It takes 300+ volunteers to make the Duluth Fall Festival a success. From installing decorations to unloading and loading vendor stock to working at the Festival Concession Stand, or managing a committee, you can be sure that there is a job for you. If you want to make a lot of new friends while improving your community, we want you to join us.
You can find the answers to many general questions about volunteering for the Duluth Fall Festival by reviewing the Volunteer pages or our FAQs page. When you are ready, join us at the next monthly Festival meeting.
Volunteer meetings are held from February through October on the last Thursday of the month.
- February-July at the Duluth Festival Center
- August-October at the City Hall Community Room.
Other volunteer activities run throughout the year. See the Volunteer Calendar for details.
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.