Summertime is nearing, and it’s time to celebrate with the annual Virginia Highland Summerfest! The beloved family festival extends through the Virginia Highlands, filling every foot with something to experience.
Celebrating 37 years of art, food, and fun, Summerfest is a feast for the senses. Experience live bands, great art, local food, and celebrate summertime!
Due to concerns over COVID-19, the Decatur Lantern Parade has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 29th, 2020.
The Decatur Lantern Parade invites you to light up the night! Kick off the Decatur Arts Month and celebrate summer by parading to the downtown square in Decatur alongside the Black Sheep Marching Ensemble.
Event Details Saturday | August 29th, 2020 9:00 p.m.
Location Downtown Decatur
Line up at Color Wheel Studio at 508 E. Howard Avenue after 8:00 p.m. to parade to the downtown square at 9:00 p.m.!
Start the weekend off with the Festival 5K, stroll through the artists market, and catch some live music! Kids can work up an appetite at the kids area before enjoying delicious food from local vendors or at the BBQ competition. Admission is free, and all ages are welcome!
Be among the first to experience an impressive array of works at the Decatur Arts Alliance Fine Arts Exhibition! With art carefully selected by a distinguished jury, the multimedia presentation compliments the Decatur Arts Festival with a unique and fresh perspective.
Enjoy refreshments while meeting the artists and exploring a collection of paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, and mixed media! Both regional and national artists contribute to the exhibition, with each piece carefully reviewed by the city’s most respected members of the arts community.
Due to safety concerns over the spread of COVID-19, the Chastain Spring Arts and Crafts Festival has been postponed. Updates to come!
Considered one of the nation’s leading art festivals, the Chastain Spring Arts and Crafts Festival returns once again this Mother’s Day Weekend! With over 185 artists, Chastain Park will transform into an outdoor gallery against the backdrop of vibrant autumn colors.
Festival Dates May 9th – 10th, 2020
Festival Times Saturday | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday | 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The award-winning festival free and open to all ages. Enjoy a leisurely day of shopping among the unique works of painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft persons, glass blowers, jewelers, and more! Fine local and regional artists and artisans will showcase their works along the scenic, tree-lined Park Drive in Chastain Park.
Families are invited to enjoy an artist market, live musical performances, improvisational and stand-up comedy, a children’s festival, literary events, dance performances and more! Kicking off this year’s festivities, the ArtWalk opens the festival on Friday evening with a variety of artful events to celebrate all through the weekend.
Due to ongoing concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the High Museum of Art will close to the public effective immediately and will remain closed while continuing to assess and monitor developments. All High Museum of Art events and programs also are canceled until further notice.
Friday Jazz returns to the High Museum of Art for an evening of live jazz performances featured in the atrium every third Friday – always with a great lineup. Welcome the multifaceted music of recording artist and writer, Kathleen Bertrand!
To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Center for Puppetry Arts will be closed until further notice.
The Center for Puppetry Arts offers family fun for all ages throughout their Family Series! Join along on the groovy adventure of Pete the Cat, a cool, skateboarding, surfing, rocking blue cat and his fine friends! Based off the award-winning book series by Kim and James Dean, the production invites audiences to the “Pete the Cat Club” with a number of interactive and musical elements.
Children and adults alike will love the innovative adaptations of classic stories and dynamic original works by the Puppetry Center and other artists. Performances often sell out, so be sure to purchase tickets in advance!
Pete the Cat Stories included are: Pete the Cat: Rock On Mom and Dad, Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses, Pete the Cat’s Big Lunch SCUBA-Cat, The New Guy, Valentine’s Day is Cool, Robo-Pete, and Bedtime Blues. Pete the Cat features rod puppets, projected animations, original music and interactive elements – such as singing along with The Wheels on the Bus and helping Pete solve a math problem.
The cast includes veteran performers at the Center for Puppetry Arts and Puppeteer/Composer Dolph Amick, who wrote the original music.