8 a.m until 10 p.mEnjoy a full day of free live music and fun in Decatur's West Ponce District. West Ponce businesses open their patios and parking lots, transforming them into stages for local bands. Listen while you shop, dine and stroll along West Ponce de Leon throughout the day. The day kicks off with a 5K Run and 1 mile Dog Walk hosted by Fleet Feet at 8 a.m. Throughout the day, there will be a makers market, chalk artist showcase and yoga and fitness classes by Clarity Fitness. The evening ends at the large stage outside the Marlay with headliner Wasted Potential.
September 30 and October 1The 2022 Decatur Book Festival will kick off with an evening keynote on Friday, Sept. 30 and continue Saturday, October 1 with 15 author sessions presented in three tracks: adult fiction, adult non-fiction, children and youth. This year’s festival will highlight selected authors with new fall publications. We look forward to building back the festival in a way that continues to be somewhat cautious, yet bigger and better than last year.
October 7-9The Atlanta Pride Celebration is the largest gatherings of LGBTQ+ people and our allies in the Southeast. The event features a twoday Festival with music, merchandise, art and food along with a Parade and a week’s worth of educational and social events. The 2022 event will be back at Piedmont Park.
October 2-3, 2021
11 a.m.Candler Park Fall Fest returns this year with over 100 artist booths, live music, food trucks, and children’s activities… not to mention cool blue skies, warm sunshine, thousands of smiling faces, loads of Candler Park hospitality – and the making of happy memories.
October 8 and October 9
Noon until 7 p.m.Georgia’s largest organic, free-range, crowdsourced music festival is the coolest neighborhood event ever. This year, there will be 200 performances on porches and lawns all around Oakhurst from noon until 7 p.m. That’s roughly 30 performances every hour across a square mile! And it’s free! Get the full band line-up and an interactive map at oakhurstporchfest.org.
NoonThe Decatur Craft Beer Festival features hundreds of the finest local and international beers, live music and food. The entry fee includes a special tasting glass. Proceeds benefit community projects. Entry is limited to 2,000 people. No one under 21 years of age or animals allowed inside the festival area. No exceptions. All tickets available online at decaturbeerfestival.org.
October 22-23Monster Hunt On Saturday, Oct. 22, from 11am to 6pm Hunt monsters! Local artists will be set up in locations all through L5P. Each artist will create a MONSTER for you to find. Monster Maps will be available for a donation. BIZarre Bazaar HAUNTED MARKET Saturday & Sunday 12-6pm. Explore a local artist market of handmade goods and vibrant art. Finishing the weekend is the Halloween Parade starting at 2 pm.
12:30 p.m.Come sample over 400 varieties of wine with your commemorative wine glass. The festival will take place on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 12:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. on the Decatur Square. Early entry begins at noon; sample pours begin at 12:30. Tickets will be available at freshtix.com/ events/decatur-wine-festival-2022.
Come hungry, thirsty and ready to laugh. On the last Wednesday of every month, Three Taverns host Vas Sanchez brings a unique line up of the best comedians from Atlanta and beyond for a night of craft beer and standup comedy. The intended audience is adult as some jokes may not be appropriate for little ears. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are sold at the door. Parking is free. Food purchase is available with Smoke & Honey will be here serving up delicious southern food. Tickets are $15 and include two beers and the stand up comedy show. Non-beer tickets are available for $5. Three Taverns is located at 121 New St.
5 to 8 p.m.Gather your friends, family, blankets, chairs, and most importantly, appetites. The City of Decatur is hosting the area’s best food trucks who will be offering up delicious fare. Legacy Park (500 S. Columbia Dr.) has plenty of space for you to spread out and relax while you enjoy a tasty bite with your pod. There is lots of space for the kids to run around and the Decatur community to come together, all while remaining socially distant.