• May 4, 2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Please join us on Saturday, May 4, for our annual Great Twin Ports Tool Swap!   Bring in your used tools and we will sell them for you! Seller keeps 80% of sale price, and 20% is donated to the Friends of the Duluth Folk School, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization to increase opportunities for local Continue reading

  • May 7, 2019
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

You may know Charlotte from Red Mountain banging on the cowbell and dancing in sparkly outfits, or from pickin’ banjo with her former old time band The Clover Street Cronies. Her solo set of original music showcases her softer, poetic side inspired by love and heartbreak, nature and spirituality. From timeless tales of love to Continue reading

  • May 7, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bring your guitar, your ukulele, your fiddle, or your didgeridoo, and join us for a free Slow Jam! Q. What’s a slow jam? A. At a slow jam, all acoustic instruments (e.g., banjo, mandolin, bass, etc.) are welcome. The typical format is that we sit in a circle and play fairly well-known or easy-to-learn fiddle Continue reading

  • May 7, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come on down for a free jam session at the folk school! Play along, or just sit back and listen to old chestnuts and local favorites, played by the usual suspects in a warm and friendly atmosphere.   Everyone is welcome to play along, listen, and on occasion, dance! Sponsored by “A Time to Dance” Continue reading

  • May 11, 2019
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm


This class will give you the knowledge and confidence to plan and carry out your own Boundary Waters canoe trip this summer! You will walk away from this class with the practical knowledge to safely and effectively travel through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. You will learn what to bring, what to leave behind, Continue reading

  • May 18, 2019
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Come down to the folk school for a free demo! Jim and Barb Collette will be showing you how they cut glass and make gorgeous stained glass windows. They will also be showing off their fused glass ornaments and window decorations. Continue reading

  • May 23, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Four Mile Portage is Tom and Brandy of Duluth, Minnesota. They can be found all over, playing old time fiddle and banjo dance music, calling dances, and singing sweet vocal harmonies. Continue reading

  • Day 1 of 2
    May 25, 2019
    10:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Day 2 of 2
    May 26, 2019
    10:00 am - 3:30 pm


In this class, we’ll be taking a piece of butternut wood and creating a one-of-a-kind human head nutcracker! You’ll learn how to rough carve a piece of butternut wood, and then learn how to fit and fasten the two pieces together. Once the pieces are together, you’ll learn how to carve a face into the Continue reading

  • May 28, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come down to the folk school for a free show! Kaylee Matuszak is a singer-songwriter born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota. A self-taught guitar player who is inspired by Brandi Carlile, Kaylee debuted her talent in a local music store and was quickly on the bill for her first Homegrown Music Festival in 2015, where she Continue reading

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