Celebrate the beginning of summer at the annual Decatur Beach Party Friday, June 18, 2010 from 5 p.m. until midnight. Decatur brings in 60 tons of sand and turns its landlocked square into the Decatur Beach complete with a kid’s boardwalk, live music, dancing, food court, and more. This year the Beach Party celebrates its 25th year!
Attendees can start with a visit to “Decatur Beach” set up on Ponce de Leon Avenue with 60 tons of sand and plenty of sand toys. The expanded Kid’s Boardwalk Area – “Ponce Fun Pier” – will be set up on Ponce de Leon Avenue next to the sand. Also available for the children are sand buckets filled with a box supper and toy for $5.
On the Community Bandstand on the Square The Reputations will play beach music and more from 5 – 8 p.m. Then at 8 p.m. Terry Lee and the G.T.’s will play live from the mainstage on the MARTA Plaza. Beachgoers can enjoy “Dancing on the Plaza” until midnight.
The Food Court will be set up on E. Court Square between the beach/boardwalk area and the main stage. Enjoy a variety of beach fare such as hamburgers, hot dogs, funnel cakes, beer, wine and soft drinks. No outside food or beverages are allowed into the festival area.
Tickets are $6.50 in advance at www.decaturdba.com or $10 at the gate. Children 12 and under are free, limit 2 per paying adult. Kid’s Boardwalk tickets will be for sale inside the event. For more information visit www.decaturdba.com or call 678-553-6573.
The Decatur Business Association produces the Decatur Beach Party. The event is an annual fundraiser and proceeds help fund their other free events including the Easter Egg Hunt, Concerts on the Square, Blue Sky Concerts, and the Bonfire/Marshmallow Roast. The proceeds are also used for projects that benefit the entire community such as the new Wayfinding Kiosk signs on and around the square.
Thanks to our sponsors which include the City of Decatur, Eagle Rock Distributors, Barefoot Wine, HLM Financial, Holiday Inn Decatur, A-1 Amusements, Leapin’ Lizards, Nanston Dental and Standard Parking.