July 12, 2016
The Greater Downtown Council is hosting a plethora of events in the community this summer. Our biggest events are Movies in the Park, Sidewalk Days, and the Farmer’s Market!
Movies in the Park presented by National Bank of Commerce will begin this Friday, July 8th.These featured films under the stars in the beautiful Leif Erikson Park will begin at sunset every Friday evening throughout the summer. The lineup for our “Sail Away Summer” includes:
July 8 – Shark Tale starting at 9:10 pm
July 15 - Muppet Treasure Island presented by Adventure Zone at starting at 9:00 pm
July 22 - Battleship presented by CSL Plasma starting at 8:50 pm
July 29 - Swiss Family Robinson presented by Lake Superior College starting at 8:40 pm
August 5 - The Princess Bride presented by Tall Ships Duluth starting at 8:30 pm
August 12 - Hook starting at 8:20 pm
August 19 - Castaway starting at 8:10 pm
August 26 - Pirates of the Caribbean:The Curse of the Black Pearl starting at 8:00 pm
Aside from free movies, there will be food vendors in the park. Valentini’s and the National Bank of Commerce are also providing the chance to win VIP seating and a picnic basket filled with goodies for one lucky family each week. All you have to do is register at the National Bank of Commerce table. Finally, there will be a free concert before the movie on August 26th, featuring the Northshore Philharmonic Orchestra.
While Movies in the Park are going all summer, Sidewalk Days is one action packed week. It runs from Wednesday, July 13th, through Saturday, July 15th.
Wednesday, there will be vendors and a large bungee jump from 9 am until 5 pm, Bob and Trish who will be performing and giving free juggling lessons from 11 am until 1 pm, a the Farmer’s Market Kickoff, the YMCA Sidewalk Shuffle, and the Verizon Classic Carshow featuring a live band on every street. The street will be lined with vendors from 5th Ave West to Lake Ave along Superior Street. The Farmer’s Market Kickoff will be from 11 am until 1 pm at the Lake Superior Plaza (the corner of Lake Ave and Superior Street). The Sidewalk Shuffle is a 5K sponsored by the YMCA. It begins at 12:10 pm at the Endion Station (next to the Canal Park Lodge). Next is the Verizon Classic Car Show. The Car Show will run from 5th Ave West to 3rd Ave East on Superior Street. It is from 5 pm until 8 pm. Bands include the Fractals, Lake City Smokin’ Section, the Legendary Hell Puppies, Wildwood, the Lester River Boys, and others to be determined.
On Thursday, vendors and the large bungee will continue from 9 am until 5 pm and Bob and Trish will be performing and giving free juggling lessons from 11 am until 1 pm. The Blue Cross Blue Shield will also be having its Duluth Retail Center Grand Opening. They invite you to tour their center, try a free yoga class and enter to win fabulous prizes. At 11 a.m. there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony, with sidewalk-yoga from 11:30 – 12:15. The first 50 people to join will get a free yoga mat and everyone who participates will get a free yoga towel to take home. Starting at noon they will be serving healthy summer fare and giving tours of the new center.
On Friday, vendors and the large bungee will continue from 9 am until 5 pm and Bob and Trish will be performing and giving free juggling lessons from 11 am until 1 pm. You are also invited to stop in at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Retail Center for free fitness and wellness classes, community events, and to learn more about health insurance plans and options. There will also be a street dance. The street dance will be on First Street, hosted by Ace’s On First. It begins at 8 pm and will feature the Pot Bellied Stallions. It will be between 1st Ave West and 2nd Ave West.
Bonus Day! Saturday, the fun continues with the Superior Street Dance, hosted by Dubh Linn Brew Pub. It begins at 8 pm and will feature Reverend Raven and the Chain Smoking Altar Boys. It will be between 1st Ave West and 2nd Ave West.
While Sidewalk Days is one week of summer, you can still shop downtown and purchase fresh goodies from local businesses, growers, and artists all summer long. Every Tuesday from from July 19th through September 27th between 11 am and 1 pm you will find the Downtown Farmer’s Market at the Lake Superior Plaza (at the Corner of Lake Ave & Superior St). Each week, there will also be live music and at least one downtown restaurant will be on hand so customers can grab lunch while shopping local. All of this is brought to you in part by St. Luke's Medical Arts Clinic.
July 19th – Zeitgeist Arts Cafe
July 26th – Restaurant 301
August 2th – Fitger’s Brewhouse
August 9th – The Rambler
August 16st – TBD
August 23th – TBD
August 30th – Tavern on the Hill
September 6th – Restaurant 301
September 13th – Canal Park Brewery
September 20th – TBD
September 27th – TBD
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