Bridge Fest Teams Up with Harvest Fest for 2014!

HarvestPlusBridge Two locally focused, family festivals teaming up for one day to celebrate our community by:

  Sharing all the great things growing in our region through education, demonstrations, and the largest annual Farmer’s Market in the Twin Ports. Learn where your good food comes from. Meet the farmers who grow it!
  Showcasing the many great organizations, artisans, and innovators here through a Nonprofit Showcase, Craft Village and Energy Fair. See what others are creating and how they’re helping our community.
•  Offering live music on two stages plus interactive shows, workshops and activities for the whole family.
  Welcoming college students back to the Twin Ports and introducing them to our extraordinary community.
  Honoring our greatest lake, and our commitment to economic, environmental and social sustainability around its western tip. This is the place on the map where so many great things come together!
  Making it all accessible for everyone, with FREE parking and admission until 4 p.m.! And by donation after that for the evening entertainment acts.

Finally, a festival for EVERYONE in the Twin Ports community!

Just Announced: CHRIS BERRY & the BELL BOYS with DJ KEVIN CRAIG at the Red Star this Friday!


We’re excited to present grammy award winner Chris Berry and drummer Abou Diarra at the Red Star following Dr. Emoto’s presentation at the Depot this Friday, July 5! Hosted by DJ Kevin Craig, the Bell Boys will bring their Northland-meets-West Coast blend of hip hop to the stage following Chris – making this a show unlike anything the Twin Ports has seen before.

This event is FREE with your ticket to Dr. Emoto OR the Bridge Festival on Saturday (just show your ticket at the door). A perfect way to kick off the music festivities for the weekend at one of Duluth’s finest, intimate venues in the historic Fitger’s Complex.

Click the links on their names for more information about these unique artists. Chris will be on stage at 9:30 p.m., followed by the Bell Boys at 11 with DJ Kevin Craig filling in the gaps.



Twin Ports Bridge Fest Announces Celebration of Lake Superior!


May 9, 2013


Twin Ports Bridge Festival Announces Celebration of Lake Superior

Duluth, MN: It’s all about the water here. It makes sense that water would be our unifying body when we live on the biggest freshwater lake in the world with the biggest inland port in the country, where two states bridge their native and developing cultures. Last year, a flood of water brought this community together like never before. This year and every year, we hope to maintain that solidarity – minus the natural disaster.

Under a theme of Love in 2013, the Twin Ports Bridge Festival is excited to announce one of the deepest community celebrations of our big water the region has ever seen. Adding a Friday night festival kick-off presentation and water ceremony on Saturday morning, the festival will bring together leaders from many different cultures in addition to the full day of events already planned.

Dr. Masaru Emoto is coming to Duluth from Japan to present the Hidden Messages in Water on July 5th in the Depot Great Hall at 6 p.m. Dr. Emoto’s message is simple, profound, and far-reaching, as he demonstrates how our thoughts and words have a direct effect on water crystal formation, our lives and the world around us. His concepts and photographs in Messages from Water Vols. I, II, and III have sold over one million copies internationally in twenty languages. Tickets for the presentation are $25, available at

Dr. Emoto will also be present for a water ceremony in Bayfront Festival Park on Saturday, July 6 at 10 a.m., along with local leaders from different cultures and special guests from all over the country. The water ceremony is included in Saturday’s festival admission along with all the other activities and entertainment, highlighted by The Kingston Trio, Cloud Cult, Mason Jennings and activities for the whole family. Tickets for Saturday are also $25 through May 31.

The United Nations proclaimed the year 2013 as the International Year of Water, which urges citizens of the world to take responsibility to learn about water. With that, comes our stewardship of Lake Superior and a focus on sustainability under the festival’s Love theme.

Organizers hope to reach a budgetary goal of selling 2,000 tickets by the end of May or gaining enough sponsor support to provide free access to community groups that would otherwise be unable to attend. There will be something for everyone from toddlers to grandparents at this year’s Twin Ports Bridge Festival. The full weekend of events includes entertainment and activities to inspire and empower all who attend. It’s about real, inherent Love, the core of our being that unites us all in moving toward environmental, economic and social sustainability.

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Hidden Messages in Water Presentation by Dr. Emoto

Friday, July 5th, 6-9 pm in the Depot Great Hall

$25, limited seating! Visit for tickets

Saturday, July 6th, 10-10:45 am at Bayfront Park

Tickets for full day of fun (10am -10:30 pm)

$25 now, $35 after 5/31

$5 for kids 12-under, $10 after 5/31

$50 for families, $65 after 5/31

Dr. Masaru Emoto ( is an internationally renowned researcher who has gained worldwide acclaim by showing how water is deeply connected to our individual and collective consciousness. By photographing water molecules during various experiments he was able to capture images that demonstrate how our thoughts and words have a direct effect on water crystal formation, our lives and the world around us.  His photographs can be seen in Messages from Water Vols. I, II, and III (over one million sold internationally in twenty languages) and in The Hidden Messages in Water (over 500,000 copies in print in eleven languages), The True Power of Water, The Secret Life of Water and the film What the Bleep Do We Know?!

Emoto is a graduate of the Yokohama Municipal University’s Department of Humanities and Sciences with a focus on international relations. In 1992, he received certification from the Open International University as a Doctor of Alternative Medicine. Subsequently, he was introduced to the concept of micro-cluster water in the United States. Thus began his quest to discover the mystery of water. Over time he realized that in its frozen crystal form, water shows us its true power. The March 2004 issue of The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine showcased Emoto’s photo essay for special medicine based on his research. He is currently the head of I.H.M. General Research Institute Inc., the President of I.H.M. Inc., and the chief representative of I.H.M.’s HADO Fellowship. In 2003, Emoto formed his own non-profit organization, “International Water for Life,” through which he will dedicate his water research to achieving world peace.


Twin Ports Bridge Festival partnered with Sustainable Twin Ports in presenting Dine Sustainably!

Dine Sustainably Twin Ports!

Dine Sustainably Twin Ports!

Twin Ports Bridge Festival partnered with Sustainable Twin Ports, one of our festival sponsors, in presenting Dine Sustainably Twin Ports. During the week of April 28th- May 5th, join us in supporting local restaurants that are striving towards greater sustainability. Treat yourself to something yummy at Duluth Grill, Tycoon’s, Chester Creek Cafe, Dubh Linn or How Sweet it is. See you out there!


This Thursday: Cloud Cult Documentary on Big Screen in Duluth

Along with Cinema Purgatorio and KUMD, the Twin Ports Bridge Festival presents Cloud Cult: No One Said It Would Be Easy at the Zinema in Duluth. There’s only one showing – this Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m. We’re told it will likely sell out so get your tickets asap right here.

This film takes fans and the unfamiliar on a journey into the band’s colorful and passionate world, from the group’s painful and powerful origins through its first decade.

Each attendee will receive a digital copy of the documentary after the movie and you’ll also be entered in a drawing for Cloud Cult’s new album and tickets to the Twin Ports Bridge Festival! See you there (we’ll meet you where you’re going).

Here’s Cloud Cult’s new video for The Show Starts Now:

Early Discount Tickets Now On Sale!

This is the lowest ticket price offered, only available to the first 2,000 ticket buyers. It’s also the most important ticket to help us grow the impact of this event.

There will be some incredibly inspiring and empowering activities and presentations at the festival. Help us get them in front of people in our community who could greatly benefit from them, but are unable to attend without a caregiver or because of the cost. Our goal with the early ticket price is to raise enough by May 31 to be able to allow free access on July 6 to local organizations that may include, but certainly won’t be limited to, those that help with mental illness, disabilities, and/or disadvantaged youth. With this year’s date only two days after Independence Day, we are also hoping to be able to allow free access to all veterans. After the first 2,000 tickets are sold, our standard price of $35 for the whole day of events will apply.