UPDATED on 9/23/2020
This event is canceled for 2020 and will return on October 9th and 10th, 2021.
Info below the line is from 2019 and will be updated at a future date.
It’s a festival that celebrates street art and craft beer! Enjoy a fall afternoon at Chalktoberfest, in the Marietta Square. You can sample craft beers, listen to live music from local artists, eat great food, and watch the work of professional chalk artists unfold in front of your eyes. (There is also a community chalk competition with categories for children, teens, adults, and schools.)
Chalktoberfest takes place on Saturday, October 12th and Sunday October 13th, 2019.
- Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Much of the event is FREE to attend — but you’ll need a ticket to the beer-tasting event.
There are free concerts all day on Saturday and Sunday. See the music line-up and details on the beer festival below.
You may also be interested in:
- 17 corn mazes and pumpkin patches to visit this fall
- Little Five Points Halloween Festival & Parade
- Howl on the Green in downtown Duluth
- The Rocky Horror Picture show with live shadowcast
- 3 Apple Festivals and 4 you-pick apple orchards to visit this fall
- Stone Mountain’s Pumpkin Festival “Glow by Night” display
- A Southern Tour of Ghosts at Stone Mountain Park
- Grant Park Halloween Lantern Parade on October 25th
Craft Beer Festival
The beer fest takes place on Sunday, October 12th, between noon and 5 p.m. Because of permitting restrictions, nothing can be served after the 5:00 cutoff time — so plan your arrival with this in mind.
A ticket comes with unlimited samples of over 120 types of brew and over 25 varieties of wine from Total Wine. Plus, you get a souvenir tasting cup.
Advance purchase price is $40, plus a $3.19 fee — or $45 at the gate. You won’t save much buying in advance, but you’ll be guaranteed a spot (the organizers say they expect to sell out).
The Festival is rain or shine and there are no refunds due to weather.
Concerts take place in the Marietta Square and are free to attend.
Saturday October 12
10:40 – 11:00 DanceFlix Academy
11:30 – 1:00 Presley and Taylor
1:30 – 3:00 Brother Whitlock
3:30 – 4:30 Kelly Taylor & The Makegoods
5:00 – 6:30 Paradocs
Sunday October 13
11:00 – 11:45 Petros
12:00 – 2:00 The Riot
2:05 – 2:25 Powerhouse Dance
2:30 – 4:00 Carlton Kell
4:30 – 6:00 Michael Zaib
It’s no secret that parking around the Marietta Square can be iffy.
There are both paid and free parking options in the area. Some lots and decks are free on weekends but carry a fee during the week.
If you’re not familiar with the streets around the Square, you can use the this guide to help you find an option that works for you.