Where to find me:

City Commission Meetings:

Tuesday, September 6; 7:30pm City Hall

Monday, September 19; 7:30pm City Hall

Monday, October 3; 7:30pm City Hall

Monday, October 17; 7:30pm City Hall

Sept 1: Solarize Decatur Launch

Sept 2-4: AJC Decatur Book Festival

Saturday Nights in September: Concerts on the Square

Thursday Nights in September: Oakhurst Jazz

Sept 11: 9/11 Anniversary Events

Sept 24: Decatur’s Dinner Party

Sept 24: Young Emerging Artists Event

Sept 24: Storefront Saturday

Sept 27: DBA Meeting

Oct 1: Madison Avenue Soap Box Derby

Oct 1: Maker Faire

Oct 8: Fifth Avenue 5K and Mayor’s Mile

Oct 8: Oakhurst Porchfest II

Oct 15: Decatur Craft Beer Festival

Oct 30: Haints and Saints Halloween Parade

Monday, August 29; 11am-12:30pm

Decatur Library

Living the Green Life

Plant Your Fall Veggies, Now!

Get expert advice from Master Gardener Sarah Brodd on planting and growing fall garden vegetables. One lucky person attending the program will win a gift card donated by Pike’s Nursery. After Sarah’s presentation, visit the DIGG Seed Library on the first floor of the Decatur Library and check out free vegetable seeds. You only need a DeKalb County Library Card to get your free seeds from the library.

Solarize Decatur Launch

Thursday, September 1; 7-9pm

Decatur Recreation Center

Residents, local governments and businesses can sign up for a free solar evaluation. See solarizedecatur-dekalb.com


AJC Decatur Book Festival

Friday, September 2-Sunday, September 4

It’s Book Festival time and volunteers are needed!

Signing up to volunteer is as easy as creating a volunteer profile at our Volunteer! Decatur website and then clicking on the shift that most appeals to you. Come sign up and check out all the fun positions! Click the following link to create a volunteer profile: https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?AP=1003453979.

If you already have a volunteer profile, you can sign in via the following link and pick your favorite shift. https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/?FROM=119321.

Have any questions about volunteering? Feel free to contact us at Volunteer.Decatur@DecaturGA.com or at the Decatur Visitors Center at (678) 615-0915.

For more information about the Book Festival and the schedule, visit decaturbookfestival.com

Presented by the DBA on Saturdays at 7pm on the Square in downtown Decatur. See the lineup of concerts at http://decaturdba.com/events/concerts-on-the-square/(no concert on September 3 due to the Book Festival).

Presented by the Decatur Business Association (DBA) on Wednesdays at noon on the Square in downtown Decatur. Visit http://decaturdba.com/events/blue-sky-concerts/ for the lineup of concerts.


Oakhurst Neighborhood Association presents the 13th season of Oakhurst Jazz Nights!

Hundreds of jazz lovers will be headed to Oakhurst and picnicking at sunset again on Thursdays in September 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, Sept. 1st. 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. Visit http://oakhurstjazznights.com/ for more information.


Sunday, September 11; 3pm-5:30pm

Remember, Reconcile, Relate: 15th Anniversary of 9-11 to Be Recognized at the Ebster Pavilion on September 11 Afternoon with Multicultural Pot Luck Meal and an Open Interfaith Service

9-11 Schedule

3 PM — City-wide multicultural, interfaith potluck meal at the Ebster Pavilion.

4 PM — Interfaith Program for the 15th Anniversary of 9-11.

5 PM – Clean the grounds and clear the facility.

On Sunday, September 11, 2016, starting at 3:00 PM with a pot-luck, covered dish meal, the citizens of Atlanta, Decatur and all surrounding communities are warmly invited to participate in the 15th Anniversary of the 9-11 tragedy that claimed over 3,000 lives and, in so many ways, changed the world as we know it.

At 4:00 PM begins an interfaith service that will focus on Remember, Reconcile, and Relate. A broad coalition of local citizens is planning this event, including Catholics, Jews, Muslims, and Protestants. Area musical groups have been invited to offer their voices, including the Charles Drew School Chorus.

The event will take place at the Ebster Pavilion, located near downtown Decatur at 404 W. Trinity, nestled in between the Decatur Police Station, Decatur City Schools office building, and the Ebster Recreation Center. The Ebster Pavilion has a tiered lawn that will serve as the host location for the multicultural, interfaith gathering.  

Pastor James Brewer-Calvert is one of many people of faith who serve on the 15th Anniversary of 9-11 planning team. Brewer-Calvert said, “We are hoping for a solid turnout from our many neighbors from across the city. That Sunday, record the fourth quarter of the Falcons game and show up! Bring a favorite, simple dish to share, a lawn chair if you like, and an open mind and heart. Our prayer is that this event will foster new relationships as well as provide room for us to grieve and remember those who gave their lives, including the police, firefighters, and EMTs who went into danger so that others could get out to safety.   We are intentional about being interfaith and multicultural because people from all walks either died on 9-11 or have been affected. We are all implicated; we all suffer; and more than ever we need one another for healing and moving forward with grace.”


Planning Team:

Shirley Baylis and Portia Langley, Staff, City of Decatur

James Brewer-Calvert, Pastor, First Christian Church of Decatur

Eddie Campbell, Member, First Baptist Church of Decatur

Sybil Corbin, Staff, Decatur Cooperative Ministry

Father Pat Earl, St. Thomas More Catholic Church

Asma Elhuni and Edward Ahmed Mitchell, Council on American-Islamic Relations, GA

Thursday, September 22nd

Register to participate in with Team Decatur at the KP Corporate 5K Run/Walk on Thursday, September 22nd. Register by August 31st to ensure you receive the coveted Team Decatur shirt in the size you want. We will have a DJ this year, as well as trophies, catering by Zest, beverages from Oakhurst Market and U Joint and more! Don’t miss out!

To register, go here: http://www.kpcorporaterunwalk.com/registration  and be sure to select Team Decatur from the list of corporate teams. 

For more information, contact Cheryl Burnette at cheryl.burnette@decaturga.comor 678-553-6541

September 24; 6-10pm

Decatur’s Historic Cemetery

Decatur’s Dinner Party

Global Growers’ 4th annual Decatur’s Dinner Party is starting to tingle our taste buds in preparation for the feast we will share with you on Saturday, September 24th. We welcome all to join us for one of Decatur’s finest outdoor dining events that combines the talent of Decatur’s progressive culinary scene and the City’s appreciation of local agriculture.

Bill Bolling, a longtime Decatur resident and former City Commissioner, is the Honorary Chair of Decatur’s Dinner Party. Bolling is well-known as the influential founder of the Atlanta Community Food Bank, where he was the Executive Director for 26 years, and the Food Well Alliance, where he currently serves as Board Chair.

September 24; 12-4pm

YEA (Young Emerging Artists)

The Arts Alliance has relocated the YEA (Young Emerging Artists) event to Harmony Park on Sept. 24.  That event has been on the square for the past three years and features kids and teenagers selling their art as well as performing on the stage. For more info: