The beach party is a popular event in Decatur every year.
Photo: Decatur Business Association
Photo: Decatur Business Association

Happening tonight: Downtown Decatur transforms into beach to celebrate summer

If you’re not able to make it to the beach for a vacation this summer, worry no longer.

On Friday, June 21 from 5-11 p.m., Decatur Square will transform into a beach for the annual “Decatur Beach Party” to celebrate the first day of summer. Admission is free this year.

About 80 tons of sand will be dumped on part of Ponce de Leon Avenue in downtown Decatur, according to the Decatur Business Association, which is putting on the celebration.


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There will be a DJ, live music, food trucks, frozen treats, local craft beer and more, the DBA said. Kids can play in a boardwalk area, on a rock climbing wall, in a dunk tank and in a bounce house. Admission to those larger activities costs $5 each or $15 for unlimited use.

“Come for the beach, stay for the party!” organizers wrote.

Proceeds from the event benefit the DBA.

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In other news:

DeKalb County police told Channel 2 Action News that one of their officers pulled over a car on I-20 at Candler Road Thursday morning.

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