Getting Ready for a Fun Summer in Duluth

Ready to dive into Duluth’s summertime scene with a summer full of great times? Step right out from the sun and shore into the hottest spots in the city’s summertime scene – all just steps away from Fitger’s Luxury Lakefront Hotel.

During the summer season, both DECC and Bayfront Festival Park hold many lively concerts of music, events, and activities of all kinds.

At the DECC and More

The Duluth Entertainment Convention Center offers a diverse lineup of events. Be it one of the Minnesota Ballets or the rock anthems of John Mellencamp, the DECC promises unmatched performances. Other notable acts that are coming up include Breaking Benjamin, known for their hard rock and heavy metal tunes, and MercyMe, bringing their alternative rock and indie vibes to the stage.

Additionally, the DECC will host a variety of other events, including expos and family-friendly performances like Sesame Street Live! The summer calendar also features performances by the rap and hip-hop scene figurehead, Gucci Mane, and Trampled by Turtles. They offer an alternative rock and indie experience at the AMSOIL Arena​. Check out the calendar for upcoming concerts in Duluth at Concertful​.

Bayfront Festival Park Events

Stepping outside, the Bayfront Festival Park will turn into Duluth’s premier outdoor concert venue. They host an impressive lineup of artists and bands. The park will soon see performances from Willie Nelson, a legend in the country and folk genre. The annual return of Trampled by Turtles will bring their signature sound home to Duluth. Moreover, Brantley Gilbert will grace the stage with his country and folk music with a night of heartfelt tunes and melodies.

Besides concerts, the Park will also play host to the Bayfront Reggae & World Music Festival. It aims to showcase cultural equality through music, and FinnFest 2024, which is a celebration of Finnish and Finnish-American culture. Also, the Duluth Fourth Fest will give you a day filled with live music and fireworks this Independence Day in grand style.

Grandmas Marathon

One of Duluth’s signature events, Grandma’s Marathon, attracts thousands of runners and spectators each year. While not a concert or traditional festival, this marathon is a cornerstone of Duluth’s summer events. The event itself creates a vibrant atmosphere throughout the city. The marathon weekend includes a variety of races and activities. This historic event will have a 5K, half marathon and the renowned full marathon along the stunning shores of Lake Superior.

Duluth Airshow

Witness the breathtaking flyovers of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the U.S. Air Force A-10 Demonstration Team, sponsored by Essentia Health, on May 18-19th. This is the best military aircraft event in the Midwest.

Duluth Homegrown Music Festival

It’s a two-day celebration of original, diverse music. The profiled edition of the festival showcases close to 200 local musical acts. The festival is happening this summer from April 28th – May 5th. Many events will happen free of charge. You have a chance to connect with the community.

Chum Rhubarb Festival

This is where rhubarb takes center stage in a variety of delectable treats in June. Try pies, muffins, crisps, and brats like all other rhubarb-inspired delights you’ll have to savor. And you won’t miss out on live music, games, crafts, and more – a sweet summer celebration for the whole family.

Park Point Art Fair

The outdoor event will bring 120 talented artists to show off their work in all sorts of mediums. There will be hands-on activities and mouthwatering food to make sure you have an unforgettable weekend filled with art and creativity. Don’t miss it on June 29 – 30th.

Walking Distance from Fitger’s

What sets this summer’s events apart for guests of Fitger’s Luxury Lakefront Hotel is the convenience. Within a short stroll from both the DECC and Bayfront Festival Park, you can find this hotel – a convenient launch point for enjoying all that Duluth has to offer during the summertime. Did you come to town for a concert, to participate in the marathon, or just for relaxation amidst the stunning lakeside views? Everything you need is within easy reach.

Come summer, music enthusiasts and those who love being outdoors flock to Duluth. Duluth is filled with activities at the DECC and Bayfront Festival Park, making it hard to not have a reason for visiting. For the ultimate Duluth experience, stay at Fitger’s Luxury Hotel where you can enjoy everything this city has to offer, including its rich entertainment scene.

A Fun Summer Retreat at Fitger’s Hotel

The environment at Fitger’s is a mix of old-world charm and modernity. Every room and suite is designed to ensure that your experience with us remains unparalleled. At daybreak, you’re greeted by the magnificent sight of Lake Superior spreading out before you, with its shades of calm blues intermingling with the energetic rays of the sun.

You can enjoy the delights of eating lakeside at several venues, the use of locally sourced ingredients, and experienced food prepared with many local traditions.

Don’t feel like going out?  The onsite Fitger’s Salon can become a daytime sanctuary for you. It is a place where guests surrender to the art of relaxation. With a relaxing massage or a makeover, hotel guests can leave behind their worries and stress and find peace and balance within themselves.