Parking and Shuttles

Free Shuttles and Parking

Shuttle: Park and Ride

Parking near the Festival area is VERY limited. For a better parking experience, the Duluth Fall Festival recommends that you park offsite, at one of the designated shuttle lots, and take the free shuttle to the Festival.

Handicapped Accessibility: Buses can accommodate passengers who are partially mobile. Drivers will assist passengers on and off the bus and storage is available for wheelchairs, strollers and other items.

Pets: With the exception of service animals, pets are not allowed on the shuttle buses.

Shuttle Hours (Saturday and Sunday only)

Shuttles run every 15 minutes, except during the Parade
Saturday: 7:45 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.*

* Important: Service is suspended from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. during the Parade (due to street closures). If you plan to attend the Parade or Opening Ceremony, we suggest that you arrive at the Shuttle Lot by 9 a.m.

(Chattahoochee) 6:30 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
(Duluth Middle, Mason Elementary School) 7:45 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Shuttle Locations

The Shuttle drops off passengers at Coleman Middle School on Main Street.

Green Lot
Chattahoochee Elementary
2930 Albion Farm Road, Duluth 30097

Blue Lot
Mason Elementary School
3030 Bunten Rd, Duluth, GA 30096

(NEW LOCATION—Replaces Peachtree Ridge High School)

Yellow Lot
Duluth Middle School
3200 Pleasant Hill Rd, Duluth, GA 30096

Park and Walk

Gwinnett Community Bank 2775 Buford Hwy, Duluth 30096
Duluth Station (Publix Shopping Center) – 2750 Buford Hwy, Duluth
Duluth High School lots, 3737 Brock Road, Duluth

Duluth First United Method Church, 3208 Duluth Hwy, Duluth
Other Designated Lots along Buford Hwy (with signage) – From Davenport Road to Rogers Bridge Road, Duluth

From 9:45 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. Hwy. 120 will be closed for the Parade. Shuttles do not run during the Parade.

Ridesharing Dropoff and Pickup

You can start your tour of the Festival without any parking worries if you have your ridesharing service (Uber™, Lyft™, and so on) drop you off at the dedicated Rideshare stop behind Coleman Middle School (entrance off of Hill Street).

Shuttle and Parking Map

View DFF Parking Map in a larger map.

Upcoming Events

Festival Concert

September 12
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 26
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 26
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 27
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 27
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.