GDA Conference Registration

GDA is a non-profit statewide organization that connects communities and professionals that are committed to downtown vitality.

We provide accredited training programs for downtown development professionals, advocate for Georgia's downtowns, and educate private and public sectors on the economic benefits of a thriving downtown. GDA also hosts the annual Georgia Downtown Conference to offer top notch educational training and networking opportunities.

Benefits of Membership

If you are working to foster downtown revitalization or working within the field of downtown development, Georgia Downtown Association (GDA) membership provides you with access to the information and expertise you need to promote successful downtown revitalization efforts.

Georgia's Downtowns Are Happening

Summer NewnaNights

Summer NewnaNights

Newnan, GA
August 11 6 PM
Main Street Newnan is proud to announce a monthly summer event series at Greenville Street Park during the months of June-August. The Summer NewnaNights will take place on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 6:00pm-9:00pm, and will feature family friendly music and entertainment! The park will also be filled with various festivities, food trucks and vendor booths/sponsor booths. Some downtown businesses will stay open late during the Summer NewnaNights, and feature specials and promotions for shoppers and guests.
Canton Farmers Market

Canton Farmers Market

Brown Park ~ 251 E Marietta Street
August 13 9 AM
The Canton Farmers Market is a market promoting local farmers and food. All produce is Georgia grown and most is organic. The Market is held each Saturday June 4 through October 15 from 9am-12:30pm in Brown Park.
Ida Cox Music Festival

Ida Cox Music Festival

Downtown Toccoa
August 13 7 PM
The Ida Cox Music Series, taking place every Saturday in June, July, and August, is a weekly concert series celebrating the legacy of the "Uncrowned Queen of the Blues" -Ida Cox. Come out every Saturday in the summer beginning at 7pm for live music, food, drinks, and more.

GDA News

Downtown Edge Scholarship

GDA pays tribute to our late friend and colleague Adam Edge by announcing the Downtown Edge Scholarship

Main Street Georgia - Heartbeat Video

Video provided by our friends at the Office of Downtown Development