2018 Family and Friends

The 61st Distinguished Young Women National Finals will be held in Mobile, Alabama on June 28, 29, and 30. Family and friends should plan to arrive in Mobile on Tuesday, June 26, in order to attend orientation on Wednesday, June 27. Departures will be Sunday, July 1 after the conclusion of the 2018 National Finals events and festivities.

We have fun activities planned for your family and friends to enjoy while in Mobile, and we encourage everyone to participate to get the full Distinguished Young Women experience! The activity registration includes admission to all attractions, transportation to attractions, and some meals from Wednesday through Saturday. Please see the detailed event schedule in the information packet link below.

You will need to purchase program tickets separately from your registration. The registration packet and ticket order forms are linked below.


The Holiday Inn Hotel in Historic Downtown Mobile serves as the headquarters for Distinguished Young Women families and friends. We have secured a special rate of $119 per night for Distinguished Young Women families and friends. To make reservations, please call the number listed below. Please specify that you are with Distinguished Young Women to receive these special rates. For other hotel options, see the information packet link below.

Family & Friends Host Hotel:
Holiday Inn Downtown
301 Government Street
Mobile, AL 36602
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Schedules & Tickets

Is someone in your group also an Alumnae of Junior Miss or Distinguished Young Women? We invite them to be a part of the Alumnae Reunion on Saturday, June 30th. Download the Alumnae Schedule for details.

Travel Arrangements

Should you need transportation service to our host hotel, please phone Mobile Bay Transportation at 251-633-5693. Shuttle service or Yellow Cab service may be scheduled through their office. You may find that cab service is more economical, but either option is available.

We look forward to welcoming you to Mobile to celebrate the 61st National Finals!

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