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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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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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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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