Decatur Arts Festival
The 25th annual festival will be held Memorial Day weekend in and around downtown Decatur. The event kicks off Friday, May 24, with an ArtWalk around Decatur and the Oakhurst neighborhood to participating galleries and businesses. The giant artist market downtown will be open May 25-26 featuring vendors from all over the region. Children’s events and art activities will take place on May 25 at the Decatur Recreation Center on Sycamore Street. You can also expect to find literary and theatre events happening throughout the weekend on the lawn of the courthouse, as well as live music and dance performances. See the full schedule at decaturartsfestival.com.

Atlanta Jazz Festival
The 36th  annual music extravaganza returns Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27, to Piedmont Park. The line-up this year includes Meshell Ndegeocello, Uri Gurvich Quartet, Rio Negro, Jacob Deaton and the Tribulation Band, Julie Dexter, Alexandra Jackson, Aaron Diehl Quartet, Jose James, Dominick Farinacci and many, many more. To see the full line-up and schedule, visit atlantafestivals.com.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.