Your Summer 2011 Plans Should Include a Music & Maritime Festival

Are you looking for a special long-weekend event to fill your summer travel plans? The Duluth Music and Maritime Festival is a natural extension of Tall Ships 2010 with more emphasis on entertainment. July 15-18, 2011 is the date and the festival will take place on Lake Superior’s waterfront behind Grandma’s Sports Garden, Bellisio’s and the Paulucci Building. No long lines for ship tours, just fun and entertainment, music and a really big lake!

Attendees will enjoy food and refreshments, musical performances, dockside viewing of 3 tall ships, and the chance to mingle with Captain Jack Sparrow. Highlights of the festival include performances by some of Minnesota’s and the nation’s finest entertainers, including: The Suburbs, Gear Daddies, Cracker, Retribution Gospel Choir, Tom Kastle, Ninety to the Dozen, AM Rubin, Bounding Man and programs by the Duluth Playhouse.

There will be three tall ships in the harbor during the festival in July 2011 for viewing dockside. The Lynx and the Pride of Baltimore II will offer “Sail Aways” which are educational day sails providing not only an educational opportunity into daily life aboard a tall ship, but also the grandeur of experiencing Lake Superior under sail. Tickets for the day sails range from $95 to $125 per person, based on the ship, and range in length from two to three hours. The third ship is the U.S. Brig Niagara.

A multi-day festival pass is available for $40 including all concerts and $20 daily passes and $25 weekend passes will be available. Get more information at

The Sixth Annual Bayfront Reggae and World Musical Festival will also be held the same weekend in Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth, so if you like music, you need to be here!

We would love the opportunity to meet you and provide a historic experience. Enjoy the festival and a romantic getaway together at our Inn.

Joy and Jim Fischer, Innkeepers/Owners
“Let the warmth of the Firelight surround you!”