Hello February!

Hopefully everyone has had a wonderful start to 2019 – I know for us here in Georgia, we finally found that winter weather that eluded us for so long in December!

Behind the Veil Bridal Showcase

Brides, we hope you were able to join us for the 2019 Behind the Veil Bridal Showcase, February 17th at the Douglasville Conference Center! We had 34 vendors in attendance from numerous categories that provided assistance in all aspects of the wedding planning process. The showcase wrapped up with a fashion show by Simple Elegance Bridal and Formalwear who showed off the latest trends and looks on the runway!

In addition to tastings, consultations and the latest trends in décor and ideas. Brides were able to register to win exclusive prizes and giveaways. Whether you were looking for the perfect place to host your wedding or a special spot to dance the night away, we hope the Douglasville Conference Center exceeded your expectations!

Showcase vendors included, Proof of the Pudding, Douglasville Conference Center, G&E Studios, Simple Elegance Bridal and Formalwear, Fabulous Indeed Vacations, Paparazzi Jewelry, Club Rett LLC, Celebrate Tuxedos, Nigrelli Photography, HYR Designs, All Occasion DJ, Savvi Formalwear, Halo Special Events and Rentals, Keller Williams Real Estate, Tiffany Dawson Photography, Desserts on Delicious, Wenck Travel, Harmony Travel Getaways LLC and many more!

For photos from the event please visit our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/VisitDouglasville

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City of Douglasville’s Birthday Celebration

The City of Douglasville will be celebrating its 144th birthday on Monday, February 25th, 2019. To commemorate the occasion, the City of Douglasville invites residents, businesses, and the public to join them at the Douglasville Conference Center at 3 pm on February 25th.

A brief presentation by Mayor Robinson and other elected officials will take place at the

Conference Center, where light refreshments will be served. Immediately following the presentation, the group will assemble on O’Neal Plaza for a special

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ceremony. Pennies will be tossed into the fountain on the plaza to wish the City well in its 144th year. Participants will be urged to make their own wish for the City of Douglasville as their pennies are tossed into the fountain.

“We’re excited about doing something different and involving everyone for the City’s birthday celebration this year,” Tourism Program Manager, Samantha Rosado, said of the celebration. “It’s a symbolic way of showing the City’s plan to set the community on a path of preservation, progress, and growth.”

Additional questions about the event can be directed to Samantha Rosado by calling 678-449-3096 or by visiting the City’s website at http://www.DouglasvilleGA.gov.

Lending Library Ribbon Cutting

To celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday, in partnership with the Downtown Development Authority, Douglas County Library, Douglasville Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Cultural Arts Council (CAC), Main Street Douglasville will be unveiling its new Lending Libraries Program in Downtown Douglasville on Friday, March 1.

Lending Library flyer“We are grateful to be able to partner with these amazing organizations and to be able to provide more art in downtown, which falls in line with the Arts Council’s current Public Art Initiative,” stated CAC Executive Director, Emily Lightner. The lending libraries were hand painted by local and renowned artist, Ann Cockerill. She discovered the world of painting at the age of 4 and now owns the Red Cockerill Gallery located in Austell, GA.  Ann was commissioned by the State of Georgia to paint Oglethorpe, Jefferson, Washington, and Lafayette’s life-size portraits for the newly remodeled “Old Capital” in Milledgeville. Her painting of Kennesaw Mountain was included in the “Spirit of America Exhibition from Winslow Homer to Andrew Wyeth,” and toured the nation’s museums. Ms. Cockerill was eager to be part of such a great program when given the opportunity.

The Lending Libraries program is an effort to inspire a passion for reading and creativity by creating a book-exchange opportunity in the City of Douglasville. Books donated by the Douglas County Library will be available 24/7 for readers to borrow and exchange at their convenience.

At 10 a.m., the unveiling event will take place at 6661 Church Street in Downtown Douglasville. There will be a book reading by a special guest, light refreshments and snacks, and a photo opportunity with another special guest! The event is free to attend with attendance by children highly encouraged. RSVPs can be sent to Main Street Manager, Brieana Watts, at wattsb@douglasvillega.gov or by calling 678-449-3198.

 

CVB’s are Pretty Cool

We think Convention & Visitors Bureaus (CVB) and Destination Marketing Organizations (DMO) are pretty cool, but don’t take our word for it, check it out for yourself, in the image below!

Remember, CVB’s are here to help! Whether you’re planning a meeting, event or trip! We make great resources, when it comes to accommodations and local recommendations!

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 Douglasville Welcome Center Temporarily Relocates

The Visit Douglasville Welcome Center temporarily relocates to City Hall, due to construction. In the mean time you can visit us at 6695 Church Street, Douglasville, Ga 30134. The Welcome Center can still be contacted by calling 770-947-5920 or by emailing info@visitdouglasville.com during this time.

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Happy New Year, 2019!

 

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)! Happy 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 for 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!

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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.

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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!

Event filled weekends ahead in Douglasville!

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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Bridal Showcase set for this Sunday!

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.

 

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Behind the Veil Bridal Showcase – February 19th

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.

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8,000 Expected for Big Weekend in Douglasville!

Hot Rods on Main Car Show, Georgia Gravity Games STEM Fair and Georgia Gravity Games highlight fall events in Douglasville.

Each fall, Douglasville plays host to an exciting two-day lineup of family-fun events. A collection of events will take place this weekend including Hot Rods on Main Car Show and the Annual Georgia Gravity Games STEM Fair on October 21, followed by the Georgia Gravity Games on October 22.

The Georgia Gravity Games will highlight the weekend with a soapbox derby featuring 50 racers from local schools, business, public service groups, and non-profits. Enhanced with Google flair and excitement, the downhill race adventure is an experience for all ages to enjoy.

It is anticipated that combined, the two-day weekend of events will attract more than 8,000 visitors to downtown Douglasville.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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Hot Rods on Main Car Show

Friday, October 21, 2016 | 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Church Street – Douglasville, GA 30134

Description: Revving with family-fun entertainment, Hot Rods on Main Car Show features a hot rods and motorcycles showcase, vendors, and music.

Organized By: Main Street Douglasville

Attendance: A group of people comprised of corporate sponsors, vendors, employees and their families, elected officials, general public, students and their families, car show participants, event staff and volunteers.

Admission: Free and open to the public to attend.

Info: 678-449-3102

 

Georgia Gravity Games STEM Fair

Friday, October 24, 2016 | 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Douglasville Conference Center

6700 Church Street– Douglasville, GA 30134

Description: The Georgia Gravity Games STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Fair will simultaneously take place with Hot Rods on Main festivities. The STEM fair, a pre-event opening for the Georgia Gravity Games, gives students the opportunity to display their cars and share how they applied STEM skills throughout construction.

Organized By: Douglasville Downtown Development Authority in partnership with Google

Attendance: A group of people comprised of Georgia Gravity Games participants, vendors, Googlers, employees and their families, elected officials, Georgia Tech representatives, general public, students and their families, teachers, principals, event staff, and volunteers.

Admission: Free and open to the public to attend.

Info: contact@gagravitygames.com |http://www.gagravitygames.com/ | 678-449-3028

 

Additional Weekend Events

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CAC Chili Cook-off

Saturday, October 22, 2014 | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

O’Neal Plaza – 6695 Church Street – Douglasville, GA 30134

Organized By:  Cultural Arts Council

Info:  770-949-2787

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City of Douglasville Moonlight Run

37th Annual Douglasville Moonlight Run

**2016 USATF Georgia Distance Grand Prix Series**

 

Saturday, October 25, 2014 | First Race Starts at 7:30 p.m.

Douglasville Conference Center
6700 Church Street– Douglasville, GA 30134

Info:  http://www.dcroguerunners.com/annual-moonlight-run

 

 

National Travel & Tourism Week May 1-7, 2016

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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America: Yesterday, Today & Forever – July 4th Festivities, Douglasville, GA

Join the City of Douglasville on Saturday, July 4, for our 4th of July Celebration. This year’s celebration and parade theme is “AMERICA: Yesterday, Today, and Forever.” This is a great family fun event! The annual parade starts at 10 a.m. and makes its way through Downtown Douglasville on Church Street. Afterwards, the public is invited to take part in a festival and barbecue sponsored by S.H.A.R.E House at Hunter Memorial Park. The day will conclude with fireworks sponsored by Gas South and GreyStone Power at dark. The best viewing sites include Arbor Place Mall and surrounding areas. Registration to enter a float into the parade is open now and ends Friday, July 3 at noon. For more information please view our website at http://www.douglasvillega.gov or call 770-920-3000.

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