Science Night Out at Fernbank
Fridays, February 23, April 13 and May 11
6 to 9 p.m.
This year marks the 16th season of this very popular program for young students. Each Science Night Out is an evening packed with hands-on STEM activities led by Fernbank scientists, Fernbank LINKS Robotics high school team members and mentors. The program is designed for fun-loving, science-aware children from 3rd grade through 6th grade. Admission is $20 per student. Parents drop their children off at the registration tables at Fernbank Science Center and pick them up at 9:00 PM. For program detail, visit fernbankmuseum.org.
Oakhurst Wine Crawl
Saturday, March 3
The sidewalks of Oakhurst come alive every year for the Oakhurst Wine Crawl. The annual tradition features varietal tastings at more than 24 businesses in the Oakhurst Village. Ticket holders receive a logo wine glass. Each ticket holder must be 21 or older with valid identification to participate. Wine crawling in Oakhurst is a rain or shine activity. Find tickets at freshtix.com/events/oakhurst-wine-crawl
Saturday, March 17
East Lake Transit Station
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Children of all ages (even the grown up variety) get to “look with their hands” at this fun event. It’s a rare chance to explore favorite trucks and equipment on wheels. City of Decatur and DeKalb County fire trucks, dump trucks, tractors, police cars, motorcycles, bicycles and many other vehicles will be on display. The event will take place at the East Lake Transit Station, 2260 College Avenue.
Publix Georgia Marathon
Sunday, March 18
More than a marathon, this is one of the southeast’s premier distance events. Whether you’re taking on 13.1 or tackling 26.2, join Atlanta Track Club for the 12th running of this Atlanta tradition. And back by popular demand, a 5K option is available. In 2017, the full marathon sold out, so plan and register ahead. Atlanta Track Club events are held rain or shine. However, the threat of lightning or other severe weather in the vicinity of the event may result in a delay or cancellation. Full details and registration can be found here at atlantatrackclub.org. Part of the annual Publix Marathon will come through Decatur. Join your neighbors in cheering on the runners as we compete to win the Neighborhood Challenge for best cheering section. For more information, visit georgiamarathon.com
Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 24
Front lawn of First Baptist Church of Decatur
The annual DBA Easter Egg Hunt returns this year with the bunny arriving at 10:30 a.m. The hunt begins at 11 a.m. sharp and is staggered by age groups so that parents with more than one child, in different age groups, can experience the fun with each of their children. Hop on over for all the fun at 308 Clairemont Avenue. Rain location is the lower level of Decatur First Baptist Church parking garage. More details available at decaturdba.com.
Jazz Nights at Scottish Rite
Thursdays April 5, 12, 19, 26
7 p.m., Free
Spring in Oakhurst with a picnic at sunset sets the scene for enjoying some of the best jazz artists in the southeast. The Oakhurst Neighborhood Association announces another great season of free outdoor concerts. These events will be held rain or shine on the lawn in front of The Solarium at 321 West Hill Street. Find more details at oakhurstjazznights.com.
Amplify My Community Concert
Saturday, April 14
Noon to 11 p.m.
It’s time for tunes at this one day festival with music, food and beverage vendors, and a ticketed concert beginning at 5 p.m. The all-star Americana lineup includes The Lone Bellow, The Jayhawks, Amanda Shires, and Parker Millsap. All proceeds will be given to Decatur Cooperative Ministries to support their work helping the homeless in Decatur and DeKalb County. Get tickets and find more details at amplifydecatur.org.