Around Town – Feb. 24, 2023

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From Hayward to Superior to Duluth, you can ski, eat, and shop this weekend.

American Birkebeiner

American Birkebeiner

It’s one of the biggest weekends of the year in Hayward, Wis. Thousands of skiers are in town for the American Birkebeiner cross country ski races. For spectators, there are a few places to sit down, relax, and enjoy some food and beverages.

Duluth Women’s Expo

Lundeen Productions

At the DECC on Saturday, it’s all about the ladies. The Duluth Women’s Expo returns for a 14th year. There are more than 100 exhibitors and vendors, plus inspirational speakers, live music, a fashion show, and more. Tickets are $5 at the door or a donation to Safe Haven. It goes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

UMD Feast of Nations

The International Club is hosting a “Feast of Nations.” The theme this year is “A Walk Through Time.” Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, followed by a fashion show and other performances. Tickets are $13 for non-students and $10 for students.

UWS Soul Food Dinner

Across the bridge, UWS has something similar. The Black Student Union and Department of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are having a Soul Food Dinner. It also starts at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and is free.

If you have an event you’d like to be considered next weekend, email