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.
As a Veteran-owned and operated business, Pure Barre Decatur realizes the deep sacrifice experienced by those who have chosen to serve. With extreme gratitude, we remember and honor all those who have served and sacrificed. Please join us for an opportunity to honor this Memorial Day with a special pop up charity event. Join this Burn and Flow class on the Decatur square. Class will kick off at 9:30 am and consist of a 30 minute Pure Barre intensive followed by 30 minutes of yoga presented by our friends at Highland Yoga. Bring your mat, water and $10. The proceeds will support the Decatur VFW.
9 to 10:30 a.m.
See the district like you never have as you explore it through the creations of pioneer female architect, Leila Ross Wilburn. Join the Dekalb History Center to learn more about Wilburn, who attended Agnes Scott Institute and lived in the MAK (McDonough Street, Adams Street, and Kings Highway) neighborhood of Decatur her entire adult life. She became the second registered female architect in Georgia and went on to create hundreds of house plans, institutional buildings and residences. Wilburn’s designs are featured all over Atlanta and Decatur, but the epicenter is the MAK neighborhood. This tour will focus on the MAK district, which features several of her home designs. Discuss her designs in detail and what makes them unique as well as Wilburn as a female architect. Ticket required. Total walking distance, less than one mile.
Get on your feet and join the Pied Piper Parade as it makes its way through downtown Decatur on July 4. Gather friends and family, ride your bike, walk or skate in this community parade. Decorate your bike or join neighborhoods and organizations making floats.
Following the parade will be a concert on the square at the Community Bandstand featuring the Callanwolde Concert Band. The parade begins at 6 p.m. The concert starts at 7 p.m.
9 p.m. (or dark)
The City of Decatur plans to launch its annual fireworks display on Monday, July 4, beginning at dark (approximately 9 p.m.). The community is encouraged to find a safe, socially distanced place to watch the 15 to 20 minute show that will launch from the top of the DeKalb County Parking Deck. Streets in the fireworks fall-out zone will be closed. Sponsored by the City of Decatur and the Decatur Business Assocation.
2 to 4 p.m.
Visit and walk through the first four segments of Olmsted’s linear park vision (Springdale, Virgilee, Oak Grove and Shadyside). Learn about the history of the park, restoration, people who lived along the park, and historic scam and scandal. Visit eventbrite.com for details. Admission is free.
4 to 8:30 p.m.
Celebrate art in Buckhead with hot music, cool drinks and dancing under the stars. The event kicks off with a Miami Circle gallery walk, followed by a walking tour of PATH400’s newest art installations. Finish the night with dinner and dancing to live salsa music at Eclipse di Luna. Visit livablebuckhead.com for tickets. Admission prices start at $35.
April 2 to 3
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Festival on Ponce is an Atlanta arts and crafts festival set in Olmsted Linear Park. Visitors will enjoy the gorgeous landscape designed by one of America’s most celebrated landscape architects, Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr. along with live entertainment and more than 125 displays of fine arts and crafts, folk and “outsider art.” There will be a children’s area and leashed pets are welcome. Local food and beverages available for purchase. Attendance is free. Find details and schedule at festivalonponce.com.
April 8 to 10, 2022
Friday 12 to 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
An Atlanta staple, hundreds of artists from around the country will participate in the 86th annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival. Virtually every kind of art is represented, with a nationally-recognized Fine Artists Market that includes sculptures, paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography and much more. A wide array of diverse musical offerings will entertain festival goers, and food will be available for purchase. There is also a kids village featuring arts and crafts, interactive make and take activities and face painting. Admission is free. Find details at dogwood.org.