Annual Foundation Fundraising Events

One of the primary ways the Northern Lights Foundation raises money is by hosting annual fundraising events throughout the year. These events range from a formal dinner to a crazy singing competition involving cow bells. A majority of the events are open to the public and offer the community an opportunity to have fun while helping their friends and neighbors in need.

January - Duluth

More Cowbell

This wild and crazy event is held at The Sports Garden and guarantees lots of laughs as contestants sing and dance their hearts out on stage while wearing creative costumes and bang on cowbells.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

May - Duluth

2019 Children's Charity Gala presented by Kolar Automotive

Kolar Automotive

Enjoy an enchanted evening at the DECC Harborside Ballroom while supporting our local children facing life-threatening illnesses. Guests will enjoy a deliciously prepared meal, a brief program and endless opportunity to support the Northern Lights Foundation in a silent and live auction!

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

12th Annual Guns & Hoses Softball Event

Join us this year as we welcome the Duluth/Superior Police & Fire Departments to our 12th Annual Guns & Hoses Softball Event! Watch the teams battle at 5:00pm for a spot in the championship game starting at 6:30pm. This is a family friendly event for all ages! Come hungry as our proud Duluth Huskies sponsor donates part of the proceeds from all concession sales directly back to our charity! Also on display throughout the ballpark are Fire trucks, police cars, K-9 patrol and more!


Annual Charitable Partner Events

The Northern Lights Foundation is proud to be chosen as the official charitable partner for the following events. These partnerships offer event participants the chance to help raise funds for Northland children and families while having fun.

April - Duluth

Chive Meet-up in Duluth

Chive Charities is committed to helping underdogs – namely, people who have rare medical diagnoses and veterans.  Each year, Chive Charities hosts an event in Duluth and 50% of the proceeds go to the Northern Lights Foundation.

September - Duluth

NorthShore Inline Marathon

Over 2,000 skaters from around the world travel to Duluth each fall to participate in the largest inline marathon in North America. In 2016, the marathon chose Northern Lights Foundation as its charitable partner and the foundation participateed in the pre-event expo to raise awareness and funds.