On May 15 just after dusk, hundreds gathered at Color Wheel Studio on E. Howard Avenue in Decatur for the annual Decatur Lantern Parade. Parade artist Chantelle Rytter, center image, taught lantern-making workshops at Color Wheel. The handcrafted, illuminated lanterns and other whimsical creations floated, hovered and danced through Decatur streets to the square, led by music from the Black Sheep Ensemble. Photos by Travis Hudgons
They danced as if no one was looking on May 2 in downtown Decatur the open spaces and vacant buildings along East Howard Avenue were transformed into a free family-friendly dance experience–danceDanceDANCE!
Zoetic Dance Ensemble partnered with the city of Decatur and the Decatur Arts Alliance to host the event, which is intended to help inform the community about creating the city’s first “EcoArts District.”
The goal of the district is to build inclusive communities by shaping neighborhood redevelopment so that it is environmentally sustainable with opportunities for creative expression. Photos by Travis Hudgons
The annual Antique Car Parade was held in Avondale Estates April 5. Featuring several dozen vintage automobiles such as Model A Fords, Cadillacs, Buicks, MGs, Woodies and Rolls Royces. The Sunday drivers cruised through Avondale Estates residential streets before settling at Willis Park. Photos by Travis Hudgons.
Kevin Dunbar performs at the first Blue Sky concert of the spring in downtown Decatur. Photos by Travis Hudgons
The city of Brookhaven hosted its inaugural Cherry Blossom Festival. The three-day event was held at Blackburn Park March 27-29. Attendees experienced arts and crafts vendors, food and live entertainment. Other festival activities included a 4K run and 1K walk, pet parade, and a children’s village. The city planted more than 140 cherry trees on the park’s 52 acres. Photos by Travis Hudgons.
The 79th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival was held in Piedmont Park April 10-12. The festival welcomed more than 200,000 visitors throughout the weekend. Festival activities included artists, live music, 25th Disc Dog Southern Nationals qualifier, Atlanta high school art exhibition and the Nathan’s hot dog eating contest. Photos by Travis Hudgons
Dog owners and dog lovers attended the PAWS For The Cause event, sponsored by the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office. Held April 18 in city of Decatur’s Glenlake Park, the event helps to raise awareness about animal cruelty. There were various pet vendors, animal shelters, rescue groups and veterinarians on site offering their services. Additionally, there was a dog show at which DeKalb Sheriff Jeff Mann was one of the judges. Photos by Travis Hudgons
Former Southwest DeKalb High School football coach William “Buck” Godfrey won many games at Panthersville Stadium.
The next time he enters the facility, the stadium will display his name—William Buck Godfrey Stadium. The DeKalb County Board of Education voted April 1 to rename Panthersville Stadium after the legendary coach.
For a leisurely way to spend the day, hop aboard the SAM Shortline and watch rural Georgia roll by.
Lake Rabun is a twisty 835-acre reservoir with 25 miles of shoreline located in the Northeastern corner of Georgia in Rabun County.
12th Annual Decatur Barbeque, Blues & Bluegrass Festival
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