Two Harbors Heritage Days Kicks Off

Updated: July 11, 2019 09:28 PM

Two Harbors Heritage Days began Thursday and will continue through Sunday, July 14th.

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The four days of festivities kicked off with a Kiddie Parade as kids rode bikes, wagons, and mini ATV's down 1st Ave and up 6th St to Thomas Owens Park. They got to cool off there with an ice cream social sponsored by Lake Bank. The Heritage Days walk and 5K run also took place Thursday evening.

Cheryl Sundstrom has been an organizer for Heritage Days for twelve years. She said the annual event has a huge impact on the local economy as it brings thousands of people to Two Harbors.

"The hotels will all be full, the campgrounds are full, stores run out of things. I have people calling me all the time asking, 'Do you know where I can stay? I'll pitch a tent in a backyard somewhere, I don't care,'" Sundstrom said. "This is also our class reunion weekend, so all of the past students from Two Harbors High School come back, even though they may live in Florida or California or out of the country."

The arts and crafts fair begins at 11 am Friday and will take place all weekend along with live entertainment from multiple bands. There will also be tours of the Edna G. tugboat for $5 for adults and $2 for children under 10.

Find a full list of scheduled events here.

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