Festivals and Things to Do in Decatur

Complete list of festivals in Decatur GAMany people are drawn to the Intown Atlanta neighborhoods because there are so many festivals and things to do. Decatur sets the bar for festivals and brings in thousands of people every year.

This popular neighborhood truly has it all — the Decatur Square with restaurants and shops, public parks everywhere you look, and some fabulous annual festivals including the Beach Party, Beer Tasting Festival and the Decatur Book Festival, the largest independent book festival in the nation. There are also several smaller events for the residents like the Movies on the Lawn and Lunchtime Jazz in the Square.

DECATUR EVENTS & FESTIVALS

Decatur BBQ Festival

Easter Egg Hunt (Spring)

Live Jazz on the Lawn at Scottish Rite in Oakhurst (weekly in the Spring)

Decatur Arts Festival (Memorial Day Weekend)

Decatur Beach Party (June)

Decatur Book Festival (Labor Day Weekend)

Great Decatur Beer Tasting Festival – October

Events-in-Downtown-DecaturWine Tasting Festival (November)

BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival — August (in the Oakhurst Village)

Holiday Candlelight Tour of Homes (December)

Terrific Thursdays Holiday Shopping (Nov/Dec)

PARKS & RECREATION

Bike Path (running from Downtown Atlanta through Decatur, ending in Stone Mountain)

McKoy Park – Pool, ball field, playground and more

Glennwood Pool on Church Street

Oakhurst Dog Park

More coming soon!

OTHER LOCAL FAVORITES

The Brick Store in Decatur Square

Brunch on Sundays at Thumbs Up Diner or Pastries a Go Go in Downtown Decatur

Lunchtime Jazz in the Square brings everyone out of their offices to enjoy their lunch and meet their fellow Decaturites.

Beer tasting upstairs at the Brick Store in the Decatur Square

Listening to live music in the Square (performed by random local residents)

Live music at Eddie’s Attic

Take a stroll around the Decatur square. It’s great people-watching and a nice way to spend an afternoon. Downtown Decatur is one of the most walkable communities in Atlanta.

One of the most popular festivals in Downtown Decatur GA Patio at the Brick Store Pub in the Decatur Square