Free

Concerts on the Pier – Big Wave Dave and the Ripples

Glensheen is proud to present Concerts on the Pier for all to enjoy an evening of Minnesota music on the shores of Lake Superior!

On July 4th, Glensheen kicks off its free Concerts on the Pier series with the Big Wave Dave and the Ripples.

Formed in February 2011, the band has since evolved and adapted into its current state. Though some of the players may have shifted, the goal and message of the band remains constant: Play the music they love and get people on the dance floor. The band performs live throughout the Twin Ports area and branches into the Cites. The originals and homages to the current and past greats provide the vibrations to get people smiling and moving their feet as the eight-piece horn band plays soul/funk/rock/blues for the masses.


Concert FAQs

  • Local culinary creations and craft drinks will be provided by local favorites!
  • Cash only. Outside beverages are prohibited at this event.
  • Concertgoers are encouraged to bike, boat, walk or kayak to the concerts due to limited parking. The parking lot and street parking fills quickly. Please refer to the City of Duluth’s alternate side parking calendar when parking on neighborhood streets by CLICKING HERE.
  • Gates open at 6:00pm so be sure to arrive early to ensure a good spot. Music starts at 7:00pm and concludes at 8:00pm.
  • Bring your own chair or blanket to watch from the shoreline.
  • Only service animals are allowed on the estate.

Pair the event with a tour of Glensheen!

Glensheen offers tours from 9am – 9pm every night in July. Taking a tour prior to the concert is a great way to snag a good parking spot and the best seat on the shore.

Sunday Funday – Creating Independence Day Windsocks

Join us for Glensheen’s new kid-based programming series offering parents and their young children the chance to learn and be engaged with art, history, and fun.

For this July 1st event, kids will be creating Independence Day windsocks.

For the duration of July, the event series will Painting by the Lake, inspired by Clara’s love of painting and her painting nook by the lake shore.


No ticket is required for this free event; however, an RSVP is required.

Please CLICK HERE to register.


Adults must be accompanied by a child.  The event is limited to the first 20 participants.

Beer Garden at Glensheen – Bent Paddle Brewing

Back by popular demand from its debut last year, Beer Garden at Glensheen. A new Wednesday night event series for the month of June.

As we continue Chester and Clara’s love of highlighting the talent in our own state we are showcasing the awesome brewing companies we have here in the twin ports.

This event is also a throwback to the public beer garden that was on the estate when it was the Tischer Farm prior to the Congdon’s owning it.

A different local brewery will be featured each week of Beer Garden. Guests will have the opportunity to sip on their beer and chat with the brewers in the Amusement Room. Brewers will give a short talk about their brewery and beer a half hour into the event at 7:30 pm.

While the event will take place in Winter Garden, the grounds will be open and exploration is encouraged!

The evening will be complete with yard games like bags and ladder golf on the estate. Get ready to enjoy Glensheen’s grounds with a local craft beer in hand.

Then finish the night with a bonfire on the shore of Lake Superior.


Event admission is free to the public. Beer will be sold at cash bars.

Stage 2 Presents: Much Ado About Nothing (at Glensheen!)

Directed by Simon VanVactor-Lee
Tuesdays and Thursdays June 12-28, 2018 at 7:00pm
Glensheen – 3300 London Rd, Duluth, MN, 55804
General admission seating | FREE (donations appreciated!)

Three bros come to Messina looking to party, and maybe to find love; but one estranged brother is ready to orchestrate some sinister sabotage.

William Shakespeare’s classic tale of romance and deception comes to life in a 90-minute roaming performance, set at three locations around the grounds of Duluth’s beautiful Glensheen Historic Estate.


Please note: This is a free, unticketed event. Admission will be first come, first serve at the gate. You may want to arrive early to claim a spot. We will be admitting 50 people for each performance. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions.


FAQs

Q: What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
You may park in Glensheen’s parking lot. There are also bike racks present, and the nearest DTA bus route has a stop a short walk away.

Q: What can/should I bring into the event?
Bring something to take pictures, because we’re going to have a photo contest going on (more info coming soon!).

  • Chairs will be provided.
  • We recommend you come with bug spray on.
  • We ask that you do NOT bring your own food or beverage, other than water.

Q: Can I smoke or vape before or during the show?
For the comfort of our actors and audience, smoking and vaping will not be permitted on the grounds.

Q: Can my dog come?
As much as we love our furry friends, it is against Glensheen’s policy to allow animals on the grounds.

Q: How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email us at [email protected]

Q: Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. This is an unticketed event, but please remember that space is limited, so show up early!

Q: How long is the show?
The show will run 90 minutes with no intermission.

Q: What does “roaming performance” mean?
In order to capitalize on the gorgeous grounds of Glensheen, we’ve set up three different locations for audience seating around Glensheen’s grounds. The audience will be asked to get up and move to the next location twice during the course of the play.

Q: Will my kid/grandma/uncultured friend like it?
Our adaptation is aimed at being accessible and engaging for audiences of all ages and experience levels with Shakespeare. That said, the story of Much Ado About Nothing includes alcohol consumption and mild sexual innuendos. Use your personal discretion.

Q: This is outdoors. What about weather?
Each day of performance, we will determine whether a cancellation is necessary due to weather by 4pm. In the event of a cancellation, the announcement will be posted in this event, as well as on Stage 2’s Facebook page.

Q: Will there be food and/or beverages for sale on the grounds?
More info coming soon on this.

Q: Is this event wheelchair accessible?
We are looking into this and will update this with more information as we get it.

Q: Will there be ASL interpreters available for select performances?
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide ASL interpreter service for this event. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Q: I have other questions about accessibility that were not addressed in this FAQ.
We are attempting to make this event as inclusive as possible. Please contact us directly at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Q: Will there be any other events going on on-site?
No, the grounds are open at these hours exclusively for Much Ado About Nothing.

Q: Could I come early and enjoy the grounds?
Gates will open at 6:30. If guests would like to explore the grounds ahead of time, they can purchase a Grounds Pass in Glensheen’s ticket house.

Q: Is a tour of the house included?
No, this is just an outdoor theatrical event. If you are interested in touring Glensheen otherwise, we highly recommend that you check out their website at glensheen.org!

Sunday Funday – Chinese Lanterns

Join us for Glensheen’s new kid-based programming series offering parents and their young children the chance to learn and be engaged with art, history, and fun.

For this June 24th event, kids will be creating Chinese lanterns and learning about the history and influence of the craft.

For the duration of June, the event series will explore the influences Japanese and Chinese cultures had on the Congdons.

No ticket is required for this free event; however, an RSVP is required. Registering will be available soon. Please check back.


Adults must be accompanied by a child.   The event is limited to the first 20 participants.

Stage 2 Presents: Much Ado About Nothing (at Glensheen!)

Directed by Simon VanVactor-Lee
Tuesdays and Thursdays June 12-28, 2018 at 7:00pm
Glensheen – 3300 London Rd, Duluth, MN, 55804
General admission seating | FREE (donations appreciated!)

Three bros come to Messina looking to party, and maybe to find love; but one estranged brother is ready to orchestrate some sinister sabotage.

William Shakespeare’s classic tale of romance and deception comes to life in a 90-minute roaming performance, set at three locations around the grounds of Duluth’s beautiful Glensheen Historic Estate.


Please note: This is a free, unticketed event. Admission will be first come, first serve at the gate. You may want to arrive early to claim a spot. We will be admitting 50 people for each performance. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions.


FAQs

Q: What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
You may park in Glensheen’s parking lot. There are also bike racks present, and the nearest DTA bus route has a stop a short walk away.

Q: What can/should I bring into the event?
Bring something to take pictures, because we’re going to have a photo contest going on (more info coming soon!).

  • Chairs will be provided.
  • We recommend you come with bug spray on.
  • We ask that you do NOT bring your own food or beverage, other than water.

Q: Can I smoke or vape before or during the show?
For the comfort of our actors and audience, smoking and vaping will not be permitted on the grounds.

Q: Can my dog come?
As much as we love our furry friends, it is against Glensheen’s policy to allow animals on the grounds.

Q: How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email us at [email protected]

Q: Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. This is an unticketed event, but please remember that space is limited, so show up early!

Q: How long is the show?
The show will run 90 minutes with no intermission.

Q: What does “roaming performance” mean?
In order to capitalize on the gorgeous grounds of Glensheen, we’ve set up three different locations for audience seating around Glensheen’s grounds. The audience will be asked to get up and move to the next location twice during the course of the play.

Q: Will my kid/grandma/uncultured friend like it?
Our adaptation is aimed at being accessible and engaging for audiences of all ages and experience levels with Shakespeare. That said, the story of Much Ado About Nothing includes alcohol consumption and mild sexual innuendos. Use your personal discretion.

Q: This is outdoors. What about weather?
Each day of performance, we will determine whether a cancellation is necessary due to weather by 4pm. In the event of a cancellation, the announcement will be posted in this event, as well as on Stage 2’s Facebook page.

Q: Will there be food and/or beverages for sale on the grounds?
More info coming soon on this.

Q: Is this event wheelchair accessible?
We are looking into this and will update this with more information as we get it.

Q: Will there be ASL interpreters available for select performances?
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide ASL interpreter service for this event. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Q: I have other questions about accessibility that were not addressed in this FAQ.
We are attempting to make this event as inclusive as possible. Please contact us directly at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Q: Will there be any other events going on on-site?
No, the grounds are open at these hours exclusively for Much Ado About Nothing.

Q: Could I come early and enjoy the grounds?
Gates will open at 6:30. If guests would like to explore the grounds ahead of time, they can purchase a Grounds Pass in Glensheen’s ticket house.

Q: Is a tour of the house included?
No, this is just an outdoor theatrical event. If you are interested in touring Glensheen otherwise, we highly recommend that you check out their website at glensheen.org!

Beer Garden at Glensheen – Lake Superior Brewing

Back by popular demand from its debut last year, Beer Garden at Glensheen. A new Wednesday night event series for the month of June.

As we continue Chester and Clara’s love of highlighting the talent in our own state we are showcasing the awesome brewing companies we have here in the twin ports.

This event is also a throwback to the public beer garden that was on the estate when it was the Tischer Farm prior to the Congdon’s owning it.

A different local brewery will be featured each week of Beer Garden. Guests will have the opportunity to sip on their beer and chat with the brewers in the Amusement Room. Brewers will give a short talk about their brewery and beer a half hour into the event at 7:30 pm.

While the event will take place in Winter Garden, the grounds will be open and exploration is encouraged!

The evening will be complete with yard games like bags and ladder golf on the estate. Get ready to enjoy Glensheen’s grounds with a local craft beer in hand.

Then finish the night with a bonfire on the shore of Lake Superior.


Event admission is free to the public. Beer will be sold at cash bars.

Stage 2 Presents: Much Ado About Nothing (at Glensheen!)

Directed by Simon VanVactor-Lee
Tuesdays and Thursdays June 12-28, 2018 at 7:00pm
Glensheen – 3300 London Rd, Duluth, MN, 55804
General admission seating | FREE (donations appreciated!)

Three bros come to Messina looking to party, and maybe to find love; but one estranged brother is ready to orchestrate some sinister sabotage.

William Shakespeare’s classic tale of romance and deception comes to life in a 90-minute roaming performance, set at three locations around the grounds of Duluth’s beautiful Glensheen Historic Estate.


Please note: This is a free, unticketed event. Admission will be first come, first serve at the gate. You may want to arrive early to claim a spot. We will be admitting 50 people for each performance. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions.


FAQs

Q: What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
You may park in Glensheen’s parking lot. There are also bike racks present, and the nearest DTA bus route has a stop a short walk away.

Q: What can/should I bring into the event?
Bring something to take pictures, because we’re going to have a photo contest going on (more info coming soon!).

  • Chairs will be provided.
  • We recommend you come with bug spray on.
  • We ask that you do NOT bring your own food or beverage, other than water.

Q: Can I smoke or vape before or during the show?
For the comfort of our actors and audience, smoking and vaping will not be permitted on the grounds.

Q: Can my dog come?
As much as we love our furry friends, it is against Glensheen’s policy to allow animals on the grounds.

Q: How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email us at [email protected]

Q: Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. This is an unticketed event, but please remember that space is limited, so show up early!

Q: How long is the show?
The show will run 90 minutes with no intermission.

Q: What does “roaming performance” mean?
In order to capitalize on the gorgeous grounds of Glensheen, we’ve set up three different locations for audience seating around Glensheen’s grounds. The audience will be asked to get up and move to the next location twice during the course of the play.

Q: Will my kid/grandma/uncultured friend like it?
Our adaptation is aimed at being accessible and engaging for audiences of all ages and experience levels with Shakespeare. That said, the story of Much Ado About Nothing includes alcohol consumption and mild sexual innuendos. Use your personal discretion.

Q: This is outdoors. What about weather?
Each day of performance, we will determine whether a cancellation is necessary due to weather by 4pm. In the event of a cancellation, the announcement will be posted in this event, as well as on Stage 2’s Facebook page.

Q: Will there be food and/or beverages for sale on the grounds?
More info coming soon on this.

Q: Is this event wheelchair accessible?
We are looking into this and will update this with more information as we get it.

Q: Will there be ASL interpreters available for select performances?
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide ASL interpreter service for this event. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Q: I have other questions about accessibility that were not addressed in this FAQ.
We are attempting to make this event as inclusive as possible. Please contact us directly at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Q: Will there be any other events going on on-site?
No, the grounds are open at these hours exclusively for Much Ado About Nothing.

Q: Could I come early and enjoy the grounds?
Gates will open at 6:30. If guests would like to explore the grounds ahead of time, they can purchase a Grounds Pass in Glensheen’s ticket house.

Q: Is a tour of the house included?
No, this is just an outdoor theatrical event. If you are interested in touring Glensheen otherwise, we highly recommend that you check out their website at glensheen.org!

Sunday Funday – Screens

Join us for Glensheen’s new kid-based programming series offering parents and their young children the chance to learn and be engaged with art, history, and fun.

For this June 17th event, kids will work together to create/decorate an old-style Asian privacy screen.

For the duration of June, the event series will explore the influences Japanese and Chinese cultures had on the Congdons.

No ticket is required for this free event; however, an RSVP is required. Registering will be available soon. Please check back.


Adults must be accompanied by a child.   The event is limited to the first 20 participants.

Stage 2 Presents: Much Ado About Nothing (at Glensheen!)

Directed by Simon VanVactor-Lee
Tuesdays and Thursdays June 12-28, 2018 at 7:00pm
Glensheen – 3300 London Rd, Duluth, MN, 55804
General admission seating | FREE (donations appreciated!)

Three bros come to Messina looking to party, and maybe to find love; but one estranged brother is ready to orchestrate some sinister sabotage.

William Shakespeare’s classic tale of romance and deception comes to life in a 90-minute roaming performance, set at three locations around the grounds of Duluth’s beautiful Glensheen Historic Estate.


Please note: This is a free, unticketed event. Admission will be first come, first serve at the gate. You may want to arrive early to claim a spot. We will be admitting 50 people for each performance. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions.


FAQs

Q: What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
You may park in Glensheen’s parking lot. There are also bike racks present, and the nearest DTA bus route has a stop a short walk away.

Q: What can/should I bring into the event?
Bring something to take pictures, because we’re going to have a photo contest going on (more info coming soon!).

  • Chairs will be provided.
  • We recommend you come with bug spray on.
  • We ask that you do NOT bring your own food or beverage, other than water.

Q: Can I smoke or vape before or during the show?
For the comfort of our actors and audience, smoking and vaping will not be permitted on the grounds.

Q: Can my dog come?
As much as we love our furry friends, it is against Glensheen’s policy to allow animals on the grounds.

Q: How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email us at [email protected]

Q: Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. This is an unticketed event, but please remember that space is limited, so show up early!

Q: How long is the show?
The show will run 90 minutes with no intermission.

Q: What does “roaming performance” mean?
In order to capitalize on the gorgeous grounds of Glensheen, we’ve set up three different locations for audience seating around Glensheen’s grounds. The audience will be asked to get up and move to the next location twice during the course of the play.

Q: Will my kid/grandma/uncultured friend like it?
Our adaptation is aimed at being accessible and engaging for audiences of all ages and experience levels with Shakespeare. That said, the story of Much Ado About Nothing includes alcohol consumption and mild sexual innuendos. Use your personal discretion.

Q: This is outdoors. What about weather?
Each day of performance, we will determine whether a cancellation is necessary due to weather by 4pm. In the event of a cancellation, the announcement will be posted in this event, as well as on Stage 2’s Facebook page.

Q: Will there be food and/or beverages for sale on the grounds?
More info coming soon on this.

Q: Is this event wheelchair accessible?
We are looking into this and will update this with more information as we get it.

Q: Will there be ASL interpreters available for select performances?
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide ASL interpreter service for this event. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Q: I have other questions about accessibility that were not addressed in this FAQ.
We are attempting to make this event as inclusive as possible. Please contact us directly at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Q: Will there be any other events going on on-site?
No, the grounds are open at these hours exclusively for Much Ado About Nothing.

Q: Could I come early and enjoy the grounds?
Gates will open at 6:30. If guests would like to explore the grounds ahead of time, they can purchase a Grounds Pass in Glensheen’s ticket house.

Q: Is a tour of the house included?
No, this is just an outdoor theatrical event. If you are interested in touring Glensheen otherwise, we highly recommend that you check out their website at glensheen.org!