Traffic is expected to be congested in and around the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center(DECC) and Bayfront Festival Park this weekend with the 2009 Bayfront Blues Festival taking place. The festival begins this Friday, August 7, 2009 and runs through Sunday, August 9th, 2009. Festival hours for the three day event are 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Access to William Irvin Tours, Vista Excursions, and the DECC Ticket Office will be from the east using Harbor Drive. Harbor Drive will be closed off completely for all traffic, eastbound or westbound, between Paulucci Hall and the Great Lakes Aquarium. The Great Lakes Aquarium will be open it's normal business hours.
Paid parking for the Bayfront Blues Festival is located in lots off Railroad Street just west of the 5th Ave. W connector, and in the DECC parking lot.