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Bayfront Festival Park, Duluth

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4.1/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web
Bayfront is an open air venue created in the 1980's on land adjacent to the Duluth Entertainment & Convention Center. Outdoor concerts and other community events take place as does the very popular Christmas event Bentleyville.
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  • For the best walk in Duluth. So pretty and it's right there on the river. Maybe a ship or boat will come into harbor. 
  • Tall ships festival was great! Lots of handicraft vendors, artist booths, and of course food! There were such long lines for the ships, we only boarded two, so I would not buy the extended ship tour t...  read more »
  • If there's not a festival going on, this place is quiet and a beautiful spot to wander or just sit and watch the splendor of the harbor. IF there's a festival going on, the Bayfront ROCKS! Either way,...  read more »
  • It's great to see what Duluth has done with this space. Certainly at one time it was more open for concerts and provided more room for multiple stages and vendors, but now the park is so much more than just a sometimes concert venue. It can be used all year round, is safer, cleaner, better laid out, has a playground, community area, clean bathrooms, ice skating, ADA compliant walking trails and much more organized parking. During the late fall and early winter it becomes Bentleville, which is something anyone who loves the winter holidays should experience. Santa close, more lights than you've ever seen in such a space, large animated light tree, fires, marshmallows, cookies, hot cocoa and just good fun winter spirit. Any time of the year is a great time to visit Bayfront Festival Park.
  • Duluth Blues Festival. Some very talented players. The crowd is mellow. Food is good--ribs are GREAT.
  • We were there for the Tall Ships Fetival and had a great time. Beautiful view of the whole bay area.
  • Great Venue for outdoor concerts/events in Duluth, right on Lake Superior. Close to the new Pier B Resort and within walking distance of Canal Park.
  • The open space and atmosphere of the place makes it ideal as a hangout. During festivals or concerts, the sidewalks are packed with quality vendors and restaurant trucks. It's a great place to hang out!
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