Duluth to have blood drive, fireworks on New Year’s Eve

The Red Cross will host a blood drive in Duluth on New Year’s Eve and the night will culminate with a fireworks celebration.

The event will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Duluth Festival Center in the Fountain View room. Other festivities will include inflatables, a giant snow slide, food vendors, a “man zone” that will televise the Chick-Fil-A bowl game and live entertainment from the Duluth Idols, Wes Brawner DJ, Fire Dancer and The American Flyers.

The city of Duluth is partnering with the Entertainment Design Group, also the creator of the Peach Drop, to unveil a “one-of-a-kind” Icon and spectacular fireworks display.

The American Flyers Show Band will headline the event, and entertain attendees with a dance music style that encompasses a wide variety of genres and styles, a city news release said.