Events For 08/17/2023

8am Thu. Aug. 17

Itasca County Fair

Itasca County Fairgrounds 1336 Fairgrounds Rd., Grand Rapids

1-4pm Thu. Aug. 17

Kids, Cops & Cars

Bayfront Festival Park 704 W. Railroad St., Duluth

2pm Thu. Aug. 17

Art Discussion Forum

Local and visiting artists present their whimsical wheeled creations called ArtCars. Leading into the weekend will be an art discussion forum at Reunion Hall in Silver Bay on Thursday, Aug. 17 at 2 p.m. An evening ArtCar Sneak Peak opportunity takes place in downtown Silver Bay on Friday, Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. The full day exhibition takes place at the ArtCar Beach Bash at Black Beach on Saturday, August 19.

Reunion Hall 97 Outer Dr., Silver Bay

4-8pm Thu. Aug. 17

Bands, Brews & BBQ

Minnesota Discovery Center 1005 Discovery Dr., Chisholm

5-8pm Thu. Aug. 17

Beer Garden

Weekly on Thursdays (July – August) 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Enjoy the summer at Great Lakes Aquarium! Join us every week for al fresco food and beverages on the Duluth Harbor featuring $5 Earth Rider Brewery beers, Duluth Cider, wine, local non-alcoholic options, and more! Enjoy weekly performances by the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, and a rotating selection of food trucks.

Great Lakes Aquarium 353 Harbor Drive, Duluth

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5pm Thu. Aug. 17

Curtis Goodman

Sir Benedict's Tavern 805 E. Superior St., Duluth

5pm Thu. Aug. 17

Fox & Koho

Unwined Up North 31 3rd St. NE, Grand Rapids

5:30-6:30pm Thu. Aug. 17

Author Chats

Honest Dog Books 40 S. Second St. #1455, Bayfield

6-8pm Thu. Aug. 17

Writer's Salon

Wussow's Concert Cafe 324 N. Central Ave., Duluth

6-8pm Thu. Aug. 17


Harry Nelson Ball Park Madeline Island, La Pointe

6-9pm Thu. Aug. 17

Shane Nelson

Powerhouse Bar 423 Third Ave., Proctor

6-9pm Thu. Aug. 17

Daryl's Haus

Thirsty Pagan 1615 Winter St., Superior

6pm Thu. Aug. 17

Maxi Childs Trio

Black Water Lounge 231 E. Superior St., Duluth

6pm Thu. Aug. 17

Mackie Brothers

Superior Tavern 1224 Tower Ave., Superior

6pm Thu. Aug. 17

Just Us

The Ore House 102 N. Broadway, Gilbert

7pm Thu. Aug. 17

Shagawa Shorty

Rapids Brewing 214 N Pokegama Ave., Grand Rapids

7:30pm Thu. Aug. 17

Gaelic Storm

Led by founding members Patrick Murphy and Steve Twigger, the acclaimed multi-national Celtic juggernaut grows stronger with each live performance. With their energetic mix of Irish and Scottish traditional fare, drinking songs, and playful original material they have developed a fanatic and well-diversified fan base.

Big Top Chatauqua 32525 Ski Hill Rd., Bayfield

Cost: $30/$38/$48