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Festival Parade

Festival Parade

Parade Information

Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Come see Gwinnett’s largest parade. The parade features sports teams and musicians from schools, fire trucks, antique cars, local dignitaries, boy scouts, girl scouts, dancers, businesses, sponsors, clowns, animals and more!

Grand Marshal: Scott Slade

Scott Slade

Duluth Fall Festival is proud to present Scott Slade of WSB TV and Radio as our 2019 Grand Marshal. Scott has been with WSB Radio since 1984 and has won numerous news, programming and advertising awards.

He hosts the Atlanta’s Morning News (airing weekdays 4:30-9:00 a.m., on 95.5 FM and AM750). WSB which is among the top-rated news-talk programs in the USA. The show’s many awards include the Radio Television Digital News Association’s Edward R. Murrow Award as Best Radio Newscast in the nation.

Honorary Grand Marshal: Wallace Lail

Wallace Lail

Honorary Grand Marshal of the 2019 Duluth Fall Festival Parade is Dr. Wallace Lail. In 1969, Wallace established his dental practice in Duluth. So, 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of Lail Family Dentistry!

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.

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.