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September Saturdays is the largest annual festival and community event in Douglas County. Its sole purpose is to foster community by creating an event where any resident, regardless of situation, can come and enjoy fun, fellowship, camaraderie, and inclusion. A community only gets stronger when it communicates!
September Saturdays is unique in that it is held on two consecutive Saturdays in September, so that people have two chances to attend. There is no cost to attend - charging for any festival feature might preclude someone from coming, and this festival is for everyone. Festival expenses are paid by Douglas County and the generosity of community-minded businesses, so that the festival, parking and all features can have free admission.
September Saturdays is held inside and on the grounds of the Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville, Georgia 30134. Parking is available on the Courthouse grounds and on surrounding properties. A free van shuttle service is provided from adjacent parking areas.
September Saturdays 2015 will be our 13th year - and it will be bigger and better than ever! Mark your calendars for Saturdays, September 19th and 26th, 2015!
Festival Features Each Saturday
11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Festival with 8:00 p.m. Movie
- Community Marketplace with over 100 vendors
- Choral Concerts on the Courthouse Steps every 30 minutes beginning at 12 noon
- Food Court
- Children's Play Area with inflatable games and Animal Shelter pet adoptions
- Family Amusement Rides
- Fire Safety House
- Computerized Child ID Program
- 8 p.m. Outdoor Family Movie (bring your own seating)
- and a lot more!
Family Day will feature booths from schools of the Douglas County School System in which the schools will promote and explain their programs, and possibly raise funds for the school.
Heroes Day will feature the Touch-a-Truck Experience that includes equipment and vehicles from military, law enforcement, public safety, and community service agencies.
Community Marketplace Vendor Registration
Non-food vendor registration is now open! Non-food vendor booths are $75 per Saturday, and vendors may register for one or both Saturdays. Vendor registration is available on-line through EventBrite using a credit card (convenience fee applies), or a registration form may be downloaded from the right-hand side of this page and mailed in.
On-line Registration: http://septembersaturdays2015.eventbrite.com .
September Saturdays features a Food Court, and food vendors from the previous year are asked back first. The Food Court is a non-competitive marketplace with limited space. If you are interested in participating in the Food Court, please call 770.920.7593 or e-mail email@example.com for consideration. Only food products not already in the Food Court will be considered for inclusion.
Communities in Schools of Douglas County
The proceeds from vendor space rentals in the Community Marketplace go to benefit Communities in Schools of Douglas County, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that provides after-school programs and mentoring for Douglas County School System students. The Mission of Communities in Schools is to help young people successfully learn, stay in school, and prepare for life. No tax dollars can be used for this program, so it is dependent on grants and donations to help at-risk students become a success. For more information, please call Mitzi Teal, CISDC Executive Director, at 770.651.2039.