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The City of Decatur and the Decatur Business Association invite you to join “Team Decatur” as we participate in the KP Corporate Run/Walk  5K on Thursday, September 16th.

 What’s in it for you?

  • 8 weeks of Fitness Tips
  • Training schedules for beginners and experienced walkers and runners
  • Free runs and walks around the City of Decatur offered by Big Peach, One Step at a Time, FleetFeet Decatur, Decatur Active Living and more!
  • Fitness related discounts
  • An evening of fun, and fitness
  • Free t-shirt
  • Race refreshments and more at the Team Decatur tent at the World’s Largest Office Party

 Visit the KP Corporate Run/Walk site today at www.kpcorporaterunwalk.com and go to the registration page to sign up to be a part of Team Decatur. Be sure to click on Team Decatur so you can run or walk with our great community, colleagues and friends.

For more information contact Cheryl Burnette, Cheryl.burnette@decaturga.com or 678-553-6541.

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The Decatur Beach Party will be held Friday, June 18th from 5 pm until midnight. Advance tickets are just $6.50, but you have to buy them by noon tomorrow. Tickets will be available at the gate for $10. Children 12 and under are free – limit two per each adult with a ticket. The Reputations will play at the Bandstand Stage beginning at 5 pm, and Terry Lee & the GTs will play from 8 pm until midnight.

No outside food or beverages will be allowed in the festival area. We have a great food court and many beverage choices for your enjoyment.

For more information and tickets, click here.

See you on Decatur Beach!

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The annual Decatur Beach Party is coming up soon- June 18th from 5 pm until  midnight. This year there will be three bands! Douglas Brake and the Sizzle Hiss Pop Band will play in the Children’s Boardwalk Area beginning at 5pm. The Reputations will play on the Bandstand from 5 pm until 7:30 pm and Terry Lee & The GTs will play on the Plaza Main Stage from 8pm until midnight. Click here to hear them playing at last year’s event.

The Children’s Boardwalk area features some new games and activities that will be fun for all ages.

The Beach Party is produced by the Decatur Business Association and the City of Decatur. Sponsors for the event are Eagle Rock Distributors and Kona Beer, HLM Financial, FUZE beverages, Standard Parking, Barefoot Wine and Bubbly, Junior Pippin Trucking Company, Holiday Inn Decatur, Brick Store Pub, Amusement Masters, Leapin’ Lizards, Nanston Dental, Dixie Homecrafters, DeKalb Medical,Vulcan Materials, Claearwire and Cultural Care Au Pair.

Tickets are $6.50 in advance and $10 at the gate. Pre-sell tickets will be available until noon on Friday, June 18 here. Children under 12 are free, limit 2 per paying adult. No coolers, picnic baskets, glassware or pets will be allowed in the festival area. The event is held rain or shine, but it won’t rain!

We suggest taking MARTA to the event as it is held directly over the Decatur Rapid Rail Station. If driving,  free parking is available in the DeKalb County Parking deck after 5 pm. The deck is located at the corner of Commerce and Trinity Place.

See you on Decatur Beach!

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Gather up the children and head over to the Old Courthouse Square in downtown Decatur for the last of this month’s Blue Sky Concerts. Douglas Brake and the Sizzle Hiss Pop Band will be performing from noon until 1 pm. Bring the kids on down for an hour of crazy fun music, singing and dancing. Original songs include a celebration of the sound and smell of cooking bacon and the daily challenge of locating small, misplaced shoes!

Join us on the Square for this special children’s concert- but beware, even the adults will find themselves smiling and singing along!

The Decatur Business Association produces the  Blue sky Concert with presenting sponsor SunTrust Bank. This week’s co-sponsors are Lotus of Life, Kaiser Permanente and Little Shop of Stories.

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Tom Hill and Annette Shinette

Head over to the Old Courthouse Square in downtown Decatur this Saturday night to hear Tom Hill and the Midnight Suns perform at the Concert on the Square. Band members Tom Hill, Jojo “Bongos” Bailey and David Wallace are Decatur High School Alumni and very excited about playing for the Decatur community. The band will also feature a special performance by “The Shinettes” which include Decatur Alumni Annette Shinette (aka Stella) and Margie Hardy as well as other special guests.

The Decatur Business Association produces the Concert Series every Saturday in May and September which is sponsored by Wachovia/Wells Fargo bank. Co-sponsors for this week’s concert are Parker’s On Ponce and Dr. Lisa DiFrancesco.

Pack your picnic or stop by one of our many restaurants for dinner before or after the concert. The music begins at 7 pm and is free to the community.

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There is no excuse to stay home this weekend with so many choices of things to do. The weather will be beautiful so get out and enjoy your hometown!

The Lakeside High School Jazz Band will be performing on the Bandstand on the Old Courthouse Square tonight from 6:30 until 8:30 pm. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the free show.

The Decatur Market and Gallery will hold an Opening Reception on Saturday from 5 until 10 pm featuring Mohamed ElGanoby who does encaustic paintings on wood.  These organic works have depth, texture and vibrant color. The gallery will be serving Egyption food and the outside artists’ market will be open as well. The reception is free to the community.

The Seen Gallery on Church Street is proud to host a showing  of modern Australian landscape painting from the perspectives of two non-aboriginal natives who have been shaped by the land where they live, and approach their techniques from two completely different perspectives. The opening reception will be held on Saturday night from 7 until 10 pm. Be sure to stop by to meet the artists as well as view the other artwork in the gallery.

Little Shop of Stories is having a Pete the Cat Party on Saturday evening from 7 pm until “the cats come home”! They are celebrating the end of their weeklong celebration of books with a storytime and music by New York Times’ bestselling author Eric Litwin and New York Times’ bestselling illustrator James Dean.  Meeooooooooooooow!  (White shoes optional, since it’s not Memorial Day yet.) 

On Saturday the  Oakhurst Community Garden invites you to join hundreds of fellow garden lovers and martini drinkers from 5:30 – 8:30 pm for the 5th Annual Martinis in the Garden. During this outdoor party you’ll stroll and dance among martini bars, fresh food stations and silent auction tables set amid the blooming garden plots, the greenhouse, the earthen playhouse, the “carnivorous” bog and Team Chicken’s famous coop. Tickets are $50 at the door.

On Sunday afternoon at 3 pm, join the Decatur Civic Chorus as they present their 62nd annual Spring Concert at the First Baptist Church of Decatur. The concert is a “Centennial Celebration of Johnny Mercer and a Salute to our Armed Forces”. The concert is free to the community and part of the annual Decatur Arts Festival May events.

And last, but certainly not least, the Decatur Business Association invites you to hear The Bitteroots at the Concert on the Square on Saturday evening from 7 until 9:30 pm. The concert is free to the community, so bring your picnic or stop by one of our many fine restaurants before or after the concert and make a full evening of it.

I hope to see you in Decatur this weekend!


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The Bitteroots are playing the Concert on the Square this coming Saturday night, May 15. The concert begins at 7 pm on the Bandstand located on the Old Courthouse Square in downtown Decatur. According to their Facebook page, The Bitteroots are a new Atlanta band carving out a sound reminiscent of the past masters dressed up with a modern flavor all their own. Pack a picnic or stop by one of our many fine restaurants before or after the concert.

The Concert series is presented free to the community by the Decatur Business Association and Wachovia/Wells Fargo Bank. Co-sponsors of the Concert are Parker’s on Ponce, Dr. DiFrancesco and Decatur News Online.

Hope to see you on the Square!

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John Zedd plays this week at the Blue Sky Concert on the Square

If it’s May, it must be time for the return of Blue Sky Concerts on the Square! Presented by the Decatur Business Association and SunTrust Bank, the concerts are a great time to gather on the square for a mid-day break. This week’s concert features Decatur musician John Zedd. 

Stop by one of Decatur’s many restaurants and order a lunch to go and join us on the Square. The concerts begin at noon and run until 1 pm.

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This great weather has me longing for events on the square and looking forward to the May Concerts series. May 1st is not only the first Concert on the Square, but also the Decatur Green Fest, which begins at 3pm. The schedule for concerts is below- hope to see you on the square!

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The Bitteroots Play on May 15

May in Decatur brings the return of the Decatur Business Association’s Concerts on the Square and Blue Sky Concerts. Concerts on the Square, sponsored by Wachovia/Wells Fargo, are presented every Saturday night in May beginning at 7 pm and feature an eclectic mix of music. This year, the first Concert will be held May 1 in conjunction with Decatur Green Fest.  The Holland Dutch will be the featured band and play from 7 until 9:30 pm. Bonaventure Quartet will play on May 8; The Bitteroots will play May 15; Tom Hill and the Midnight Suns will play on May 22 and Laura Monk and High Cotton will play May 29, in conjunction with the Decatur Arts Festival. Bring your picnic dinner or visit one of our many restaurants for either take out, or dining in, before the concert.

Blue Sky Concerts are held every Wednesday in May from noon until 1 pm at the Bandstand on the Square and sponsored by SunTrust.  The Jane & Scott Show starts off the Spring series on May 5, Decaturite John Zedd plays on May 12, Mike Killeen plays May 19 and the series culminates with children’s favorite Douglas Brake and the Sizzle Hiss Pop Band. Bring your lunch or pick up a sandwich from one of our many restaurants.

For more information, visit www.decaturdba.com. See you on the Square!

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