Save at Holiday In the Park!

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!
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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

 

 

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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Fall Fun comes to Douglasville this weekend!

Looking for some fun this weekend? Downtown Douglasville will be packed with a variety of amazing things to see and do!

Among traditional favorites, a collection of new and improved events will debut this weekend including Hot Rods on Main and the Google STEM Fair on October 24, followed by the Georgia Gravity Games on October 25.

Douglasville will be home to the first Georgia Gravity Games hosted by Google–the world’s leader in Internet-related services and products. The Georgia Gravity Games will highlight the weekend with a soapbox derby featuring 21 racers from local schools, business, public service groups, and non-profits. Enhanced with Google flair and excitement, the downhill race adventure is sure to be an extraordinary experience for all ages to enjoy.

Read more or click to view a special video that highlights local students as they prepare their soapbox car to race at the Georgia Gravity Games.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 Hot Rods on Main

Friday, October 24, 2014 | 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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

770-947-5920 | http://visitdouglasville.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=163

Google STEM Fair

Friday, October 24, 2014 | 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Douglasville Conference Center

6700 Church Street – Douglasville, GA 30134

770-947-5920 | http://visitdouglasville.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=163

Georgia Gravity Games

Saturday, October 25, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Church Street – Douglasville, GA 30134

770-947-5920 | http://www.gagravitygames.com/

Additional Weekend Events

CAC Chili Cook-off

Saturday, October 25, 2014 | 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

City of Douglasville Moonlight Run

Saturday, October 25, 2014 | 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

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Visit Douglasville Photo Contest

The Douglasville Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is sponsoring an exciting new photo contest that highlights the best of Douglasville and Douglas County. The contest is entry free and open to picture takers of all ages. Photographers can submit up to two original high-quality photos in the categories of nature and wildlife, festivals and events, family fun and adventure, agriculture, arts and culture, parks and recreation, buildings and landscapes, seasons, and downtown Douglasville. Photographs with people are permitted.

The Visit Douglasville Photo Contest is designed to showcase Douglasville and Douglas County at its best to entice interest and attract visitors to the area. Contest photos will be posted on the Visit Douglasville Facebook page each quarter for voting, and the top three pictures with the most likes will be the winners. Photographs must be submitted by the last day of each third month to be entered in the current quarter’s contest. The contest’s first quarter months are July, August, and September; second quarter includes October, November, and December; the third quarter consists of January, February, and March; and the fourth quarter includes the months of April, May, and June. The Douglasville CVB is currently accepting submissions for the first quarter, and will announce the first set of winners the second week in October.

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 First place winners will receive a $50 Visa Gift Card, second place winners will win a $25 Visa Gift Card, and third place winners will receive a $25 gift card to a downtown Douglasville business. Each month’s first place winning photo will be featured as Visit Douglasville’s Facebook cover photo, and will be used as an official Visit Douglasville postcard. Additionally, first place winning photos will appear on the Visit Douglasville website, and in the Douglasville CVB’s quarterly newsletter. All winning photographs for first, second, and third places will be showcased at a photography art walk during National Travel and Tourism Week in May 2015.

Submissions must be in color and may be sent to the Douglasville CVB by mail or e-mail. If mailed, prints should be saved to a CD-R (Compact Disc-Recordable) and sent to: Douglasville CVB, 6694 East Broad Street, Douglasville, GA 30134. E-mailed images may be forwarded to info@visitdouglasville.com. For either submission method, images must be high-resolution jpeg or tiff files no smaller than five megabytes. Each submission must be accompanied by a photo contest entry form and be the original work of the photographer.

Contest details, rules, and entry form are available online at http://www.visitdouglasville.com. For questions or more information, call 770-947-5920.

 

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Celebrate Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness!

Looking for something to do this 4th of July? Look no further we have you covered – Celebrate in Douglasville!

The Independence Day festivities get underway Friday morning, July 4 with the City of Douglasville 4th of July Parade at 10 a.m. in downtown Douglasville, followed by the SHARE House Independence Day Festival at 11 a.m. at Hunter Park, where you will enjoy games, barbeque, entertainment, vendors, Douglasville Idol & more! What better way to end the day than with a Fireworks display? Fireworks will begin at dark! Best viewing areas are Arbor Place Mall and surrounding areas!

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Join in all the fun going on July 4th and share your photos with us! Post them to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/visitdouglasville

 

 

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Discounts & Deals

Planning a trip to the Georgia Aquarium or Six Flags this summer? Check out our website, VisitDouglasville.com, first for the latest discounts & deals!

Through VisitDouglasville.com, you will find a link to save 10% off your next trip to the Georgia Aquarium! For a limited time, find even deeper discounted rates! Visit www.georgiaaquarium.org/douglasvillecvb to print your tickets at home and skip the long lines! Pricing valid through online link only.

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In addition to online discounts to the Georgia Aquarium, the Douglasville CVB offers discounted Six Flags tickets at the Douglasville Welcome Center, while supplies last! These tickets can be used on the day of your choice, and include coupons for concessions inside the park.

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 The Douglasville Welcome Center is also your destination for local event tickets, such as Summer Sampler, and On the Reel Film Festival!

The Douglasville Welcome Center is open M – F 8am -5pm, and is located at 6694 E. Broad Street Douglasville, GA 30134. We only accept cash or check at this time.

For the most up to date listing of events please visit our website at http://www.visitdouglasville.com

Questions? Give us a call at 770.947.5920

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Elana Meyers shares Olympic victory at Douglasville public appearance

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Olympic bobsledding silver-medalist Elana Meyers is back home in Douglasville and with her return has brought a lot of excitement to Douglas County. To welcome home Meyers and to celebrate her victorious accomplishment of winning silver with Team USA partner Lauryn Williams, the City of Douglasville and Douglas County will host a meet and greet/public appearance of Elana Meyers Tuesday, Feb. 25 at Arbor Place Mall from 7 to 9 p.m.

Meyers will be available to provide autographed photos, meet one-on-one with attendees and take pictures with fans. The event will also include an opening ceremony, hosted by Captain Herb Emory, with remarks by Douglas County Board of Commissioners Chairman Tom Worthan, Douglasville Mayor Harvey Persons, and a special greeting from Meyers. Douglasville City Councilwoman LaShun Burr-Danley will open the ceremony with a performance of the National Anthem accompanied by Gospel artist James Bignon.

The event is free and open to the public to attend. For more information, contact Kimberly Bridges with the Douglasville Convention & Visitors Bureau at 404-664-0633 or bridgesk@douglasvillega.gov .

How are the Douglasville Convention & Visitors Center (CVB) and Douglasville Welcome Center different?

By its very definition a Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) promotes tourism, encourages groups to hold meetings and trade shows in its city, and assists groups before and during meetings. While a Welcome Center is a physical location that provides tourist information to the visitors who tour the place or area locally. In other words a Welcome Center distributes tourist information about the area, where a CVB promotes tourism to the area.

Douglasville Welcome Center

Conveniently located in our Downtown Historic District, the Douglasville Welcome Center, which was named a Georgia Regional Visitor Information Center (RVIC) in 2010 (see previous blog), is the physical home for the Douglasville Convention & Visitors Bureau offices. When you step inside, the Welcome Center, you are instantly met with a warm, inviting, atmosphere, where you will find racks of information on different cities in the state, as well as attraction information on area museums, theme parks, and events.

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A question we hear most often from tourists is “Are there any events coming up?” or “What is there to do?” Another commonly asked question is “Where is a good place to eat?”  It is our job to guide them in the best direction based on what they are looking for. From giving directions to helping visitors choose their lunch destinations, the Welcome Center is here to provide tourists the best information we can.

Douglasville CVB

While tourist information is a large part of the Douglasville Welcome Center’s daily operations, the Douglasville CVB does its best to hold events and activities that will attract visitors to Douglasville and Douglas County.  In doing that, the CVB holds several informational seminars and workshops, as well as family events. These events include: Family Reunion Workshops, Bridal Showcases, Friday Night Flicks, and Pedal for Your Palate, as well as other events through out the year.

Held twice during the summer, Friday Night Flicks is an enjoyable family event, held on O’Neal Plaza.  A large inflatable movie screen is set up and families are encouraged to come enjoy the movie! Pre-movie entertainment is on hand to engage the children, and what movie experience isn’t complete without freshly popped, popcorn?!

Pedal for Your Palate is a bike ride that has a little something for everyone. Typically held in the fall, this event is slated to become a spring event for the first time, in 2015. Route options typically include a family friendly 5-mile, course, as well as a 25 & 62-mile course for more adventurous riders.

In addition to events and seminars, the Douglasville CVB also offers discounts and deals! Usually from March to September, we have discounted one-day admission tickets to Six Flags!! (While supplies last). We also have year round discounted tickets to the Georgia Aquarium through our website.  Go to www.georgiaaquarium.org/douglasvillecvb.

The Douglasville Convention & Visitors Bureau is also your place to find the perfect gift. From locally made soaps and honey, to Douglasville souvenirs.

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In closing, here are a couple key facts to keep in mind, about the Douglasville CVB & Douglasville Welcome Center.  1) The Douglasville CVB promotes the area. 2) The Douglasville Welcome Center distributes information about the area. 3) The Douglasville Welcome Center is the physical home for the Douglasville CVB offices.

Staying up to date with everything happening in Douglasville is easy with the help from our social media pages, (see listing below), and our Online Community based Calendar, found at: http://www.douglasvillecalendar.com. Residents can search the calendar for activities or even add events of their own!

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For the most up to date listing of events please visit our website http://www.visitdouglasville.com

Questions? Give us a call at 770.947.5920

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