For Immediate Release February 24, 2017
Media Contact: Paige Sullivan, Central Atlanta Progress
404-658-5981 | PSullivan@AtlantaDowntown.com
Yellow Blooms Usher in Downtown Atlanta’s 2017 Downtown Daffodil Celebration
A Month of Programming Supports the Symbolic Planting of 240,000 Daffodil Bulbs.
ATLANTA – Be Downtown to delight in the Downtown Daffodil Celebration, hosted by Central Atlanta Progress (CAP) and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID) on March 1-31. Each year, the Celebration features activities and programs in support of the Downtown Daffodil Project. Residents, students, workers and visitors alike can enjoy:
- Self-guided walking and Atlanta Streetcar tours of the various daffodil locations.
- After-work Daffy Hour and Daffodil Dinner food and drink specials at Ray’s in the City, Trader Vic’s, Condesa Coffee, Braves All Star Grill, No Mas! Cantina, Alma Cocina, Prime Meridian, Nikolai’s Roof, Terrace Bistro and more.
- Daffodil Days, featuring special rates and daffodil-themed hotel packages at the Home2 Suites Atlanta Downtown, the Embassy Suites at Centennial Olympic Park and the Ellis Hotel.
- Oakland Cemetery’s Daffodil Day, in partnership with the Georgia Daffodil Society, on March 11.
- Special programming at the Center for Civil and Human Rights, including March 11’s Women’s HERstory Month SPARK Saturday.
- A bring-your-own-bike Daffy Hour bike tour led by Civil Bikes on March 16, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
CAP/ADID, in conjunction with Am Yisrael Chai!, launched the Downtown Daffodil Project in 2013 in support of the worldwide Daffodil Project, which aims to build a Living Holocaust Memorial by planting 1.5 million daffodils around the world to honor the one and a half million children who died in Nazi-occupied Europe and those that continue to experience human rights violations today.
Downtown Atlanta’s Daffodil Project is a one-of-a-kind beautification program that creates a ribbon of consciousness between the King Center and the Center for Civil and Human Rights. To date, over 240,000 daffodil bulbs have been planted at various Downtown sites, including city parks, major hotels, and land managed by the Georgia Department of Transportation along the Downtown Connector. The Daffodil Celebration provides the Downtown community with opportunities to participate in and commemorate the symbolism and splendor of this addition to the center city’s landscape.
“CAP/ADID diligently works as a steward of Downtown Atlanta’s attractiveness, safety and vibrancy,” said CAP/ADID President A.J. Robinson. “Each year, the Downtown Daffodil Project and month-long Celebration meaningfully beautify the center city and engage our community through springtime activities and programs for all.”
To learn more about the Downtown Daffodil Celebration, visit www.AtlantaDowntown.com/Daffodils, which will be regularly updated with programming and promotion details.
Stay Connected with Downtown: www.atlantadowntown.com, facebook.com/atlantadowntown, @downtownatlanta, instagram.com/downtownatlanta. Use the tag #DowntownDaffodils as you share moments from the Celebration.
About Central Atlanta Progress / Atlanta Downtown Improvement District: Central Atlanta Progress, Inc., is a Downtown business association with approximately 240 members. Its mission is to champion a vibrant community with strong leadership and sustainable infrastructure that is safe, livable, diverse, economically viable, accessible, clean, hospitable and entertaining. The Atlanta Downtown Improvement District is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable corporation created by CAP to make Downtown safer, cleaner and more hospitable.