If you're looking for a great way to kick off the weekend, then you'll want to head to Duluth's Canal Park as a fun annual event returns.

Duluth Pack has announced its 9th Annual Beer and Gear event will take place at its flagship retail store location, 365 Canal Park Drive. Duluth Pack's Beer and Gear event promises to once again unite outdoor enthusiasts and craft brew lovers alike.

The event will is set for Friday, May 26, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Families, friends, locals, visitors, and pets are all encouraged to come to the Duluth Pack store to enjoy event-only specials, free product raffles, and giveaways.

Duluth Pack will be partnering with their Canal Park neighbor, HOOPS Brewing, for free beer tastings during the event. The Made in America, heritage Duluth company, is also excited to partner with great brands, including Spring Creek Manufacturing, Orvis, Deuter, Exped, Bending Branches, and Good To Go for in-person gear tutorials and showcases.

“We are incredibly excited to host our annual in-store Beer and Gear event later this week. Our team looks forward to it every year, and we have an incredible line-up of outdoor gear brands attending. In addition, if customers are interested in learning more about BWCAW permits, our team can help during the event," stated Kelly Achtabowski, Retail Store Manager at Duluth Pack.

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Grant DeMars, Duluth Pack’s Marketing and Web Manager, added that the event is a great way to celebrate their loyal customers and the outdoors and to get everyone properly geared up for their upcoming summer adventures.

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