Special Events

For more information, call Parks and Recreation at 218-730-4300 during regular business hours.

To view all Parks and Recreation programs and events, check out our Calendar


Duluth Parks Day

  • When: Saturday, May 18th, 2019
  • Where: Brighton Beach and Central Hillside Parks

Link to Parks Day Flyer


Annual Meeting

The Duluth Parks and Recreation Commission will be hosting its Annual Meeting highlighting the growing programming initiative, "Program Your Park – Reimagining Duluth Recreation.” Parks and Recreation, along with other local community partners, will showcase what the community is doing to program our parks! Come share your ideas, feedback, and participate in some fun new programs designed for families!

Activities include geocaching for prizes, animal tracking, disc golf and crafts. Keynote speaker of this event will be Mayor Emily Larson.

  • When: Wednesday, April 17
  • Where: Spirit Mountain Grand Avenue Chalet – 8551 Grand Ave.

Link to Annual Meeting Flyer


Chester Creek Concert Series

Chester Creek Concert Series is FREE music in the park. Bring your own Lawn Chair. Concession stand on site.

  • When: Tuesday evenings starting June 2019
  • Where: Chester Bowl Park - 1801 E. Skyline Parkway

Please call the Chester Creek concert hotline after 6:00 pm to check for cancellations: 218-730-4326


Park Point Sand Modeling Contest & Water Expo

Bring your shovels, pails and creativity to build a work of art in the sand from 10am-1:00pm. Judging the art will begin at 1:00pm.  Prizes will be given in several categories. The Duluth Area YMCA will also engage in a variety of fun outdoor activities.

  • When: Thursday, July 18th, 2019 from 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Where: Park Point Beach - 5000 Minnesota Avenue

Boo Bash

FREE Skating Party at the Duluth Heritage Sports Center which features a costume contest, haunted locker rooms, face painting and more. 

  • When (tentative):  6:30-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30th, 2019.
  • Where: Essentia Health Duluth Heritage Center - 120 South 30th Avenue West

Turkey Bowl (On Ice!)

Free Ice Skating Party, meet and greet with local military service men and women. Make Holiday Cards, Frozen Turkey Bowl and more. 

  • When (tentative): 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13th, 2019. 
  • Where: Essentia Health Duluth Heritage Center - 120 South 30th Avenue West

Skate with Santa & Rudolph

Join Santa and Rudolph for holiday fun and a free ice skating party, cookie decorating, holiday crafts, games and winter science demonstrations. Live DJ with special holiday music program!

  • When (2019, tentatively): 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday December 11th, 2019.
  • Where: Essentia Duluth Heritage Center - 120 South 30th Avenue West

Valentine's Skate

Live DJ and 'lovely' lighting by Diamond Max Entertainment. 

  • When (tentatively): Wednesday February 12th, 2020
  • Where: Essentia Health Duluth Heritage Sports Center

Cold Front

Free cold weather activities for the whole family including a sledding hill, snow football, cross country skiing, vendors, and more.

Link to Cold Front Website