The Fourth of July will be here before we know it now is the time to start making plans for the holiday weekend in the Northland.

Bayfront Festival Park will certainly be busy that entire weekend as Bayfront Country Jam starring Jake Owen takes place Friday, July 1. On Saturday July 2, families can attend 'A Salute To Disney In The Park'. Sunday, July 3 finds Hairball returning to Duluth.

The remaining question had been what the plans would be on the holiday itself with the City of Duluth Fourth Fest. That question was answered this week as the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center provided details on the annual tradition.

The Midwest’s greatest Fourth of July celebration and fireworks extravaganza! Visit Bayfront Festival Park during the Independence Day celebration for live music, delicious food, cold drinks & a variety of craft vendors! Come and experience this FREE community event and witness the largest fireworks display in the upper Midwest produced by the City of Duluth.

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According to the DECC, here is the entertainment lineup that can be enjoyed throughout the 4th of July:

  • The Crunchy Bunch DJ collective (Hip-hop, house, electro, and dance remixes)
  • All Tomorrow's Petty (Tom Petty classics played live)
  • North of Nashville Winner Katherine Marie Switzer
  • National Anthem by Christina Stroup (Cast of Footloose, Duluth Playhouse)
  • Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the music starts at 5:00 p.m.

The Duluth Entertainment Convention Center reminds attendees that no bottles, outside food, coolers, weapons or animals will be allowed at Bayfront Park (certified service animals will be allowed, but please remember that there will be loud booms from the firework display).

Each person will be allowed to bring in empty water bottle. Water stations will be located inside Bayfront Park, across from portable restroom units.

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