Superior celebrates its first ever 715 Day celebration

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Every July 15th will now be known as 715 Day in the city of Superior, Wisconsin. The Mayor, Jim Paine said the day is meant to focus on celebrating “the City of Superior, our residents, and our local business community”.

There are multiple events around the city throughout the day at different local businesses and community staples ending with a grand finale at the historic Carnegie Library.

“It’s just good to take a minute to think about like I live in a place that’s got some pretty cool things and I think sometimes Superior is sort of in Duluth Shadow. This just gives us an opportunity to maybe be proud of ourselves in a way that we don’t get to be normally. We have a lot of really good things to offer here. Superior is a great community and so it’s just good to sometimes remind ourselves of that.,” said Leslie Mehle, Program and Partnership Manager at the Superior Library.

Even at the library where everything is already free, they offered something different that started outside its doors.

“Today we had the story walk, which is really fun for kids, sort of a unique way to see the book Where the Wild Things Are.”

Around 17 local businesses will be offering discounts throughout the day. Click here to find more information and a list of different businesses participating in today’s event. Some businesses will be open until around 8 o’clock, while others will be open later and offer live music.

There is a 715 Bingo promo going on. Pick up a BINGO board and mark off your BINGO spaces by stopping by Superior businesses and stakeholders.

Bingo Boards are available at Superior Tourist Information Center, Fairlawn Museum, and Superior Public Library. Bingo Boards can be filled out and turned in to the Superior Tourist Information Center by 7/22/23 during regular business hours to be entered into drawings for amazing prizes. Photos of your BINGO stops should be posted to social media using the hashtag #715DaySuperior.

Along with celebrating Superior, this event gives the city a chance to be explored by people passing through and a way to help grow the tourism scene as it can sometimes get overlooked.

“We have a lot of really great legacy businesses and opportunities in, and spaces to enjoy. Barkers Island and some of the other like natural spaces are fantastic and kind of forgotten. So it kind of like really highlights that for the community. We’re fortunate, we’re kind of like a destination for people all around,” said the co-owner of Yes, Cheese Kimber Johnson.

For businesses like Yes, Cheese, Saturday was a dual celebration as it is also their second anniversary. “We’re really fortunate. There’s a really great community here, not just like our customers, but also the other businesses. There’s a lot of camaraderie and together ship, between a lot of the local businesses. We have amazing patrons that continue to come back, so having an opportunity to celebrate the day with them is a special event, and kind can talk.”