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duluth celebrates winter with cold front february

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duluth celebrates winter with cold front february

duluth is cold. duluth is outdoorsy.now a new festival will celebrate both.organizers in the lake superior port city are rebranding next month as “cold front february” and plan to kick it off with a long weekend of festivities based in tourist-friendly canal park on feb. 1-4.“we’re going to embrace our cold and our cool,” mayor emily larson said.while tourists are invited to partake, the festival is aimed at bringing the whole city together for free activities celebrating winter, said duluth city council member and festival organizer elissa hansen.despite being the shortest month of the year, february can often feel like a long month, with the glow of the holidays having worn off and winter’s temperatures still hovering in the teens and single digits, hansen observed. as a result, people may think that everyone wants to hibernate.“that’s the impression, but it’s not actually the reality,” hansen said. the festival is “trying to celebrate the fact that we actually do all this stuff. let’s be outside. we’re minnesotans. we’re tough.”the kickoff weekend at canal park, with the bulk of events running from 3 p.m. friday to 3 p.m. sunday, will feature a sledding hill, an ice-skating rink, fire pits and an ice-skating “trail” hugging the lake.day tripper of duluth will conduct fat biking demonstrations. most of the activities will be set up in a parking lot across canal park drive from little angie’s cantina and grill. the skating trail will fol...