Greater Downtown Council

Where the lake ends
and Duluth begins

Downtown Duluth, The Perfect Place!

Greater Downtown Duluth is filed with vibrancy, history and opportunity whether you’re a visitor or call Duluth home. The 90-block downtown area features unique retail options, delicious restaurants, places to rest your head and unforgettable sites to visit. The Greater Downtown Council has helped make downtown stronger, cleaner, safer and friendlier!

November 24 is small business saturday

shop local - shop small

Duluth’s Downtown Waterfront is the perfect destination for unique gifts for all the favorite people in your life.

By shopping Downtown, you are supporting our local businesses and our local economy! Our Downtown shop owners are the individuals who help create the distinctive character of our City and who are invested in its future. Whether you know what you are looking for or you need a little help, you can count on the excellent customer service and expertise provided by our local retailers. They stand behind their quality products and take time to get to know their customers, which further enhances the gift-buying experience.

We encourage you to join us on Small Business Saturday on November 24 as we celebrate our local businesses. Many downtown businesses will be hosting open houses and offering special promotions, demonstrations, and workshops.

Park in one of the downtown ramps and leave your coat in the car. Many ramps are offering one hour or less for free! Travel easily through the skywalk system to many downtown businesses without ever leaving the comfort of the indoors. Remember, every Saturday, including Small Business Saturday, metered street parking is free with a two-hour time limit.

Art in the Alley
230 E. Superior St.
all day
Special Promo-BOGO on all sparkle texting gloves reg $29.95

Barbo's Columbia Clothing
303 W. Superior St.
$25 off Alan Paine sweaters/fleece and $50 off Harris Tweed sports coats in stock or to order

CSL Plasma
106 W. Superior St.
Informational open house to answer any plasma donation questions, coffee and cookies served.  

Duluth Area Family YMCA
302 W. 1st St. 
$0 Joining fee on Small Business Saturday only, an $80 savings

Duluth Coffee Company
105 E. Superior St.
10% off all home brewing equipment

Duluth Pack
365 Canal Park Drive
In-store promotions all day, 50% off select Wool Bags plus free Duluth Coffee Co samples

Duluth Trading Company
300 E. Superior St.
Complimentary  Coffee, Tea & Bottled Water

Electric Fetus
12 E. Superior St.
20% off all regular priced items storewide both Black Friday & SBS (with a few retrictions)

345 South Lake Ave.
FREE Small Business Saturday t-shirt with any regularly priced purchase and other local vendors. Live music noon-5PM featuring David Huss

600 E. Superior St.
Enter to win a Fitger's Swag Bag- one name drawn every hour between 1PM and 5PM, need not be present to win! 

Frost River
1910 W. Superior St.
All day
Open House-  workshop tours with Blacksmith's forging demonstrations

Indigenous First Art & Gift Shop 
202 W. Second St.
Open house with Craft Show in the Robert Powless Center

106 E. Superior St. 
Open house with over 10 makers popping up in our space

Lake Superior Art Glass
202 E. Superior St.
Live glass blowing demonstrations every day!

Lake Superior Magazine 
310 E. Superior St.
Refreshments and Holiday specials

Lester River Trading Co
28 N 3rd Ave W.
Painting demos, BOGO off painting products of equal or lesser value, Up to %50 off selected items

Market Day Duluth 
15 N 3rd Ave E.
Create your own Make & Take body scrubs and essential oil rollers! Also offering locally grown and preserved foods

Minnesota Surplus & Outfitters
218 W. Superior St.
10% off entire store

Personal Best Pilates
301 W. 1st St.
Free 10:00AM introductory pilates class-space is limited-RSVP at (218) 625-2378

Protein Pub
301 W. 1st St.
Choose your discount - Fishbowl with discount options from 5% to 35% of purchase!

Salon Capelli
219 W First St.
Free gift with purchase of full sized Bumble and bumble product!

Security Jewelers
307 W. Superior St.
Free coffee & soda, great buys and specials throughout the store. Goldsmiths and watchmakers on premises

Siiviis of Sivertson Gallery
361 Canal Park Dr.
Free gift to first 25 customers

Tischer Photographic Gallery
5 W Superior St.
Featuring our yearly display piece clearance sale with up to 75% off artwork

600 E Superior St.
Whimsy is celebrating our 3rd year, join us for specials and treats throughtout the day

Bringing Joy!

See below for 2018 Downtown Gift Package Give Aways

Enjoy a pleasant shopping experience in Duluth’s Downtown Waterfront this holiday season. Impress your favorite people with the unique selection of gifts and services available at our distinctive and locally owned shops, restaurants and hotels. The Greater Downtown Council’s Christmas City of the North Holiday gift guide is the handbook for joyful, "Where did you find this?!" gift-giving this holiday season.

Listen to KOOL 101.7 December 10 through the 21 for daily give aways and extensive gift giving ideas. The locally–owned businesses featured in the Christmas City of the North Holiday gift guide have all chosen beautiful items to be given away – just in time for holiday gift giving or as a gift for yourself. Photos of all of these great prizes are below. Become eligible to win one of these gifts by voting for your favorite storefront window display at one of the participating businesses. Take in the breathtaking color and lights this holiday season, and then listen to KOOL 101.7 to win.



Downtown Duluth Promo 2018 The Perfect Place! from Greater Downtown Council on Vimeo.

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