic foods, beverages and a variety of artisans displaying their wares.

Bayfront Festival Park
350 Harbor Dr.
Duluth , MN 55802
Within Walking Distance

This festival celebrates the 5 light houses of the Duluth and Superior harbor as well as those along the North Shore. It includes many family friendly and educational events and activities.

Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center
600 South Lake Ave.
Duluth, MN 55802
Seasonal Trolley Ride

Hundreds of exhibitors will bring the newest, most exciting products on the market from home design, to better living, to landscaping. Building materials, decorating ideas, remodeling and interior design will all be available at this event for you to view and learn about.

DECC
350 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802
Seasonal Trolley Ride

Art in Bayfront Park Art Fair is a free, two-day fine art festival showcasing over 180 gallery-quality artists and entertainers from all across the United States. Artists display stunning works in a large variety of mediums.

Bayfront Festival Park
350 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802
Located in Duluth
Winter

Whether you’re watching or participating, pond hockey is always a fun way to spend the weekend. The Great Lakes Pond Hockey tournament is held off of Barker’s Island in Superior. With a variety of things to do from playing hockey to learning curling or just hanging out by a roaring bonfire this is a fun […]

Seasonal Trolley Ride
Winter

Located in the Lake Superior Ballroom of the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center in Duluth, MN. As it has since 2010, the show will be held in conjunction with the Duluth Boat, Sports, Travel & RV show, making this combination the largest show of its kind in the state of Minnesota. As always one admission price […]

Seasonal Trolley Ride
Winter

Spirit Mountain hosts an annual snowmobile event known far and wide as the biggest, oldest, and boldest race of its kind: the AMSOIL Duluth National Snocross. For extreme sports fans, there’s simply no better place to be on Thanksgiving weekend. Created by Visit Duluth in 1992, it’s become the kickoff event for the world’s leading […]

Located in Duluth

The mission of the Duluth Playhouse is to offer exceptional entertainment, culture, training, and performance opportunities in theater arts that may inspire, challenge, and engage the region we serve. Founded in 1914, the Playhouse is one of the nation’s oldest community theaters and produces a year-round season of dramas, musicals, and children’s productions. The Playhouse […]

506 W Michigan St
Duluth, MN 55802
Located in Duluth
Summer

The Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve in Duluth, Minnesota hosts an annual bird watching festival event and it is one of North America’s best places to experience the spectacle of the fall raptor migration. Migrating birds, including raptors and passerines, concentrate in impressive numbers at the western tip of Lake Superior. Some travel from as far away as […]

Within Walking Distance
Summer

Duluth’s largest festival event with over 100,000 attendees. Various tall ships come into Duluth for 3-4 days and offer tours and rides to make this a huge attraction. The parade of sail under the lift bridge is spectacular

Within Walking Distance
Winter

Every year the William A. Irvin is transformed from an educational former iron ore ship to a terrifying haunted house event. Each year there is a new frightening theme and story. Volunteers dress up to scare you at each turn.

350 Harbor Dr.
Duluth, MN 55802
Located in Duluth
Summer

This Duluth music festival event is a celebration of everything Bob Dylan– from his birthplace to his hometown.

Seasonal Trolley Ride
Winter

Lake Superior Marine Museum Association (LSMMA), presents its annual maritime conference and event fundraiser benefit.

Located in Duluth
Summer

Deep rooted in the community, the Duluth farmer’s market is an event that has been around since 1911. During the summer months it is full of locally grown produce and plants, August and September being the prime time for fresh fruits and vegetables. In the winter you can buy your Christmas tree and a wreath.

Within Walking Distance
Summer

The Duluth Harvest Run is part of the Harvest Festival at Fitger’s on the shore of Lake Superior. The Harvest Run is an event that helps raise funds for the Erik Peter Person Childrens Cancer Fund of the Essentia Health Duluth Clinic. The race is a 5K run/walk, a 1K run for 14 and under, […]

Within Walking Distance
Winter

As the temperatures drop and the wind speed picks up, UMD Athletics continues to plan events to make the winter months lively. UMD offers the Big Jig Ice Fishing Contest. The Big Jig has established itself as the area’s largest ice fishing event, with nearly $50,000 in prizes for the top 100 fish, UMD Athletics […]

Seasonal Trolley Ride
Summer

The City of Duluth 4th Fest is an event that includes musical entertainment, carnival rides and the largest fireworks display in the state.

Seasonal Trolley Ride
Winter

Come experience the magic, as America’s largest free walk through lighting display takes over Bayfront Festival Park! This quintessential holiday event has something for everyone, no matter the age. Bring the family and the camera, Bentleyville takes care of the rest! Visitors will be amazed by this attraction because of the nationally recognizable displays, the […]

700 W Railroad St.
Duluth, MN 55802
Seasonal Trolley Ride
Summer

For over a quarter century the Bayfront Blues Festival has been a world leader showcasing a “who’s who” in the blues and blues/rock music genre. From Buddy Guy to Jonny Lang, Little Richard to Delbert McClinton, Robert Cray to Wilson Picket and Blues Traveler to Solomon Burke, nearly 500 artists in all have graced our […]

Bayfront Festival Park
350 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802
Up the North Shore
Winter

The largest dogsled race in the lower 48, this race is used as one of the qualifiers for the famous Iditarod dogsled race in Alaska. With lots of events surrounding it, it is a fun weekend adventure. You can see the dogs being prepped for the race and cheer them on at the starting line […]

Seasonal Trolley Ride
Summer

Celebrate Pride in the Twin Ports on Labor Day Weekend. Join thousands on the shore of Lake Superior as we commemorate our 27th year of Pride at Bayfront Festival Park and throughout the Twin Ports. Activities for everyone during this event include the Mayor’s reception, a bonfire, GLBTAQI history exhibit, music, family/kid’s area, poetry, Hummingbird […]

Located in Duluth
Summer

The annual Duluth Oktoberfest is a festival event held on Friday and Saturday which will have polka music and games like Hammerschlagen, stein holding contest, beer pong, sauerkraut eating race and boot chug contest.

Seasonal Trolley Ride
Summer

What will be awaiting you is the largest selection of boats, RV’s, motorcycles, camping equipment, resorts and campgrounds along with hunting and fishing lodges located throughout the United States, Canada, and even more distant countries. Also on hand will be the largest display ever of fishing gear, including the newest electronics, all supported by factory […]

Located in Duluth

Premier restaurant, bar, and event center in Duluth, MN. Whether you’re looking for a great meal, drinks with friends, or planning an event, Clyde Iron Works can accommodate.

2920 W Michigan St
Duluth, MN 55806