Georgia Cities Week

Each year, the City of Valdosta observes Georgia Cities Week during the first week of October, along with cities across the state of Georgia. 

Georgia Cities Week Events

The City of Valdosta encourages all citizens to join the celebration! There's something for everyone!

Saturday | Oct 2

Utilities Whiffle Ball Tournament | 10 AM - 12 PM

The City of Valdosta Utilities Department will host its 3rd Annual Team Building Whiffle Ball Tournament at Freedom Park from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Monday | Oct 4

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 cookies and city swag bags while supplies last. The Customer Service Center is located at 102 N. Lee Street. 

Wednesday | Oct 6

Coffee with The Chiefs | 7:30 AM - 9AM

Come enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation with the Valdosta Police Chief, Leslie Manahan and Valdosta Fire Chief Brian Boutwell. This event will take place from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Just Love Coffee on Gornto Road.

Thursday | Oct 7

VPD Open Testing | 300 N Lee Street

The Valdosta Police Department will host an Open Testing for those interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement, on Thursday, Oct 7 at 6 p.m. in the Valdosta City Hall Multi-Purpose Room (located at 300 N. Lee Street. The test is limited to the first 20 people that arrive due to keeping with social distancing guidelines. We also ask everyone that attends to wear a protective face covering and if you are not feeling well please plan on attending a later testing date. Applicants taking the test will need to bring their driver’s license and $15, which is the testing fee.

Saturday | Oct 9

Love Your River Clean-Up | 9 AM -11 AM 

Lowndes County, the City of Valdosta, and WWALS Watershed Coalition, Inc. (WWALS) are jointly organizing a river cleanup in both the city and county, at Troupville Boat Ramp on the Little River, at Highway 31 GA/FL Line on the Withlacoochee River, and in Valdosta with two cleanup sites on One-mile Branch.

Volunteers are encouraged to sign up for the event which will be held from 9 AM to 11 AM, on Saturday, October 9, 2021.
The City Cleanup Sites are:
• VSU/Drexel Park (One Mile Branch)
• Lee Street Pond (One Mile Branch)
The County Cleanup Sites are:
• Troupville Boat Ramp
• Mozell Spells Site - Highway 31 GA/FL Line
Volunteers can sign up and fill out an event waiver here >>> SIGN UP LINK

Faith & Blue Weekend: Community Day | 10AM - 2PM

Join us for this event at Scott Park featuring bounce houses, crime prevention tips, drug and alcohol abuse information, basketball, kickball, a clothes closet from Living Bridges, food, and fun. This is a great opportunity for the community to come together and meet our police officers for fun and fellowship.

List of Sponsors : Valdosta Police Department Valdosta Police Department Chaplains Valdosta State University PD City of Valdosta Citizens Against Violence New Territories Ministry Living Bridges Ministries The Meeting Place II Its All About H.E.R., Inc. Real Talk with Lisa Renee and Eric Howard Jenard S. Asthma Awareness Foundation River’s Radio Piggly Wiggly Stan’s Meats Mr. B’s IGA Pepsi Sharper’s Bounce Houses Kona Ice D & D Brown’s Catering


Valdosta-Lowndes Cornhole Tournament | 3PM 

On Saturday, October 9, 2021, at 3 p.m., Come out and watch Valdosta Council vs. Lowndes County Commissioners and Public Safety Teams Battle it out for the winner title. This event is a fundraiser to benefit the City of Valdosta First Responder Fund. Donation Opportunities will be available throughout the event.
Public Information
Community Relations & Marketing Manager

Valdosta City Hall 
300 N. Lee Street 
Valdosta, GA 31601