Fourth Fest Celebration: what to expect at Bayfront

Fourth Fest Celebration: what to expect at Bayfront

Doors open for Duluth's Fourth Fest at 4:00pm and the fireworks show takes off at 10:00pm.

On the 4th of July, doors open for Duluth’s Fourth Fest at 4:00pm and the fireworks show takes off at 10:00pm.

The music line up from 4:00pm to 10:00pm includes: Booty and the Hoefish at 4:30, Slope City at 5:50 and local-favorite recording artist, Danny Frank & the Smoky Gold, at 7:10, and Paul Metsa and Friends takes the stage at 8:30 p.m.

A couple things to note about the Fourth Fest Celebration, there is no admission charge for Fourth Fest and it will be held rain or shine. Plus Cans, bottles (other than one empty water bottle per person), coolers, and pets are not allowed in Bayfront during Fourth Fest.

The City of Duluth is issuing a traffic advisory for downtown Duluth do to Fourth fest, with the parking and roads closest to Bayfront Festival Park expected to be congested.

Limited parking will be available at the DECC parking ramp, the Great Lakes Aquarium Lot, and in the parking lots on Railroad Street west of 5th Avenue West. Parking is also available in Downtown parking ramps.

Traffic congestion will grow in the Bayfront area as the day progresses. During the late afternoon, it is advisable to park in the Downtown area and walk to Bayfront. Harbor Drive behind the DECC is closed for construction and spectators are not allowed in the construction area.

The Aerial Lift Bridge will remain in the down position from 7:00 p.m. on July 4 to 1:00 a.m. on July 5. The Minnesota Slip pedestrian bridge between the DECC and Canal Park will be down for pedestrians to cross from 8:00 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. Fireworks will commence at 10:10 p.m. and last 20 to 25 minutes.

At the conclusion of the fireworks display, vehicles in the Canal Park and Park Point area should expect long delays, and access to Canal Park and Park Point areas will be restricted for approximately one hour after the fireworks have ended. If you need to get to those areas, then it is suggested you arrive before 10:00 p.m. to avoid the delay.

The Duluth Police Department will provide traffic control at the end of the fireworks to facilitate the smooth exit of vehicles and pedestrians from the area. Be aware of Officers and watch for their directions. Drivers caught going around barricades or cones may be cited.