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Saturday, Feb 8, 1pm

Mead Road Mardi Gras Parade and Party

Decatur residents Emily and David Berg started this homegrown event in 2003 with a few neighbors. Since then, the event has grown every year and last year the MRMG raised more than $10,000 for the Decatur Education Foundation’s support of music and arts programs for CSD. The parade culminates at The Imperial with a live performance by Decatur students. For event details and to sign up for a Krewe, visit

Monday, Feb 10, 7-8pm; Solarium

Oakhurst Neighborhood Association Quarterly meeting


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:

January 19-21

Martin Luther King Jr Service Project

Don’t miss this opportunity to be in service to our seniors!

Volunteer for the 17th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project held the weekend of January 19-21, 2019.

In 2003, the Decatur Preservation Alliance Board identified a need to alleviate the economic pressures on our community’s elderly and thereby enable at-risk seniors to remain in their homes safely and comfortably, improving their quality of life. To achieve these goals, the MLK, Jr. Service Project was started to provide house maintenance and repair, free of charge, to Decatur senior citizen homeowners during the MLK, Jr. holiday weekend. That first year’s project commenced with 100 volunteers and eight homes.


Decatur’s MLK, Jr. Service Project honors the legacy of Dr. King, who worked tirelessly toward a dream of equality, freedom and justice. He encouraged us all to live up to the purpose and potential of America by applying the principles of nonviolence to make this country a better place in which to live, creating what he called a “Beloved Community.” Transforming these principles into community action, Decatur’s MLK, Jr. Service Project brings people of all ages and backgrounds together, working toward that goal of “Beloved Community.”


Volunteers work at senior citizens’ homes in Oakhurst, making greatly needed repairs and doing yard work that elderly homeowners have been unable to afford.

Volunteers may sign up for one or more of the following shifts:

  • Saturday, January 19: 9am to 1pm and 1pm to 5pm
  • Sunday, January 20: 1pm to 5pm
  • Monday, January 21: 9am to 1pm and 1pm to 5pm

All volunteers are invited to attend a celebration cookout on Monday, Jan. 21, at 5 pm at the Solarium.


For more information:

Monday, February 11; 7-8pm; Solarium

Oakhurst Neighborhood Association Quarterly meeting

Save the date! Saturday, March 2

Mead Road Mardi Gras Parade

OAKHURST Neighborhood Association presents the 15th season of Oakhurst Jazz Nights!

Hundreds of jazz lovers will be headed to Oakhurst and picnicking at sunset again in September to enjoy some of the best jazz artists in the southeast. The Oakhurst Neighborhood Association announces another great season of free outdoor jazz concerts this spring, beginning Thursday, September 6, 2018.

Oakhurst Jazz Nights in September! Every Thursday night beginning at 7 pm – rain or shine!

September 6, 13, 20, 27

Saturday, October 13; 12-7pm

Oakhurst Porchfest: Music, art and neighbors

Plan your day for Porchfest! Mingle with friends and neighbors, enjoy an amazing array of different types of music and if you are a DIY artist, find our more here:

Porches and schedules will be posted soon; find out all you need to know here:

Saturday, October 27

Decatur 3-4-5 5K

Formerly the Oakhurst 5A 5K, this event has been broadened to support both FAVE and the new Talley Street School. The event features a great 5K course as well as a chance to join city commissioners and past mayors during the Mayor’s Mile. More details will be available soon.

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!

City Hall remains closed to the public.

Due to the Public Health State of Emergency, the City Commission Meeting for Monday, May 4, 2020, 7:30 pm will be held remotely.

Access Instructions

There will not be a physical location for members of the public to attend. Members of the public may access the meeting in one of two ways:

  1. View the live broadcast of the Decatur City Commission meeting at
  2. Register in advance to participate during either the “Public Comment” or “Requests and Petitions” portions of the meeting at After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

City Commission meeting, Monday, March 18; 7:30pm will also be virtual.

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