2023 SFEA Kaleidoscope Awards

Let’s celebrate the events and marketing team!

The Southeastern Festivals and Events Association (SFEA) recognized the City of Duluth as one of the best in the region for its events and creative efforts over the last year.

On February 21, at the virtual SFEA Kaleidoscope Award show, the City of Duluth was awarded:

  • Gold for Best Event Within an Event: Fridays-N-Duluth’s 90’s Night
  • Golf for Best Virtual Event: Connect Duluth
  • Silver for Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Initiative Award: International Night
  • Bronze for Best Mascot: Dee Dee
  • Bronze for Best Photo-Op: Fridays-N-Duluth’s Whimsical Wonderland
Photo of the events and marketing team holding their awards.
Talore Ruedt, Senior Marketing & Outreach Coordinator Jessica Gross, Events Coordinator Victoria Matsota, Events Assistant Dee Dee, City of Duluth Mascot

The SFEA Kaleidoscope Awards, which recognizes the marketing, programming and overall event, acknowledges the highest level of achievement in the festival and event industry throughout the southeast United States.

The mission of SFEA is to strengthen, educate and unify the festivals and events industry throughout the Southeast.  Comprised of festival and event planners, venues, and industry service providers, SFEA was founded to strengthen the festival and event industry throughout the southeast United States by hosting educational sessions, networking opportunities, award recognition, and additional events throughout the year; thus allowing for continued professional growth within the festivals and events industry.

The 2023 calendar of events has been released and includes many returning favorites and a few new additions. For more information about these and other events, visit www.duluthga.net, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofduluth or follow us on Instagram at @city_of_duluth.

January’s Dog of the Month: Cookie

Can we hear a round of a-paws for February’s dog of the month: Cookie!
Here’s what Cookie’s Mom has to say about this good girl: “Cookie is a 10-year-old Shih Tzu. Her favorite activities are napping, following mom around the house and walking to Downtown Duluth! We’ve had her in our family since she was two months old and we wouldn’t change a thing! She completes us and we love her so much.”
For her dedication to helping keep our waterways clean and local ecosystems intact, Tiger Tails Animal Hospital has partnered with us to offer a great prize pack to our Dog of the Month.
Take the pledge and your pup (or pups) may just be featured as our next Dog of the Month!