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
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 email@example.com.
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.