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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Travel & Tourism Week Wrap Up

Each year National Travel & Tourism Week is celebrated to show the unique value that travel holds for our economy, businesses and personal well being. This year the industry selected the theme of  “Travel: Then and Now,” for this year’s celebration!

The Douglasville Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) embraced this theme and set forth a week long celebration (May 6-12, 2018) with daily events. Kicking off the week the CVB launched their Crossword Puzzle Contest, that quizzed puzzle takers on Douglasville’s past and present.

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Tuesday, May 8th the CVB hosted a Travel Rally at the Douglasville Conference Center, where local leaders and tourism professionals gathered to celebrate the impact travel has on our economy and community.

 

Wednesday, May 9th we honored two of our CVB Advisory Board Members at the annual  Historic Preservation Luncheon!

Sandy Gamble received the Spirit Award and Patty Wenck received the Hospitality Worker of the Year Award. They are pictured below with Tourism Administrative Clerk II, Kristen Tate and Tourism Program Manager, Samantha Rosado.

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Thursday, May 10th the Douglasville Convention & Visitors Bureau sponsored the Douglas County Chamber’s Business 4 Breakfast networking event, at the Douglasville Conference Center!

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The week wrapped up with a Celebration Reception, at the Douglas County Courthouse Museum, Saturday, May 12.

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Guests enjoyed tours of the museum, experiencing  the “Then & Now” of Douglasville and Douglas County. Guests also enjoyed live music and refreshments as well as a photo booth to capture their time during the event.

If you would like to stay up to date on the various events and promotions held by the Douglasville CVB please visit our website, http://www.visitdouglasville.com and sign up to receive our quarterly newsletter email.

 

It’s official – Discounted Six Flags Over Georgia tickets are available NOW!

Discounted tickets for Six Flags Over Georgia as well as two park combo passes to Six Flags Over Georgia and Six Flags White Water are available NOW for purchase at the Douglasville Welcome Center! Remember we are temporarily located at the Douglas County Chamber (6658 Church Street) while our building is undergoing renovations!

Not able to visit our office? Or prefer to purchase your tickets online? Use our special Promo Code: DCVB to purchase discounted tickets online!

Contact the Douglasville Welcome Center by email at info@visitoduglasville.com or visit our website to learn more!

 

2018 Six Flags Tickets available now!

 

 

Discounted Six Flags Over Georgia & White Water Tickets Available SOON!

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!

Questions? Email us at info@visitdouglasville.com for more information.

2018 Six Flags Tickets available soon!

Save the Date for National Travel & Tourism Week 2018!

Each year National Travel & Tourism Week is celebrated as a tradition in the U.S. Travel industry. Established in 1983 by a congressional resolution, it’s a time for tourism professionals across the country to unite and celebrate the unique value that travel holds for our economy, businesses and personal well being.

This year the industry will celebrate with the theme: “Travel Then and Now,” May 6 – 12, 2018!

Stay tuned as we plan this year’s celebration and how you can participate! We’ll be making posts on our Facebook page and in our Spring Newsletter.

Not signed up to receive our quarterly newsletters? Don’t worry, sign up here!

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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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Good bye Summer, Hello Fall

The Douglasville Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) had a busy summer this year! We will post soon to let you know all the awesome activities that await you in the coming months, but first – let’s take a look back over the events that took place in Douglasville this summer, hosted by the Douglasville CVB.

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We kicked the summer off with our Summer Scavenger Hunt that encouraged residents and visitors alike to get to know their community, by taking photos with various landmarks and notable locations throughout Douglasville/Douglas County.

We had many great entries and hoped everyone enjoyed getting to take a closer look at their community! A big thank you to everyone who participated!

On August 20th the Douglasville CVB hosted the first Behind the Veil “Fall” Bridal Showcase, at the Douglasville Conference Center. We had over 35 vendors that provided attendees with information on various wedding necessities from DJ’s, event planners, tuxedo’s & wedding dresses, photographers, and so much more!

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Thank YOU!We wrapped up the summer with our Annual Family Reunion Workshop, September 9th at Hunter Park. We had over 50 people attend this year’s event. Each person in attendance was given an opportunity to speak with the vendors in attendance and ask questions to gain valuable suggestions and information, as they begin planning their reunions. In addition to speaking with the vendors, a “How to Plan your Reunion 101” presentation was also given during the event. The day was capped off by a catered lunch from Chick-Fil-A Arbor Place, and giveaways!

Be on the lookout in the coming weeks for information on the community events that will take place this fall in Douglasville!

DATE CHANGE: Screening of “The Founder” moved to 05/13!

Due to inclement weather we are moving our screening of “The Founder” to THIS Saturday night, May 13th!
We are excited to announce that as a part of our National Travel & Tourism Week celebration, that we will be showing a FREE movie, The Founder Film – Saturday, May 13th (Discover Douglasville Day) from 7-10 PM! This is your opportunity to watch “The Founder” where it was filmed – literally! The event will take place in the parking lot next to the Old Douglasville Police Station – that was used as one of the filming locations for the movie!
We’ll have FREE popcorn, concessions will be available for purchase, entertainment & MORE!! So bring a lawn chair or blanket and watch Douglasville on the BIG SCREEN! #NTTW17 #visitdouglasville #discoverdouglasvilleday
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The Douglasville Convention and Visitors Bureau to Host National Travel and Tourism Week

The 2017 National Travel and Tourism Week is all about celebrating the power of travel, and the people who help make tourism a billion dollar industry. This year’s theme shines a spotlight on the power of travel by recognizing the millions of people who keep this industry strong. This year’s theme has been coined, “the Faces of Travel.” To get into the spirit, the Douglasville Convention and Visitors Bureau will highlight individuals, groups and organizations that help support tourism within the community.
“During National Travel and Tourism Week the Douglasville CVB will host various ongoing activities and promotions,” said Samantha Rosado, Tourism Program Manager. “This will include giveaways and Faces of Travel stories, along with Travel Rally Day and Discover Douglasville Day.”
National Travel and Tourism Week—which will take place this year May 7-13—is an annual tradition for the U.S. travel community, established by a congressional resolution in 1983 and first observed the following year. It’s a time when travel and tourism professionals across the country unite to celebrate the unique value travel holds for the economy, businesses and personal well-being. According to the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the Tourism industry in Georgia is the 5th largest employer in the state with a total economic impact of $59 billion, supporting more than 439,000 jobs, or 10.3% of all payroll employment in Georgia. Taxes of $3 billion were directly and indirectly generated by tourism in 2015.

“We look forward to participating in this annual event and getting our residents involved in all the fun festivities,” said Rosado. “We will be hosting a screening of “The Founder”, which several scenes were shot right here in Douglasville. The event festivities will take place Friday, May 12 at 7 pm in downtown Douglasville, followed by the screening of “The Founder” at dusk.”
For more information regarding the Douglasville CVB, contact Samantha Rosado at 678.449.3096 or visit https://www.facebook.com/VisitDouglasville/.

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Discounted Six Flags Over Georgia Tickets are HERE!

Discounted one day general admission tickets to Six Flags Over Georgia, as well as, two park season passes to Six Flags Over Georgia & Six Flags White Water* are available NOW at the Douglasville Welcome Center located at 6694 East Broad Street, Douglasville, GA 30134. *Two park season tickets includes a parking pass.

Tickets can be purchased Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM
We can accept cash, check or money order only.
Credit cards cannot be accepted at this time.
Quantities are limited. For ticket information give us a call at 770-947-5920.

 

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