The 2019 Downtown Duluth Sidewalk Days Festival fires up this week and the City of Duluth has issued several traffic advisories for the event, which runs July 10 - July 13.

Here is how the popular event will impact traffic:

  • Superior Street from Lake Ave. to 5th Ave. W. will close to vehicle traffic on Wednesday, July 10th, through Friday, July 12th, from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. each day. No parking regulations begin in the area at 7:00 a.m. each morning, and vehicles found in violation are subject to ticketing and towing. Avenues in the area will remain open to traffic, except during the Classic Car Show.
  • On Wednesday, July 10th, 2nd Ave. W., 3rd Ave. W., and 4th Ave. W. will close to traffic at Superior Street starting at 3:30 p.m. in preparation for the Classic Car Show. Lake Ave., 1st Ave. W, and 5th Ave. West will remain open to allow access to Michigan Street and 1st Street. All streets will re-open to traffic by 9:00 p.m.  (Vehicles in the Classic Car Show must enter the Car Show area from the intersection of 5th Ave. W. and Superior St. and are encouraged to arrive between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. All Car Show cars must exit the Car Show area by 8:30 p.m.)
  • On Friday, July 12th, from 6:00 p.m. until 12:00 midnight, 1st Street between 1st Ave. W. and 2nd Ave. W. will close to traffic for the Ace’s street dance.
  • On Saturday, July 13th from 4:00 p.m. until 12:00 midnight, the 100 block of West Superior Street between 1st Ave. W. and 2nd Ave. W. will close to traffic for the Dubh Linn’s Irish Pub street dance.

The City will post no parking signs throughout the area to help with the all the events associated with Downtown Duluth Sidewalk days and to assist buses in getting around the event.

The bottom line is, if you're traveling downtown Duluth this week be prepared for street closures and alternate routes.