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Southeast Tourism Society selects Stars & Stripes Fest as a ‘STS Top 20 Event’
STS Top 20

ATLANTA, Ga. – Southeast Tourism Society has named Stars & Stripes Fest one of the STS Top 20 Events in the Southeast for July 2019.

This year’s Stars & Stripes Fest presented by the city of Covington and JACO Contracting is July 4. The STS Top 20 Festival and Event Awards have highlighted programs around the Southeast since 1985.

Travel industry experts select 20 events per month, and STS publicizes them throughout the United States. The complete list is published on two websites: Southeast Tourism Society and Travel Media Press Room.

“We’re so excited to receive this honor for Stars & Stripes Fest from the Southeast Tourism Society,” Lauren Singleton, director of Main Street Covington, said. “We always enjoy welcoming residents and visitors to Downtown Covington every year for this fun event.”

“The Top 20 Festival and Event Program is celebrating 34 years of spotlighting the best festivals and events in the Southeast. Our goal is to provide well-deserved accolades for the dedicated event organizers and additional media exposure for their events,” Monica Smith, president and CEO of the Southeast Tourism Society, said. “The Southeast offers so many unique, year-round, opportunities for attendees to create memories and support an industry that is an economic generator for its community.”

Events considered for the STS Top 20 recognition must be at least three years old and have an attendance of at least 1,000. The online nomination link and submission deadlines are available at or by calling 770-542-1523.

STS, founded in 1983 and headquartered in Roswell, Ga., is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting travel and tourism within 12 states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

Main Street Covington would like to thank a few of the sponsors for Stars & Stripes Fest 2019: the city of Covington, GA, JACO Contracting Inc, High Priority Plumbing - Metro Atlanta, Active Pest Control (Conyers), Newton County, Turning Point Church, Fat Boy's Golf Carts & Powersports - Covington, GA Location, Beauty Bar Med Spa, Bulldog Tire Company, Piedmont Newton Hospital, Planet Fitness, Snapping Shoals EMC, Synovus Bank, The Arts Association in Newton County, The Covington News, United Bank of Covington, Wright Expressions Photography LLC and Christina Dahn Designs.

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