September 2-3, 2017
Reader-to-Reader Book Sale
Reading comes full circle at this literacy fundraiser. Community members donate their gently used children’s books which we sell during the Decatur Book Festival. Funds raised are then reinvested in literacy programs that support Decatur’s kids. If you’d like to volunteer your time before or at the book sale, please click here.
OCTOBER 7, 2017
Co-hosted by DEF in partnership with the 4/5 Academy at Fifth Avenue, this fun fall event features a great 5K course starting on 5th Avenue in Oakhurst as well as a chance to join city commissioners and past mayors during The Mayor’s Mile. REGISTER today – you won’t want to miss it!
October 19, 2017
Supper & Sips
Join us for the biggest food party in town – Supper & Sips (formerly the Boil & Brew). Enjoy a lively auction, inspired interpretations of southern food from award-winning Decatur chefs and craft beer and wine selections. Tickets on sale September 1st.
February 10, 2018
Mead Road Mardi Gras Parade
New Orleans comes to Decatur each February at the Mead Road Mardi Gras Parade and Party. Mardi Gras is all about the music and all proceeds from this event support music grants across City Schools of Decatur. Laissez les bonnes temps rouler!
March 10, 2018
Decatur’s largest 5K event happens each March and brings out 3,000 residents from age 2-82. The tour features a one-mile fun run and tot trot in addition to the 5K so be sure to bring the whole family. Number pick-up takes place at the Tour Expo, held the Friday before the run, and features some favorite teachers taking a pie in the face.
May 11, 2018
Decatur Lantern Parade
It’s a date to stay up late! Kids of all ages gather with creative paper lanterns in every conceivable shape, size and configuration for a high-stepping march to the downtown square. It’s a magical spectacle of glowing lanterns, luminous oversize puppets, lighted hats, and delighted faces. Sign up for workshops with the fabulous parade artist Chantelle Rytter.
Celebration of Excellence
At the close of each school year, DEF honors our scholarships recipients at the Celebration of Excellence at Agnes Scott College. It is a special evening that highlights the stories of those for who our scholarships are named and celebrates the the accomplishments of our graduates as they move on to their next educational chapter.
Eat and Greet
Three things define Decatur: great schools, unique homes, and delicious food. Decatur Education Foundation puts these things together at the annual Eat & Greet Progressive Dinner and Home Tour. Your ticket not only guarantees a memorable evening with friends, but also supports children across our community.
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