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Fourth of July festivities planned in Decatur and Avondale

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Fourth of July festivities planned in Decatur and Avondale

Photo from the 2014 Avondale Estates Fourth of July Parade. Photo by Dan Whisennhunt
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With the Fourth of July just around the corner, Decatur and Avondale Estates are hosting some free and family-friendly Independence Day festivities.

In Decatur, there will be the Pied Piper Parade, a red, white, and blue celebration with signs, wagons, floats, vehicles, and bikes. The lineup will start at 5:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Decatur, located at 308 Clairemont Avenue, and the parade will begin at 6 p.m.

Following the parade, there will be a concert featuring the Callanwolde Concert Band at 7 p.m. on the Decatur Square. Last but not least, to end the night, fireworks will begin around 9 p.m.

In Avondale, Fourth of July festivities will start in the morning instead of the evening.

The annual parade will lineup at 9:15 a.m. at DeKalb School of the Arts, located at 1992 Clarendon Avenue, and the parade will begin at 10 a.m.

Those interested in being a part of the parade lineup should register ahead of time here.

That evening, Fourth of July fireworks will begin at dusk at Lake Avondale.

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