Douglas County Georgia

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Douglas County 150th birthday celebration

Douglas County Board of Commission Chairman Dr. Romona Jackson Jones and the Board of Commissioners are hosting a 150th birthday celebration kick-off event marking the significant milestone of Douglas County's existence from 1870 to 2020. The big bash kicks off on January 16, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. at the Douglasville Conference Center, 6700 Church St. Douglasville, GA. This is a big party and celebration that is free and open to the public.

Multiple events during the year, both existing events and new events will occur celebrating the 150th birthday of Douglas County. The actual birthday date is October 17th. Citizens should monitor this calendar for a list of events throughout the year that will be updated to alert people of what, where and when events will be happening in celebration of Douglas County's 150th celebration.

JANUARY

  • Celebration Kickoff - 1/16/20
  • Celebrating Artists of Color Artist Reception - 1/25/20

FEBRUARY

  • Douglas County Connection: Afternoon with Authors and Poets - 2/16/20
  • Douglas County Black History Program: Honoring R.L. Cousins School and Hutcheson High School - 2/19
  • Douglas County Sesquicentennial Exhibit Reception - 2/25/20

MARCH

  • Cultural Arts Center - Douglas County Youth Art Month Reception - 3/5/20
  • Cultural Arts Center - Mad Hatter Event - 3/21/20
  • Douglas County Historic Site Trail Opening - 3/17/20
  • Douglas County Women's History Month Celebration - 3/31/20

APRIL

  • Douglas County Youth Leaders Celebration - 4/2/20
  • Douglas County Diversity Month Reception - 4/9/20
  • State of the County - 4/15/20

MAY

  • Miss Douglas County Teen 150th Pageant - 5/2/20
  • Douglas County Senior Picnic - 5/14/20
  • Douglas County Senior Prom - "A Magical Moment In Time" - 5/30/20

JUNE

  • Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival (Magical Revolution) - 6/6/20 & 6/7/20
  • Celebration of Douglas County's Nature/Beauty - 6/25/20

JULY

  • July 4th Parade Float - 7/4/20
  • Celebrating 150 Years of Douglas County Businesses - Douglas County Chamber Small Business of Excellence Awards - 7/15/20
  • Family Fun Day at Pine Mountain Gold Museum - 7/18/20

AUGUST

  • Douglas County Young Professional Reception - 8/6/20
  • Volunteer Douglas: Celebrating Citizen Engagement Reception - 8/20/20

SEPTEMBER

  • Celebration of Douglas County History - Evening of History and Jazz - 9/12/20
  • September Saturdays - 9/19/20 & 9/26/20

OCTOBER

  • Founder's Month Celebration - 10/1/20
  • Magical Evening of Celebration/Birthday Party - 10/16/20
  • Citizen Celebration/Family Fun Day - 10/17/20
  • 150th Celebration Fireworks - 10/17/20

NOVEMBER

  • Celebrating 150 Years of Douglas County Veterans Reception - 11/10/20
  • Veteran's Night Parade - 11/11/20

DECEMBER

  • Closeout Reception: Douglas County Museum of History & Art - 12/17/20
  • Douglas County Kwanzaa Celebration - 12/20/20