Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH) will participate in Douglas County’s 12th annual September Saturdays Festival on September 20 and September 27.  The two-day event will be held at the Douglas County Courthouse located at 8700 Hospital Drive.  The Festival’s theme, “It’s all about community,” is designed to create and maintain community fellowship and introduce residents to the excellent services the County provides during a free, inclusive event for all ages.

The event is being held from 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. on both days and admission, parking and shuttle services from adjacent parking lots are free.  

“In this fast-paced world, it’s easy not to know your neighbors. The festival gives residents of Douglas and Cobb counties an opportunity to make new acquaintances and meet and greet old friends and neighbors, in a fun-filled environment,” Wes Tallon, Douglas County Director of Communications and Community Relations, said.

During the festivities the Cobb & Douglas Medical Reserve Corps (CDMRC) will be on site at the CDPH Mobile Command Unit to recruit medical and non-medically trained persons to volunteer their expertise in the event of an emergency.  CDMRC will also be on hand to answer questions and to help residents prepare for large scale emergencies such as epidemics, bioterrorism attacks or natural disasters.

The September Saturdays Festival will also feature the Community Marketplace with over 100 vendors and exhibitors including, low cost flu shots provided by CDPH on September 20; free and confidential HIV testing with same-day results; the Douglas County Fire Department’s Fire Safety House; child safety activities and Nexus 5 phone raffle provided by SafeKids Douglas; a rock climbing wall; school and community choruses performed on the Courthouse stage every 30 minutes; free computerized child IDs; a used book sale; a food court; and much more.

About September Saturdays
September Saturdays is the largest annual festival in Douglas County. The 2014 festival is expected to attract between 25,000 – 30,000 visitors over two Saturdays.  For more information visit