LAKE SUPERIOR DAY
July 18-20 – Spectators can watch the
Whitewater Rendezvous Slalom & Sprint
Races from the Highway 210 bridge at Thomson Dam.
Races are 3-7 p.m. July 18; 9 a.m.-noon July 19;
July 17-20 – Lake experts will be at Lake Superior Maritime
Visitor Center in Canal Park, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily with
information about regional culture, natural history & aquatic
invasive species. Drawings for gifts from Lake Superior
Magazine, Great Lakes Aquarium and Great Lakes United.
July 19-20 – Duluth geocacher Ghost640 will hide geocoins
in the area; www.superiorforum.info has clues.
July 19 – Howard Sivertson, author of Driftwood: Stories
Picked Up Along the Shore, will sign books at Northern
Lights Books & Gifts from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
July 20 – Nukewatch will sponsor a Walk for the Lake, 11
a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Brighton Beach, 11 a.m., on the 6.5-mile
route or from Leif Erickson Park, 2 p.m., on the 1.5-mile
route, meet in Canal Park for a rally and music.
July 20 – Great Lakes Aquarium offers hands-on learning
stations 10 a.m.-6 p.m., kite flying from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
(bring your own kite) and a 2:30 p.m. presentation by
Commissioner Allen Olson of the International Joint
Commission about Great Lakes issues, Lake Superior
and the International Upper Great Lakes Study that may
change outflow from Lake Superior.
July 20 – Several area churches will hold special services
in honor of Lake Superior Day.
Through the summer – Images from Craig Blacklock’s
latest book, Minnesota’s North Shore, are on display at
Waters of Superior in Canal Park.
July 20 – Save Lake Superior Association hosts environmental
and conservation groups to discuss aquatic invasive species,
environmental protection, regional culture, natural history
and related topics at Split Rock Lighthouse, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Through September – “The Thing About Lake Superior”
exhibit: images from photographers Val Doherty and
John Gregor with quotes on the lake basin’s natural and
cultural history, Waterfront Gallery.
July 20 – Community for Youth Committee hosts at
Barker’s Island Festival Park, 1-4 p.m. Events include a
drum circle, games, kites, music and displays. A cleanup at
Barker’s Island features a “trash trophy” for the most
successful collector. Lake Superior Writers “Read Stories
for the Lake,” 2-4 p.m., Fairlawn Mansion & Museum.
Most events are free; admission fees apply at some locations