Spirit Valley Days celebrating West Duluth businesses and vendors
Spirit Valley Days have been celebrating local businesses and vendors for over forty-years. The West Duluth Business Club bringing people from the Twin Ports and beyond to to check out local businesses. But also traveling vendors and even food trucks.
West Duluth Business Club president Susan Coen, said businesses in West Duluth grow their image, but also be part of the community.
“The businesses around here are supporting the festival. And then of course all the vendors came out,” Coen said. “Spirit Valley Days is a community member driven event. The businesses are actually volunteering to be here and get themselves on the streets.”
The West Duluth Business Club said local businesses like Quality Collision and Zenith Auto Glass were phenomenal in sponsoring Spirit Valley Days to help other local businesses and vendors.
Megan Lazzaro, the Co-Owner of Quality Collision said the vendor event, closes off the street, which can be costly, but worth it in the end.
“I think the community is what keeps all the local businesses going.” Lazzaro said. “It’s really reciprocal. The businesses being a part of the event and, being able to advertise and get their names out there. But also getting locals, local vendors, and people from out of town with their food trucks and everything.”
Jennifer Reed, the Co-Founder of Gumbeaux Guys, said that traveling to different events like Spirit Valley Days is necessary running a food truck.
“it’s really fun and we meet a lot of interesting people everywhere that we go. So it’s really nice to meet new people, have everybody try to come tell us how everything is.”
Finally, Spirit Valley Days celebrating businesses will wrap up at the valley youth center. They will be celebrating with a “I survive the 80’s in the twin ports” party. It’s going from 4pm to 10:30pm Saturday night with live music, drinks and even vendors.