Duluth Lakewalk Festival

Thank you to all of the vendors and other sponsors that made this event possible. We had a great time! I’d like to think our booth was the most entertaining. If you stopped by I’m sure you left with a smile and perhaps a large, but light weight fashion accessory.

We highly recommend this event next year.  It’s one of the few free family events in town that’s sure to please all ages.

Chase away those back to school blues

It’s time for the 4th Annual Lakewalk Festival – Family Fun for Everyone!
For the most up-to-date information on this great event, check out Downtownduluth.com/events.htm or on Facebook.

The fun starts Friday evening with a movie in the park.  (Happy Feet at Leif Erikson Park)
On Saturday stop by the Lake Superior Marine Museum to pick up your passport and start your adventure! (Collect passport stamps at a variety of stations to win free ice cream!!)

Some quick highlights of what you could do and see this weekend:
Free rides on the North Shore Scenic Railroad
Duluth’s Top Dog Contest
Dance Show
Puppy Pool Party
Bouncy House
Face Painting
And more!

Canal Park Lodge staff will be helping with the festivities, so stop on by and say hi.

See the 4th Annual Duluth Lakewalk Festival Poster for details.

Things to do in Duluth in August

August 2012 Events

It’s August already! Two thirds of our summer gone. How can we stretch out these last few weeks of blissful sun and warm weather? Well, my first idea was to sit and stare at the clock, watching the seconds tick slowly by.  That would definitely make it seem like time had slowed down.  But that’s not the point really, is it?  No, we of the frozen north need to grab hold of every ounce of sunshine and store it somewhere deep inside us, to keep us warm through the winter!  So I’ve compiled as many things as I could think of to do in Duluth, MN before summer is over.

If you enjoy big events and entertainment, here are the upcoming events for the first few weeks of August.

Annual Duluth Events:
24th Annual Bayfront Blues Festival (Aug 10th – 12th)
Glensheen’s 18th Annual Festival of Fine Art and Craft (Aug 11th – 12th)
Duluth’s Half Tri (Aug 18th)

Kid Friendly Events:
Watch the Wednesday sailboat races
Movies in the Park
Fabulous Fiber Art for Kids (Aug 13 – Aug 17)

There’s always something going on at Grandma’s Sports Garden!
Need some laughter? Renegade Theater Company is a must see.

Really soak in the sun:
The Lake Superior beach is an obvious choice, but there’s much more to Duluth than our stretches of sandy beach.
Hawks Ridge free
Enger Park Tower free
Lakewalk free
Willard Munger State Trail free
Spirit Mountain Adventure Park

Whew it finally cooled down a bit in Duluth

Most of us Minnesotan’s aren’t used to hot weather, so the near 100 degree, fire breathing, heat wave that blew through Duluth this week, is not missed by this blogger.  Thank goodness Canal Park Lodge has air conditioning or I may have jumped in the lake. We do have a beautiful pebble beach just out our back patio.  Very tempting.  If you’ve never been to Duluth, MN, or even if you have, you may not know just how amazing and unique Lake Superior’s beaches are just down the road or up the shore.  From outcropping cliffs, to rolling rock, to white sandy beaches (you’ll swear you’re in the tropics).  Just a short drive, or a decent walk across the lift bridge and you’ll find miles of fine sandy beaches.  Sand castle heaven!

Lake Superior Beach

Come visit us and see for yourself. Sure the water temperature won’t remind you of your mediterranean vacation, but it sure feels good to this Minnesotan.

Duluth is Open for Business

Duluth is Open For You

If you watched the news last month you are probably aware that Duluth had a pretty major flood.  As a resident of this fine city, it never crossed my mind that flooding was even a possibility.  Ummm, we live on a hill…  Unfortunately my preconceived or naive ideas about Duluth being flood-proof were wrong. On the bright side, no one was seriously injured. I for one have been amazed by the kindness of strangers, the quick action by city officials, and the resilient community (okay, and the amazing adventure of Feisty the seal). The photos of our earthquake-like road damage are shocking, but the majority of our roads are untouched.  Canal Park in general got by unscathed and Canal Park Lodge didn’t have any damage at all.  So, to quote our mayor, “Duluth is open for business”! Come visit, see the sights, catch a show, watch a big ocean liner come in, etc. However, this is a rare time to visit if you want to gawk at any of the road damage in person, as it is being fixed rather quickly. We won’t judge. We were out there snapping photos and gabbing about it on Facebook too.

-Your Friendly Staff at CPL