Exciting Start to Duluth Fourth Fest

Alejandra Palacios
Updated: July 05, 2019 05:16 PM

Duluth’s annual Fourth Fest at Bayfront Festival Park is packed with locals and out of town visitors.

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The free and family-friendly celebration of Independence Day which kicked off at 4 p.m. has live music from Born Too Late, The Slamming Doors, Superior Siren, and Junk FM, the music headliner.

At 7:05 p.m. the 148th Fighter Wing is flying over the Fourth Fest.

Folks are enjoying the variety of food, beverage and craft vendors as they wait for the firework display that’s starting at 10:10 p.m. The firework display will last about 20 to 25 minutes and is considered the biggest display in the upper Midwest.

The Aerial Lift Bridge will project red, white, and blue colors at night. Organizers of the Fourth Fest say a lot of work goes into putting the event together.

“Planning starts many months ago. We start in January trying to get all the food vendors lined up, the security contractors, garbage, recycling, porta potties, everything that goes into making this stuff happen. It takes a small army of people in order to accomplish all those things and the end result is a beautiful day if the weather holds for us, and about 10,000 people will be down here at the park,” Jeff Stark, the Bayfront Festival Park Director, said.

To learn more about traffic and parking for the Fourth Fest tonight, click here.


Alejandra Palacios

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