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Pirate Theme to Celebrate Decatur Earth Day Festival

A kids parade, arts and crafts, and music will celebrate Earth Day in Decatur.

Pirate Theme to Celebrate Decatur Earth Day Festival

The City of Decatur, in partnership with the Wylde Center, will be holding its annual Decatur Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 19, from 1-4 p.m. at the Oakhurst Garden at the corner of Oakview and South McDonough, Decatur.

This year’s celebration follows a pirate theme. Organizers expect more than 400 residents to come together to mark the 45th anniversary of Earth Day.

Festivities will kick off with a pirate-led parade from Harmony Park to the Oakhurst Garden site, beginning at 12:30 pm.

Events planned for children, youth and adults include:
  • Costume parade led by the Funk Pirates at 12:30pm
  • Free arts and crafts for kids
  • Southeastern Reptile Rescue will be onsite with a exhibit full of snakes. Snake show and alligator show at 2 p.m.
  • Live music by Opposite of Hee Haw and MoRhythm
  • World famous cake contest (pirated themed of course)
  • Announcement of a special Earth Day T-shirt contest winner
Pirate Parade Details

Parade lineup will begin at noon, in Harmony Park in the Oakhurst Business District. The parade sets sail at 12:30pm, led by the Funk Pirates, and ends in the Oakhurst Garden. Decorate your bike, wagon, stroller or yourself, but no gas-powered vehicles are allowed.

Groups over 10 should email the parade coordinator, Lena Stevens at lena.stevens@decaturga.com.

Lots of Fun for the Kids
Kids will enjoy the ARRRTS & crafts, scavenger hunts, and festive pirate performers. A pirate ship will be parked in front of the garden and live birds of prey will be on hand to interact with.

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