North Shore Fourth of July

It’s hard to believe that it’s already the Fourth of July. Since Independence Day falls on a Wednesday this year, the North Shore might not be quite as frantic with travelers. That means a great opportunity for North Shore fans to enjoy some great Fourth of July traditions.

Tofte Wilderness Trek
Start your day off right with a 10 kilometer run (or walk) through the woods and ridges near Tofte. It’s best to register in advance. Here’s more info.

Too hot to run along the North Shore? Sit and watch a parade instead. Come to the festival at the Tofte Town Hall from 11-5, and the parade starts at 2:00. Watch to make sure no float goes by twice. They promise “tasty fish burgers”!

Band Concerts
Come to Two Harbors and the bandshell in Thomas Owens park at 7:30 PM for a patriotic concert of American favorites. 

What’s a Fourth of July without the pyrotechnics? Here’s a quick run-down of where to catch a small-town show on the Shore. All shows start at about 10:00 PM.

Grand Portage on the lakeshore by the Lodge and Casino

Grand Marais, in the harbor from Recreational Park to Artist Point

Tofte, in the Town Park

Two Harbors, by the Depot

Duluth, festivities at Bayfront Park

Ely, over Miners Lake.

See you on the shore!


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