Local Events
Looking to get out for the evening? Check out our list of a few great local events in our area!

Featured Twin Ports Events: 

Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival - (2023 date TBD)

Located at the head of Lake Superior, this 400-meter race is a straight course that takes place in the Superior Bay off of Barkers Island. The water between the island and the mainland provides an ideal venue for the race, and historic Barker’s Island is a terrific staging area for not only the race but is also a recreational park for local residents. There is ample space for spectators and all the activities associated with the festival. Many teams erect tents for the weekend, socialize, nap and celebrate on the island. Race heats take place completely in view across the island and happen in quick succession. The event is family friendly, has no admission fee for spectators, and is tons of fun!

Billings Park Days - (1st weekend of August) 

Billings Park Days is a family-friendly festival that takes place in Billings Park, Superior, WI There are several events, starting on Friday which continue throughout the day and night on Saturday! The whole festival is family-oriented, meaning that you can bring the whole family with – in fact, it’s encouraged! Stop on by to enjoy some events, such as the crafts fair, car show, and fireworks! Need more info? Fill out the contact us form, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

East End Family Fun Days - (3rd weekend of September)

Nothing says “the good ol’ days” like a stroll around the East End of Superior. From the Old Firehouse Museum to neighborhood taverns, then & now local businesses to the Carnegie Library, the first developing neighborhoods to the local cafes, this part of Superior is rich in character and is still celebrated as a great family neighborhood. East End Family Fun Day brings this family feeling to life every 3rd Saturday of September. Every year, there are food vendors to try, a pet parade to love, games to play, raffles to win, the car show to admire, local talent from the area by the main tent, and miles of rummage sales to find treasures! Bring the whole family down and see what East End has to offer!

Sleigh & Cutter Rally - January 14, 2023

Northwoods Harness Club presents the Annual Sleigh & Cutter Rally. 1800's costumes, antique sleighs. Food served on grounds. Free admission.

Book Across the Bay - February 18, 2023

Cross-country ski race and tour, or snowshoe trek across Chequamegon Bay from Ashland to Washburn. Navigate the 10K course by the light of the stars plus hundreds of candlelit ice luminaries. Join more than 3,000 racers for this unique winter event.

Northern Pines Sled Dog Race - February 18, 2023

This sled dog race is unique as it includes sprint racing teams which are short distance high speeds with mid distance racers which are longer distances at slower overall average speeds. We have now added weight pulls and kids mutt races. These dog powered events are intended to promote the Iron River area and encourage outdoor winter related activities. PLEASE JOIN US!

Slumberland American Birkebeiner - February 23-25, 2023

North America's largest and most prestigious X-C ski marathon. 12,000 skiers of all ages, genders and nationalities participate in the Birkebeiner (50k Skate/55k Classic), the 29K Kortelopet, Prince Haakon 15K, the children's Barnebirkie, and Junior Birkie. Other fun events include the Barkie Birkie Skijor and Giant Ski Competition. The Birkie is a year-round lifestyle choice for thousands of outdoor fitness enthusiasts of all levels.

Lumberjack World Championships - July 20-22, 2023

Yo-Ho! Come see the best chopping, sawing, speed climbing, axe-throwing, boom-running, and logrolling at the Annual Lumberjack World Championships(LWC). The competition  will showcase competitors from around the globe saw, chop, climb and roll their way to the title of World Champion.  24 events, 3 days of competition, prize money, and a great north woods festival with vendors, food trucks, the Swinging Axe Beer Garden, live music, and more!  Great family fun!  You'll have a darned good time! 

Local Events Near You

  • The Great Medallion Hunt 2023 (Event/Festival)
    Monday, January 16 07:30 AM

    Midwest Communications the community a chance to win a Can Am Outlander 450 ATV from Duluth Lawn & Sport and $5000 cash from Fond Duluth Casino by finding the 2023 Medallion.

    The Twin Ports Medallion is a 3-inch clear acrylic disc somewhere on public property in the city limits of Duluth, Superior, or Proctor.

    The first clue to the medallions’ whereabouts will air on Monday, January 16th at 7:30 a.m. on 95KQDS.

    All clues will be posted on 95kqds.com after 9:00 a.m. and on the Clue Page.

  • Saturday at Duluth Tap Exchange (Restaurant/Bar)
    Saturday, January 28 11:00 AM

    Saturday at Duluth Tap Exchange

    $20 Bottomless Mimosas (11am - 3pm)


  • Parks and Recreation Trivia (Trivia )
    Saturday, January 28 02:00 PM
    Come together at BU for trivia every Saturday afternoon with our host (and kitchen manager), Dawson!
    This week's theme: Parks and Recreation! All about the hardest working department in the city of Pawnee. Treat yo self!
    Feeling smart? Don't miss it your chance to win prizes- Trivia starts at 2pm!
    Located at 1332 E 4th St, Duluth, MN
    Free parking in the lot across the street or behind the building.
  • UMD Bulldogs Women's Hockey vs. Minnesota (UMD Women's Hockey)
    Saturday, January 28 03:00 PM
  • UMD Bulldogs Men’s Hockey vs. St. Cloud State (UMD Men's Hockey)
    Saturday, January 28 07:00 PM
  • UW-Superior Men's Hockey vs UW - River Falls (UWS Men's Hockey)
    Saturday, January 28 07:05 PM

    UW-Superior Men's Hockey vs UW - River Falls

  • Christmas Aquarium in January, or, Jokin' in a Fishy Wonderland (Event/Festival)
    Saturday, January 28 07:30 PM
    New sketches & song parodies exclusive to the Great Lakes Aquarium including:
    *Otter Quiet Quitting
    *Duluth Drunk History
    *The (Pert Near) Complete Minnesota Polka Challenge, featuring Steven Solkela’s Accordion-Wielding Overpopulated One-Man Orchestra.
    Tickets are $20. Seating is general but call-ahead reservations are accepted. Seats will be held until 7:20pm.
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  • Cast Iron Bar & Grill Gets Indecent (Live Music)
    Saturday, January 28 08:30 PM

    Indecent Proposal has been infecting the northland and The Cast Iron Bar & Grill is the next target of Indecency and if you have not heard the Indecency you will want to check it out at www.indyp218.com

  • Saturday Night Karaoke @ The Caddy Shack (Karaoke)
    Saturday, January 28 08:30 PM

    Come sing your favorites with us!

  • Pro Comedy Tour (Comedy)
    Saturday, January 28 09:00 PM

    Pro Comedy Tour

    Saturdays | $18 | Dubh Linn Irish Pub


    Dubh Linn Irish Pub hosts shows by touring professional comedians every Saturday at 9 p.m.

    Reservations are recommended and tickets can be purchased online.