Parking and Shuttles
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.
Pets: With the exception of service animals, pets are not allowed on the shuttle buses.
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) 6:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
(Duluth Middle, Peachtree Ridge) 7:45 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
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.
The Shuttle drops off passengers at Coleman Middle School on Main Street.
Park and Walk
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.
Shuttle and Parking Map
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.
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.
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.
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.