Decatur Tiny House Festival

September 29 through October 1

The trend to tiny is alive in the City of Decatur. The festival partners with the City of Decatur focusing on how micro-housing can benefit individuals and communities in the metro Atlanta area. The weekend event will feature 20+ high quality, tiny houses to tour, related vendors and speakers on sustainability, minimalism, urban planning, zoning and codes, and downsizing. There’s even a VIP Tiny Soiree Friday night. For tickets and details check out


Oakhurst 5A5K

October 7 9 a.m.

Kickstart your fall fitness goals with healthy dose of run, walk or combination of both. Co-hosted by the Decatur Education Foundation, in partnership with the 4/5 Academy at Fifth Avenue, this rain-orshine (let’s hope shine) event features a 5K starting on 5th Avenue in Oakhurst as well as a chance to join city commissioners and past mayors during The Mayor’s Mile in Oakhurst Village. Visit to register.


Oakhurst Porchfest

October 14 12 to 7 p.m.

Porchfest, the ultimate grassroots community music festival where front porches become stages, yards become venues and radical generosity and good will rule the day. Maybe because it’s 100% resident owned and operated, the grassroots jam has been going and growing every year since its inaugural 2015 show. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to meander from yard to yard, listen, hang out, and connect/reconnect with your neighbors. Find the line-up as well as this year’s poster at


Decatur Education Foundation Supper & Sips

October 19

It’s the biggest food party in one of the biggest foodie towns. Supper & Sips (formerly the Boil & Brew) boasts a lively auction, inspired interpretations of southern food from award-winning Decatur chefs and craft beer and wine selections. For tickets, details about this event and more about the Decatur Education Foundation, visit


Decatur Wine Festival & Artwalk

Artwalk: November 3, 5 to 10 p.m.
Wine Festival: November 4, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Wine and art belong together. That’s why the Decatur Wine Festival kicks off the ArtWalk on Friday, November 3rd. Each art spot features the work of one or more artists. Visit any or all 13! It’s free and open to the public. Then Saturday, taste wines from around the globe and enjoy music at metro Atlanta’s largest outdoor wine festival. It’s drinks for a great cause since proceeds benefit the Decatur Arts Alliance, which produces the Decatur Arts Festival and many other arts events free to the community each year. Whether rain or shine, it’s wine-thirty on the square in Downtown Decatur. Find tickets and more at


The Annual Museum School Auction – Night at the Museum, Explorers Dream!

Friday, November 3
7 p.m.

Unforgettable fun for a great cause, this is the largest fundraiser of the year to benefit the Museum School of Avondale Estates. The event will be returning to Agnes Scott College this year for another incredible night of dinner, dancing and both live and silent auctions. Last year the funds raised at this event provided new computers carts giving every student access to a computer! It’s been a sell-out event the past three years, so get tickets when they go on sale October 1. Up your contribution and sponsor an event, donate an item, or just get more info at


Avondale Estates Holiday Bazar

Saturday, November 11
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Once Halloween is a wrap, kick off the holiday season with the Avondale Estates Garden Club’s annual Holiday Bazar. The one day shopping extravaganza is called a “bazar” because of the wide variety of merchandise to be found there: Jewelry, gourmet baked goods, unique handbuilt birdhouses, Christmas décor, books, children’s toys, antiques, house plants and so much more. You might even get lucky in the raffles going throughout the day. Get your shop on at Avondale Community Club, 21 North Avondale Plaza.


by Ellie Butterfield