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Saturday, January 12

Run with the Dogs 5K

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 2019 The 5K run/walk begins at 9:00 am, rain or shine at Decatur High School in Decatur, GA.  The one mile Pup Trot begins at 8:30 am. One registration fee allows you to do the 5k and the 1 mile puppy run.  Do one or do both!  Runners and walkers of all levels are invited to participate with their furry canine companions!  You don’t have to have a dog though :).  All proceeds will be used by the Decatur Bulldog Boosters to help fund the sports programs at Decatur High School and Renfroe Middle School.


Wednesday, January 16; 4:30-7:30pm

Atlanta Friends Meeting House, 701 West Howard Avenue

Open House and Workshop: Atlanta Avenue Railroad Crossing Improvements

The community is invited to a second open house and workshop to help plan improvements to the railroad crossing at Atlanta Avenue. Ideas and concepts that were sketched out by residents in November and December have been evaluated and used to develop several preliminary plans to make the rail crossing and intersection safer for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists.

City of Decatur staff and the design team lead by Landis-Evans & Partners and Atkins will be available to explain the preliminary plans, respond to comments and suggestions and move towards a common plan for the crossing.  A community “academy” providing information about modern traffic signal design will be held continuously throughout the January 16 workshop.

Plan to drop by the Atlanta Friends Meeting, 701 West Howard Avenue, anytime during the workshop to learn about the project and share your thoughts.

SPLOST (Special Option Local Sales Tax) dollars are being used to fund these improvements.

The 2018 Annual Report for SPLOST dollars can be found:

Tuesday, January 29;  5pm-6:30pm

Decatur Conference Center at the Courtyard Marriott

Decatur Business Association Meeting

Monday, February 11; 7-8pm; Solarium

Oakhurst Neighborhood Association Quarterly meeting

Save the date! Saturday, March 2

Mead Road Mardi Gras Parade

Friday, September 14; 5-7pm

Community Bandstand

Welcoming Week Decatur Reception

Welcoming America, the Better Together Advisory Board and the City of Decatur will host a Welcoming Week Kickoff event. Bring family and friends as we celebrate what it means to be a member of the Decatur community. Event is free and open who wish to join.

Tuesday, September 25, 5:15-7:00pm

Decatur Business Association meeting

September Member Meeting
Tuesday, September 25, 5:15-7 pm

Location: CORE Dance
133 Sycamore St

Wednesday, September 26, 6-8pm; Decatur Rec Center

Stormwater Master Planning Kickoff

Join us to kick off a yearlong update to Decatur’s 2004 Stormwater Master Plan. Over the next year, Decatur will host subsequent public meetings and workshops to further identify, discuss and refine goals and plans for stormwater management. Visit for additional information.

Thursday, September 27; 6-7:30pm; Wild Oats and Billy Goats

Holiday Ornament Unveiling

The community is invited to a reception and the unveiling of this year’s holiday ornament. Each year the Decatur Arts Alliance and the Decatur Tourism Board commission an artist to create a unique city of Decatur ornament. Come see the new 2018 ornament!

Saturday, Sunday September 29-30

Tiny House Festival

Tiny house festival will be held in downtown Decatur across from the City Schools, 105 Electric Avenue.  Saturday or Sunday festival pass $20 in advance; $25 at door with a weekend pass $35 in advance/$40 at door.  The Early VIP Pass (1 day) is $45 and includes early access from 9 – 11 am

Tiny House Festival will include Tiny House Tours, a Speaker Series, Food trucks and local restaurants, local and national vendors, a kids corner and other features. VIP Early Access to tour all houses from 9 – 11 am with General Admission festival hours 11 am – 6 pm