Performing arts festival in Decatur today

From the Fifth Avenue PTO:

Decatur ARTS Live
Saturday, August 27
9:45 am-3:00 pm

Juggling, Celtic music, puppets, visual arts, African drumming, Chinese ribbon dance, storytelling, and MORE are all under one roof! Decatur ARTS Live is a full-day performing arts festival that features over 30 performers on four stages, plus hands-on crafts and artist workshops. It’s entertainment for the whole family!

The doors open at 9:45 am; everyone who enters by 10:15 am is entered into an exclusive raffle drawing for a birthday party for 20 at Leapin’ Lizards, so come early to win. We will also have exciting raffle drawings for several gift baskets valued from $100 to $425. Visit for a full list of the 22 raffle baskets donated from local businesses, which include an iPod Touch, restaurant samplers, event tickets, a Hogwarts Castle LEGO set, spa packages, dance classes, Pete the Cat prints, a Think Science birthday party, and MORE!

The event is appropriate for K-5th grade students, and the community is invited. This is the second year hosting Decatur ARTS Live at the 4/5 Academy, but this year it will all take place inside the brand new 4/5 Academy at Fifth Avenue (FAVE), giving the community an ideal chance to check out the new facility.

Advance sale tickets are discounted to $10 for adults, $5 for children, or $20 per family,  and they may be purchased online at On the day of the event, tickets will be $15 for adults, $8 for children, or $25 per family. There will be family-friendly food available for purchase in the school cafeteria.

Off-street event parking is available in the church parking lots adjacent to the school. Please use care when parking on streets so as not to block residents’ driveways. Hope to see you there!