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Sunday Funday – Garden Taste Tour

Glensheen is continuing the new programming series for kids called Sunday Funday. The new programming offers parents and their young children the chance to learn and be engaged with art, history, and fun.

For the Sunday Funday on August 26th, we will be exploring the Vegetable Gardens and learning more about gardening. Kids will also have the option to try some of the produce.


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

Please CLICK HERE to register.

The painting will take place in Glensheen’s Vegetable Gardens.


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

Wine Wednesdays at Glensheen

For the first time ever, Glensheen is introducing Wine Wednesdays!

Drink wines from a different region around the world each week while learning a thing or two about wine culture and the wine-making process all while on Glensheen’s beautiful lakeside estate.

Drink and learn about wine, take a tour of the mansion, explore the grounds and wander the gardens with wine in hand.

Adult snack packs with cheese, grapes and crackers will be available for purchase. Don’t forget that you can have food delivered to picnic tables in the Lake Superior Beach Club space!

We’ve partnered with local wine experts, Bellisio’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar to share with us wines from around the world. Each week, there will be a selection of 4 wines from that region. (Example: Italy, France, New Zealand, etc.)


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

Sunday Funday – Painting Planters and Potting Plants

Glensheen is continuing the new programming series for kids called Sunday Funday. The new programming offers parents and their young children the chance to learn and be engaged with art, history, and fun.

For the Sunday Funday on August 19th, we will be painting planters and be potting plants to take home. Plants will be provided by the UMD Greenhouse. Planters will be provided by Glensheen.


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

Please CLICK HERE to register.

The painting will take place in Glensheen’s Vegetable Gardens.


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

Wine Wednesdays at Glensheen

For the first time ever, Glensheen is introducing Wine Wednesdays!

Drink wines from a different region around the world each week while learning a thing or two about wine culture and the wine-making process all while on Glensheen’s beautiful lakeside estate.

Drink and learn about wine, take a tour of the mansion, explore the grounds and wander the gardens with wine in hand.

Adult snack packs with cheese, grapes and crackers will be available for purchase. Don’t forget that you can have food delivered to picnic tables in the Lake Superior Beach Club space!

We’ve partnered with local wine experts, Bellisio’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar to share with us wines from around the world. Each week, there will be a selection of 4 wines from that region. (Example: Italy, France, New Zealand, etc.)


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

Sunday Funday – Scavenger Hunt at Glensheen

Glensheen is continuing the new programming series for kids called Sunday Funday. The new programming offers parents and their young children the chance to learn and be engaged with art, history, and fun.

For the Sunday Funday on August 12th, you and your child can visit Glensheen and participate in the Sunday Funday Scavenger Hunt. The activity will allow you to learn more about the plants at Glensheen.


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.

Wine Wednesdays at Glensheen

For the first time ever, Glensheen is introducing Wine Wednesdays!

Sample wines from various stations around the grounds while learning a thing or two about Minnesota’s wine culture and the wine-making process.


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

Sunday Funday – Learning with Glensheen Bees

Glensheen is continuing the new programming series for kids called Sunday Funday. The new programming offers parents and their young children the chance to learn and be engaged with art, history, and fun.

For the Sunday Funday on August 5th, kids will be learning about Bees at Glensheen. We will be in the Vegetable Garden.


No ticket is required for this free event; however, an RSVP is required.
Please come at time slots of 1:00 PM or 2:00 PM

Please CLICK HERE to register.


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

Wine Wednesdays at Glensheen

For the first time ever, Glensheen is introducing Wine Wednesdays!

Drink wines from a different region around the world each week while learning a thing or two about wine culture and the wine-making process all while on Glensheen’s beautiful lakeside estate.

Drink and learn about wine, take a tour of the mansion, explore the grounds and wander the gardens with wine in hand.

Adult snack packs with cheese, grapes and crackers will be available for purchase. Don’t forget that you can have food delivered to picnic tables in the Lake Superior Beach Club space!

We’ve partnered with local wine experts, Bellisio’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar to share with us wines from around the world. Each week, there will be a selection of 4 wines from that region. (Example: Italy, France, New Zealand, etc.)

The first Wine Wednesday’s featured region is New Zealand! Stay tuned for each week’s featured wine region.


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

CANCELED: Sunday Funday – Painting Glensheen’s Stone Arch Bridge

The 7/29/18 Sunday Funday has been canceled.

Please check back to see August’s events!

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 29th event, kids will be painting Glensheen’s Stone Arch Bridge in Tischer Creek.

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.

Concerts on the Pier – The Black-Eyed Snakes

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 The Black-Eyed Snakes.

“Look to a place where Low, The Fall and Willie Dixon all have something to say to one another. Then dance fool.” That’s how Spin Magazine’s Andrew Beaujon rolled up the Black-eyed Snakes, a genre-bending electric blues band from Duluth, Minnesota fronted by Low’s Alan Sparhawk. Cascading, entrancing beats push thick, raunchy, sometimes-psychedelic guitars into the soul like a lost love or a knife in the back. “The jagged-toothed edge of the guitar alone could saw through every fiber of your emotional restraint,” wrote Melissa Maerz in City Pages. Sparhawk formed the Black-eyed Snakes in 2000 with Bob Olson on guitar and Brad Nelson on drums.


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.