Spirit Valley Days 2014
— 8:30 a.m.
The five-day extravaganza in West Duluth continues with the Run Like an Animal 5k, a "frummage" sale, a breakfast and garden tour and Memorial Park's Family Fun Day.More Details >>
Beerhunters Softball Tournament 2014
— 8 a.m.
The 37th annual Beerhunters tournament will take place at Wheeler and Wade Fields in Duluth. Simultaneous round-robin style tournments feature mens D and E-level teams and womens C and D teams.More Details >>
This market in the East Hillside neighborhood is open every Wednesday and Saturday throughout the summer.
Locally grown produce and locally crafted goods.
Oral History Interviewer Training Session
— 9 a.m. to noon
The Depot (St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center)
Veterans’ Memorial Hall, a program of the St. Louis County Historical Society, needs volunteers to collect first-person accounts of military service for its Oral History Project. Intersested persons should attend this training session in the board room at the Depot.More Details >>
This 5k event, held on the grounds of the Lake Superior Zoo, is designed to appeal to everyone from serious trail runners to families. Senator Roger Reinert won the men’s division last year.More Details >>
The 10th annual Mesabi Trail Bike Tour begins in Fayal and ends in Coleraine, with shorter routes to choose from. There will be scenic rest stops with food, drink and music along the 69-mile stretch of trail, and a special picnic with entertainment at the ride's end.More Details >>
Wrenshall's Brickyard Days in the Backyard
— 11am to 1am
Brickyard Days in the Backyard features a parade, kids activities, a freestyle Motocross stunt show, a food and beer garden, and live music by Briand Morrison, Roxann Berglund and Basement Sessions. Click on the poster thumbnail for the details.
Day Out with Thomas: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014
— 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
North Shore Scenic Railroad
For the first time at Day Out with Thomas, Thomas the Tank Engine will be able to talk to his fans. Boys and girls will be cheerfully greeted by the #1 Engine on August 1-3 and August 8-10, when he pulls into the North Shore Scenic Railroad.More Details >>
Floydian Slip is a Pink Floyd and Roger Waters tribute band.
Brewhouse Triathlon 2014
— 8:30 a.m.
$90 to $150
28th annual Brewhouse Triathlon will be held at the newly developed Island Lake Park. The swim will be followed by a bike on the newly paved roads, and the flat and fast run will combine asphalt and gravel roads with plenty of aid stations.More Details >>
Wes Hadrich performs on the patio at Sir Ben's.
Cam O’Connor was recently a finalist in both the Funniest Person in Cincinnati competition and the Bob & Tom All-Star Contest.Watch Video >>
A 5K run fundraiser. All participants get a meal and t-shirt.
Two Harbors Kayak Festival
— 9 a.m.
The 17th annual Two Harbors Kayak Festival will be held on the beach at Burlington Bay in Two Harbors.More Details >>
Duluth’s own Lyric Opera of the North performs a live pint-sized opera.
Scenic St. Louis River Railroad Tours
— 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Sax-Zim Bog BioBlitz II
— 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Join expert field naturalists in Sax-Zim Bog to identify as many species of flora and fauna as possible in one morning. Meet at the Sax-Zim Bog Welcome Center on Owl Avenue west of Cotton, Minnesota. Join a group identifying butterflies, wildflowers, birds, spiders, fungi and more.
Friday and Saturday night improv shows feature "The Main Event," in which two teams of improvisers compete for points. This show is rated R. Tickets must be purchased at the door.Watch Video >>
Singer Maxi Childs teams up with bassist Steve Netzel and pianist Russ Sackett (and occasionally drummer Jeff Peabody), playing jazz standards and light pop four nights a week at Black Water.Watch Video >>
Saturday Night Brewery Tour
— 5:30 to 10 p.m.
Saturday Duluth & Beyond Brewery Tour
— 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Format varies. Call the store at 218-726-1360 for this week's details.
Children ages 2-6 years old are invited to become a Junior Park Naturalist.Read a nature based story, do an activity, get a free book and earn a badge and certificate. Meet at the benches located outside the Visitor Center by the art column.