Festivals & Events

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

Bentleyville                                       Blue’s Fest                                                   Grandma’s Marathon Finish Line
Bayfront Art Fair                              Park Point Art Fair                                      Inline Marathon Finish Line
John Beargrease Dog Sled              Duluth Pride Festival                                  Tall Ships
Fitger’s Harvest Run                        Movies in the Park                                      Garry Bjorkland 5-mile Finish
Boat and Travel Show                    Sidewalk Days                                              Grandma’s ½ Marathon Finish
Hot Air Balloon Festival                  City of Duluth 4th Fest                                Irvin A. William Haunted Ship
Arrowhead Home Show                 Bayfront Reggae Festival
Duluth Film Festival                        All Pints North Brew Fest
City on the Hill Music Festival       Tribute Fest
Howling Moon Music Festival       Gails of November
City of the North Parade                Arrowhead Ice Fishing Show


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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Seasonal Trolley Ride

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
Within Walking Distance

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

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

Seasonal Trolley Ride

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 […]

Within Walking Distance

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, […]