Events Calendar

There is always something going on downtown. For more event information, visit these sites:

Ongoing Events

Third Friday Downtown

This great event, held on the third Friday each month, covers the entire downtown shopping area from 2nd Avenue to Bank Street. Many merchants offer shopping deals and musicians, artists, and more line the streets. This is a family-friendly event! Learn more.

Carnegie Friday @ 5


This monthly member event is held on the third Friday of each month. Attendees can enjoy the museum's newest collections, while socializing with other art lovers. The museum asks for a suggested donation to attend this event and attendees should be 21 years of age or older. Learn more.

Concerts by the River and Movies in the Park

The Decatur Parks and Recreation Department provides free family entertainment each summer from May through September with their Concerts by the River and Movies in the Park events.

Concerts in the Park are held each Monday evening at Rhodes Ferry Park. Performers range from concert bands to local country and rock artists. Learn more.

The Movies in the Park event features current and classic movies. The movies are shown at various parks around Decatur. Learn more.

Farmers Market Events


The Farmers Market in downtown Decatur hold several annual events, including Corn Day (July), Tomato Sandwich Day (July/August), Watermelon Day (August), and Fall Festival (October).

Alabama Center for the Arts Painting Pizazz

Join the Alabama Center for the Arts in downtown Decatur for a fun night out sparking your inner creativity while using acrylic paints to produce a finished work of art in one sitting. The classes require no previous painting or drawing experience. Bring a friend, bring your spouse, or come alone. Great for a girls' night out, mother and daughter night, date night, church groups, even bridal parties. 

For beginning to advanced painters, ages 10 and up.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! For information, registration, and future classes Learn More