About Us


Simply put, special events and marketing is what we do. We create, design, and implement event ideas and bring them to life. We are the only full service event company in Minnesota offering detailed event planning, event marketing and consulting services. When you work with Kern and Kompany you have piece of mind knowing that you are partnering with a locally owned and widely renowned organization with over 20 years of event planning and marketing experience. We are always ready to take on new challenges and welcome your project regardless of the scale.


Kern and Kompany produces some of Minnesota’s most popular and largest events such as the nationally recognized and award winning Duluth Airshow, the largest legal drag racing event of its kind in the entire United States in the Duluth Drag Races & Car Show, and the new Duluth Oktoberfestival celebration.

Not only do we produce our own events internally, but we also produce corporate events and consult entities on event planning and logistics.  Whether your event is for 50 people or 50,000 our team of special event planners are sure to impress and inspire. There is nothing more satisfying than sitting back and letting a Kern and Kompany event come to fruition.


Our staff is trained in all facets of marketing. From social media integration to web design to product promotion – we do it all! We have studied the demographics and know the most effective way to reach your target audiences and bring that WOW factor to your marketing campaign. Our creative and innovative team can’t wait to sit down with you to discuss your new marketing venture.

To see how we can help create something just for your brand or event please contact us.