Hillfest brings Duluth together
The seventh annual HillFest took place Sunday, Aug 28 on the 500-600 block of East Fourth Street. Local resident Archie Davis organized the first HillFest in 2012 as a way to bring community members together despite the traffic-heavy Sixth Avenue East that cuts the Central Hillside neighborhood in half. He also wanted something for local kids to do in the summer without having to pay the high prices at events like the State Fair.
Taking inspiration from Spirit Valley Days, Davis planned the event with a board of about 45 members and coordinated the closing of Sixth Avenue with the Duluth Police Department.
"A huge plus we have seen from this event is a lot of improvements in the area," said Davis. "I hope more community people become engaged in this in the future."