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Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011 04:23 pm

Entertainment and arts

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Join 300,000 friends (yes, that’s five zeros) downtown at the ultimate street party, the Decatur Celebration, themed this year The Big Reunion. Whether you’re reuniting with your favorite fair food such as an elephant ear, or reconnecting with 80s metal band Night Ranger, Aug. 7, as they plug in some rock on one of the 10 stages (yes, 10, with numerous other headliners like Steel Magnolia, Tizer and Tiffany – and that’s in addition to three blocks of arts and crafts and more than a dozen blocks of street performers), or meeting up with friends from high school for carnival rides with the kids (Carnival wristband preview night is Aug. 4 from 4-11 p.m. in the Decatur Civic Center parking lot), the Decatur Celebration promises three days of entertainment and arts. New this year is a film festival at the Avon Theater, an indie art and music area, and a country music stage and wine garden. The popular Razzle Dazzle Goodtimes parade starts at 10 a.m. on Aug. 6. The party is free, but a $6 wristband is needed to purchase food and beverages. All the details are at decaturcelebration.com.

Decatur Celebration
Friday, Aug 5, 5-11pm
Saturday, Aug 6, 11am-11pm
Sunday, Aug 7, 11am-9:30pm
Downtown Decatur
Free