Where to find me:

City Commission meetings 

7:30 pm., Decatur City Hall

  • Monday, April 15
  • Monday, May 6
  • *Monday, May 20
  • Monday, June 3
  • Monday, June 17
  • Monday, July 1 – NO MEETING

*Patti will not be present for the May 20 meeting

Apr 18 and 25: Jazz Night in Oakhurst 

Apr 25: DBA Meeting

Blue Sky Concerts

May 9: Decatur Arts Festival Poster Unveiling

May 10: Decatur Lantern Parade

May 24-26: 2019 Decatur Arts Festival

High School Students: Apply now for Decatur Youth Council
Applications are currently being accepted from rising 9th through 12th grade students for the 2019-2020 Decatur Youth Council (DYC).
DYC is a city-sponsored, community-based, leadership program for high school students who live within the city limits of Decatur and attend public, private, and home-based schools. Members of the DYC will develop into young leaders through structured monthly educational programs and team-building activities.
If you would like to serve on the Decatur Youth Council, complete the Application of Interest available at http://www.decaturga.com/city-government/resident-boards-commissions/decatur-youth-council. Forfurther information contact staff liaison Lee Ann Harvey at 678-553-6548 or LeeAnn.Harvey@decaturga.com. The deadline to apply is Monday, June 17, 2019.

The City of Decatur is hosting Neighborhood Cleanup Days on Saturdays starting in March through June, to allow residents to dispose of bulky materials that would not normally be placed in Pay-As-You-Throw bags. Every street in the City has been assigned to one Saturday.  Please see the instructions below, along with the date specified for each street.  There has been a change from the previous year’s schedule. For collection times and acceptable items:



Senate Bill 89 which allows for the annexation of the former United Methodist Children’s Home property (Legacy Park) and several connector properties on Derrydown passed during the 2019 legislative session and is awaiting the Governor’s signature. Thanks to Senator Elena Parent for sponsoring the bill and to DeKalb Delegation Chair Representative Karla Drenner and Representatives Mary Margaret Oliver, Renitta Shannon and Becky Evans for supporting our efforts for this annexation. You can find a copy of the bill here:


City residents have one State Senator (Senator Parent) and 4 House Representatives. Find your representative here:


Sixteenth Season of Jazz Nights continues in Oakhurst


Thursdays, April 11, 18, 25

Courtyard at Historic Scottish Rite; 7-9pm


Grab a blanket, bring a picnic and join friends and neighbors for an evening of jazz. (In case of rain, concert will move inside Solarium.)

For more information and a schedule of performers:



Saturday, April 13


Amplify Decatur Concert Series is Presented by Lenz, produced in partnership with Eddie’s Attic, and benefits Decatur Cooperative Ministry

The Amplify Decatur Music Festival returns to the downtown square Saturday, April 13, 2019 with a line-up featuring Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Mavis Staples and two-time Grammy award winner Jeff Tweedy of Wilco.

The lineup also includes the critically acclaimed songwriter Julien Baker, Kevn Kinney of Drivin N Cryin, and the Atlanta-based jam-rock band The Bitteroots. Doors open at 3:30 p.m., and the show will close at 11 p.m.

Tickets are available at AmplifyDecatur.org and through Eventbrite.com

Saturday, April 13; 11am

Easter Egg Hunt

Sponsored by Decatur Business Association

April 13, 11 am | Front lawn of First Baptist Church of Decatur, 308 Clairemont Ave.
Rain location is the lower level of Decatur First Baptist Church parking garage.

The annual DBA Easter Egg Hunt returns Saturday, April 13 at 11 am, with the bunny arriving at 10:30 am. The hunt begins at 11 am sharp for all age groups. Stick around after your baskets are filled for arts and crafts by Treehouse Kid & Craft, story time with Little Shop of Stories, and snacks from Steel City Pops and First Baptist Church of Decatur.

Hop on over and join us for all of the fun! This event is presented by the Decatur Business Association in partnership with First Baptist Church of Decatur.

Saturday, April 13; 9am-12noon

Decatur Legacy Park Gymnasium; 500 S Columbia Dr

Community Workshop to Address Legacy Park Housing Affordability

The Legacy Park master planning process wasn’t just an exercise in visioning. It was also a means by which the Decatur community voiced and prioritized its values. Those values — like sustainability, recreation, and preservation — are now embedded in our long-term goals for the property.

Among them is housing affordability. Please join us Saturday, April 13, from 9am-Noonas we drill down on exactly how, within the context of Legacy Park, we might serve that need most effectively.

For more info:


Saturday, April 27; 9am-1pm; Decatur Public Works

Electronics Recycling


Recycle your old electronics and Styrofoam, and safely shred and recycle your documents too!

WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 9 am to 1 pm 

Decatur Public Works, 2635 Talley St. (Enter from Columbia Drive)

Sean Woodson, Solid Waste Superintendent, 404-377-5571

 Recyclables must be dropped off during the hours of the event. Early drop-offs are not possible.  



Tuesday, April 25; 5:15pm; Decatur Square

Decatur Business Association meeting

April Member Meeting
Tuesday, April 23, 5:15 pm

Program: DBA Updates and Volunteer Appreciation Party


Sunday, April 28; 1-4pm; Decatur Recreation Center

April 28th (Sunday) – Park Rx Day in Scott Park, Decatur Active Living (DECATUR) – Behind Decatur Rec Center from 1pm to 4pm, Yoga at 1pm, Tree Gong at 2pm, Archery at 2pm and 3pm, Tai chi at 3pm.beactivedecatur.com.

April 28th (Sunday)– Earth Month Celebration, Environmental Sustainability Board, Atlanta Herpetology Club, and Decatur United Methodist Church (DECATUR)  Fun for kids (and adults) educational environmental tables with various activities including Animal Planet’s SnakesKin star Jason Clark of Southeastern Reptile Rescue with live reptile shows in front of the Decatur Rec Center from 1pm to 4pm.