Like many cities in Gwinnett, the last seven years of investment and rebirth have played a role in the transformation of Duluth’s suburban downtown experience. Today in Duluth, brand new structures surround some of the city’s oldest buildings as Duluth seeks to make progress while continuing to honor and dignify their historic charm.
Each restaurant in Downtown Duluth is a true reflection of its owners and staff. A walk along Parsons Alley or Main Street will lead you to some of the best cuisine you have ever encountered, most of it sourced and prepared right here in Duluth. Beer is brewed downtown at Good Word Brewing, coffee is roasted and ground at the Break Coffee Roastery and pies are freshly baked in the kitchen of Crave Pies. Whether you find yourself in the market for a fancy date night with the whimsical ambiance and artful. plates only found at Falling Rabbit, you’re craving an Asian dish with a side of bubble tea from Sweet Octopus or you’re simply looking to “wine down” at Gwen Tjaz, rest assured, the flavors of Duluth will always deliver on both taste and authenticity.
Art never stands still. This is why Duluth has become a city known for its public art by investing and encouraging art initiatives that allow local artists to thrive. Along with the chance to display their work at art festivals and opportunities for potential commissions, there are plenty of other ways Duluth gets its local artists involved. New public art pieces in Duluth include the “Gently Down Stream” storm drain mural in Rogers Bridge Park. This interactive mural brings awareness to issues such as illicit discharge, stormwater management and stream protection. Visitors are encouraged to hop, skip and jump along the painted rocks. Plus, in a recent partnership with the Gwinnett County Library
Duluth Branch, a contest was held in search of playable art for Downtown Duluth. All local artists were encouraged to submit works that met the criteria, and in turn, the winning design will be custom built for installation in Taylor Park. Even with so much new artwork, there are endless possibilities for art to find its way into everyday life in Duluth.
In Duluth, all four seasons come with a wide and varied event calendar, so there’s always something happening! Music venues like Eddie Owen Presents offer year-round live entertainment even through the winter months. Along with events the city has become known for, like Fridays N Duluth, which happen all summer long, and the Duluth Fall Festival, Duluth has begun introducing even more crowd-drawing events. These include: Viva Las Duluth, which brings the widely known antics of the Vegas strip to metro Atlanta; Duluth Derby Day, a Kentucky Derby viewing party complete with wide-brimmed hats and bow ties and Back to School Bubblepalooza, the giant foam party of every kid’s dreams! With so many ways to seize the moment in Duluth, odds are you’ll never grow bored.