Posts Tagged ‘Decatur Beach Party’

Beach Party 2014 ImageDecatur’s giant beach party is coming soon, complete with 60 tons of sand! There are many volunteer shifts available, beginning with setup at 9 a.m. on June 20. Volunteers will receive free party admission.

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Questions? Email volunteer.decatur@decaturga.com or call the Decatur Visitor Center at 678-615-0915.

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The Decatur Beach Party will be held Friday, June 18th from 5 pm until midnight. Advance tickets are just $6.50, but you have to buy them by noon tomorrow. Tickets will be available at the gate for $10. Children 12 and under are free – limit two per each adult with a ticket. The Reputations will play at the Bandstand Stage beginning at 5 pm, and Terry Lee & the GTs will play from 8 pm until midnight.

No outside food or beverages will be allowed in the festival area. We have a great food court and many beverage choices for your enjoyment.

For more information and tickets, click here.

See you on Decatur Beach!

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The annual Decatur Beach Party is coming up soon- June 18th from 5 pm until  midnight. This year there will be three bands! Douglas Brake and the Sizzle Hiss Pop Band will play in the Children’s Boardwalk Area beginning at 5pm. The Reputations will play on the Bandstand from 5 pm until 7:30 pm and Terry Lee & The GTs will play on the Plaza Main Stage from 8pm until midnight. Click here to hear them playing at last year’s event.

The Children’s Boardwalk area features some new games and activities that will be fun for all ages.

The Beach Party is produced by the Decatur Business Association and the City of Decatur. Sponsors for the event are Eagle Rock Distributors and Kona Beer, HLM Financial, FUZE beverages, Standard Parking, Barefoot Wine and Bubbly, Junior Pippin Trucking Company, Holiday Inn Decatur, Brick Store Pub, Amusement Masters, Leapin’ Lizards, Nanston Dental, Dixie Homecrafters, DeKalb Medical,Vulcan Materials, Claearwire and Cultural Care Au Pair.

Tickets are $6.50 in advance and $10 at the gate. Pre-sell tickets will be available until noon on Friday, June 18 here. Children under 12 are free, limit 2 per paying adult. No coolers, picnic baskets, glassware or pets will be allowed in the festival area. The event is held rain or shine, but it won’t rain!

We suggest taking MARTA to the event as it is held directly over the Decatur Rapid Rail Station. If driving,  free parking is available in the DeKalb County Parking deck after 5 pm. The deck is located at the corner of Commerce and Trinity Place.

See you on Decatur Beach!

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 Thanks to everyone who participated in the Annual Decatur Beach Party, held this past Friday on the Square. It was the largest crowd ever, and I think everyone who was there had a good time. One of the ways we start off the day preparing for the Beach Party is meeting the dump trucks that drop off the sand at 7 am. Thanks to the Public Works Crew that meets us there and helps to push the sand into the parking spaces. They come back at 2 pm to spread out the sand and create “Decatur Beach”. Tony Kemp and his crew do a great job and seem to enjoy helping make this happen.

The sand is donated by Vulcan Materials, and this year they gave us an extra truck full.

Thanks again to everyone who volunteered or attended and made this another successful Decatur Event!




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The annual Decatur Beach Party will be held this Friday, June 19 from 5 p.m. until midnight in downtown Decatur. The Reputations play Beach music at the Community Bandstand beginning at 5 p.m. and Terry Lee and the GTs begin playing at 8 p.m. on the Main Stage.

The organizing committee has made some changes this year, and both the sand area and the Boardwalk Games will be on Ponce de Leon Avenue, renamed “Ponce Fun Pier”. The main stage will be on the MARTA Plaza. This year’s event also includes Douglas Brake and The Sizzle Pop Fizz Band beginning at 5 p.m. on the “pier”.

Other new fun for 2009 includes a Bunji Jump for the children and a Photobooth where you can get your souvenir photo made.

T-shirts with the new design will be on sale at the Souvenir tent for $15.

The Decatur Beach Party is a fundraiser for the Decatur Business Association.  Money raised helps the DBA to put on free events throughout the year, including the Concerts on the Square, the Easter Egg Hunt, and the Bonfire and Marshmallow roast.

Tickets are $6.50 in advance and can be purchased at www.decaturdba.com or at Decatur CD. Tickets at the gate are $10. Children 12 and under are free, limited to two free children with each paying adult. Please leave your coolers, pets and picnic baskets at home.

See you on the “beach”!

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 decatur_city_limits_small_proof (2)Worthmore Jewelers in Decatur will make a special art presentation to  Mayor Floyd at the Decatur Beach Party. Worthmore Jewelers just celebrated their one year anniversary in Decatur and wanted to thank the city, the community, and the Mayor for their great efforts in making Decatur the best place to live and own a business. Worthmore Jewelers and Decatur Artist Kim Wolfe will be presenting Mayor Floyd with Kim’s latest work titled “Decatur City Limits” at the Decatur Bandstand at 7:15 p.m.

Kim has quickly become known for her popular piece “Atlanta City Limits.” Being a Decatur resident for the past 7 years, Kim is passionate about “Decatur City Limits”. She has been working hard for the past 8 months, and her attention to detail has paid off with another exciting piece. Please stop by Worthmore Jewelers on East Court Square anytime between now and the Beach Party (please check www.worthmorejewelers.com for hours) and sign the card for Mayor Floyd and get a sneak preview of “Decatur City Limits.” While you are in Worthmore be sure to enter to win a $50.00 gift card that will be awarded to one lucky person at the Beach Party presentation.

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Barry at Home With His Guitar

Barry at Home With His Guitar

“In 1972, a group of talented musicians came together to form the Southern Rock Band, Atlanta Rhythm Section. During the next 35 years the band would earn gold and platinum records, as well as a place in the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.” 

One of the original members of that band is Decatur’s own Barry Bailey!  Barry began playing the guitar at the age of 12 and while attending Decatur High School, joined a small garage band. The rest is history.

Barry will be returning to Decatur on Friday, June 19, for the annual Decatur Beach Party. Mayor Bill Floyd will be presenting Mr. Bailey a key to the City as well as reading a proclamation declaring June 19, 2009 as “Barry Bailey Day”. The presentation will be made at the Main Stage on the MARTA Plaza at 7:45pm, before the band begins to play.

For more information or to buy tickets for Beach Party, visit www.decaturdba.com. Tickets are $6.50 in advance, $10 at the gate. Children 12 and under are free, limit two with each paying adult.

See you on Decatur Beach!



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Barry enjoying his home outside of Athens GA

Barry enjoying his home outside of Athens GA

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