Duluth announces 2019 event schedule

The city of Duluth has announced its 2019 events schedule. (Special Photo)

According to a press release from the city, more than 150,000 people attended events in Duluth last year. The city expects similar numbers to attend this year’s events, the schedule for which was recently released.

In addition to the city’s signature events, Duluth has added some new ones, including a margarita and taco festival that will be a celebration of Cinco de Mayo. The May 5 event is co-sponsored by the city of Duluth and Atlanta Creative Events. Attendees can expect to try different types of tacos from local businesses in the area and enjoy margaritas.

“This year we will keep some of the community favorites as well as add in some new events to keep things interesting” said Festival Center Manager Talore Ruedt.

The event season starts on March 30 with the annual Muddbuggs and Music — featuring crawfish, low country boil and live entertainment on the Duluth Town Green.

According to the city, Fridays -N- Duluth kicks off from 6 to 9 p.m. May 4. It will include Food Truck Friday, which will run from May through August. New to Fridays -N- Duluth is Block Party on Main, which will run on the last Friday of the month from May through August. Block Party on Main will showcase hometown favorites with a street fair atmosphere from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will wrap up with a themed concert on the Festival Center Stage from 8 to 10 p.m. The block party will not feature food trucks.

Block Party on Main will include ’80s night on May 31, ’90s night on June 28 and to be announced shows on July 26 and Aug. 30.

Also returning is Flicks on the Bricks, a free movie on the first Friday of every month from June through August.

The schedule will be “Wonder” on June 7, “Aquaman” on July 5 and “The Incredibles” on Aug. 2.

Other events such as S’mores ’N Snores, Duluth Celebrates America, Howl on the Green, Deck the Hall, and Cookies and Cocoa with Santa will be back for 2019. Events introduced in 2018 that are also returning this year are Whatever Floats Your Boat and the Duluth Beer Festival.

The Duluth Arts Festival will once again kick off Duluth’s eight-day art week, which features interactive activities such as Tweet and Seek, dance, theater, music, Eat Like a Local and more. Duluth High School’s performance of “Godspell” on May 4 will wrap up ART week on Duluth Town Green.

For more information, on all upcoming events www.duluthga.net/events.

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