Tuesday, August 24, 2010

City of Douglasville OctoberFest Weekend




Douglasville Convention & Visitors Bureau Announces

City of Douglasville OctoberFest Weekend
Saturday, October 23, 2010


Douglasville, GA - The City of Douglasville will be hosting several community events in the historic downtown on October 23, 2010. The festivities will begin at 8:00 a.m. with the first annual West Georgia Quad bike ride. The West Georgia Quad bike ride will feature three different route options including a 35-mile, 50-mile, and 100-mile loop beginning in Historic Downtown Douglasville. The participants will ride through four Georgia counties including Carroll, Douglas, Haralson, and Paulding. Registration is $35 and a portion of the registration fee will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Douglas County. At 10 a.m. the first annual Tike Ride will begin. This bike ride is open to kids ages 6 years and below. Training wheels will be allowed. Registration fee is $15. For more information, or to register for the West Georgia Quad or the Tike Ride visit www.westgaquad.com or call 770-947-5920.


Fall Main Street Community Market
The Douglasville Downtown Development Authority's annual Fall Main Street Community Market will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on O'Neal plaza. The market will feature cycling, sports, fitness, and health vendors. Applications for vendor booth spaces are available online at www.visitdouglasville.com. For more information contact the Main Street Manager at 678-715-6092.

"Douglasville...So You Think You Can Dance?"
Performing on the Plaza Stage between 11 a.m. 1 p.m. that day will be the "Douglasville...So You Think You Can Dance?" competition. This competition is open to local dance school groups, high school groups, or any other professional dance studio groups consisting of 2 or more people 18 years old and under. If you are interested in participating, contact Jamie Tyson at 770-947-5920 or fritterj@ci.douglasville.ga.us. The registration deadline is Friday, October 1st. A registration fee of $25 per dance school and dance troupe applies.


The 14th Annual Chili Cook off
The 14th annual Cultural Arts Council's Chili Cook off will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will feature hot beans, cool booths, and a kid's costume contest! For more information contact the Cultural Arts Center at 770-949-2787 or www.artsdouglas.org

City of Douglasville Moonlight Run
The final event for the evening will be the City of Douglasville Moonlight Run sponsored by the Douglas County Rogue Runners. This event will begin in downtown Douglasville at 8:00 p.m. with the Tot Trot and DC Road Runners 1 mile, followed by the 1 mike Fun Run at 8:30 p.m. and the 5k Run at 9:00 p.m. For more information visit www.dcrr.clubexpress.com.

Douglasville Convention & Visitors Bureau/Douglasville Welcome Center
& Broad Street Gifts
6694 Broad Street
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
770.947.5920 or 1.800.661.0013
www.visitdouglasville.com

Tuesday, July 13, 2010



Douglasville Summer Sampler -- Thursday July 29 - Saturday July 31, 2010

Douglasville, GA – Come and enjoy the weekend in Downtown Historic Douglasville during the Douglasville Summer Sampler presented by the City of Douglasville Downtown Development Authority. This is the 1st Annual Summer Sampler, and the proceeds from the event will go to help revitalize the Historic Downtown Douglasville through fa├žade grants. Items from local Douglasville Businesses, Wineries, and Broad Street Gifts will also be available for raffle during the event. The Summer Sampler will be held from Thursday, July 29, 2010 thru Saturday, July 31, 2010 from 6 – 9 p.m. each evening and will feature wines from Georgia and Florida vineyards.

The Summer Sampler will kick off on Friday evening, July 29, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at the renovated Douglasville Downtown Conference Center where ticket holders will enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, jazz music from Jazz Street Collective Enjoy sample tastings and purchase products from Tiger Mountain in North Georgia and San Sebastian from St. Augustine, Florida.

Friday evening, July 30 is all about arts and culture. Friday evening’s location is the Cultural Arts Center located in the Roberts-Mozley House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1901, this two-story columned neoclassical style house was home to three Douglasville mayors and a state senator before it became the home of the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County, Inc. in 1986. The CAC has monthly artist's receptions, exhibits, and special programs including ethnic and holiday celebrations. This location from 6 –9 p.m. will feature a light dinner, pianist Ilja Moston and a sampling of products from Blackstock from North Georgia and San Sebastian from St. Augustine, Florida.

The Summer Sampler will continue and end Saturday evening July 31 from 6 – 9 p.m. where the event will focus on the historic downtown Douglasville’s business district. The featured location is the Douglas County Chamber of Commerce. Two vineyards will be present: Blackstock in North Georgia and San Sebastian from St. Augustine, Florida. Rhythmic Noise will provide live acoustic entertainment and desserts from a local bakery will be served as well.

Tour guests can purchase a 1, 2, or 3-day tour ticket, costing $25 for one day, $40 for two days, and $50 for three days. A Summer Sampler souvenir glass, samples of product, live entertainment and hors d’oeuvres and desset are included in the price. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.downtowndouglasville.org/, the Douglasville Welcome Center, The Cultural Arts Center and the Douglas County Chamber of Commerce. Tickets will need to be presented the day of the event to receive your wristbands, glass and brochure. No one under the age of 21 will be allowed at the event. Please have your id on hand. If you are traveling from Atlanta, Douglasville is easily accessed via Interstate 20 west with the Downtown Welcome Center/Broad Street Gifts located off Exit 37. Visitors can follow the Tourist Information signs directly into the Downtown Historic District.

Douglasville Welcome Center/Broad Street Gifts
6694 Broad Street Douglasville, Georgia 30134
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. & Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. & Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m.

For more details, contact the Douglasville Convention & Visitors Bureau by calling toll-free (800) 661-0013 or by visiting www.visitdouglasville.com. The Douglasville Convention and Visitors Bureau serves as the tourism marketing association for Douglasville, Georgia.



Bridal Brunch -- Saturday, August 7, 2010

Douglasville, GA – Looking for a beautiful outdoor setting for your wedding? Come discover the beautiful Cultural Arts Center located in historic downtown Douglasville on Saturday, August 7, 2010 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Cultural Arts Center is located in the Roberts-Mozley House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1901, this two-story columned neoclassical style house was home to three Douglasville mayors and a state senator before it became the home of the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County, Inc. in 1986. The CAC has monthly artist's receptions, exhibits, and special programs including ethnic and holiday celebrations.

Brides come and enjoy this lovely setting, wonderful brunch and tour the facility while meeting face to face with wedding professionals and find everything you need to create the wedding of your dreams!

Registered brides will be eligible to win many prizes! The receptions are free for all brides and their guests. To register, please contact Randi Miles at 678-715-6069 or milesr@ci.douglasville.ga.us.


For more details, contact the Douglasville Convention & Visitors Bureau by calling toll-free (800) 661-0013 or by visiting http://www.visitdouglasville.com/. The Douglasville Convention and Visitors Bureau serves as the tourism marketing association for Douglasville, Georgia.


Jamie Fritter
Promotions & Advertising Manager
(678) 715-6068
fritterj@ci.douglasville.ga.us

Monday, June 28, 2010

Fireworks & Independence Day Festival



July 5 -- Fourth of July Parade and Festival


Presented by the City of Douglasville, Douglasville Parks & Recreation, and S.H.A.R.E House Douglas County.


Enjoy a parade through Downtown Douglasville and festival on O’Neal Plaza.

10:00 a.m. • Downtown Douglasville

Cost: Free and open to the public

Contact: Jamie Fritter at 678-715-6068 or fritterj@ci.douglasville.ga.us

Friday Night Flicks -- July 2nd

Raiders of the Lost Ark

TM & © PARAMOUNT PICTURES CORPORATION

Presented by the Douglasville Convention & Visitors Bureau. Enjoy a free movie on the plaza with pre-show contests & entertainment.

8:00 p.m. • O’Neal Plaza Cost:
Free and open to the public
Contact: Jamie Fritter 678-715-6068 • or visit http://www.visitdouglasville.com/
All movies will be offered in closed-captioned

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Working as the Special Projects Manager with the City of Douglasville Convention & Visitors Bureau, I always get the question, “What is the CVB?” Well, the CVB is an information and sales center that works to bring tourism to Douglasville. The local CVB strives to make Douglasville a leading tourist destination by addressing the greatest opportunities for the CVB to create, execute, promote, and attract events and activities that will bring visitors to Douglasville and Douglas County.

To understand tourism you must understand the meanings of the word. So what is tourism?
· Tourism is travel for recreational, leisure, or business purposes.
· Tourism is the business or industry of providing information, accommodations, transportation, and other services to tourists.
· Tourism is the promotion of tourist travel, especially for commercial purposes.

Why is tourism important?
First of all, tourism is a big industry. It is the second leading industry in the State employing more than 241,000 Georgians and creates a total economic impact of more than $34 billion.

Second, tourism affects the entire community. Our local economy depends on tourists to provide businesses with revenues, which in turn provide tax contributions.
The most direct effects occur within the primary tourism areas that include lodging, restaurants, transportation, amusements, and retail trade. Tourism generates close to $57 Million a day in the State of Georgia. Each Georgia household pays $518 less in local and state taxes due to direct tourism expenditures.

From the monies generated by tourism there are cultural benefits. The development and maintenance of amenities, events, and theatre and arts programs that a community might not otherwise afford are funded through these dollars.

Visitors are also potential investors as they may choose to relocate their business or family, and new investors stimulate economic growth. The same elements that make the Douglasville a desirable place to visit make the City a desirable place to live. I am certain that without tourism, my choices for dining, shopping, healthcare and perhaps even educational institutions would be greatly limited.

For more information on events, activities, hotels, shops, and restaurants in Douglasville please go to http://www.visitdouglasville.com/ or call 770-947-5920.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Press Release
For Immediate Release

Stephanie Aylworth
City of Douglasville
Main Street Manager
Phone: 678-715-6092
Fax: 678-715-2043
e-mail: mainstreet@ci.douglasville.ga.us
http://www.ci.douglasville.ga.us
March 4, 2010

Entrepreneur Day

The City of Douglasville’s Downtown Development Authority in conjunction with the Douglas County Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Douglas County Sentinel will be hosting the second annual Entrepreneur Day, May 12, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Downtown Conference Center. This event is free and open to the public and will feature breakout sessions, business start up information booths, and consultation with small business experts. Bring your business plan for examination.

If you are looking to start a new business or augment your existing business in Douglas County this is a MUST ATTEND event. Small business owners, startup business owners, and entrepreneur’s are highly encouraged to attend.

For more information about Entrepreneur Day or to R.S.V.P. contact the Main Street Manager at 678-715-6092.


The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is a non-profit board that aids in the revitalization efforts of the City of Douglasville’s Historic Downtown. More information about the DDA can be found at www.ci.douglasville.ga.us.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010



Please contact Jamie Fritter at 678.715.6068 or at fritterj@ci.douglasville.ga.us Auditions will run 2 minutes long. Please come prepared with cd, jumpdrive or MP3 player. If providing an MP3 player bring any cables needed. Restrictions: No Fire, dangerous objects, or animals allowed in performances. High risk performances are not allowed. Performers must come to audition fully dressed in performance attire. Performance attire must appeal to a family friendly environment. Auditioning does not guarantee a spot to perform on May 1, 2010. Being selected as a performer does not guarantee the performer(s) will be chosen as winners of the contest. Registration form and fees must be filled out and turned in before April 23, 2010 in order to perform. Fees are as follows: $25 for an individual or 2 people, $40 for a group of 3 or more people if selected to perform on May 1, 2010. Performers younger than 18, must arrive with a parent or guardian. Acts will be separated by age once all auditions are completed. Each age group will have a first, second and third place winner. CITI TV will tape auditions and May 1, 2010 and a waiver must be signed.


FREE Bridal Show Series featuring Douglasville's Outdoor Venues


You're invited to come to a Bridal Tea at Le Jardin Blanc on April 18th as a part of the 2010 Bridal Show Series, presented by the City of Douglasville Convention & Visitors Bureau. The 2010 Bridal Show Series consists of three shows throughout the year and is all about planning weddings and receptions al fresco! Each show will feature guest speakers and local vendors providing useful information and ideas from finding a facility to choosing the perfect dress. Whether you are just beginning to plan your wedding or you have only a few details to complete, there is something for everyone to learn. So come and learn about planning your big day in Douglasville!



Special Guest Speaker
Heather VreelandEditor and Publisher of Atlanta Occasions Magazine

Registered brides will be eligible to win many prizes from vendors as well as one grand prize drawing of $500 cash! The tea is free for all brides and their guests. To register, please contact Randi Miles at 678-715-6069 or milesr@ci.douglasville.ga.us. For all other questions, please contact Kimberly Weaver at 678-715-6095 or weaverk@ci.douglasville.ga.us.





If you are interested in becoming a vendor please contact the Douglasville Welcome Center at 770.947.5920 or 1.800.661.0013 or e-mail fritterj@ci.douglasville.ga.us.