Saturday (9am-7pm) – Sunday (9am-5pm) / Sept. 28 – Sept. 29, 2024


How Duluth looked in 1983 at the first Duluth Fall Festival

Purpose of the Festival

All proceeds from the Festival are used towards improving and beautifying Historic Downtown Duluth. To see some of the projects undertaken by the Duluth Fall Festival, see the Festival Projects page.

Festival Timeline

  • 2022: Moved Food Court to lower level
  • 2021: Added Kidz Zone
  • 2020: Cancelled due to the pandemic
  • 2019: Volunteer recruitment committee, Duluth Depot
  • 2017: Shuttle Survey through a partnership with Coleman Middle School
  • 2016: Parson’s Alley Stage; Park and Walk
  • 2015: Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
  • 2010: Carnival; Man’s Corner
  • 2006: Second Entertainment Stage
  • 2003: Military committee
  • 2002: Shuttle Service
  • 2001: Duluth Festival Center and Town Green opened!
  • 2000: Website
  • 1997: Sponsor committee; Festival expands to Two days
  • 1995: Stage in Taylor Park
  • 1993: Concert
  • 1990: Festival receives Non-profit 501(c)3 status
  • 1989: Clean-up committee
  • 1988: Silent Auction
  • 1987: Miss Duluth Pageant
  • 1986: Road Race
  • 1985: Festival T-shirts (sponsored by Citizens Bank of Gwinnett)
  • 1984: Newspaper tabloid
  • 1983: First Duluth Fall Festival


Dreamland BBQ

Falling Rabbit

Local on North

Maple Street Biscuit Co.

Marlow’s Tavern

Payne-Corley House

PURE Taqueria

Taco Mac

The Cottage on Main

The Patio Café & Bakery

Uncle Jack’s Meat House

Community Fellowship

Although the annual Festival is the organization’s biggest claim to fame, developing life-long friendships is another important goal. In a world where many people don’t know their own neighbors and seek community roots, we are proud to offer a pathway for people to connect through community relationships.

To promote these budding friendships, the Festival committee sponsors many activities throughout the year, including: monthly meetings, downtown work days, a Summer Rally, the Taste of Duluth and an annual community luncheon (for sponsors, volunteers, city workers, first responders, and others.) To become a Festival volunteer, see the Volunteer Information page.