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Bayfront Festival Park, Duluth

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#12 of 18 in Parks in Duluth
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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  • If you are in Duluth over the Christmas period you cannot miss going to the Bentleyville light show. This started out in a rural area of Duluth years ago, and moved to a central location due to its po...  more »
  • It began with an insert in the Pioneer Press for all of the holiday events happening around the state. Then I received an email flyer from Edgewater resort with a Bentleyville package. Christmas weeke...  more »
  • I definitely recommend checking out Bayfront Park during Bentleyville in December. I've gone on a Friday night at 7:30 and they have it very well organized. I had front row parking ($5 but they give y...  more »
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  • It's a park, what more can be said? There is a small playground for kids, but mostly it's a park built to be an event venue. In the winter it's host to Bentleyville Tour of Lights, in the summer there's a concert every other day. When big events are held here, traffic can get very backed-up since the only entrances to parking are off the same 2-lane road. For summer events, bring umbrellas, high-octane sunscreen and a hat because there is absolutely no shade in the area around the stage.
  • Beginning in mid November this park is transformed by an army of local volunteers armed with over four million lights into a Christmas wonderland of colour! This is a free walk through tour and to sweeten the magic free hot chocolate, cookies, and popcorn is offered. Near the central Xmas tree there is a plaza where numerous wood fires are available for marshmallow roasting also at no charge! This is a lovely community effort and it draws over 275,000 visitors through the Christmas Season! Bravo Duluth!
  • We were at Bentlyville to see the light show. It was a beautiful night for it and as a result, there were a lot of people. The light show was fun but the lines for the cookies, hot chocolate, and Santa were extremely long. The marshmallow lines were fast. If you want to experience everything, I recommend going when it is cold so fewer people are out.
  • Bentleyville beautiful lights. Dress warm. Beautiful light displays. Very crowded and less enjoyable walking shoulder to shoulder in a herd. Fires are nice along the way, but it's Duluth in the winter. warming huts would help as it's a long time outside generally with kids in negative temps.
  • Went there during Christmas to see Bentleyvill holiday lights display. Very close to the canal park area. Nice place.
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