Thanks to Duluth’s location on the shores of beautiful Lake Superior, the autumn season makes for a rather scenic and picturesque atmosphere all over town. And if you’re someone who already lives in or around the Duluth community, autumn is also the time of year where opportunities to get outside and enjoy the outdoors before the weather breaks start to become rather limited. So if you're wanting to get out and enjoy what little time we have left before the cold and snowy weather of the winter season, the month of October is packed with things to do in Duluth, from numerous events and festivals to haunted train rides all throughout the halloween season!
Sprout Film Festival- October 6
The Sprout Film Festival highlights one of the first festivals of the month with dozens of film screenings on tap. The festival tours the nation, celebrating those with developmental and intellectual disabilities and breaking down stereotypes along the way.
Harvest Run- October 8
The Essentia Health Duluth Harvest Run is planned for October 8 along the banks of Lake Superior. The event includes a 5K Runwalk, a 1K children’s race and a Tiny Tyke Triathlon for the younger crowd.
Boo at the Zoo- October 15 & 22
Enjoy family-friendly trick-or-treating October 15 and 22 at the Lake Superior Zoo. Boo at the Zoo is packed with activities, fun events and animal viewing, along with a large pumpkin patch, games and costume contests.
Terror Train- October 29
It’s adults-only onboard the Terror Train, pulling away from Fitger’s Station in Duluth en route to Two Harbors October 29. The evening is filled with live music, food, cash bars and fun, along with a costume party, of course.