Big changes coming to this year's Decatur Celebration
Downtown Decatur will soon transform for the annual Decatur celebration, and as people map out their time at this year's event they may or may not know what to expect or perhaps recognize what they will see.
"Central Park is completely redone," said Lori Sturgill with Decatur Celebration.
Added features will enhance the experience. A new grassy area will be available to sit, stand walk on, all to enjoy the show.
"It's beautiful," said annual Celebration goer Anisa Gallagher. "You can sit outside. And eat and have a drink and listen to music."
"It'll be Central Park's first Decatur Celebration," Sturgill said.
And just up the road people can find another first. Since the World War II Memorial is a new attraction people won't see RV's in that spot but the security truck will still be close by.
"That circle will be open so people can come and you can look at the monument," Sturgill said.
And when it's time for music, event goers will see a change to the Christian Stage. The stage will be moving to a more convenient location near the intersection of Main and Water Street.
"Last year it was at South Franklin Street and Main and it was a little too congested so we're making the correction and moving it this year," Sturgill explained.
And when someone's thirsty, "We have margaritas for the first time this year," Sturgill said.
Cafe Brio will be providing a taste of something new, "That's the best time to show the Decatur people what we got," said Cafe Brio owner Mark Meng. The restaurant will be pouring out three different margarita flavors.
There will also be added patio seating areas and cooling stations. And with each wristband people buy, they will be entered into a raffle and have the chance to win $1,000 dollars in cash each night.
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