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Festival Awards

Festival Awards
Southeast Festivals & Events Association
2019 Southeast Festivals & Events Association Awards
Best Print Ad - Gwinnett Daily Post - (Silver) 2019
Best Website - (Bronze) 2019
Best Festival with a Budget More Than $75,000 (Gold) – 2015
Best Festival with a Budget More Than $75,000 (Gold) – 2015
Best Use of Electronic Media (Gold) – 2014
Best Use of Electronic Media (Gold) – 2014

Best Volunteer (Bronze) – Kathryn Willis – 2012

Best Local Festival – 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
Best Local Festival – 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
Best Neighborhood Festival – 2018
Best Neighborhood Festival – 2018
Gwinnett Daily Post Reader's Choice Award
Best Festival: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 (runner up), 2015 (runner up), 2014 (runner up)
Country Living
Best Fall Festival in the U.S.
(#5) - 2019

Upcoming Events

Festival Concert

September 14
Featuring Electric Avenue at: 8:00 p.m. Duluth Festival Center 3142 Hill St NW, Duluth, GA 30096

Festival Carnival

September 26-29
The Duluth Fall Festival Carnival returns this year to host a full-fledged carnival, with a variety of rides and games. Be sure to take a ride on the Ferris wheel, where you can get a bird’s eye view of the continually changing Duluth skyline.

Festival Parade

September 28
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.

Opening Ceremony

September 28
Immediately after the Parade, join us at the Festival Center Amphitheater for the Opening Ceremony. The Parade Grand Marshal and Honorary Grand Marshal, and other local dignitaries, will be honored.

Donut Dash 5K Race

September 29
Promptly at 8:00, the race starts with runners winding through historic Duluth. At the end of the race, participants receive a complimentary donut and coffee, courtesy of Dunkin Donuts on Buford Hwy, Duluth. The Festival also provides water and energy snacks.

Worship on the Green

September 29
Make plans to join us for “Worship on the Town Green” on Sunday morning with a community worship service beginning at 10 a.m. at the Duluth Town Green. This service will be led by staff, musicians and members of Duluth First United Methodist Church.