Festival Projects

Festival Projects

Ongoing

  • Duluth Cluster Foundation: $10,000
  • Annual Concerts
  • Duluth Christmas Tree Lighting

2018

  • Festival Center remodel, including new lighting fixtures and paint
  • HVAC installation for the Festival Center: $25,000
  • Christmas Tree enhancements

2017

  • Christmas Trees for Town Green and Parsons Alley
  • Historic Mosaic by Jennifer Freemen: $25,000
  • Brick Wall in Dreamkeepers Sculpture: $25,000
  • Duluth Bike Racks: $6,000
  • Police Camera for Town Green: $6,000

2016

  • AGCO Tractor for City: $30,000
  • Red Clay Parsons Alley Performances: $5,000

2015

  • Parsons Alley: $250,000
  • Red Clay Music Foundry Marquees: $60,000

2014

  • City Parking Lot (paving, landscaping, and other improvements: $50,000
  • Festival Center Renovation: $30,000

2013

  • Red Clay Music Foundry Improvements: $35,000
  • Hardwood Floors for the Festival Center $25,000

2012

  • Final payment of Festival Center: $1,300,000 (total)

2011

  • Eastern Continental Divide Monument: $11,000

2009

  • Sponsor Board and Taylor Park Entrance: $40,000
  • Plantation Shutters for the Festival Center: $20,000

2008

  • Expansion of Taylor Park Public Restrooms: $40,000

2006

  • Festival Courtyard Bricked and Landscaped: $125,000

2000

  • Festival Center Construction

1996

  • Taylor Park Acquisition (contributed 1/2 with City of Duluth): $100,000

1993-1995

  •  Trees, Shrubs, Planters, Brick Sidewalks, Lampposts, Building Renovations
Festival Projects

Upcoming Events

Festival Concert

September 14
Featuring Rupert’s Orchestra 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.