15th annual Oakhurst Arts and Music Festival

The 15th annual Oakhurst Arts and Music Festival is on Saturday, October 13, 2012.  The event takes place from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm at Harmony Park in the Oakhurst area of Decatur.

There will be an artist market with a variety of artwork from approximately 50 different artists.  Local Decatur-based nonprofit organizations will also be featured in the Community Area.  They will be able to connect with members of the community and explain their mission to listeners.

At 8:00 am there is a 5k Arts run/walk.  The race starts and ends at Once Step at a Time and strollers, walkers, and leashed dogs are welcome during the race.  The proceeds from the race benefit South Decatur Community Development and there will be a drawing after the race for participant prizes.

During the festival there will be fun activities for kids and a “good ol’fashioned” parade will kick off at 2:00.  The parade is about 1/3 of a mile long and it winds though the heart of the festival.  Guests are invited to get dressed up with family, friends, coworkers, or neighbors and decorate their bicycles to show off their creative spirit.  Live performances by various musicians will be going on during the day, and a special concert will take place at 5:00 pm.  Oakhurst’s restaurants will be open for food and beverages during the festival.

To register for the 5k walk/race or for more information about the 2012 Oakhurst Arts and Music Festival visit their website at http://oakhurstartsandmusicfestival.com/.