The Spirit Valley Days celebration rolls on this week with a full schedule of events - from music and street dances to classic cars and more.  One of the highlights of the annual event is the parade on Thursday night (August 4).

In order to accommodate the parade route and additional traffic in the area, the Duluth Police Department has issued a Traffic Advisory which will be in effect August 4 starting at 6:00 PM (although some traffic in the area will be affected earlier).

  • Street Closures:  Starting at 4:30 PM, parade units will line up on 59th Avenue West between Raleigh Street and Grand Avenue.  Actual parade route closures will begin at 5:30 PM with the parade itself starting at 6.
  • Parade Route:  The Spirit Valley Days Parade will head east on Grand Avenue from 59th Avenue West to Central Avenue, south on Central Avenue past Ramsey Street to Bristol Street, left on Bristol where the parade will disband before Mike Colalillo Drive. The parade units will use all of Grand Avenue from 59th Avenue West to Central Avenue and all of Central Avenue and Bristol Streets.

Vehicle traffic will be detoured off of Grand Avenue for the parade between 59th Avenue West and Central Avenue starting at about 5:30 PM.  Eastbound traffic on Grand will be detoured north on 59th Avenue West toward Cody Street and 8th Street.  Westbound traffic on Grand will be detoured north on Central Avenue toward Cody Street and 8th Street.

  • DTA Buses:  The DTA will use Cody Street as a detour.  Westbound buses will turn up Central Avenue and travel west on Cody to 59th Avenue West.  Eastbound buses will turn up 59th Avenue West to Cody and travel east to Central Avenue.
  • Super One Foods:  Entrance and exit to the store will be at Central Avenue and the rear driveway on Bristol Street.  All avenues and exits onto Grand between 59th Avenue West and Central Avenue will be closed during the parade.  59th Avenue West will be blocked from Grand Avenue to Raleigh Street at 4:30 PM for the parade line-up.

No parking will be allowed on either side of Grand Avenue along the parade route.  Motorists should be alert to detours and officers directing traffic.