Tribute Fest Rides the Waves of Classic Hits and Timeless Tunes

Mark your calendars for a musical event on August 25th & 26th  where the greatest legends of music come alive once more. This year’s Tribute Fest turns back the hands of time as we experience yet again the magic of classic hits performed by talented tribute artists.

Tribute Fest is more than just a music celebration. It’s a harmonious gathering that resonates a heartfelt cause, while the festival’s main stage will echo with the timeless tunes of legendary artists whose impact extends far beyond the music.


Image courtesy of  Tribute Fest. Photo sourced from Tribute Fest Facebook page


Music for a Cause Rallies to Support Homeless Veterans

For over 25 years, Tribute Fest is dedicated to supporting homeless veterans who bravely fought and risked their lives for this country as we continue to enjoy our freedom. As fans gather to relive the magic of iconic melodies, they’re also contributing to a vital mission by aiding those who’ve served overseas and now find themselves without a place to call home.

Alternatively, tribute festivals provide a platform for talented tribute bands and musicians to showcase their skills. These performers invest significant effort into replicating the sound, style, and stage presence of the artists they’re paying tribute to. Up-and-coming talents can use this event as an avenue to support local music scenes that feature local or regional tribute bands and exposure for emerging artists. It can also be a launching pad for these bands to gain wider recognition.

So, if you’re ready to groove to the beats of history and be part of a meaningful cause, save the date for this year’s Tribute Fest. Make your lodging arrangements ahead at one of the top Duluth lodge destinations in Minnesota. Secure your spot in the heart of the action at the Inn on Lake Superior before the Tribute Fest sweeps the town. Don’t miss the chance to wake up to breathtaking lakeside views just steps away from the festival’s rhythms.

Exploring Gitche Gumee, the Mighty Lake Superior

Did you know that Gitche Gumee is a legendary Ojibwe name for Lake Superior which means “Great Sea” in English? It has a surface area of 31,700 square miles, and an estimated depth of 1,333 feet making it the largest and the deepest of the Great Lakes.



Lake Superior holds a fascinating abundant history that goes back thousands of years formed by a multitude of cultures, exploration, trade, and its road to shaping into the sophistication of modern society. The cultural connection between Ojibwe (the American Indians that inhabited the region around Lake Superior) and Lake Superior runs deep as the people’s way of life revolves around the great lake for food, transportation, and spiritual relevance.

The magnificence of Lake Superior and its strategic location for trade has attracted many European explorers. Its connection from North America to the Great Lakes region made it a vital route for fur traders, which eventually led to the establishment of fur trading posts along its shores. The trade paved the way for European settlers to interact with the natives which greatly influenced the economic development of the region. Like the rest of the world, Lake Superior underwent a lot of changes in its landscape resulting from industrialization, yet maintained its natural beauty, and the Ojibwe’s cultural fabric is still celebrated by indigenous communities to this day.


Journey Through Time: Unveiling the Rich History and Allure of Lake Superior

Fast forward to the present day Duluth, Minnesota, Lake Superior’s majestic beauty laid the foundations for beautiful Duluth attractions. We are proud to say that one of the most fascinating and successful contributions to this industry is our very own Inn On Lake Superior! Situated along the elegant shores of Gitche Gumee, the Inn On Lake Superior is a wonderful escape for travelers looking to experience the uniquely tranquil space of Duluth attractions. We are confident about our place among Lake Superior hotels as one of the best, the moment you step into our welcoming premises to the stunning views of the lake’s gentle waves facing the hotel grounds. The ideal blend of comfort, adventure, and nature’s serene historical spirit is significantly palpable in this outstretched Lake Superior resort.

Whether you seek adventure or simply yearn for a time of peacefulness in the lake’s crystal clear waters, the Gitche Gumee never ceases to amaze, and so does your memorable stay at the Inn On Lake Superior!

In a heartwarming display of gratitude and community support, the Duluth Police Department and Duluth Fire Department were treated to a delicious morning feast at the Inn on Lake Superior last June 20, 2023. This special event, made possible by the collaborative efforts of the Inn on Lake Superior, Black Woods Grill & Bar, Johnson Bakery, and Super One Foods with Bernick’s, aimed to express appreciation for the dedication and sacrifices of these brave men and women who ensure the safety of the community.


Beyond the Morning Grub

The event was not just about delicious food—it was a meaningful opportunity for the community to connect with and appreciate the “Protectors.” The conversations and interactions during the breakfast revealed the respect and admiration the community holds for these dedicated individuals. The Duluth Police and Fire “Protectors” felt the outpouring of support and realized the significant impact of their service on the lives of those they protect.

The morning of delectable delights at the Inn on Lake Superior stands as a testament to the unity and appreciation within the Duluth community. The collaboration between The INN on Lake Superior, Black Woods Grill & Bar, Johnson Bakery, and Super One Foods with Bernick’s demonstrated the power of collective gratitude and support. Through this event, the community conveyed heartfelt thanks to the Duluth Police and Fire “Protectors” for their selfless commitment to keeping the city safe. The morning grub became a symbol of appreciation, fostering a stronger bond between local heroes and the community they serve.


A Huge Thanks to the Local Businesses Who Played a Vital Role in Making this Event Spectacular

Black Woods Grill & Bar

Photo sourced from Black Woods Grill & Bar Facebook page.

Located in Duluth, proctor, and two harbors serving the classics with a black woods twist from hand-cut steaks & ribs, flavorful pastas, fresh-caught fish, comfy classics, and beyond. There is something for everyone to love when they choose to eat like the locals. Proudly serving our north shore locals & visiting guests with a lunch & dinner menu and full bar as well as curbside and delivery services for those who choose to dine.
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Johnson’s Bakery – Duluth MN

Photo sourced from Johnson’s Bakery – Duluth MN Facebook page.

Johnson’s Bakery has been serving the Duluth-Superior area with fine, made-from-scratch bakery products for over 70 years. Our family-owned bakeries offer a variety of choices like wholesome and hearty specialty breads, morning sweets and delicious desserts. Our bakers are working round-the-clock to prepare the best baked goods for your family. Stop in for a pastry with your morning coffee, or shop our wide selection of bakery products.
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Super One Foods

Photo sourced from Super One Foods Facebook page.

Welcome to Super One Foods, County Market, and Woodland Marketplace Foods – 32 stores that are owned and operated by Miner’s Inc. in Hermantown, Minnesota. We are sure you will easily find all the information you’re looking for on our website, just as you would find all the items you are looking for when you visit one of our stores. From Minnesota and Wisconsin, to stores throughout the upper peninsula of Michigan, we want you to shop with confidence, knowing that the quality and price you’ll pay are a true value on every item. Our standards for all departments are the highest you’ll find.
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Photo sourced from Bernick’s Facebook page.

We’re a Family-Owned Distribution Company. We help businesses bring the best food and beverage options to their customers, employees, students, patients, and staff. We’re built on a foundation of service, community, family, and excellence. We partner for long-term success with our customers who represent a wide range of industries through our innovative solutions to food and beverage distribution. And, we’ve been doing it for over 100 years.
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We are delighted to look back on the exhilarating conclusion of Grandma’s Marathon, which took place on June 17, 2023, and unfolded near the renowned Inn on Lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota. Nestled near the thrilling finish line, the Inn on Lake Superior embraced the electric atmosphere, witnessed extraordinary triumphs, and became a witness to the unforgettable moments that defined this prestigious event.


Experience the Thrill and Celebration as Runners Conquer the Finish Line at Duluth’s Inn on Lake Superior

Inn on Lake Superior proudly served as the epicenter of excitement and accomplishment as the runners of Grandma’s Marathon event crossed the finish line. The air was filled with a palpable sense of triumph and determination as participants, fueled by their training and the support of enthusiastic spectators, completed their monumental journey. Witnessing these incredible moments of achievement was an honor for our entire team at the Inn on Lake Superior.


Celebrating the Achievements of Grandma’s Marathon: Honoring Winners, Participants, and the Spirit of Excellence

Congratulations to the extraordinary winners and participants of Grandma’s Marathon. Your steadfast commitment and exceptional athletic abilities were truly awe-inspiring. Each runner’s journey represents a testament to the human spirit’s pursuit of personal excellence. Whether you achieved a new personal record, conquered your first marathon, or simply embraced the joy of running, we applaud your determination and celebrate your well-deserved successes.

Image courtesy of  Grandma’s Marathon. Photo sourced from Grandma’s Marathon – Duluth, Inc Facebook page


Image courtesy of  Grandma’s Marathon. Photo sourced from Grandma’s Marathon – Duluth, Inc Facebook page.

Grandma’s Marathon is a collaborative effort that involves numerous individuals and organizations. We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the event organizers, volunteers, medical staff, and security personnel who dedicated their time and expertise to ensure the smooth running of the marathon. Their meticulous planning, unwavering support, and selfless efforts behind the scenes created an unforgettable experience for all involved. It is through their dedication and hard work that Grandma’s Marathon continues to flourish.


Grandma’s Marathon, A Catalyst for Community Pride and Tourism in Duluth

Grandma’s Marathon holds profound significance for the Duluth community. Beyond its reputation as a challenging athletic event, it unites individuals from diverse backgrounds, fostering a sense of camaraderie, inspiration, and community pride. The marathon showcases the breathtaking beauty of Duluth, with its stunning landscapes along the North Shore and the majestic presence of Lake Superior. Moreover, Grandma’s Marathon boosts tourism, attracting visitors from near and far who explore the city, support local businesses, and contribute to the vibrant growth of the community.

The event’s popularity draws participants, their families, and supporters, creating a significant influx of tourism to the city. Visitors had the opportunity to experience the charm of Duluth, enjoying its picturesque scenery, engaging in local activities, and savoring the hospitality of the community. This tourism boom positively impacts the local economy, supporting businesses, and fostering further growth and development.


The Inn on Lake Superior: A Supportive Partner in the Journey of Grandma’s Marathon’s Success

The Inn on Lake Superior proudly stood as a supportive partner in the journey of Grandma’s Marathon’s remarkable success. As one of the supporting sponsors, we wholeheartedly embraced the vision and dedication of the event organizer, working hand in hand to bring this extraordinary event to life. Our commitment to excellence and creating an unforgettable experience for participants and spectators alike perfectly complemented the marathon’s goals.

To all our fellow sponsors, we are honored to stand alongside you on this incredible journey. Your support and dedication have made a lasting impact, not only on the marathon itself but also on the runners, spectators, and the entire Duluth community. It is through our combined endeavors that Grandma’s Marathon thrives, year after year, motivating numerous individuals to surpass their boundaries and commemorate the victory of resilience and determination.


A Heartfelt Thank You to Our Valued Guests at the Inn on Lake Superior

To our valued guests and visitors who chose to stay at the Inn on Lake Superior during the Grandma’s Marathon event period, we extend our sincerest gratitude. We hope that your time with us was filled with comfort, relaxation, and excitement as you immersed yourself in the electrifying energy of the marathon.

As we reflect on the incredible success of this year’s Grandma’s Marathon, we can’t help but feel a deep sense of gratitude and anticipation for what the future holds. We are already eagerly looking forward to next year’s event, where we will once again have the privilege of welcoming runners, participants, and spectators to the Inn on Lake Superior. We promise to continue providing exceptional hospitality, ensuring your stay with us remains nothing short of extraordinary.

Thank you once again for choosing the Inn on Lake Superior as your home away from home during this exciting time. Your support is instrumental in our continuous pursuit of excellence. We can’t wait to welcome you back for the next Grandma’s Marathon, where we will celebrate the triumphs, resilience, and spirit of all those who take part in this remarkable event.

Until then, we wish you all the best in your future endeavors and hope to see you again soon!




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