Special Events 2019

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There's a festival for that!

Decatur invites you to enjoy our year-round calendar of concerts, festivals, special events and community projects.


Run with the Dogs 5K
Jan. 12

MLK Service Project
Jan. 19-21 

State of the City Address
Jan. 29, 5-7 pm


Black History Month Celebration
at Eddie's Attic
Date and time TBA

Love Run 5K
Feb. 23


Mardi Gras Parade
March 2, 1-6 pm 

Oakhurst Wine Crawl
Date TBD, 4-7 pm

Tour deCatur 5K
March 9

Saturday, March 23
(Rain date TBD)


Jazz Nights at
Scottish Rite
April 4, 11, 18, 25
Thursdays at 7 pm, free.

Easter Egg Hunt 
Saturday, April 13

Amplify My Community Concert
Saturday, April 13

Beat the Street for Little Feet 5K
April 20


Concerts on the Square
May 4, 11, 18, 25
Saturdays at 7 pm, free.

Blue Sky Concerts
May 1, 15
On the square
Wednesdays at noon, free. 

Decatur Lantern Parade
Friday, May 10

Three Taverns 5K
May 18

Decatur Arts Festival
Memorial Day Weekend
May 24-26 and throughout the month
Poster Unveiling, Decatur Civic Chorus
Concert, Fine Arts Exhibition, ArtWalk,
Artists Market, Children's Festival


Decatur Arts Festival
Fine Arts Exhibition Last Call

Agnes Scott College Dalton Gallery
Sunday, June 16

Decatur Beach Party
Friday, June 21
On the square


Pied Piper Parade, Concert and 

Thursday, July 4 

(Fireworks rain date Sept. 28) 


BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival
Saturday, Aug. 10
Harmony Park in Oakhurst


AJC Decatur Book Festival
Labor Day Weekend
Aug. 31-Sept. 1

Jazz Nights at Scottish Rite
Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26
Thursdays at 7 pm, free.

Concerts on the Square
Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28
Saturdays at 7 pm, free.

Blue Sky Concerts
Sept. 4, 18
On the square
Wednesdays at noon, free.

YEA! Event for 
Young Emerging Artists
Sunday, Sept. 22

West Ponce Music Stroll
Saturday, Sept. 28
West Ponce de Leon Avenue, noon-8 pm


Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby
Saturday, Oct. 5

Oakhurst Porchfest
Saturday, Oct. 12
Throughout Oakhurst, noon-6 pm

Decatur Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, Oct. 19
On the square

Haints & Saints
Homegrown Halloween Parade

Saturday, Oct. 26


Decatur Wine Festival
Saturday, Nov. 9
On the square

Run for Justice 5K
Nov. 9

Terrific Thursdays
Nov. 7, 14, 21
Click for details

Small Business Saturday and
Santa on the Square

Nov. 30
Gift wrapping, special deals,
Santa and more


Terrific Thursdays
Dec. 5, 12, 19
Click for details

Tree Lighting
Thursday, Dec. 5 
On the square

Bonfire/Marshmallow Roast
Thursday, Dec. 12, 7-8 pm
On the square

Grand Menorah Lighting
Dec. 29, 4:30-6:30 pm
On the square



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