Duluth in July

June 10, 2014

Summer is in full swing by the time July hits Duluth, Minnesota.  The lakes are starting to warm up with the sunshine and the bugs are thinning out – time to enjoy the beauty of Duluth, MN and Lake Superior.

Duluth kicks of the month with a great July 4th weekend full of events.  Women only can take part in Spirit Mountain’s Mountain Divas program on July 3.  This is open to women bicyclists of all skill levels.

Bayfront Festival Park is full of activities for Duluth’s annual Fourth Festival.  Take in the best 80’s cover band Hairball on July 3 followed by more music and a fantastic fireworks display on July 4th.   Or enjoy the Great American Picnic at Fitger’s and the Midi Restaurant July 4th & 5th.  There will be folk music, a tiki bar and food stands along with the awesome views of Lake Superior.  You will be able to see the Bayfront fireworks from this location.

Duluth Sidewalk DaysJuly 9th – 11th heralds in the annual Duluth Sidewalk Days event with a classic car show and Harley revue and immense sidewalk sales and food from downtown shops and businesses.  The Downtown Council and the Duluth YMCA have partnered to sponsor the Sidewalk Shuffle, a 5K walk/run race benefiting the YMCA programs.  This event culminates in one of the best street dances of the summer.


Dierks Bentley will perform July 10th as part of his Riser Tour.  The performance will be at Bayfront Festival Park, rain or shine.  Joining him is Sara Evans and Whiskey River.

Just over the bridge in Superior, Wisconsin, Fairlawn Mansion is holding and old fashioned Ice Cream Social July 16th.  This event will include “yester- year” prices, free tours, cake walk, and carriage rides.

Lake Superior Day 2014Lake Superior Days run July 17th – 20th with additional activities, displays and information at the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center – admission is FREE!

Get down and dirty July 26th at Spirit Mountain as they host the Mudman Race – a 5K and 10K obstacle course traversing up and down and through all kinds of challenges.  Go at it solo or put together a team, no matter what you will have fun and come home needing a shower. Now THAT’s a good day!

Check out our blog from June for events that happen weekly all summer long! 

Edge Summer Amenities

June 4, 2014

Visit Duluth and stay at the most fun-filled Duluth hotel – the Edgewater Hotel & Waterpark.  You get more for your vacation dollars by staying here than anywhere else in Duluth.  This hotel has more to do on site inside (waterpark, arcade) and out (biking, mini golf, pool, playground) than any other Duluth, Minnesota hotel.
The Edgewater Duluth Hotel offers complimentary bicycles for guests to enjoy.  There is easy access to the Duluth Lakewalk from our hotel.  The Lakewalk has a paved surface that runs along the shore of Lake Superior.  This 4.2 mile trail will take you through Leif Erickson Park, past historical markers, through Canal Park, under the Aerial Lift Bridge and into Bayfront Festival Park.  Stop at any number of places and enjoy the lake shore, shops or get a bite to eat.  Feel free to walk or jog along the Lakewalk if biking isn’t your thing to do.

Complimentary Bicycles

The Edgewater is the only Duluth MN hotel to have its own mini golf course.  You and your family will make great memories with a friendly round of mini golf all while taking in the spectacular view of Lake Superior.

Mini Golf Course

After your game of golf, relax in our outdoor hot tub or pool.  Take it easy while the kids swim and play on the playground.  Everyone will enjoy the evening fire pits with ooey-gooey tiki toasters (roasted marshmallows)!

Rain or shine, the indoor waterpark is open for your enjoyment.  Take a thrilling ride down one of our two water slides or chill out while going around the lazy river.  Younger kids will certainly enjoy our zero entry water play area while the older ones will find loads of fun in our vortex and activity pool.

And no need to take time out to get a meal.  Tiki Tom’s Oasis & Grill is located in the waterpark so the kids don’t have to take too much time away from playing to eat and you don’t have to deal with the hassles of trying to get them out of the waterpark – it’s a win-win for everyone!

Of course, since we aren’t fish, we can’t spend all day in the water.  The Paradise Cove Arcade has more than 40 arcade games and loads of prizes to choose from to keep everyone entertained.  It’s a great way to spend an afternoon or evening break.

Paradise Cove Arcade

The Edgewater Hotel & Waterpark has it all.  Mornings can begin with a great cup of coffee from our coffee shop or a full, all inclusive for one price breakfast at Tiki Tom’s Breakfast Buffet.  If you haven’t tried our freshly made cinnamon rolls, then you are missing out!  The Sunrise Lounge is open evenings with a full bar as well as darts, billiards, and foosball.  Our gift shop is open daily.  Start making some great vacation memories today! Reserve now!

Thomas the Tank Engine 2014

May 29, 2014

He’s back! He’s back! He’s back! It’s Thomas the Tank Engine coming back to Duluth railways.  Once again the North Shore Scenic Railroad is hosting A Day Out With Thomas August 1 – 3 and August 8 – 10.  A ticket aboard includes access to all the events, admission to the Lake Superior Railroad Museum, a ride up the North Shore aboard Thomas the Tank Engine, pizza, music, activities and so much more.  Kids can meet the railway controller, Sir Topham Hatt and have fun at the Imagination Station.

Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended as this is usually a sold out event.  The Edgewater Hotel offers discounted tickets with a reservation or add on an entire package of fun. Reserve now before all tickets are sold out!

Thomas the Tank Engine in Duluth

Summer in Duluth

May 23, 2014

Huskies Duluth MNJune is host to the first official day of summer and there are lots of things to do and events in Duluth, MN.  The home team, Duluth Huskies, have started the season and there are plenty of games to take in during the lovely month of June.  If you have never attended a game at Wade Stadium, you should know that it is more than just a baseball game.  There are games and fun for the whole family during the game between innings and at the end of the game.

Every Tuesday during the summer you can enjoy a free concert at Chester Bowl. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the summer night with some great music.  Another free thing to do on Tuesdays is the sailboat races by the Duluth Yacht Club.

Canal Park Brewing Company and Duluth ExperienceYou can enjoy a brewery tour most any night of the week.  The Duluth Experience will take care of all the details for tours, tastings and transportation.  You even get a meal included with your tour.  With the explosion of craft breweries, this is a must for all beer lovers.

Of course, the biggest weekend in June, Grandma’s Marathon weekend is June 20 – 21.  Friday events include the Whipper Snapper race at Bayfront Festival Park for all the kids in the afternoon.  The evening hosts the William A. Irvin 5K race that begins at the famed ship in Canal Park.  The highlight of the whole weekend is the Garry Bjorklund half marathon and Grandma’s marathon on Saturday. Marathon weekend is certainly a high energy event and there are things to do for everyone throughout the weekend in Duluth’s Canal Park.  Stay at the Edgewater Duluth Hotel and cheer the racers as they come along London Road.  There will be food, games and music during the race in our lot.

The month is capped off with the Annual Park Point Art Fair featuring art and crafts from all over the area.  In addition to the artists, you will also find fun family activities, food and live music. Admission is free!  Be sure to take some time to stroll along the beach and enjoy the beauty that is Lake Superior.

The kids will love visiting Duluth Minnesota’s only indoor waterpark at the Edgewater Hotel.  The whole family will love the outdoor mini golf, fire pit, swimming pool, hot tub, play area, and tiki bar.  Make your reservation now before summer is gone!  We have some exceptional discounts for those of you who are able to visit during the week including our Dinosaur Adventure package that includes two tickets to the new exhibit at the Children’s Museum.