Hockey Day Minnesota Notebook

Howie / The Howie Blog Volunteers were busy Wednesday afternoon clearing the ice surface of a few inches of snow having fallen since Tuesday afternoon at a temporary rink at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth, which will host Hockey Day Minnesota on Saturday featuring two high school boys hockey games, Duluth Denfeld vs. Eveleth-Gilbert at 10 a.m. and Duluth East [...]

Making ice for Hockey Day Minnesota

Howie / The Howie Blog Bulldogs men’s hockey assistant coach Brett Larson, a graduate of Duluth Denfeld who played youth hockey at Merritt, took a turn to volunteer to flood the natural ice at Bayfront Festival Park late Wednesday afternoon. Mike Hoffman added an assist with the hose. The temporary outdoor rink, which will also include plexiglass above the dasher [...]

Wednesday Notebook

MnDOT will close the ramp from 27th Avenue West to northbound I-35 at 9 p.m. on Thursday. The ramp will reopen at 5 a.m. Friday. The closure has been requested by the city of Duluth so that city crews can replace a water main that runs under I-35. . . . UCare has honored Integrity [...]

Red Rock Radio Grill Wars next Thursday at Bayfront Festival Park

Redrockradioclear The 7th annual Red Rock Radio Grill Wars on Thursday, which runs from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at Bayfront Festival Park, is a free family event where the public gets to sample and vote for the best burgers prepared by nine of the finest restaurants in the area. Burger samples tickets are $1 each or 15 [...]

Howling Moon Music Festival off to strong start

Nicholas David, from The Voice, performed at the Howling Moon Festival on Saturday night at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth. Howie / The Howie Blog The inaugural Howling Moon Music Festival at Duluth’s Bayfront Festival Park on Friday and Saturday drew a total paid gate of nearly 4,000, event co-promoter Walt Aplin of TwinPortsNightlife.com said today. Major performers included The Guess Who, Nicholas David and Brandi Carlile. “Attendance was approximately 3,000 on Saturday, which was a positive, but while The [...]

Port Town Trolleys to provide service to Bayfront Festival Park during Fourth Fest

The world-famous Duluth Transit Authority Blue Trolley. Submitted The Duluth Transit Authority will operate two Port Town Trolleys on July 4, circulating every 15 minutes from 12:15 p.m.-8 p.m. between downtown Duluth, Canal Park and the Bayfront Festival Park. The Trolleys will provide direct service to Bayfront Festival Park during Fourth Fest with a special stop on Railroad Street. However, Harbor Drive will [...]

Howie: Shockwave to perform at Duluth Airshow

Shockwave. Submitted Shockwave, a jet-powered semi-truck that reaches speeds up to 375 miles per hour, will perform at the Duluth Airshow on August 23-24. “Shockwave has more than 36,000 horsepower and also features three aircraft jet engines. It is one of the most sought after performers performing at air shows across the country,” said Airshow President Ryan [...]

Bayfront Blues Festival hours, parking

Traffic will be congested in and around the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center and Bayfront Festival Park this weekend with the 2013 Bayfront Blues Festival taking place. The festival begins Friday and runs through Sunday. Bayfront Blues Festival hours are Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. and Sunday 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Access to William Irvin Tours, [...]

City of Duluth, Bayfront Blues Festival extend Bayfront contract through ’16

Blues Festival President Chris Mackey, along with Duluth mayor Don Ness, addressed the local media during a press event on Monday morning. Howie / HowieBlog.com Amid all the planning for big acts and big crowds at the 25th annual Bayfront Blues Festival, which runs this Friday-Sunday, one additional detail regarding the event’s future has also been finalized: the Blues Festival and the City of Duluth have extended their contract to hold the event at Bayfront Festival Park through at least [...]

Tall Ships Duluth 2013 Activities Guide for today, Friday

Workers performed some regular maintenance on the sails high atop their tall ship after docking behind the DECC on Thursday afternoon. Howie / HowieBlog.com Festival gates are open today from 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Dockside tours, day sails and on board tours until 5 p.m. Dockside viewing food, beverage and entertainment until 11 p.m. Live Entertainment 11 a.m.-12 p.m. — Lee Murdock on Harbor Drive 12 p.m.-1 p.m. — David HB Drake Strolling throughout the festival grounds 12:30 p.m. – [...]

Tall Ships Duluth 2013 activities begin today with Grand Parade of Sail

Tall2 The countdown is on for the greatest spectacle on Lake Superior. Tall Ships Duluth 2013 kicks off with a Grand Parade of Sail at approximately 2 p.m. today underneath Duluth’s Aerial Lift Bridge and into Canal Park. It’s a rare chance to see the grandest ships of yore as the sights and sounds of history [...]

Le Festival des Montgolfières offers golden tickets for a hot air balloon ride

duluthballoonfestival Le Festival des Montgolfières à Duluth, a.k.a. Duluth Hot Air Balloon Festival, will now offer a very limited amount of tickets for a tethered hot air balloon ride during the September 20-22 free event at Bayfront Festival Park. The only way to actually experience a hot air balloon during the three-day event is to win [...]

Howie: Duluth 4th Fest an amazing event

HowieHansonwhite150bw A big hats off to Visit Duluth (Terry Mattson, staff), the DECC (Dan Russell, Jeff Stark, others) and the City of Duluth (Don Ness, David Montgomery, Duluth City Councilors, others) for yet another amazing Duluth 4th Fest event on Thursday at beautiful Bayfront Festival Park. The park looked fantastic, the event was professionally marketed and [...]

FourthFest 2013 lineup at Bayfront Festival Park, Duluth

fourthfest Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth will host free music and fireworks events this week. Hairball, the No. 1 80′s rock-n-roll experience extravaganza, will perform Wednesday, July 3. Hairball recreates the good-time party atmosphere of that decadent decade with complete authenticity, including fabulous costumes, makeup, a tour de force sound and light show complete with pyrotechnics, [...]

Lawn chairs now allowed at Dylan concert

dylan Fans of Bob Dylan who are not fans of sitting on the ground have been heard, and an unprecedented change has been made to the Dylan concert tour’s normal requirements. Lawn chairs will now be allowed at Duluth’s Bayfront Festival Park on Tuesday, July 9, for the show featuring Bob Dylan & His Band, Wilco, [...]

Monday Notebook

Public Meeting: Tuesday, Mar. 5 at 5:30 p.m. at Woodland School Media Room, to receive public input to build a new fire station in Woodland, and to replace the current Woodland and UMD station. Take a Bow: . UW-Superior’s team of Alex Antoine, Michael Bodner, Brett Brazerol and Alex Christian won first-place with a case [...]
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