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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: Shirley.Baylis@decaturga.com

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Tuesday, July 24

July Decatur Business Association Meeting

5:15 pm – 7:00 pm

Location TBA

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

Location:

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:

http://decaturbbqfestival.com/

I hope to see you there!

Monday, August 13; 7pm; Solarium

Oakhurst Neighborhood Association quarterly meeting

Tuesday, Aug 28

August Decatur Business Association Meeting

August 28, 2018  5:15 pm – 7:00 pm

Location TBA

August 31-September 2

AJC Decatur Book Festival

Internationally acclaimed director and actor of stage, film and television, Kenny Leon is the 2018 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Decatur Book Festival (DBF) keynote speaker on Friday, August 31. This year, Leon is releasing his first memoir Take You Wherever You Go. 

For more information:

https://www.decaturbookfestival.com/

Read about presenting authors here:

https://www.decaturbookfestival.com/presenters

*Monday, April 30; 6-8pm; Ebster Recreation Center

Here we go! The broader Decatur community is encouraged to join us Monday, April 30, from 6 to 8pm, in the gym of the Ebster Recreation Center, as first draft options for the dramatic, 77 acre UMCH property get presented by the Cooper Carry-led consultant team.

For two months, neighbors from across the community have come to the table to help shape the future of this extraordinary site. They’ve submitted over a thousand ideas for consideration during February’s kick-off and its subsequent Civic Dinners, then subjected those ideas to spirited reality testing during March’s workshops.

Now’s your chance to see the results of those contributions illustrated across multiple implementation scenarios, each reflecting different priorities, requirements and, yes, price tags.

Expect roughly 45 minutes devoted to presentation of the various draft concepts, followed by a variety of breakout activities allowing for comment and ranking of the options.

For more information:

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*Wednesday, May 2; 7-8pm

Open Office Hour with Mayor Garrett

Cars VS. Bikes VS. Pedestrians

Decatur will host its first Open Office Hour of the year with Mayor Patti Garrett on Wednesday, May 2 from 7 – 8 p.m. Mayor Garrett will speak for approximately 15-20 minutes on the topic of tensions between modes of transportation in the City, including the steps the City is taking to improve safety on our streets and sidewalks as well as how to move people, bikes and cars safely and efficiently through Decatur. She will also talk about how the City Commission and staff are addressing the tensions between transportation modes and working with other government agencies such as DeKalb County and the Georgia Department of Transportation.

The community is invited to tune in to watch and listen and will be able and encouraged to submit questions related to the topic live via Twitter, Facebook, email or phone. If you already have a question in mind related to this topic area, submit it here now – https://www.opentownhall.com/portals/49/Issue_6203

*This question will close at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2nd. After this time, questions can be submitted live via Twitter, Facebook, email or phone beginning at 7 p.m. (Details will be posted right before the meeting).*

Thursday, May 10  |  5:30-7:30 pm  |  Free
The Solarium in Oakhurst | 321 Hill St.

Decatur Arts Festival Poster Unveiling Party

Join us on Thursday, May 10, 5:30-7:30 pm for the unveiling of the 2018 Decatur Arts Festival Poster at the Solarium, 321 Hill St., in Oakhurst. It’s free!

Be among the first to see this year’s Arts Festival poster! Take home a copy of the festival poster, and enjoy an artsy springtime party in Oakhurst with drinks, refreshments, and live music.

Friday, May 11 • 9 p.m. • Downtown Decatur

decatur lantern parade 2018

Celebrate the arts and the start of summer at the Decatur Lantern Parade. Gather at Color Wheel Studio at 508 E. Howard Ave. after 8 pm, then parade to the downtown square along with the Black Sheep Marching Ensemble.

Make your own lantern at home or attend a lantern-making workshop where supplies and guidance are provided. Start dreaming up your lantern now! Sign up for all sorts of lantern making workshops – lantern hats, illuminated parasols, globe lanterns, and more – hosted by Chantelle Rytter at Color Wheel Studio in the two weeks preceding the parade.

For more information and lantern making resources visit decaturlanternparade.com.