More than 350 arts and crafts booths and food vendors highlight the annual Duluth Fall Festival. This family-friendly event includes a parade, music, dancers, puppeteers, and a 5K road race. The two-day celebration is held in historic downtown Duluth, Georgia on the last weekend in September and is consistently voted one of the best Festivals in the region.
To promote the upcoming Festival season, a Concert featuring “Departure,” a Journey tribute band, will be held on Friday, September 23, at 6:30 on the Town Green. Admission is free.
The Festival Carnival, which has rides and activities for all ages, opens Thursday, September 28.
Saturday morning, September 30, a Parade featuring high school bands, orchestras, cheerleaders, and sports teams, as well as antique automobiles and local dignitaries kicks off the Festival. Immediately following the Parade, an Opening ceremony officially starts the fun. The Festival is filled with a wide variety of continuous entertainment showcased on three stages. Arts and craft booths offer an amazing variety of hand-crafted merchandise. Food vendors offer kettle corn, BBQ, roasted corn, gyros, and, of course, funnel cakes.
Sunday morning starts with a 5K road race/walk through downtown Duluth. Afterwards, a local church holds a non-denominational community worship service. Afterwards, booths the Festival booths open again for another day of fun and food.
Parking in downtown Duluth is limited; FREE shuttle service is available from three offsite parking locations. For more information about the Duluth Fall Festival, see the following website: www.duluthfallfestival.org
The Duluth Fall Festival is an annual event since 1983. More than 400 volunteers work throughout the year planning the Festival. All proceeds from the Festival go towards improving and beautifying historic downtown Duluth.
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