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.
July 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 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!