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Presents the

Decatur Children’s Book Festival

In conjunction with:

Decatur Arts Festival, May 4 + 5, 2024

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Decatur Children’s Book Festival?

A brand new weekend long celebration of books for children and teens, the people who create them, and the people who read them!

When and where does it take place?

May 3rd-5th, 2024 in Decatur, Georgia.

The keynote address on May 3rd will take place at the First Baptist Church Decatur at 5pm.

The Saturday and Sunday Children’s stage will be located in the dance studio at the Decatur Recreation Center at 231 Sycamore Street.

The Saturday and Sunday YA stage will be located at The Chapel on Sycamore at 318 Sycamore Street.

Is it free to attend?
With the exception of Saturday’s YA Meet and Greet event, all events are free to attend.
How do I get there? Where do I park?

If you live in Decatur, walk or ride your bike! Or, take MARTA to the Decatur Station and you are there! Paid parking is available throughout the city.

Are venues accessible?

Yes! If you have any specific needs, please email us at [email protected].

Is there a posted schedule?

Yes. Check out our 2024 Festival schedule.

Can I get my books signed? Can I purchase books there?
Signings will follow each presentation. Books will be available for purchase at both the children’s and YA stages. Books can be brought from home, however, festival staff reserves the right to limit the amount of books to be signed per guest.
Can I exhibit at the festival?

Applications to exhibit will be accepted until March 15th and can be found here.

How can I become a Partner of the festival?

Visit our partners page to find out more.

What else can I do in Decatur that weekend?

The very popular Decatur Arts Festival takes place simultaneously that weekend!

Enjoy live music, art vendors, and food trucks all weekend long. Find out about Decatur’s many shops and restaurants.

Don’t forget to visit Little Shop of Stories!

Little Shop of Stories is located at 133 East Court Square, a quick walk from both the Children’s and YA stages!

Any other questions? Email us at [email protected].