Get Bouncy! Make Art! Have Fun! Decatur Arts Festival All Weekend Long!


The Decatur Arts Festival brings the community together through a multi-day offering of live music, dance, comedy, theatrical performances, kids’ fest, exhibitions, and an expansive and diverse artists’ market.

On Saturday kids get their own mini-festival at the Decatur Arts Festival. Kids’ Fest celebrates the artist in all young people!  With plenty of creative activities, dance music, inflatables, and some fluffy surprises, this area will be fun for the young and young at heart.

Parents walk over with the kiddos and enjoy face painting, chalk art, dog kisses, sand art, and returning this year- Four Minutes of Fame! Kids will have four minutes on stage with a mic to do whatever brings them joy!

Get here early and start the morning with Flamenco performance at 10 am. Performers will showcase Flamenco songs and dances in this show designed especially for kids. Families are encouraged to gather around to capture some inspiration from the young performers, who promise to have the crowd cheering “Olé!” as they clap and stomp and twirl. 

King of Pops will be on-site all afternoon selling popsicles.

Thank You To All Our Kids Fest Vendors: Paint Love, Scraplanta, Lifeline Animal Project, Jumptastic, Topplin Tops, Sand Art Cart, Decatur Makers, Queen Art and Design, Color Wheel, and King of Pops.

Cycle to the Decatur Arts Festival and Enjoy Free Bike Valet Parking

DSC09403The Decatur Arts Festival is this coming weekend and the festival has contracted with the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition to provide Bike Valet Parking again this year. The parking will be located at the top of N McDonough Street near the Bandstand. Cycle on over and don’t worry about parking your bike. This safe, free parking will let you enjoy yourself a bit more, plus no worry about finding a car parking space.

Valet Parking is available on Saturday and Sunday during festival hours. For more information on the the Decatur Arts Festival click here.



Children’s Arts Festival Tomorrow at Decatur Recreation Center

DSCN3702The Children’s Arts Festival kicks off tomorrow with a parade- line up begins at 9:30 am at the corner of Commerce and Church Street. Step off is at 9:50 am. Dress up the children and decorate your strollers, bike and trikes. Show your artistic spirit!

After the parade, enjoy arts and crafts, music, juggling, clowns and much more. Commemorate the fun by visiting the WOW photo booth. Most activities are free or for a small donation.

The Children’s Festival is from 10 am until 2 pm at the Decatur Recreation Center located at 231 Sycamore Street, next to the Decatur Library. We will also be hosting the New Dance festival, so drop in while you are here.

After the Children’s Festival, head on over to the Historic Decatur Square for music, art, literary arts and more.

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Stay Active in Decatur This Weekend

There are many things to do in Decatur this weekend to keep you active.

Friday, May 24
kicks off the Decatur Arts Festival weekend. Enjoy a stroll or bike ride around Decatur visiting  galleries and businesses featuring artwork by local artists. Refreshments are served at many of the stops. Click here for information and a list of participants.

Saturday, May 25
Start your Arts Festival weekend on bike and join the Houndstooth Road Heels on Wheels Ride. The ride begins at Houndstooth Road on Church Street at 8:45am. Click here for details.

After riding around Decatur, park your bike at the Bicycle Valet at the Decatur Arts Festival. Sponsored by Bicycle South, the City of Decatur and the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, the bike valet gives you a safe place to leave your bicycle while you stroll the festival booths and enjoy free music.

The Kids Arts Festival kicks off with a parade. Lineup begins at 9:30 am at the corner of Commerce Drive and Church Street. Marching begins at 9:50. Dress up  and decorate your strollers, bikes and trikes. Join the parade and show your artistic spirit! Then enjoy an afternoon of fun at the Decatur Recreation Center from 10am until 2pm.

Breaking New Ground: This year the New Dance Festival offers classes and performances in the dance studio at the Decatur Recreation Center. Click here for a schedule and dance away the day; then hang out for some performances.

Sunday, May 26
New Dance continues on Sunday so get your moves on with Ballroom Dancing and Salsa.

Monday, May 27
Visit the  Decatur Cemetery and give thanks to those many men and women who lost their lives defending our freedom. DHS student Connor Tinaglia  (pictured below) and others helped place flags at the Decatur Cemetery on almost 50 graves of those who lost their life in the service of our country. On Sunday around 6:00PM, flowers will be placed on the graves. On Monday, at 6:00, they will pick up flags and flowers so take a stroll or bike ride through the area. There are Cemetery Walking tours at the Cemetery Office or download one here.

Wishing you and your family a fun, active and safe Memorial Day weekend.