September Saturdays Festival
Director of Communications and Community Relations
Third Floor, Douglas County Courthouse
8700 Hospital Drive
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
Festival T-shirt Logo
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 2016 will be our 14th year - and it will be bigger and better than ever!
Festival Features Each Saturday
11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Festival with 8:00 p.m. Movie on Family Day
- 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
- Children's Junior Firefighter Challenge on Family Day; Fire Safety House on Heroes Day
- Computerized Child ID Program (inside the Courthouse Atrium, 1st floor)
- Free and Confidential HIV Testing by Cobb & Douglas Public Health (cheek swab, no needles, no blood) with results in 20 minutes (inside the Courthouse Atrium, 3rd floor)
- Live Health Douglas Physical Activity & Nutrition Exhibit
- Breathe Easy Exhibit
- Flu Shots on Heroes Day from Cobb & Douglas Public Health
- 8 p.m. Outdoor Family Movie (bring your own seating) on Family Day
- and a lot more!
September 17th Family Day + School Expo + Jobs Info Fair 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. The Jobs Info Fair will feature representatives from area industries and businesses that have jobs available!
September 24th Heroes Day + Touch-a-Truck Experience will feature equipment and vehicles from military, law enforcement, public safety, and community service agencies.
September Saturdays features a non-competitive Food Court, and the Food Court for 2016 is sold out! Thank you!
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.
Heroes Day Community Marketplace Vendor Booth Assignments and Festival Grounds Layout
Please refer to the right-hand side of this web page for two downloadable/viewable documents to see vendor booth assignments and the festival grounds layout (with booth spaces noted).
- Train Ride: Committee to Elect Tom Worthan Chairman
- Carnival Ride: Committee to Elect Michael Barnhill Sheriff
- Rock Climbing Wall: Committee to Elect Romona Jackson Jones Chairman
Heroes Day Stage Performances
12:00 p.m.: New Manchester High School Chorus
12:30 p.m.: Winston Elementary School Chorus
1:00 p.m.: Mason Creek Elementary School Chorus
1:30 p.m.: Dorsett Shoals Elementary School Chorus
2:00 p.m.: Teachers of the Year Recognition, Douglas County Public Schools
2:30 p.m.: Bright Star Elementary School Chorus
3:00 p.m.: Douglas County High School Chorus
3:30 p.m.: Beulah Elementary School Chorus
4:00 p.m.: Eastisde Elementary School Chorus
4:30 p.m.: Mason Creek Middle School Chorus
5:00 p.m.: South Douglas Elementary School Chorus
5:30 p.m.: Douglas County Sheriff's Department K9 Unit Demonstration
September Saturdays Non-food Vendor Registration Form
Directions to the Douglas County Courthouse
Festival Brochure (.pdf format)
Heroes Day Festival Event Layout (with Vendor Booth Numbers Noted)
Heroes Day Vendor Booth Assignments
- *On-line Vendor Registration|
On-line vendor registration via EventBrite (convenience fee applies)
- *Presenting Sponsor: Georgia's Own Credit Union
Presenting Sponsor of September Saturdays - Founded on the philosophy of people helping people, Georgia's Own Credit Union, a not-for-profit community credit union, offers a wide variety of financial products and services. Any Douglas County resident may become a member of Georgia's Own!
5895 Stewart Parkway, 404.874.1166
- Silver Sponsor: GreyStone Power
Silver Sponsor of September Saturdays- A member-owned electric cooperative dedicated to providing our members with the best electric service at the lowest possible rates. Because we are locally owned and operated, customers receive responsive and focused service.
- Gold Sponsor: Google
Gold Sponsor of September Saturdays - "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful"
- Gold Sponsor: SunTrust Bank
Gold Sponsor of September Saturdays - One of the strongest banks in the Nation but with down home service!
5641 Fairburn Road, Douglasville - 770.920.3333
- Gold Sponsor: Coca-Cola
Gold Sponsor of September Saturdays - At Coca-Cola, we strive to refresh the world, inspire moments of optimism and happiness, create value, and make a difference!
- Gold Sponsor: Thornton Chevrolet
Gold Sponsor of September Saturdays - Offering a wide selection of quality, competitively priced, new & used Chevrolet vehicles on the street named after us!
1971 Thornton Road, Lithia Springs - 678.303.4071
- Gold Sponsor: West Georgia Technical College
Gold Sponsor of September Saturdays - We can help you be what you want to be! Financial Aid packages available!
4600 Timber Ridge Drive, Douglasville - 770.947.7200
- Media Sponsor: Chapel Hill News and Views
- Silver Sponsor: BioLife Plasma Services
an industry leader in the collection of high-quality plasma that is processed into life-saving therapies - opening on Chapel Hill Road this Fall!
- Silver Sponsor: Jones-Wynn Funeral Homes
Silver Sponsor of September Saturdays - a family serving families since 1950
2189 Midway Road, Douglasville - 770.942.2311
- Silver Sponsor: Kaiser Permanente
Silver Sponsor of September Saturdays - More than a health plan, KP offers excellent seamless care for your wellbeing with your choice of doctors and advanced technology to help you conveniently manage your health.
- Silver Sponsor: Resurgens Orthopaedics
Silver Sponsor of September Saturdays - Leaders in sports medicine, joint replacement, neck/back/shoulder/elbow/hand/arthroscopic surgery, non-operative spine care and trauma care
6001 Professional Parkway, Suite 1040 - 770.949.7400
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