What’s Happening in Duluth?

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Monday, June 22nd, 2015 at 10:35am.

That’s a question that is always right there on the top of our heads. We love our Duluth weekends so we’re constantly poring over the news to find out what’s coming up. Today, we share three pretty awesome events with you.

One Heck of a Ride

We’re about one month away from Duluth’s brand new summer event: “Slide the City.” It’s going to be an amazingly fun time for the entire family and one we hope will become a Duluth tradition.

The City of Duluth will be setting up a 1,000-foot long, 27-foot wide water slide on 12th Avenue that will run from 2nd Street to the Rose Garden. That distance measures more than three football fields, by the way.

The slide is padded so don’t worry about your hiney getting scraped up along the way. In fact, the organizers promise that “This slide’s got more cushion than your grandpa’s orthopedic sneakers.”

Although this is a first for Duluth, Slide the City events are held nationwide. Ours is being held by the Duluth Fire Department and all proceeds will go to their Operation Warm project, which supplies winter coats to kids in need.

Slide the City is being held on July 25th. Get more information or tickets here.

Get your Rhubarb Fix

You can’t help but get it at Chum's annual Rhubarb Festival. From rhubarb pies and muffins to rhubarb burritos and brats, you’ll be rhubarbed out by the time the day is over.

You can listen to live music as you pig out on the rhubarb delicacies, attend the silent auction and register your child in Duluth Running Company’s children’s race (starts at 9 a.m.). Speaking of kids, there’ll be lots for them to do at the festival, including bubble blowing, face painting, arts and crafts, games and a coloring contest.

This event is a Chum fundraiser so plan on opening the pocketbook for a good cause. It all happens this Saturday, June 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 11th Avenue East and London Road. Learn more about the Rhubarb Festival here.

Duluth 4th Fest

Hey, it’s never too early to look forward to Independence Day. FREE parking in downtown Duluth and all the fireworks you can stand are on tap. Live music and other goodies are in the works as well.

Gates open at 4 p.m., and the fireworks shoot off starting at 10:10 p.m.

We’ll keep you updated on the Independence Day events in Duluth as we get closer to July 4th.

Have a productive week!

 

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