Please check back for updates as we remain in a holding pattern for Birthday Parties. Thank you for your patience! 

Have your birthday at the Downtown Duluth Y or the Y at the Essentia Wellness Center!

Every party includes two hours of fun.

Hosted Themed Parties: The birthday child and eleven guests will be led by a trained staff person in an hour of activities in the area of your choice. The party includes pizza (Erberts and Gerberts subs at Woodland parties only,) juice boxes, cupcakes, and a t-shirt for the birthday kiddo, all in a decorated party room. Just show up, ready to party.

Every adult (16+) entering the facility needs to bring a valid photo I.D..


Party Themes

Bounce House Our huge 20×20 Bounce House is a hit with kids of any age! Bounce the day away with supervised jumping and jiving in our gym. Participants must remove shoes, jewelry, and anything sharp. Number of bouncers at a time is limited by age group. *Additional $50.00
Nerf Attack Bring your own dart toys and friends and get ready for an all-out birthday battle! Staff will help build obstacles and forts so you can play games such as capture the flag, king of the hill and team elimination (Downtown YMCA only.)
Rock Climbing Come on and start climbing! Available for ages 5 and up. Trained staff are here to help you get started. Equipment is provided so put on your shoes and climb! Closed toed shoes and parent/guardian waiver required. *Additional $50 (Downtown YMCA only)
Gymnastics Your little gymnasts will try all elements of gymnastics including the floor, beam, bars, and tumble track. The kids will have so much fun they’re sure to “flip”! Gymnastics Parties are at Woodland Community Center and are only available on Saturday afternoons.
Gym & Sports Party We will lead games like variations of tag, parachute games, dodge ball, and more! The athlete and special guests can mix and match between t-ball, kickball, football, floor hockey, or volleyball.
Gym & Swim The birthday child and guests will play games for 1/2 hour in the gym followed by a dip in the pool for a 1/2 hour of swimming, free play, or games. Children should wear their swimsuits underneath their clothing to lessen transition time. (Children under age 7 must have an additional adult in the pool with them.)
Pool Party Make a splash with a birthday bash! Your child and guests can play games such as water basketball, water volleyball or water polo or just enjoy free swim in one or both of our pools! (Children under age 7 must have an additional adult in the pool with them.)
Pirate Pool Party Hunt for hidden treasure at Y Island! You’ll get a map—X marks the spot! A 20-minute treasure hunt ending with pool time and sunken treasure will make this party unforgettable! Participants should wear their swim suits underneath their clothes for an easy transition to the pool. (Children under age 7 must have an additional adult in the pool with them.) *Additional $20.00
Super Hero Party Calling all superheroes! The Downtown YMCA is your new superhero headquarters. Come dressed as your favorite superhero or borrow one of our capes as you and your friends save the day. Choose between obstacle courses or a dance party along with superhero crafts and face painting will make your day SUPER. *Additional $20 (Downtown YMCA only)


Base Cost

  • YMCA Member – $180
  • Community – $205

Optional Costs

  • Additional Sandwich Platter – $27
  • Additional Cupcakes – $5/half dozen
  • Additional Juice boxes- .25 cents per box
  • Additional Guests – $5/child
  • Additional Staff – $26.50/hour
  • Additional Time – $25/half hour

Birthday Party Times

  • Wednesday and Friday- 5:00-7:00 p.m. or 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday DT YMCA- 12:00-12:30 p.m. or 2:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday EWC YMCA- 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m., 2:30-4:30 p.m. and 5:00-7:00 pm. (gym parties only)
  • Sunday- 12:00-2:00 p.m. or 2:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Woodland party- Saturday 2:30-4:30 p.m. or 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Please call 218-241-8008 x523 or email 

DIY Party Space at Harbor Highlands

Are you looking for a space to host a birthday party so you can keep your house and kitchen clean; but you also want to provide your own activities and food?  The Harbor Highlands Community Center is available for rentals!  This fantastic space near Central Entrance and Mesaba includes two rooms, a full kitchen area, a ¼ size basketball gym, and abundant free parking.

Note:  Rental is for space only, party themes do not apply.

Please call 218.722.4745 x118 for more details!


DIY Party Space at the Downtown YMCA, the Y at the Essentia Wellness Center & Park Point Beach House

Downtown/Hermantown: Rent one of our spaces for 2 hours while you and your guests enjoy the use of our open swim, open gym, open climb(DT Y only). DIY party includes room rental and admission for 12 children (adults included at no charge). Party hosts may bring in their own food and decorations. We ask that you supply your own painters tape if you wish to hang up anything during your time. Exclusive space rentals (e.g. gym, rock wall, pool, etc.) are available at an additional cost. 

Park Point Beach House: Rent a space in the beach house for your next birthday party! DIY beach party includes Park Point Beach House space reservation with lattice partition blocking of the space, set-up of 4 round tables and chairs, beach-themed decorations, and access to various sand toys.  We ask that you supply your own painters tape if you wish to hang up anything for your party.  Beach access and swimming are weather dependent, but your rental space will be set-up and open regardless of beach open/close status.  Available for parties daily starting June 24th, 2019 from 11:00-1:00 or 1:30-3:30 P.M.

Cost: $90 member (plus tax), $115.00 community (plus tax) 

*In addition to rental, hosts may allow 30 minutes for set-up and 30 minutes for clean-up.

Please call 218-241-8008 x523 

Cook County Birthday Parties

Have a birthday party at the Y! Every party includes two hours of fun at the Y for your child and his or her friends. Don’t worry about decorations and paper products-we’ll take care of that in the color theme of your choice. You can also upgrade and have the birthday child and their guests be led by a trained staff person in gym activities or swim activities.   You only need to provide food and cake.

Costs for Birthday Packages

  • Birthday Package – $60
    • Entry to the YMCA for 12 kids
    • Two Hours in the Conference Room
    • All Paper Products
    • Decorations
  • Birthday Package with activity leader – $90
    • 1 hour of lead activities in your area of choice: gymnasium or pool.
    • Entry to the YMCA for 12 kids
    • Two Hours in the Conference Room
    • All Paper Products
    • Decorations
  • Specialty Themed Birthday Party – $110 (includes activity leader)