Each year, the City of Valdosta observes Georgia Cities Week during the last week in April, along with cities across the state of Georgia. The activities are planned around this year's theme "Georgia Cities in the Spotlight" and will showcase the role city government plays in the quality of life of its residents, businesses, and visitors. From neighborhood beautification projects, to family fun, to educational activities, this is a great chance to show off our city!
Georgia Cities Week Events
The City of Valdosta encourages all citizens to join the celebration! There's something for everyone!
Thursday, April 19| City Council Meeting/Announcement of “If I Were Mayor” Essay Contest Winners
Mayor John Gayle will announce the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of the “If I Were Mayor” sixth-grade essay contest at the City Council meeting, among other city business. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m., at Valdosta City Hall, located at 216 E. Central Avenue.
Saturday, April 21 | Great American Cleanup & Bulk Trash Amnesty Day
Be a part of our one of our city's largest community improvement events. Participate as a volunteer for the KLVB Great American Cleanup, or clean up your own yard and neighborhood at the Bulk Trash Amnesty Day. Volunteers needed. Call 229-671-2499 or 229-671-3615 for more information.
Saturday, April 21 | Outdoor Family Movie Night features, “Finding Dory”
Enjoy some free outdoor movie night fun in beautiful Downtown Valdosta, on the Historic Courthouse Lawn, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, and concessions may be purchased on site. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. More information.
Saturday, April 21 | Valdosta Theatre Guild presents, “Lend Me a Tenor”
Enjoy a night of performing arts at the Dosta Playhouse, 116 N. Ashley Street, at 7:30 p.m. More information.
Sunday, April 22 | Earth Day Observance: End Plastic Pollution
Join others around the city and our world as we search for solutions to end plastic pollution. Visit www.earthday.org for ideas on how to participate and make a difference.
Monday, April 23 | Customer Appreciation Day
Customers may browse city information on display at the Customer Service Center, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., while enjoying some complimentary refreshments. The Customer Service Center is located at 102 N. Lee Street.
Tuesday, April 24 | City Blood Drive (CANCELED)
Give the gift of life at the American Red Cross City Blood Drive, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., in the Valdosta City Hall Annex Multi-Purpose Room. More information.
Wednesday, April 25 | Valdosta Click ‘N Fix Open House
Discover how to play a more active role in our community through the efficient use of the Valdosta Click ‘N Fix mobile app, in the Valdosta City Hall Multi-Purpose Room, from 12-1 p.m.
Thursday, April 26 | SG Coalition for Employment Hosts Job Fair
Find your next job or career among the 60+ vendors at this job fair, held at the Rainwater Conference Center, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. More information.
Thursday, April 26 |City Employee Appreciation Luncheon
City officials will serve lunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., to city employees at John W. Saunders Memorial Park to show their appreciation for the work city employees provide year-round.
Friday, April 27 | Job Shadow Day
Forty students from Valdosta High School Advancements via Individual Determination (AVID) program will job shadow city department heads and give presentations to the Mayor, City Council members and staff at a luncheon. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday, April 28 | VPD Open Testing
The Valdosta Police Department will host an Open Testing for those interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement, on Saturday. April 28, from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., in the Valdosta City Hall Multi-Purpose Room (located at 300 N. Lee Street. More information.