Signs are posted all over Duluth alerting and inviting residents and visitors to the The 30th Anniversary Duluth Fall Festival this weekend. The signs are erected by festival volunteers several weeks ahead of the festival, which is always held the last weekend in September on the Duluth Town Green.
This year’s festival is occurring Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29 & 30, on the Duluth Town Green. The festival features a carnival, parade, arts and crafts booths, food vendors, live entertainment, and a 5K road race. The carnival opens Thursday and continues through Sunday.
An attendance of 100,000 is expected. Festival hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.
The festival signs have been joined by new signs informing and cautioning festival-goers about construction projects underway in Duluth. The signs were put up by the city.
Two of the “Capture the Spirit of Construction” signs bearing the city’s logo have been erected where the end wall of the Red Clay Theatre on Main Street has been installed and at the recently uncovered alleyway between West Lawrenceville Street and Abbotts Bridge Road (Ga. Hwy. 120). Both sites are fenced and closed to festival attendees.
Information on the construction projects will be available on the city’s website at www.duluthga.net/construction.
Main Street in downtown Duluth will be closed to traffic at 1 p.m. Sept. 28, the Friday before the festival to allow for set up of tents and booths. West Lawrenceville Street will close at 5 p.m. Friday.
Parking near the festival is limited. There are several parking lots with shuttles running throughout the festival weekend. The parking lots are located at the Glancy Outpatient Center, Chattahoochee Elementary School, Gwinnett Community Bank, and Mason Elementary School. The festival drop off and pick up site is the Monarch School. See the map accompanying this article.
Shuttle hours are 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.
Ga. Hwy. 120 is closed during the parade, and no shuttle service is available between 9:45 and noon on Saturday during the parade, which starts at 10 a.m.
To accommodate the 5K Road Race at 8 a.m. Sunday, Hill Street and West Lawrenceville Street will be closed.
A worship service will be conducted on the Town Green at 10 a.m. Sunday.