The Decatur Arts Festival is moving up to Mother’s Day weekend this year with an incredible lineup of events! Kicking off on Friday night, the family-friendly festival features an ArtWalk, Artists Market, live music, hilarious performances, delicious food, and more – And best of all, it’s free to attend. Don’t miss it!
Friday – Sunday
May 6th – 8th, 2022
Friday ArtWalk | 5:00 p.m.
The ArtWalk opens the festival on Friday evening as local businesses host free art receptions with light refreshments. As the festival continues throughout Saturday and Sunday, sip on some local brews as you stroll through the work of 140 artists from all over the Southeast! Live music keeps the mood upbeat and relaxed, and the variety of comedic performances and stunning dance presentations make the Decatur Arts Festival such a unique experience – and the chalk art displays are always impressive as ever. Keep the kiddos happy and engaged at Saturday’s Kids’ Fest from 10:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m, which is sure to be a crowd-pleaser on Mother’s Day weekend!
Friday | 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Kick off the Decatur Arts Festival with Decatur’s largest one-night gallery event! The ArtWalk will celebrate everything local. Stroll through the neighborhood and stop by the various shops, galleries, and restaurants featuring works from a number of local artists.
The juried Artists’ Market attracts over 140 artists from across the Southeast who join together to showcase individual pieces and collections. Fine art will be available for purchase, including: paintings, photography, jewelry, sculptures, clothing, ceramics, woodwork, hand-blown glass pieces, mixed media, metalwork, and more.
Festival entertainment will include live musical performances, improvisational and stand-up comedy, dance performances, and even a festival specially for kids!
Kids Arts Festival
Saturday | 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Join, the kid-friendly fun where your little artists will enjoy arts and crafts, music, balloons, juggling, clowns, inflatables and much more. New for 2019, Four Minutes of Fame invites kids to take the stage for four minute with lights and a mic to do whatever inspires them – tell jokes, dance, sing, whatever brings them joy!
Delicious Food & Drinks
Decatur is known as a hub of Atlanta’s best flavor and restaurants, and this year’s festival is no exception! Food and beverage vendors will be cooking and brewing around the square, and festival-goers will be able to take their pick from Decatur’s many award-winning restaurants, pubs, cafés and fast food restaurants.
The whole festival is inside Decatur’s open container entertainment zone so you can take your cocktail or beer to go as you stroll through the market!