Weekend Planner: Five Things to Do in Decatur

Celebrate peaches, take in a concert, find Waldo and more this weekend.

If you're looking for something fun to do in Decatur this weekend, here are five good options. Please note that weather forecasts predict a very hot, sunny weekend, so take care of yourself if you go to outdoor events--wear sunscreen, drink lots of water and so on.


When/Where: Peachapalooza begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Second Ave. and Hosea Williams Dr., Atlanta; afterparty begins at 1 p.m. Saturday at Steinbeck's, 659 East Lake Drive, Decatur

Why Go: If you love Georgia's best-known produce, come join your peach-loving friends in a contest to decide the best amateur and pro peach dishes. At the afterparty, certain food and beer purchases benefit East Lake Farmer's Market and Slow Food Atlanta.

Price: $10 to taste everything at Peachapalooza; afterparty is free

Find Waldo in Decatur

When/Where: In various locations around Decatur, including , starting July 1

Why Go: Little Shop of Stories is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Where's Waldo by hiding him in 20 places around Decatur. Kids who find him in the 20 locations receive a card from each one that they can collect and redeem at Little Shop of Stories. The first 100 kids to turn in cards from at least eight places get a special button and kids who bring in cards from at least 16 of the spots are entered to win big prizes at a July 31 wrap party.

Price: Free

Patriotic Concert and Celebration

When/Where: Following church service Sunday at , 300 East Ponce de Leon Avenue, Decatur 

Why Go: Enjoy a concert of patriotic music just in time for the Fourth of July presented by the church's Chancel Choir. Also, Cafe Decatur: Patriotic Edition will serve up an American meal right after the service and before the concert.

Price: Free

Cruis-o-Matic Concert

When/Where: Starting at 6 p.m. Sunday, Lake Avondale

Why Go: Live 60s music by the lake, prizes awarded to folks wearing the best 60s costume and more. Fun for the whole family.

Price: Free

Euro 2012 Soccer Championship Final

When/Where: All day (game starts at 1:45 p.m.) Sunday, , 426 W. Ponce de Leon Avenue, Decatur

Why Go: If you love soccer, this is the big time--this game decides who will win the UEFA Euro 2012 championship. The two teams playing have not been decided yet, but it'll be a big game and the Marlay House has it.

Price: Free


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