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Saturday, August 12; 2-9pm

Harmony Park

Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival

Kids 12 and under are free

The 17th annual Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass festival is set for Saturday, August 12th 2017. 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. Tickets are on sale for $15 now; ticket price on day of festival is $20. Come on out for a fun day of music and BBQ!

http://www.decaturbbqfestival.com/

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GMA City Hall Selfies

Tuesday, August 15, is #CityHallSelfie Day! Grab your friends, family and neighbors to stop by city hall and take a selfie. Be sure to tag us and hashtag #CityHallSelfie #CityofDecatur, we would love to share your photos.

Monday, August 14; 7pm

Solarium, 321 W Hill St

Oakhurst Neighborhood Association quarterly meeting

Jazz Nights in Oakhurst

Fall Concert Series

Thursdays, September 7, 14, 21, 28

 All concerts begin at 7 pm and end at 9 pm and are free and open to the public. The location is the lawn in front of The Solarium at 321 W. Hill St. 30030 in the Oakhurst neighborhood of Decatur.

In case of rain, the concert will move inside the Solarium.

For more information: http://oakhurstjazznights.com/

Tuesday, August 22; 5:15pm

Taiyo Ramen, Courtyard Marriott

Decatur Business Association meeting
Network, connect and enjoy a program of DBA updates and announcements from the business community. Refreshments provided.

Blue Sky Concerts every Wednesday in September

Sponsored by the Decatur Business Association

Wednesdays, September: 6, 13, 20, 27
More information, including a list of performers, will be available soon.

Friday, September 1- Sunday, September 3

It’s Labor Day weekend so it’s time for the AJC Decatur Book Festival!

The AJC Decatur Book Festival is now the largest independent book festival in the country and one of the five largest overall. Since its launch, more than 1,000 world-class authors and hundreds of thousands of festival-goers have crowded the historic downtown Decatur square to enjoy book signings, author readings, panel discussions, an interactive children’s area, live music, parades, cooking demonstrations, poetry slams, writing workshops, and more.

The Keynote event is scheduled for Friday evening at 8pm at Emory University’s Schwartz Performing Arts Center. National Public Radio host Brooke Gladstone headlines a panel of journalists for the DBF Keynote event, discussing the importance of journalism in a time of the 24-hour news cycle, social media generated fake news and society’s perceptions of media today. The panel also will include Carolyn Ryan, an editor with the New York Times, and Wesley Lowery, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter from The Washington Post.

Kidnote: Friday, September 1; 5pm; Decatur High School’s Performing Arts Center

Kidnote Speakers: Lin Oliver and Henry Winkler, the duo who writes Hank Zipzer and Here’s Hank book series.

There is something for everyone at the Book Festival, including a number of Decatur area authors!

https://www.decaturbookfestival.com/

Saturday, September 9; 6-10pm; Decatur Cemetery

Decatur’s Dinner Party

For the fifth year, the City of Decatur and Global Growers are presenting Decatur’s Dinner Party. Enjoy an amazing dinner using food grown by Global Growers farmers and prepared by amazing chefs. Participating restaurants include: Brick Store, Chai Pani, Farm Burger, Kimball House, Leon’s, No. 246, Pine Street Market, Rising Son, Souper Jenny, Steinbecks, Atlanta Hyatt Regency, Taiyo and Twain’s. Contact:

desiree@globalgrowers.org

for more information or to purchase tickets.

Tiny House Festival – featuring 20+ tiny houses, tiny talks, music and more.

Tickets are now available! For more information and tickets:

http://tinyhouseatlanta.com/resources/events/festivals/

September 15-24

Welcoming Week

Friday, September 15

Welcoming America reception on the Bandstand

(look for more details in the September FOCUS and on Decatur social media)