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Frost River Family Activities

Frost River Trading Co. is our neighbor across Michigan Street, (yes, it’s ok to go into the shop’s back door with your wristband!) who manufactures reliable outdoor packs / softgoods from American crafted materials, is leading the “pack” in the activities area!  

This year they have teamed forces with both the Duluth Art Institute and the Duluth Children’s Museum for even more fun for the whole family including a skateboard demo by Damage Board Shop and out-of-this-world stunt performances by the Dangerous Fun Show!

The Frost River Trading Co. Activities Area will be alive with family-friendly revelry and will feature:

  • Kids activities & crafts featuring educators from the Duluth Art Institute and the Duluth Children’s Museum
  • Caribou Antler Toss
  • Malt Bag + Canoe Portage Relay Races 
  • Giant Jenga
  • Canoe Camp Play Site
  • Bean Bag Toss
  • Giant Sandbox Dig
  • Ladder Ball
  • Frisbees / Balls / Hula Hoops
  • Festiversary Bear Selfie Station
  • and Much More!

Bent Paddle co-branded Frost River gear also available for purchase in the taproom anytime.

Huge thank you to Frost River for their support of Bent Paddle at Festiversary and every day!

Hop Outside...Inside the Brewery!

Inside the Brewery 2 - 8 pm

During Festiversary venture into the Brewery to experience “Hop Outside…Inside” A multimedia experience curated by musician / poet Ben Weaver.

There has never been a more crucial time to foster deep connective relationships with the outdoors. The water, trees, air, and wild country unites us no matter our similarities or differences.  

Have you ever wondered why those air fresheners, the ones that look like pine trees, never actually smell like fresh air, let alone the pine trees they depict? The only place fresh air can truly be found is in our great outdoors.

Hop Outside gives you a chance to explore organizations like the Minnesota Land TrustSportsmen for the Boundary Waters, Simms FishingSpokeNGear, and Water Bar & Public Studio. Learn about opportunities to connect with the dirt, rock, and water of the Duluth Area.  Take a Bent Paddle mini-tour with The Duluth Experience.  The Bike Press (a printing press on a bike) will be on hand to make personal “air freshener” prints...ones that will actually smell like outside. All the while enjoying a special Hop Outside infusion beer - The Sharp End – Venture Pils infused with juniper & sage - and music inspired by sleeping in the dirt, watching the river eddies, and seeking wild lines in the rock from performers Ben Weaver, Molly Maher and Mike Munson.

Damage Boardshop Skateboarding Demo

In the Kids Area near the Boats & Bluegrass Stage @ 2 pm

Our friendly neighbors at Damage Boardshop are one of the originals of the Lincoln Park Craft District, having opened their doors in 2005.  From the days you spend on the hill snowboarding with your buddies, to cruising around on four wheels and heading to the beach to soak in the sun - Damage has you covered!

Kids and adults alike will enjoy a skateboarding demo on the Festiversary grounds from 2 - 2:45p in the lot just behind Damage's awesome year-round shop!


Dangerous Fun Show

In the Kids Area near the Boats & Bluegrass Stage @ 3:30 pm & 5:15 pm

Based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Josh Peters has performed the Dangerous Fun Show at festivals, fairs, and parties across the Midwest since 2007.

The Dangerous Fun Show shares Josh's love of traditional sideshow acts while inspiring his audience to move beyond their fears to a state of mind where anything is possible. 

The kid friendly comedy stunt show features fire eating, lying on a bed of nails, even escaping from a strait jacket and chains. These are acts of amazement, not a freak show or a shock show.


Community Row

On Michigan Street 2 - 8 pm

Check out some of our great community partners' booths at Festiversary including:

Lincoln Park Mural Project

Near Community Row 5 - 8 pm

Adults and older children and teens can help Duluth Art Institute's local Artist in Residence Paul LaJeunesse paint the panels for a new Lincoln Park Craft District mural to be located right near the brewery in 2017!

Lake Superior Art Glass Demos

On Michigan Street 2 - 8 pm

Watch Dan and the Lake Superior Art Glass crew demo beautiful art glass at Festiversary from 2 - 8 pm!