Even though the kids are back in school, there is still time to enjoy some fun activities down at Bayfront Festival Park and this weekend is the Duluth Rising Festival on Friday and Saturday. and it is absolutely FREE!

Friday the Craft Brew Village will be open from 3-9 pm with LIVE music, but you must be 21+ to purchase tickets try a sample. Also on Friday will be your first chance to see the static display of Hot Air Balloons that will be in Duluth for 2 days. The Balloons will inflate and possibly offer rides if weather conditions are favorable. However, there are no scheduled launches of the balloons this year.  This is a great opportunity to see these giant wonders up close and personal. Plus check out a wide selection of vendors.

Saturday, get ready for the all new FREE Rising Stars Concert featuring Peyton List from the Hit Disney TV Shows Jessie and Bunk’d. Joining Peyton will be other rising stars in the Duluth Community including amazing talent from the Madill Performing Arts Center and the Duluth Playhouse. There is also an opportunity for kids to meet Peyton List as well as there are a limited number of VIP Meet N Greet Packages available online at www.kernkompany.com

There will also be Middle School Weather Balloon launches, and the Kiwanis Kite Fly event will also take place on Saturday and is open the public. Bring the kids and get a FREE kite from the Kiwanis Club of Friendly Duluth.