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Wednesdays; 4-7 pm and Saturdays; 9am-1pm

Decatur Farmers Market (closed on July 4)

308 Commerce St (in front of First Baptist Church)

Visit our local community farmers market – find fresh produce, see your neighbors and enjoy the festive atmosphere. For more information:


A revised draft of the East Lake MARTA Station LCI Study, responsive to neighboring concerns voiced during an additional round of community input meetings, is now complete and ready for review in advance of consideration by Decatur’s Planning Commission and City Commission.

Read about the changes that occurred and access the final document:

The revised draft is the final draft that will be presented to the Planning Commission on August 14. The City Commission will consider it on August 20.

After several months of public input, civic dinners and on-line surveys, a unified concept has been developed. The unified concept was largely distilled from feedback collected on the three previous options presented in late April, and from further feedback during an online survey in May to gauge community preference levels for both the designs overall and their individual pieces. To see the presentation and the unified concept:

New EV Charging Stations have been installed in Harmony Park and in parking circle next to City Hall. Two hours free parking and charging is available in Oakhurst; downtown charging is free but parking fees apply. A Chargepoint card is required. Thanks to our Environmental Sustainability Board and partners Georgia Power, Charge Point, EV Club of the South and Clean Cities Georgia.                    

Wednesday, July 4

Pied Piper Parade 6pm

Concert on the Square featuring the Callanwolde Concert Band  7pm

Fireworks at dark (around 9pm)

Celebrate July 4 in Decatur! Parade line up at First Baptist Church at 5:30pm. Join friends, family and neighbors and walk, bike or skate – anyone and everyone can participate! Those with vehicles need to register with Shirley Baylis:

Tuesday, July 24

July Decatur Business Association Meeting

5:15 pm – 7:00 pm

Location TBA

Beginning July 2, the City of Decatur Sanitation department will be collecting recycling. We will no longer be using a private contractor to provide this service.

What does this mean for you?

Your recycling collection will remain on the same day as your scheduled sanitation day. Please continue to separate your glass recycling from the comingled recyclables. See below for what can and cannot be recycled.

Potential Impacts

While your collection day remains the same, the time when your recycling is collected may change.  . Please be patient during the transition period. If your recycling has not been picked up by 3:30 pm on your recycling collection day, please contact the Public Works Department at 404-377-5571 or

Glass Recycling Bins

All glass must now be placed in a red recycling bin. You may use your existing red bin or request one by contacting the Public Works Department at 404-377-5571 or     

Wednesday, Aug 1

School starts

 . . . which is great reminder for everyone to inspect the bushes, shrubs and grass around sidewalks and trim back/ clean sidewalks so students can safely walk to school.

Saturday, August 11; 2-9pm; Harmony Park

Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival

Kids 12 and under are free

2pm – 9pm

The 18th annual Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass festival will be held Saturday, August 11th, 2018 from 2pm – 9pm. Once again we will bring the sights, sounds, and smells of classic southern BBQ from metro Atlanta staples along with 7+ hours of original live blues and bluegrass music from aspiring and accomplished local/regional/and national acts to Decatur, Georgia in the heart of Oakhurst. This is a family friendly event that is fun for all ages


630 East Lake Drive & Harmony Park is adjacent to the intersection of East Lake Drive and Oakview Road, in beautiful downtown Oakhurst.

Benefits the Community Center of South Decatur and provides grants to other non-profits in the community.

For tickets and to see the band line up:

I hope to see you there!

Monday, August 13; 7pm; Solarium

Oakhurst Neighborhood Association quarterly meeting