Saturday, Sept. 28th (9am-7pm)
and Sunday, Sept. 29th (9am-5pm)



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. See a list of projects undertaken by the Duluth Fall Festival.

Festival Timeline

  • 2023: 40th Annivesary Celebration
  • 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: Parsons 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 Festiva


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.