Things To Do In Duluth, MN in August

July 28, 2014

The dog days of summer are upon us.  August is jam packed with events in the Duluth/Superior area including movies in the park every Friday, sailboat races on Wednesdays, Chester Creek concerts at Chester Bowl, and Duluth Huskies baseball.

North Shore Scenic Railroad Day Out with Thomas the TrainThomas the Tank Engine is coming back to the Duluth railways.  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.  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!

The Bayfront Blues Festival is always a treat and this year will be no exception August 8 – 10.  With Bayfront Festival Park as the venue and great artists to entertain, this event is a family hit for all ages.  The schedule has a full line up on two stages.  You’ll save money buying a three day ticket but daily tickets are available as well.

The Duluth Playhouse presents Hamlet as part of their youth repertory theater and Thoroughly Modern Millie.  Check for dates, times and tickets.

Learn more about the city of Duluth through the Duluth Experience’s History Tours.  Tours are available most days of the week.   The walking tour focuses on Canal Park and the area’s rich and entertaining history.  The bus tour includes stops at Glensheen and the William A. Irvin Ore Boat where you will enjoy tours of these sites as well.

There’s been a murder!  Take a ride on the special murder mystery train August 11 – 15 and help solve this crime.  Dinner and cocktails will continue as if nothing happened and fortunately there will be a world class detective on board to help bring the guilty party to justice.

Take in a little Art In Bayfront Park August 16 & 17.   Mediums include glass, pottery, painting, jewelry, fabrics, sculpture, photography, and so much more. There will be classes, activities for the kids, art available for purchase, great food and more.  Admission is free!

Duluth MN Air ShowDuluth will be flying high with the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels as the headliner act for the 2014 Duluth Air Show coming to the Duluth International Airport August 23 – 24, 2014.  The Duluth Air Show is the largest air show in Minnesota and it is never a disappointment.  All ages will enjoy the symmetry and aerobatics of these professional flyers.


Also the weekend of August 23 – 24 is the annual Lake Superior Dragonboat Festival and Races on Barker’s Island in Superior, Wisconsin, just over the bridge from Duluth.  The festival is free to the public and is always a fun and exciting event.

Like we said, August is jammed packed with fun things to do in Duluth.  See you soon!