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This weekend in #decaturga: The Decatur Wine Festival (with Artwalk fun tonight) and an architectural walking tour


The Decatur Wine Festival brings nearly 500 wines to sample to the square. Saturday, Nov. 3, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Kick off the fun during the Artwalk tonight, Nov. 2 – special art pop-ups at local businesses, starting at 5 p.m. Information, art spots, and festival tickets at decaturwinefestival.org


The one-mile Historic Decatur Architectural Walking Tour looks at landmark buildings and hidden gems. Saturday, Nov. 3, noon-1 p.m. Meet at the DeKalb History Center/Historic Courthouse, 101 E. Court Sq. $5 DeKalb History Center members, $10 non-members. Information at facebook.com/DeKalbHistoryCenter

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This weekend in #decaturga: Halloween parade, local shopping treats, and a creepy decor contest

Haints and Saints Halloween Parade brings spooky, kooky fun up West Ponce to Church Street and then onto the square for a jam session. Saturday, Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. Line-up starts at 4 p.m. Steps off from the Decatur Post Office, 520 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. Information at decaturhalloweenparade.com

Before the parade, Storefront Saturday offers raffles, prizes, pop-ups, and treats to shoppers at 17 participating businesses all around town. Enter to win $400 in goodies from local shops. Saturday, Oct. 27, noon-5 p.m. Map and information at visitdecaturgeorgia.com/shop/storefront-saturdays

Decatur’s Halloween decoration contest – enter, if you dare! Submit your name, address, and photo of your decorated home or business by tonight (Friday, Oct. 26) to shirley.baylis@decaturga.com to participate. Judges will drive by entries on Saturday, Oct. 27.

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This weekend in #decaturga: The Decatur Craft Beer Festival and Electronics Recycling Day

The Decatur Craft Beer Festival celebrates 20 years with sips from more than 80 breweries. Saturday, 10/20, noon-5 p.m. New this year: pre-festival Mystery Brew Ride on Friday night, 10/18. Tickets and information at decaturbeerfestival.com

Electronics Recycling Day offers FREE electronics recycling, Styrofoam recycling, and document shredding, too! Saturday, 10/20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. ($10 fee for CRT TVs, $5 for CRT monitors) See full guidelines at decaturga.com/electronicsrecycling


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Electronics Recycling Day is this Saturday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Decatur Public Works, 2635 Talley St. Recycle electronic equipment, Styrofoam, and shred sensitive documents, too!


See full guidelines for recyclable items at decaturga.com/electronicsrecycling.

Public works will recycle just about any electronics equipment you have in your attic, basement, closet or office. See decaturga.com/electronicsrecycling for a list, and for answers to frequently asked questions. Recycle your Styrofoam as well and safely shred and recycle your sensitive documents all in one place. It’s simple and convenient. Just drive through and drop off your recyclables 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Sorry, early drop-offs are not possible.)


Paper shredding

AAA Security Shredding provides secure on-site document shredding, and all shredded documents will be 100 percent recycled. These items cannot be shredded: Cardboard, glass, plastic, magazines, napkins, newspapers, paper cups and plates, plastic or spiralbound notebooks, phonebooks, binders, and trash.

Styrofoam recycling

  • Make sure foam has the “6” symbol on it
  • Rinse and separate food service containers from other foam
  • No straws, lids, tape or stickers
  • No foam peanuts or insulation material


NOTE: Fee required to recycle cathode ray tube equipment (exact change only): Monitors $5; TVs $10

Since we started in 2005, we’ve diverted more than 1,000,000 pounds of electronics from landfills. Contact Sean Woodson, 404-377-5571, or sean.woodson@decaturga.com for more information and last-minute updates, or visit decaturga.com/electronicsrecycling.


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Walk and talk stormwater tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 18, 8-10 a.m. Meet up at Oakhurst Park (307 Feld Ave.) with representatives from the city and our Stormwater Master Plan consultant team for a stormwater walking tour through Oakhurst neighborhood. Take a look at real-world effects of rain and runoff in our community, discuss successes, envision future solutions, and get some fresh air while you’re at it. After a great kick-off session earlier this month, the City of Decatur wants to keep the conversation going and bring innovation and community input to our new stormwater masterplan. So, step up! – we want to hear from you. 

This tour provides an additional weekday morning opportunity for community members to contribute to the conversation. Follow along with Decatur’s Stormwater Master Plan initiative and add to our stormwater Wikimap at decaturnext.com/stormwater

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This weekend in #decaturga: Porchfest and Walking Past the Dead


Oakhurst Porchfest brings music, art, and neighbors together in a FREE and free-range music-festival-meets-block-party experience. Saturday, 10/13, noon-7 p.m. Oakhurst neighborhood 30030. Information at oakhurstporchfest.org


Walking Past the Dead cemetery tour offers an arborist’s eye to Decatur’s largest greenspace – the historic Decatur Cemetery, 229 Bell St. Free guided tour, Saturday, 10/13, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.


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Give the ghosts a rest – try a tree tour instead! Join local arborists for the Walking Past the Dead tree tour at the historic Decatur Cemetery (229 Bell St.), Saturday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Walk the trail with tree talks and stories. Join for free or make an optional donation to the Women Arborists of the Southeast scholarship fund. For more information, contact Kay Evanovich at kay.evanovich@decaturga.com.

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This weekend in #decaturga: A soapbox derby, moving music festival, and a bicycle rodeo.


The Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby showcases 100+ DIY drivers, live music, and local food. Madison Ave. Decatur 30030, Saturday 10/6, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Information at madisonavesoapboxderby.org


The West Ponce Music Stroll offers a full day of free music. Eight venues, eight bands, eight different times. The fun kicks off at Dancing Goats (419 W. Ponce) Saturday 10/6, noon to 8 p.m. Information at gowestponce.com


Decatur Active Living’s free bike rodeo shares the love – and safety – of bike riding with kids. BYO-Bike and helmet! Ebster Recreation Center at 105 Electric Ave, Saturday 10/6, noon to 2 p.m.


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This weekend in #decaturga: Tiny houses, free concerts, young artists, and hometown heroes.

The Decatur Tiny House Festival brings 20+ diminutive dwellings to downtown Decatur. Saturday 9/29 and Sunday 9/30, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 105 Electric Avenue. Tickets and information at tinyhouseatlanta.com

The DBA’s free Concerts on the Square has a grand September finale featuring Georgia Soul Council. On the square in downtown Decatur, Saturday 9/29, 7 p.m. Information at decaturdba.com

YEA! Event for Young Emerging Artists lets K-12 artists shine – and sell! Market and live music in Harmony Park at Oakhurst Village, Sunday 9/30, 2-6 p.m. Information at decaturartsalliance.org
Submit your Hometown Hero nominations. The deadline for submission is Sunday 9/30. Learn more about Hometown Heroes and how to enter at decaturga.com/about/community-spirit/hometown-heroes 


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Join the Decatur Tourism Bureau and the Decatur Arts Alliance for the 2018 Decatur Holiday Ornament Unveiling Party on Thursday, September 27 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Wild Oats & Billy Goats, 112. E. Ponce de Leon Ave.

Come see the ornaments, meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments and music. Then drop by any of Decatur’s great restaurants and pubs for dinner.

The 2018 ornament will be available for purchase at Wild Oats and Billy Goats that night. They will be available in other Decatur shops including Little Shop of Stories, Trinity Mercantile, Found Co., and HomeGrown, etc. soon.

The ornaments are $18 each and you can save $5 if you join or renew your Decatur Arts Alliance membership. All proceeds go toward the creation of the 2019 ornament.

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