We have several fun events throughout the year that support our student programs. They all began as small and interesting ideas that bloomed into bigger fundraisers because of our wonderful community.

mardi-gras-webFebruary 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 bons temps rouler! To register a Krewe, visit HERE.

tour-de-catur-webMarch 10, 2018

Tour deCatur

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. To register, click HERE.

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.

“CelebrationMay 2018

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.

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June 2018

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.

reader-to-reader-book-sale-webSeptember 1-2, 2018

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.


Oakhurst 5A5K

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.

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 HERE.


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