Earth Day Cancelled Due to Severe Weather


Due to the threat of severe weather, the 2015 Earth Day Festival has been canceled. There is no alternative rain date for this event, so we will see you again in 2016!

Remember that Earth Day was founded to raise public consciousness about air and water pollution.  This is a great time of year to think about how you and your family can minimize your impact on the planet. Small changes can add up, and the Wylde Center is a great source for environmental education. Check out their website at

Decatur Earth Day is April 19th at the Oakhurst Community Garden

Join in the pre-festival activities. Yoga in Sugar Creek Garden at 11 am or a Bike Ride led by the folks from Decatur Bikes at 11 am. Bike ride is family friendly and is no-drop. Meet at Harmony Park and be ready to ride at 11 am.

Join in the Costume Parade! Dress in your favorite Gnome wear or costume of any kind and be ready to step off from Harmony Park at 12:30 pm. The parade is car free.

At the event enjoy music from some of Decatur’s youth, earth day crafts, Reptiles!!, vendors and food. It is a great day for family fun and it is all FREE thanks to our sponsors: The Wylde Center, City of Decatur, Decatur Business Association, Pit Stop and Bubbling Creek.

Walk or ride your bike to the event!

More information at

Earth Day T-shirt Contest: Pirate Theme

The 2013 Wining Design by Hannah Lesser

The 2013 Winning Design by Hannah Lesser

Back by popular demand ….the Earth Day Pirate Themed T-shirt Design Contest. Children in grades K-12 are encouraged to submit a design. Decatur’s Earth Day event will be held on Saturday, April 19 at the  Oakhurst Community Garden from 1 until 4 pm and is a collaboration between the City of Decatur and the Wylde Center.

The Grand Prize Entry will be on the 2014 Earth Day Celebration T-Shirt and all entries will be on display at the Decatur Library. The entry deadline is Tuesday, March 25, 5 pm and the winners will be notified on April 1.  All entries are due to the Wylde Center Offices at the Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030 and must have a submission form attached to be included in the contest.

Prizes will be awarded at the 2014 Earth Day Celebration at the Oakhurst Garden at 1:30pm on April 19. The Oakhurst Garden of the Wylde Center is located at 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030. Click here for the submission information. Additional questions? Contact

Ahoy There Mateys- Join us to Celebrate Eaaaarth Day in Oakhurst


Join us this Sunday, April 21 to celebrate Eaaarth Day in the Oakhurst Community Garden. The event kicks off with a Pirate themed Parade at 12:30pm, starting at HarmonyPark and winding its way to the garden. The Funk Pirates will be leading the parade so dress in your pirate garb and join in the fun! Walkers and bicycles are welcome.

funk pirates

  • FREE Pirate Themed ARRRTS & Crafts for Kids
  • Over 40 Vendors
  • LIVE Music by The Law Band and Runedog
  • Special Earth Day T-shirt contest
  • World Famous Cake Contest (pirated themed of course)
  • Recycling services for small electronics and batteries
  • And MORE!

Bionew will be providing free recycling services for small electronics and batteries.  Festival attendees may drop off devices like cell phones, cables, GPS units, or other small electronics to be recycled in an environmentally responsible way.  Batteries will also be accepted, with the exception of car or other large batteries.

Decatur Earth Day Festival Schedule

  • 12:30pm – Costume Parrrde begins at Harrrmony Parrrk. Led by the Funk Pirates!
  • 1:00pm – Earrrth Day Festival begins at the Oakhurst Garrrden
  • 1:15pm – Welcome Band
  • 1:30pm – Cake Contest Commencement, Earth Day Scavenger Hunt and T-Shirt Contest, and Sally Wylde Award presentation
  • 1:45-2:30pm – The Law Band
  • 2:35pm – Announcements
  • 2:45-3:30pm -Rune Dog
  • 3:45pm – Announcements
  • 3:55pm – An Earth Poem by Stephen Wing
  • 4pm – End of Festival


The event runs from 1 – 4 pm. For more information click here.