Monday, October 15, 2012

Downtown Decatur Goes Pink for Monthly 3rd Friday Celebration

Decatur, Ala. – Downtown Decatur’s monthly block party takes to the streets in October promising an evening filled with live music, family-friendly entertainment, and special sales while sporting a pretty shade of pink. Set for October 19, 3rd Friday Downtown Decatur announces Power of Pink as its theme for its monthly celebration in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The block party officially kicks off at 5 p.m.

Many shops will be decorated in all shades of pink to reflect the Power of Pink theme and will offer a variety of specials, sales, and giveaways. In addition to the color of pink, expect lots of orange and black and spooks and treats in anticipation of the upcoming Halloween holiday. Local merchants invite children to don their Halloween costumes for some trick or treating while participating in the many games and activities held throughout the evening.  

Blocks of both Bank Street and Second Avenue will be closed and festival goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and enjoy a relaxing evening in downtown Decatur. Local favorite Southern Comfort is slated to headline the Bank Street Music Stage with Biminy Road set to perform on the Casa Grande Park Music Stage. The Brick will offer live music outside on the patio and spooky decorations on the inside. On Bank Street, Laci Atchison will offer entertainment for patrons at Simp McGhee’s and Kim Stone will be performing at Memi’s and The Paper Chase.   

The Sweet Tones Dulcimer Ensemble from the Morgan County Dulcimer Association will perform in the 600 block of Bank Street, Clarence Root will entertain in the 700 block of Bank Street, and the Bank Street Antique Mall will host chair caning demonstrations.

All along Bank Street, classic cars and vintage beauties will be on display while Volkswagens can be found along Second Avenue. Both streets will also be filled with a variety of arts and crafts vendors, and many of the merchants will remain open until 8 p.m. and will offer store specials, giveaways, and discounts.

Members of the Carnegie Visual Arts Center are invited to its monthly Fri. @ 5. On display is Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His time, A Man for All Times, a national traveling exhibition organized by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Complimentary appetizers and beverages will be served. Suggested donation is $4 for members and $15 for member’s guests. Attendees should be 21 years of age or accompanied by a parent. Call 256.341.0562 to RSVP.

Participating streets in 3rd Fridays include Second Avenue, Bank, Market, Moulton, Grant, and Johnston Streets. Admission is free. For more information, call Ashley Ashwander at 256.355.8993 or visit its Facebook page for the latest information.

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