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Festival Overview

The Decatur Arts Festival brings the community together through a multi-day offering of live music, dance, comedy, theatrical performances, kids’ fest, exhibitions, and an expansive and diverse artists’ market.

Free, Really!

The Decatur Arts Festival is a free public event! No tickets are required!

Hours

Artwalk:
Friday, May 6, 6-10 pm

Artist Market, Performing Arts Tent, LOL Tent, Live Music at the Bandstand,and Dance at Decatur Rec:
Saturday, May 7, 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, May 8, 11 am – 5 pm

Kids’ Fest:
Saturday, May 7, 10 am – 2 pm

Getting Here

A central address for the Downtown Decatur area is “101 East Court Square, Dectur, GA 30030”. However, street closures will be in place and prevent direct access to the Decatur Square. See the festival map here.

We encourage walking, biking, ridesharing, and taking MARTA to the festival.

Driving? Read more about parking here.

More FAQs

The Decatur Arts Festival is a free public event! No tickets are required!

The festival will be held rain or shine!

Yes, you can bring your four-legged friend! They must remain leashed at all times and owners should use discretion, as the festival will be crowded and not all dogs are comfortable with high volume spaces.

YES! We encourage festival-goers arriving from the North, West, or South to use the “Indian Creek” Blue Line train, exiting at the “Decatur” station. Additionally, “MARTA Reach” is a pilot program servicing Belvedere Park. Find more information about that program here.

Food trucks and beverage vendors are located on East Court Square, or take your pick from Decatur’s many award-winning restaurants, pubs, cafés and fast food restaurants.

Yes, Kids’ Fest is on Saturday, May 7th, from 10am-2pm at the Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St. See the map here.

You can find every artist at the artist market listed here by discipline and with their booth number.

We would love for you to apply! Artists are encouraged to follow the Decatur Arts Festival on Facebook to stay up-to-date about the application process. We expect 2023 Festival applications to open through zapplication.org in the Fall of 2022.

We encourage you to walk, take MARTA to the Decatur Station, bike to Downtown Decatur, or utilize ridesharing options. Paid street parking is available in the festival vicinity, as well as multiple paid parking decks. Refer to the festival parking map here for specific parking locations.

A central address for the Downtown Decatur area is “101 East Court Square, Decatur, GA 30030”. Please be aware, however, that street closures will prevent direct access to the Decatur Square. Please refer to the festival map for more details about street closures.

Festival merchandise can be purchased at the merchandise tent.

During the festival, download the Decatur Arts Festival App, take a short survey, and get a free poster! Check back here for a link to the app which will be available closer to the event.

The Decatur Arts Festival is an annual festival organized by the Decatur Arts Alliance.

A nonprofit partnership of artists, business owners, and residents dedicated to supporting and enhancing the Arts in the city of Decatur, the Decatur Arts Alliance sponsors annual festivals, facilitates public art installations, and promotes arts-related community engagement opportunities.  

The Decatur Arts Alliance believes that art experiences should be equitably accessible, empowering, and inspiring to all members of the Decatur community, and we strive to support opportunities for diverse artists to share their talents through impactful community engagement.

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