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From music, art, and books to barbecue, beer, and wine – we’ve got a festival for that!

Some events are so great, we celebrate them year after year! 

We kick off the year with Lunar New Year festivities and Mardi Gras Parade (and party). Our new Decatur International Festival highlights the diversity of our community in March with a day full of mesmerizing performances and music. The Decatur Arts Festival brings art to the streets in May.  Join us for the Pied Piper Parade and fireworks on July 4.

Fall is a frenzy of live music, wine and beer festivals, and fun. The Pan African Festival and Salsa on the Square fill our plaza with culture, traditions, music, and dancing. Porchfest turns Oakhurst into Georgia’s largest organic free-range crowd-sourced music festival with more than 200 performances on porches, driveways, and front yards. SUDS, Decatur’s craft beer festival, spreads out across Legacy Park in October, and The Decatur Wine Festival comes to the square in November; both benefit nonprofits.

Winter brings holiday magic to the square. Decatur wraps up the year with tree and menorah lightings, Santa sightings, and our annual bonfire + marshmallow roast.

Mark your calendar. You’re invited!

Annual Events

dragon dance at Lunar New Year celebration
credit: Dean Henne,


Decatur Lunar New Year Festival
Large bird puppets at Mardi Gras Parade in Oakhurst neighborhood


Mardi Gras


Decatur International Festival
two women look at large paintings in art booth on street


Decatur Arts Festival
crowd filled downtown square with fireworks bursting overhead on July 4


Fourth of July Pied Piper Parade + Fireworks
Two Black men playing drums


Pan African Festival
mand and woman salsa dancing on the downtown square


Placita Latina’s Salsa on the Square
band playing on stage in parking lot at West Ponce Music Stroll


West Ponce Music Stroll
band performing on house pordch at Oakhurst Porchfest


Oakhurst Porchfest
hand holding beer tasting glass outside


S.U.D.S. (Beer Festival)
woman pouring wine into tasting glass outside on the downtown square at the Decatur Wine Festival


Decatur Wine Festival
Tree Lighting on downtown plaza


Tree Lighting on the Square
crowds of people on the downtown plaza roasting marshmallows at large bonfire


Bonfire + Marshmallow Roast
three bright-green "Grinches" with Santa suits inside ornament holiday light display



All events are subject to change. Check the online calendar for more information.

This Week In Decatur

But wait, there’s more! Our calendar is jam-packed with weekly community happenings. Catch a show at Eddie’s Attic, swing by a book signing, check out an exhibit, sign up for a workshop, or join in a walking tour. Find out what’s happening each and every week right here!

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