By Jonathan Phillips, contributor Waffle House in the south is a rite of passage. I’m not sure if I know of a single person who has not visited the bright yellow and brown facade that entices you to have an order of scattered, smothered and covered hash browns or a big plate of breakfast or, as […]
By Jonathan Phillips, contributor It’s that time of year again. Tens of thousands of people are descending upon Decatur Square and surrounding streets for the annual Decatur Book Festival. Authors from all over are set to read passages from their newest tomes, answer questions and speak on life. There are cooking demonstrations from some of the best […]
By Jonathan Phillips, contributor Thousands of people came out to downtown Decatur to celebrate the arts during Memorial Day weekend. The 2016 Decatur Arts Festival showcased over 150 artists from around town, the state and the southeast region. There was food, musical and dance performances, a children’s section, a book sale and much, much more.
By Jonathan Phillips, contributor The Decatur Lantern Parade lit up the night again on Friday, May 13. The parade – co-sponsored by the Decatur Education Foundation, the Decatur Arts Alliance, the Downtown Development Authority and Color Wheel Studio – began at East Howard Avenue and ended in the Decatur Square. The annual event draws thousands of […]
By Jonathan Phillips, contributor Hundreds of people celebrated Mardi Gras in Decatur on Saturday at the annual Mead Road Mardi Gras Parade. Oakhurst was transformed as more than 20 krewes marched to brass bands, all in an effort to raise money to fund music grants for City Schools of Decatur.
By Jonathan Phillips, contributor All anyone could see was green, purple and gold as the Kirkwood neighborhood got a taste of Mardi Gras on Saturday with the first annual LantaGras Parade. The neighborhood came out in force with costumes, bands, floats, music and more as hundreds made their way from Bessie Branham Park to the downtown […]
By Jonathan Phillips, contributor Decatur Square was ablaze on Thursday night as close to 750 people came out for the city’s annual marshmallow roast. People gathered around the large bonfire, sticks in hand, ready to enjoy the evening of food, fire, fun and music. They sang Christmas at the gazebo to put people in a […]
By Jonathan Phillips, contributor Chabat Intown held their annual lighting of the giant menorah in Decatur square on Dec. 10. More than a hundred people came out to eat potato latkes, spin dreidels, listen to music performed by Michael Levine and watch as Mayor Jim Baskett and Rabbi Ari Sollish lit the lanterns.
By Jonathan Phillips, contributor December is here and what better way to celebrate the end of the year and the beginning of the holiday season than with the annual Decatur tree lighting. More than a thousand people filled the lot in front of Brick Store and the Little Shop of Stories to see Santa and […]
Each Labor Day weekend Atlanta transforms into a mecca for all things Geek. Whether its comics, fantasy, sci-fi, horror, video games, anime or some combination therein, Dragon Con has something for everyone. And that something includes the annual parade. Tens of thousands of people line the streets around the convention as thousands of participants march, dressed […]