West Ponce businesses open their patios and parking lots, transforming them into stages for a day of free live music and fun for the fourth annual West Ponce Music Stroll on September 24. Bands will play at businesses along West Ponce de Leon Avenue throughout the day. In the evening, a large stage outside The Marlay will host three bands to culminate the day. The event is free and family friendly!
The day kicks off with the second annual 5K run and dog walk hosted by Fleet Feet. There will be an artists market with local makers selling products, a creative showcase of chalk artists, and scheduled yoga and fitness classes throughout the morning hosted by Clarity Fitness.
The Music Stroll takes place 8 am to 9 pm along West Ponce de Leon Avenue. Proceeds benefit the all-ages non-profit makerspace Decatur Makers.
Register Now for the Second Annual 5K and Dog Walk
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Schedule of Events
5K RACE AND DOG WALK | 8 am
Hosted by Fleet Feet
Join us in person or virtually for our 2nd Annual 5K race starting and ending on West Ponce. Runners, Walkers, Dogs & Strollers welcomed!
Huge thanks to our 5K Run sponsors:
- Corrective Chiropractic Decatur
- Kelly’s Market
- Atlanta Physical Therapy
- Active Ankle & Foot Care Specialist
- The Marlay House
- Clarity Fitness
- 3 Taverns
MUSIC | 8 am-9 pm
Performances and locations along W. Ponce de Leon Avenue throughout the day.
- 7:45am – 9:15am @ The Marlay House: DJ Quasimandisco
- 11:00am @ Coastal Green: Michael K
- Noon @ Taqueria del Sol: Choloteca-DJ Superior
- 1:00 @ Dancing Goats: Matt Hobbs
- 2:00 @ FarmBurger: Connelly Crowe
- 3:00 @ Makers Market (Sharian Rugs): Susan Nease
- 4:00 @ Mellow Mushroom: Art Linton Experience
- 5:00 @ Cafe Lily: Best Kept Secret (Morgan Rowe)
Main Stage at the Marlay House | 3-9 pm
FITNESS EVENTS | 7:45 am-11:30am
Hosted by Clarity Fitness, held outside of Fleet Feet, 431 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.
5K Run warm-up | 7:45-8 am
Yoga | 9:15-9:45 am
Dance fitness | 10-10:30 am
Strength and conditioning | 11-11:30 am
CHALK WALK FUN | 10 am-6 pm
Hosted by the Georgia Chalk Artists Guild
Receive your own competition square and chalk bag with chalk and other supplies when you register OR join the FREE community mural.
Register here: https://forms.gle/
Professional Chalk Artists | 10 am-3 pm
Creating 7 x 7 ft. images throughout the event
Amateur Chalk Competition
Pre-registered artists drawing chalk pieces within sidewalk squares approximately 5 x 5 ft. in size. Judging begins by 3 pm and awards announced at 4 pm.
Community chalk walk
Curated imagery to be rendered by walk-up artists. Images will vary in size from 2 x 2 ft., large format words, and up to 4 x 4 ft. in size.
MAKERS MARKET | 10 am-7 pm
Hosted by Decatur Makers and located in front of Sharian Rugs, the Makers Market will spotlight many incredible artists:
With the Band Sponsors
- House of Kin Design
- Sycamore Consulting
- Coastal Green
- Cafe Lily
- Downtown Decatur Neighbors
First Christian Church