Duluth Fall Festival Parade

2017 Parade Lineup

Float# Name & Type of Participants
16M 501st Legion, Georgia Garrison
13 AGCO Corporation
49 American Legion Post 251
12 Atlanta Gladiators Hockey
50 B B Harris Elementary
19 Berkeley Lake Elementary School
74 Bill Head Funeral Home
41 Catholic Church of St. Monica Ablaze Radio
04M Central Georgia Mounted Color Guard
40 Chattahoochee Elementary
54 Chesney Elementary School
32 Christian Beginnings Preschool & kindergarten of Duluth First United Methodist Church
51M Classic Cars
35 Coleman Middle School
44B Cub Scout Pack 420/Boy Scout Troop 419
60A DHS My Sister’s Keeper Club
76 District at Duluth
39 Duluth Cluster School’s Foundation:  Duluth’s got talent
34A Duluth High Chorus & Duluth Middle Chorus
59A Duluth High School Baseball
46B Duluth High School Basketball Program
58A Duluth High School Cheerleading
11 Duluth High School Class of 1967
42A Duluth High School Football Team
28B Duluth High School Juntos Club
25B Duluth High School NJROTC
56A Duluth High School Orchestra
33A Duluth High School PTSA
21C Duluth High School Softball Team
57A Duluth High School Swim and Dive Team
15A Duluth High School Wildcat Marching Band
53A Duluth High School Wildcat Theatre & Lip Sync Champion
9 Duluth Mayor & City Council
65B Duluth Middle and Coleman Middle Wildcat Swim Club
18 Duluth Middle School
1 Duluth Police
68 Duluth Youth Baseball & Softball Association
73 Duluth Youth Football and Cheer Association
47A Duluth Youth Lacrosse Association
05M Georgia Swarm, Grand Marshal
45B Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta
55 Gwinnett Democratic Party
02M Gwinnett Medical Center – Duluth
Jason Chandler & Nish Patel
77 Gwinnett Republican Party
22A Hull Middle School
08.5M Jace Brooks, District 1 County Commissioner
03M Kelly Kelkenberg & Annette McIntosh
Duluth Fall Festival Co-Chairs
17 lC Racing Corp
64 Legacy Academy Berkeley Lake
36 Life Changers Family Worship Christian Center
24 Mason Elementary School
10M Mary Kay Murphy, Gwinnett County School Board
23 Miss Cindy’s Dance Studio
37 MOMS Club of Duluth, Ga.
06M Nancy Yancey, Honorary Grand Marshal
27 Notre Dame Academy
52A Peachtree Ridge Cheer Lions
62 Peachtree Ridge Robotics
07.5M Pedro Marin, Georgia House of Representatives, District 96
75 Quality Orthodontic Care
80M Santa Rick
63 Shriners
30 The Duluth Montessori School
48 The Salvation Army of Gwinnett County
67 William Day Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution
Everyone loves a parade! Come see local schools—elementary through high school with different activities, fire trucks, antique cars, local dignitaries, boy scouts, girl scouts, dance classes, sponsors, and clowns! The parade begins Saturday at 10:00 am. Streets close by 9:45 am so come early.

Parade Route

The Parade starts on Main Street (near the Coleman Middle School), continues south and east to Highway 120, turns south to Buford Highway, and ends at Hardy Industrial Boulevard.

Grand Marshal: Georgia Swarm

Georgia Swarm

Grand Marshal of the Parade is the World Champion Georgia Swarm Lacrosse team. The Swarm brought Georgia its first professional sporting championship in nearly 22 years.

GA Swarm LogoPart of the National Lacrosse League (the premier indoor lacrosse organization in the world), the Georgia Swarm won its first-ever Championship in 2017 thanks to a combination of relentless effort and unselfish teamwork. In only the team’s second season, the team set a single-season scoring record and swept two-time defending champions, the Saskatchewan Rush. The team is looking forward to more wins in the 2018 season.

Honorary Grand Marshal: Nancy Yancey

Nancy YanceyHonorary Grand Marshal of the Parade is Rev. Nancy Yancey, Chief Executive Officer of Rainbow Village, Duluth. Rainbow Village is a nonprofit that transforms the lives of homeless families, having broken the cycle of homelessness, poverty and domestic violence for more than 1200 people.

Rainbow Village transitions 30 families at-a-time from being homeless to living in beautiful apartments. While living on campus, the families work toward their goal of living independently. Their children are wrapped in love by mentors who sharpen both their educational skills and moral-compasses. Five years after moving on from Rainbow Village, more than 85 percent of families who complete this program remain self-sufficient.

Much of the success of Rainbow Village is due to Nancy Yancey. She has shown unwavering dedication and commitment since the very beginning. Nancy has led the organization from its early days operating a single duplex, through the recent completion of the $8.8 million, seven-building campus.

Duluth Fall Festival is honoring Nancy for all that she has done for these families, and also for bringing her wonderful program here to Downtown Duluth. Nancy is retiring at the end of this year and will certainly be missed. However, she has left such a well-run organization, we are confident that her leadership will live on.

You can learn more about this remarkable, life-restoring program at www.rainbowvillage.org.