Happy New Year! We hope that 2019 has gotten off to great start (even if we are just a few days into the new year)!
We are excited to announce we have some great things coming up, here at the Douglasville Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB)!
First off – we have brand new Douglasville Swag available in the Douglasville Welcome Center! How cute are these Dine. Explore. Vibe. Coffee Mugs featuring a scene from downtown Douglasville!? Grab yours for just $6.00! We also have brand new postcard designs, these are just .25 each or a pack of 8 (1 of each design for $2.00).
Next up we are excited to support “National Plan your Vacation Day”, January 29th! Did you know that across America last year, more than 705 million vacation days went unused? Research shows that individuals who plan are more likely to use all of their time off, take more vacation days at once and report greater levels of happiness at work and at home! Be sure to keep a watch on our Facebook page for more information on this great initiative!
Lastly, have you or anyone you know recently gotten engaged?! We want to invite them to our 2019 Behind the Veil Bridal Showcase! Sunday, February 17, 2019 at the Douglasville Conference Center (6700 Church Street). The event gives brides and guests the opportunity to meet and speak with industry vendors to get ideas and tips for making your big day perfect! If you would like to register please go to EventBrite.com.
Just as a reminder the Douglasville Welcome Center is in our same location but our street name and number have changed. You can find us at 12385 Veterans Memorial Highway, Douglasville, GA 30134. Formally 6694 Broad Street Douglasville, GA 30134. We are open Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM! We hope you stop by soon!
Saturday, October 20th there will be no shortage of activities and events in Douglasville! Kicking off the fun will be the Douglasville Police Departments Community Bicycle Ride beginning at 8 AM at the Public Safety Complex, 2083 Fairburn Road Douglasville, GA 30135.
Following the Community Bicycle Ride make sure you stay for the Annual Fall Festival & Safety Expo, from 10 AM – 4 PM! There will be fun for the whole family, with food, crafts, games, k-9 demonstrations, and so much more!
Over on O’Neal Plaza the 22nd Annual Chili Cook Off presented by the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville | Douglas County kicks off at 6 PM! Cookers from all over the area will have all kinds of tasty chili cooking for all to enjoy! Tickets are $1 each. Make sure to dress in your Halloween best as costume contests will be held for both children and adults, at the end of the night!
Wrapping up the day will be the 39th Annual Moonlight Run presented by the Douglas County Rouge Runners! The City of Douglasville Moonlight Run is one of the largest after-dark 5K and one mile runs in the Southeast, with approximately 2,000 participants running through downtown Douglasville.
We hope that you will have an opportunity to take part in at least some of the exciting events and activities that are taking place October 20th! Also make sure to check out Hunters Harvest Fall Festival & Arts and Craft Show next weekend, Saturday, October 27th at Hunter Park, for 12 – 4 PM! The event is free to attend and open to the public. Wristbands for the play zone area are $5.00.
Did you know that the Douglasville CVB is now offering discounted Zoo Atlanta tickets?! Purchase yours today at the Douglasville Welcome Center, which is temporarily located inside the Douglas County Chamber (6658 Church Street, Douglasville, GA).
Discounted Adult, Child & Senior Citizen tickets are available! Tickets can be purchased Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM, at this time we can only accept cash or check payments.
Get your discounted tickets to Six Flags Over Georgia, a 100-acre park with awesome rides, great shows, and incredible attractions! The Douglasville Welcome Center, located at 6994 East Broad Street in downtown Douglasville, will soon have discounted one-day admission Six Flags tickets as well as 2 park season passes to Six Flags & White Water, with parking included available for purchase. White Water tickets cannot be purchased separately, only available in combo passes.
In the meantime, use our special online Promo Code: DCVB to purchase discounted tickets online, at www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia! Click enter promo code in the upper right of their home page and enter the number of tickets you want to purchase and proceed to check-out! It’s that easy!
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Join the Douglasville Convention & Visitors Bureau, this Sunday, February 18 from 2 – 5 PM at the Douglasville Conference Center to see the latest in bridal trends and ideas!
We will have a variety of experts on-hand to answer all your wedding questions and provide you with the information you need to plan your perfect day! Admission is free.
To secure your swag bag, pre-register by going to, eventbrite.com. Online registration will close February 12th at midnight.
Day of registration will be available. For questions or more information call 678-449-3096.
Enjoy special pricing when you attend Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Georgia & Hurricane Harbor by using our promo code “DCVB”
For more information visit our website at http://www.visitdouglasville.com!
We are just 10 DAYS away from this year’s Behind the Veil Bridal Showcase!
This year’s event will be held at the Douglasville Conference Center in the heart of downtown Douglasville!
We would love for you to take this opportunity to explore not only the Douglasville Conference Center, but have face-to-face interaction with a variety of national and local businesses to assist with your wedding needs.
We will have a variety of experts on-hand to answer all your wedding questions and provide you with the information you need to plan your perfect day!
Admission is free and you can register at the event or online at DouglasvilleBehindtheVeilBridalShowcase.weebly.com. Online registration closes on Monday, February 13th. Day of Event registration, will be available at the door, however only brides that are pre-registered are guaranteed one of this year’s awesome swag bags!
For additional information and a sneak peek at the vendors & sponsors visit our Facebook Event page at www.facebook.com/behindtheveilbridalshowcase.
Members of the Douglasville Convention & Vistors Bureau Advisory Board attended the 2016 Atlanta Metro Travel Association Luncheon, at Primrose Cottage, Wednesday, December 7th.
Each year communities take turns hosting this event, and this year was not different. Visit Roswell, played host to dozens of travel and tourism professionals from across the metro area. Attendees also had the chance to have their pictures taken with several performers from the Nutcracker!
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Congratulations to Main Street Douglasville‘s manager, April McKown (L) & Visit Douglasville‘s manager Samantha Rosado (R) for their completion of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development! The Academy’s multi-day program, taught one day a month over a four-month period, includes training in the basics of economic and community development, plus specialized segments on business recruitment and retention, tourism product development, downtown development, planning, and other essentials for community success. In addition, the curriculum features specific leadership skills such as consensus building, ethics in public service, collaborative leadership and other segments needed for effective community leadership in economic development.
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In the spirit of it being an election year, this year’s National Travel & Tourism Week theme is Travel ’16 and the Douglasville Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) encourages you to “Elect Douglasville as your next Destination!”
National Travel & Tourism Week (NTTW) is America’s annual week long salute to travel and tourism. It was established by a congressional resolution in 1983. This week of events serves to champion the power of our industry. Travel and tourism professionals from across the nation work throughout the week to promote the impactful contributions their travel markets and organizations make to the U.S. economy.
In Celebration of National Travel & Tourism Week the Douglasville CVB & Welcome Center will be hosting an Open House, Friday, May 6, 2016 from 11AM – 3PM. We encourage everyone to come out and meet your local tourism professionals and see the information that is available at the Douglasville Welcome Center. We will also have light refreshments, giveaways & more! For additional information please contact the Douglasville CVB by calling 770-947-5920.
“If Tourism were to run for election, we know you would be happy to elect Douglasville, President!”
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