By Steve Eberhardt, contributor
The Decatur Beach Party changed Ponce de Leon Avenue into a beach with 60 tons of sand. The thunderstorms cleared away as the party began and crowds enjoyed the food, music and games. Everyone danced the night away to the sounds of Electric Avenue, Tray Dahl and the Jugtime Ragband, and DJ Quasi.
Children climb on the statue in the Decatur Square during the Decatur Beach Party.
The crowd dances to the music of Electric Avenue in the Decatur Square.
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Aaron relaxes on the beach.
Anna Gieger sprinkles glitter on Maggie Fair at the face painting table.
Kairi, Michael, and Mara enjoy the afternoon at the festival.
Kevin and Kennedy enjoy the evening at the beach party.
Worth Guest slides down exit of a bounce house.
Tray Dahl and the Jugtime Ragband perform at the Decatur Beach Party.
Munira Sharif walks on the high wire.
Vivian describes her hula hoop technique to Alex Gordon.
Bradley, Denole, Khadijah, Aaron, and William play on the beach that was formerly Ponce de Leon Ave.
Capt. Meyers at the City of Decatur Fire Department tent.
Bradley takes a break during the beach party.
Young fans of Tray Dahl and the Jugtime Ragband enjoy the music.
Scott McIntyre performs with Tray Dahl and the Jugtime Ragband at the Decatur Beach Party.
Joshua Spaugh gives a juggling lesson.
Electric Avenue performs in the Decatur Square during the beach party.
The crowd watches Nicole Mintz of Circus Camp perform.
DJ Quasi keeps the crowd dancing between bands.
Charlie Nelson climbs the ninja tower in the Decatur Square.
Tray Dahl performs at the Deactur Beach Party.
Quinn Park enjoys the beach after having his face painted.
Grey, Kennerd, and Garret Guy enjoy the children’s area at the beach party.
Anna Gieger paints Hannah Greene’s face at the beach party.
Lena Williamson plays on the sandy beach.
The bounce houses in front of the DeKalb County courthouse are a major attraction at the beach party.
The crowd enjoys the music in the Decatur Square during the Decatur Beach Party.