The free event will run from 2 to 6 p.m. and see musicians of all kinds playing on the porches and lawns of homes throughout the neighborhood.
A joint collaboration of resident Scott Doyon, local blog Decatur Metro, and the Decatur Arts Alliance, the Oakhurst Porchfest will transform the neighborhood into a festival a square mile in size. First created in Ithaca, NY, Porchfests have popped up all over the country.
“This being our first year, we set out with a conscious decision to aim low and start small,” says Doyon. “Turns out the community had other plans. Their enthusiastic embrace of the idea has already made us one of the five largest Porchfests on the continent.”
Parking is available in decks and lots throughout the neighborhood though visitors are strongly encouraged to instead arrive on foot, by bike, with Uber, or by exiting MARTA’s Blue Line at the East Lake Station.
For a schedule and more details, visit oakhurstporchfest.org.