City Commission Meetings 

  • Monday, April 20; 7:30 pm
  • Monday, May 4, 7:30 pm
  • Monday, May 18, 7:30 pm

Don’t forget! The City Commission meetings are now streaming live. To access the streaming video option, visit and click on City Government, City Commission, Streaming Video.

The City of Decatur offers Neighborhood Clean-Up days once a year to allow residents to dispose of bulky items that wouldn’t normally be placed in Pay-As-You-Throw bags.  Each street in the City is assigned to one Saturday each spring. Complete information and a Spring 2015 Schedule can be found here:

Wednesday, April 15; 5-9 pm                                                                    

Bring your family and your appetite to the Wylde Center’s Decatur Farm to School Spring Dine Out on Wednesday, April 15th, from 5-9pm!

Participating restaurants include Brick Store Pub, Cakes & Ale, The Iberian Pig, Farm Burger, Raging Burrito, Lawrence’s Cafe, Leon’s Full Service, Makan, Mojo Pizza n’ Pub, Oakhurst Market, Sapori di Napoli, Seven Hens, Steinbeck’s Ale House, The Imperial, The Universal Joint,Twain’s Brewpub & Billiards, and Wahoo! Grill! 

Enjoy a great meal at a participating restaurant and a portion of your purchase will go towards Decatur Farm to School. This event is a wonderful tradition that allows the community to support the City Schools of Decatur’s efforts to teach their children the importance of healthy eating. Don’t forget to purchase raffle tickets at the restaurants for some great prizes

April 16, 23, 30


Solarium at Old Scottish Rite; 321 W Hill St

Hundreds of jazz lovers will be headed to Oakhurst and picnicking at sunset again in April 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, April 2, 2015.

Thursday, April 16 – the Upbeatniks with Kodak Harrison

Thursday, April 23 –Frank Barham

Thursday, April 30 – the Nick Longo Band

Decatur Earth Day Festival will be held Sunday, April 19 from 1 until 4 pm. The Wylde Center and the City of Decatur invite the community to celebrate Earth Day at the Oakhurst Community Garden. This gnome-themed celebration of Earth Day is a fun and festive way for more than 400 members of the community to join the gnome ranks in protecting our natural world on the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day.  At the city’s OFFICIAL EARTH DAY PARTY, we will have an exciting array of events planned for children, youth and adults. Pre-festival events this year include Yoga at the Sugar Creek Garden at 11 am and a bike ride led by the folks at Decatur Bikes at 11 am; meet at Harmony Park. The Costume Parade steps off from Harmony Park at 12:30 pm. Dress up and join in the fun! This is a car-free parade. You may want to decorate your bikes and wagons! Events at the Garden are from 1 –  4 pm and include music, earth friendly crafts, a Reptile Show, earth friendly vendors, and food. For more information:

The conference will feature national and local leaders discussing challenges and solutions for environmental justice communities. Matthew Tejada, the Director for Environmental Justice for the EPA, alongside Dr.Ellen Ott-Marshall of Emory, will kickoff the two-day event on April 24. Other highlights include a worship service celebrating the environment open to the public, tours of environmental justice sites and sustainability projects, keynotes by Senior Advisor to the EPA Administrator for Environmental Justice Mustafa Ali, Associate Director for Global Climate Change for the National Center for Environmental Health at the CDC Dr. George Luber, Global Ministries’ Global Health unit’s Dr. Olusimbo Ige, and national co-coordinators of the Environmental Justice and Health Alliance Richard Moore and Michelle Roberts. Atlanta leaders in the environmental community including Nataki Osborne-Jelks, Westside Atlanta Watershed Alliance; Garry Harris, Emerald Cities; Jacqueline Echols, South River Watershed Alliance; MaKara Rumley, GreenLaw; Carter and Olivia Ries, One More Generation; and Reverend Doctor Gerald Durley will be featured.

Details and a link to registration for the conference can be found at: Registration fees include lunch both days, dinner Friday night and breakfast Saturday morning. For more information contact Dr. Michael Black at

Tuesday, April 28


Community Bandstand on the Square

Decatur Business Association meeting

Presented by the Decatur Business Association, Decatur Downtown Development Authority, Decatur Arts Alliance, Decatur Book Festival and Decatur Craft Beer Festival

All Decatur residents and businesspersons are invited to join DBA to salute the thousands of volunteers who donate time and energy to make Decatur a vibrant, fun, welcoming and safe place for residents and visitors alike.

Universal Joint will provide hot dogs, veggie dogs and other treats

Tuesday, April 28, 7:00-8:00pm

Decatur Library

Atlanta Mandolins

Atlanta Mandolins was established in 1994 and is made up of mandolinists, guitarists and bassists, who have joined together to form the performing unit of the Atlanta Mandolin Society.  Under the direction of Robb Smith – conductor, music selections range from Turn of the Century rags and marches, classical, Latin, Irish, jazz, Brazilian, ethnic compositions to seasonal compositions.


Saturday, May 2


Pete the Cat is back for the 8th Annual Beat the Street for Little Feet 5K, 1 Mile and Tot Trot in Decatur on May 2, 2015! This family-friendly event features fun for all ages and is a great run through Decatur and Oakhurst; Proceeds benefit Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool. All participants registered by April 18th are guaranteed a Pete the Cat T-shirt designed by Decatur artist James Dean. 

Beat the Street for LIttle Feet is a qualifying race for the Team Decatur Grand Slam Fitness Challenge.  


Saturday, May 2, 2015

7:00 a.m. – Packet pick up and race day registration

8:00 a.m. – 5K Run/Walk

9:00 a.m. – 1 mile

9:15 a.m. – Tot Trot

9:30 a.m. – Awards


-In person at the Decatur Big Peach Running Co. 

-Online at

-Race day on site

For more information about registration please visit

Fee Discount Code:  RUNPETE15 (code expires 4/18/15)

Saturday, May 2, 2015; 5-10 pm


Download Flyer Here

On Saturday, May 2 in downtown Decatur the open spaces and vacant buildings along 4 blocks of E Howard Ave (between Trinity Ave and the Ice House lofts) will be transformed into a FREE, all ages participatory dance experience: danceDanceDANCE!   

This event is designed to launch a larger conversation around creating the Decatur EcoArts District. The goal of the district is to build inclusive communities by shaping neighborhood redevelopment so that it is environmentally sustainable with built in opportunities for creative expression. 

At DDD! participants will be immersed in models of artist micro-housing, artistic interventions on streetlight poles, pop up stages and dancing in the streets. The centerpiece of the event is the transformation of a vacant building into a theater where Zoetic Dance Ensemble will perform. Later that night the theater will turn into a dance club with the soundtrack supplied by you and your favorite songs to dance too.  The performance will feature an original composition by James Sizemore, an Atlanta native, who worked on The Hobbit films. (


Questions? Contact Amanda Thompson (member of Zoetic Dance Ensemble and the city’s planning director), who is heading up the effort:

678.553.6513 phone


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