Decatur Beach Party is Now Free – And Has a New Name!

You may already have heard, but this Friday’s annual beach party is now called “Summer in the City” and is free of charge!   From the Decatur Business Association…

The DBA invites you to join us on this Friday, June 16 from 5-11pm for Summer In The City – Where Beach Meets The Streets.
This year, admission is free to the community. We want to thank our sponsors for allowing us to make the event free this year.
The event brings together the Decatur Beach Party, a Cultural Community Festival and the Brick Store’s 20th Anniversary.
Come enjoy 60 tons of sand, kids activities, rock climbing, a rockin’ band, DJ, pop-up performances, sidewalk chalk art and plenty more. We will have carnival food items available for sale and the restaurants will be open for business with some serving special Summer In The City menus.
Don’t forget to stop by the sponsor tables and thank them for their support of this awesome community event!
See everyone on Friday as we enjoy Summer In The City!!!

Beach Party Offering $500 To Group Who Can Sign Up Most Volunteers

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Volunteer Decatur sends along this announcement…

Decatur Beach Party organizers are offering a $500 Taziki’s Mediterranean Café gift card to the group who can sign up the most volunteers. The Beach Party happens Friday June 17, and volunteer shifts run three hours or less. You are almost certain to work with most if not all of your group. And once the volunteer shift ends, everyone gets a wristband to stay and enjoy the party for free. Plenty of spots for Set Up Friday morning and afternoon remain.

There are many ways to define “group” in this case! A “group” can be colleagues from work, church, civic or school organizations. Or it could just be a bunch of your friends who want to get the requisite volunteer hours in to receive an invitation to work the Beer or Wine Festivals. Interested? Email [email protected] for details, or call the Decatur Visitor Center and ask for Morgan, Megan or Sherry. The Visitor Center is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10-4.

Volunteer for the Return of the Decatur Beach Party!

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Voluneteer Decatur sends along this announcement…

It’s back!

The downtown Decatur Beach Party returns on June 17th and there are great volunteer opportunities just waiting to be filled! Volunteers are a key part of this event and get to be involved in all the fun! Volunteering is also a great way to get involved with the community and make new friends. To join the Volunteer Decatur family, just visit and follow the link to set up a volunteer profile. (If you already have a Volunteer Decatur profile, there is also a link to sign in to your account.) Please feel free to email us at [email protected] with any questions!

If you are interested in volunteering for other events, please go ahead and set up your volunteer profile, because there are also volunteer opportunities open for Amplify Decatur (June 18th) and more will be coming soon!

Thanks for volunteering!

Decatur Beach Party Tomorrow!

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Dig Your Toes In the Sand in Downtown Decatur!

Friday, June 20 • 5-11 pm

Tickets are $8 in advance, or $10 at the gate
Child tickets (3-12 years old): $5, includes all games and activities
Children less than three years old, FREE

Head to downtown Decatur on Friday, June 20 from 5-11 pm for our annual Beach Party. Celebrate the start of summer at the famous Ponce de Leon Beach with 60 tons of sand perfect for digging and sand castle construction. Kids will love the enormous inflatable slides and bouncy houses, and the boardwalk with all kinds of fun kid-appropriate games, sponsored this year by Circus Camp. Doug Brake and the Sizzle, Hiss, Pop Band will be on hand to entertain the young set. For grownups, Terry Lee and the GTs perform live on the plaza where there is plenty of room for dancing. The food court returns with funnel cakes, sweet treats and cold beverages. It’s a guaranteed great time for all ages!

Party with a purpose! Proceeds from this event, DBA’s largest fundraiser, help support free Decatur concerts in May and September along with many other popular events and activities that are offered free to the community.

Buy tickets online here

Decatur Beach Party Looking for Volunteers

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Volunteer Decatur sends in this note…

Decatur Beach Party is June 20 – Volunteers Needed

Decatur’s giant beach party is coming soon, complete with 60 tons of sand!  There are many volunteer shifts available, beginning with setup at 9am on June 20, through 10:45pm.  Volunteers will receive free party admission.  

Already registered with Volunteer Decatur? Click here to look at open Beach Party shifts
To sign up with Volunteer Decatur, click here to get started

Questions?  Email [email protected]com or call the Decatur Visitor Center at 678-615-0915.

Decatur Beach Party Tonight!

The Decatur Minute reminds us of tonight’s Decatur Beach Party along Ponce.   Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Kids 3-12 are $5 each.  You can still purchase advance tickets HERE.

The beach party is the Decatur Business Association’s largest fundraiser of the year and helps support other events throughout the year in Decatur.  A bit more info from the Minute…

Please remember that no outside food or drinks are allows inside the festival gates-also no coolers or pets, sorry!

Finally, our Decatur Fire Department will be collecting canned goods and other non-perishable items for our local food banks. The summer is a tought time for those organizations so please bring us supplies to help stock the shelves. Drop your items in the big red barrels at any of the entry gates tomorrow.

Also, Patch has some cool photos of the sand on the Square as of this morning.  Neat shots!

Vote For Decatur’s Best Beach Party Window!

Starting this Friday June 4th, you can vote for your favorite window display among the Decatur businesses participating in this year’s Beach Party Window Contest.

Between June 4th-June 18th, stroll by participating shops, press your nose up against the window and check out their beachy window displays.  If you like what you see, text the code found in the window to 80672.  The business with the most text votes wins.

Who’s participating?  Why that would be, Boogaloos Boutique, Cook’s Warehouse/ Sherlock’s Wine Merchants, Greene’s Fine Foods, Mingei World Arts, Peggy’s Boutique, Salon Red Kids, Squash Blossom, Steinbeck’s, The Seen Gallery, Universal Joint, Wild Oats and Billy Goats, and Worthmore Jewelers.

Got all that?  (A bit more info and a map of participating businesses HERE)

No word on what the winning shop might receive, but I hope it’s made out of sand!

h/t: The Decatur Minute