The Great Northern Festival in the Twin Cities

Minneapolis and Saint Paul’s premiere winter events have joined forces to celebrate the best of the season together.
10 days of outdoor winter events: one big celebration. View the full schedule HERE.
January 25th – February 4th

Lake Superior Ice Festival

Lake Superior Ice Festival is a community-driven event celebrating the coolest aspects of our region.
Featuring the Great Lakes Pond Hockey Classic, Fireworks, Kid’s Zone, Enbridge/United Piping Half-Pipe Snow Slide, Bonfires & S’mores, Ice Sculptures, Live Music, Food & Beer Vendors, Fire Twirlers, LSIRA & MIRA Racing, and much more. View the full schedule HERE.
January 26th – 28th


Snowshoe Glensheen’s 12 acres on Lake Superior
With the purchase of any Glensheen tour – even a $5 grounds tour – you get a free Snowshoe rental to roam the property at your leisure. This special will be going till the end of February as part of the Cold Front festival
February 1st – 28th


Cold Front – Pre Valentine’s Day 4 Pack Promo on Kinky Boots
Cold Front – Pre Valentine’s Day 4 Pack Promo on Kinky Boots – April 9, 2018. Get 4 fans together and save 25% on all four tickets. Tickets can be purchased on line at or in person at the DECC Ticket Office during their business hours. On line orders select ME+3 in the special offer box or mention Cold Front at the DECC Ticket Office. Must be purchased in multiples of four. This offer is valid Feb 1st – Feb 6th. “There is no show hotter than KINKY BOOTS!” – CBS News
February 1st – 6th

Fairlawn Mansion

Half Price Tours
Guided tours of the Fairlawn Mansion will be offered at half-price during the Cold Front Festival Hours are 12-3 Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. 10-3 on Saturday. Tours leave on the hour with the last tour leaving at 3 p.m.
February 1st – 4th

Duluth Children’s Museum

Free First Friday – Cool in the Cold
The Duluth Children’s Museum’s monthly Free First Friday is February 2nd from 5pm to 7pm. As part of Duluth’s Cold Front Celebration, the museum will be showcasing amazing cold science and winter crafts. Come find out how ice and salt can turn milk into ice cream, watch the wonders of liquid nitrogen, and learn about the culture of cold climates! The event is FREE and open to all families.
February 2nd at 5:00 – 7:00pm


Lake Superior Art Glass

Cold got you down? Warm up while making glass icicles!
Learn how to make icicle ornaments through the manipulation of molten glass, creating around 5-10 icicles in your 90-minute class. Give them as a gift or add them to your own collection! Held at our downtown location
February 2nd – 3rd

Renegade Improv

Beat the cold with Renegade Improv!
Two teams of improvisers compete for points (which they earn from the referee) and laughter (which they earn from you)! That’s 2 nights of fast-paced, smart, entertaining comedy from some of the finest talent our region has to offer.
February 2nd – 3rd

Solve Entertainment

20% off all Escape Room Games
Solve Entertainment is pleased to support the Cold Front Celebration by offering 20% OFF all Live Action Escape Room Games all weekend long! Solve Entertainment is just a snowball’s throw from all the festivities, so come warm up with one of our hot-ticket games for 20% OFF!
Use code: COLDFRONT at checkout online to book your game today
February 2nd – 4th

Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center

Hypothermia Activity
Discover how to recreate safely in the winter around water. At 11:00 am join Ranger India in the Lecture Hall to get a closer look at the obstacles Great Lakes mariners face in the winter with a presentation entitled “Sub-Zero”. 2:00 pm Ranger India will present another program, Tall Waters, Steel Ships, which covers the massive Mataafa Storm in 1905 that wrecked 29 Great Lakes Vessels.
February 3rd

Lake Superior Zoo

“Tail” Gate Party
Wrap up the Cold Front Celebration on Sunday before the big game with a “tail” gate party at the Lake Superior Zoo! Bring your sleds and receive $1.00 off per ticket – up to 5 discounts per sled. Warm up at our sledding hill campfires with hot dogs, s’mores and hot chocolate. Keeper chats are scheduled throughout the day, as well as a lion training at 3:00 pm, weather permitting! Cold Front at the zoo runs from 11am to 3:30 pm.
February 4th

Pier B Resort Hotel/Silos Restaurant at Pier B

Big Game Watch Party
Super Bowl Watch Party- doors open at 3pm. Vikings Legends Robert Tate, Tommy Kramer, Keith Millard, and Henry Thomas will be in attendance. $25 in advance/$30 Day of event. Price includes 1 drink ticket, apps, and one autographed item.
February 4th

UMD Theatre

Charlotte’s Web Offer
Enjoy $2.00 off your ticket price for a performance of Charlotte’s Web, use the Promo Code ColdFront and go to
February 8th


Duluth Cross Country Ski Club (DXC)
The Snow Ball Gala starts at 5:00PM at Greysolon Ballroom. Come celebrate the season with your fellow skiers and friends over a delicious dinner, signature cocktails, wine, and beer. There will be a community Nordic ski awards presentation, guest speakers, and diverse silent & live auctions. Visit THE WEBSITE for more details and to register, including info on discounted room rates at the Sheraton Duluth for out of town guests.
February 10th

UMD Music

Resident Artist Concert
Enjoy $2.00 off your ticket price for a concert at Weber Music Hall , use the Promo Code ColdFront and go to
February 10th or 28th

A Sweet Event

Dads and Daughters are encouraged to join us for an enchanted night under the sea with the Mermaid Princess
The night will feature dancing and music, a pizza buffet and a magical candy table. There will be lots of enchanting fun with your favorite Mermaid and some of her princess friends. We will also have a fun photo and craft area with our friends from the Duluth Children’s Museum. Your daughter will have an enchanted evening under the sea with decorations from Duluth Balloon Co.
February 16th

A Sweet Event

Enchanted day under the sea with the Mermaid Princesses
The day will feature dancing and music, a pizza buffet by Clyde Iron Works and candy buffet. There will be lots of enchanting fun with your favorite mermaid and some of her friends. We will also have a fun photo booth, games and a craft area with our friends from the Duluth Children’s Museum.
February 17th

Renegade Theater Company

Sex with Strangers
Renegade Theater Company’s 2018 season kicks off with ‘Sex with Strangers’ written by 3-time Emmy Award nominee Laura Eason (House of Cards) this hilarious, thoughtful and
insightful new play takes a modern look at love, and how fast it can wither under the harsh spotlight of fame.
February 22nd – 24th

A Sweet Event

4th Annual Mother Son Super Hero Dance
Mom & son will enjoy dancing & games, a pizza buffet from Clyde Iron Works, sweet treats and a superhero photo booth. Get superhero certified in our training area and participate in crafts with the Duluth Children’s Museum. The night wouldn’t be complete without lots of superhero fun with special visits from some friends from the Justice League. Moms and sons are encouraged to dress up as their favorite superhero or villain to make the night extra fun.
February 24th

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