Nestled along the beautiful, early autumn shoreline of Lake Superior is one of our favorite FREE, family friendly events: The Duluth Hot Air Balloon Festival. Over the past few years, Northlanders have looked forward to the fall festival with its spectacular display of balloons and upbeat concert lineup.
This year, the three day event will take place between Friday, September 15th – Sunday, September 17th at Bayfront Festival Park. Grab lawn chairs and a blanket to stake out prime real estate in front of the hot air balloons and watch them as they fill the park with their gorgeous colors (or be brave and try a free tethered ride- weather permitting!). Indulge in a food truck dinner or a cotton candy treat. Sample your fill of local beers in the Craft Brew Village, listen to live music, and let the kids participate in the Kiwanis Family Kite Fly.
If you’re feeling extra lithe this year, make sure you also sign up to participate in the Color Run 5K Dream World Tour which is scheduled for Sunday, September 17th.
In addition to the variety of family-friendly activities offered at this year’s weekend festival, Disney Channel star Kevin Quinn (from the hit TV show BUNK’D) will be there to give a FREE performance for festival attendees! This show is made possible through the generous sponsors Carlson Orthodontics and Explore MN.
You can purchase VIP tickets for a truly one of a kind experience: kids ages 3-14 will get a meet-and-greet with Kevin AND an opportunity to sit on stage during Kevin’s performance.
VIP Tickets also include:
- Opportunity to meet Kevin Quinn backstage
- Photo with Kevin Quinn
- VIP On-Stage Seating during his performance
- VIP Custom Credentials
- Signed Event Poster
Full details about Kevin Quinn’s appearance and concert can be found here.
If you take photos of the festival events or balloons, remember to use the hashtag #duluthrising when adding them to your social media!