This Weekend: Decatur’s Spirit of America Festival 2021

Decatur's Spirit of America Festival 2021

The most patriotic holiday of the year has a home in our town: Decatur’s Spirit of America Festival 2021. And after missing 2020, they’ve returned to make this celebration truly special. With vendors, pony rides, and of course a classic fireworks display, they’ll show us all a good time on July 3 and 4 at Point Mallard Park.

More on the Festival

Fifty-four years of memories! That’s right– Decatur’s Spirit of America Festival 2021 has been the place to celebrate the Fourth of July for more than half a century. And yes, they can’t wait to make up for lost time, either!

They’ve scaled down on size, but not on fun! After adjusting for everyone’s safety, the iconic local festival has crafted an incredible Independence Day Experience.

What can I do at the festival?

Put on some sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses—you have a lot to do at Decatur’s Spirit of America Festival. Who knows—you might even have such a good time that you’ll visit both days. Some of the activities you can do at the event include:

  • Shopping from around 50 to 100 vendors, depending on sign-ups;
  • Going on water rides;
  • Riding ponies;
  • Visiting a petting zoo
  • Watching live performances, including music and comedy;
  • Taking in a fireworks show;
  • Buying delicious food;
  • Seeing a parade;
  • Playing games;
  • And more.

Visiting Details

Celebrating our freedom is completely free! The Spirit of America Festival makes that possible by giving free admission to all. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 3 and 12 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, July 4. The festival will take place at Point Mallard Park at 2901 Point Mallard Dr. SE.

Note that while you can shop from vendors, enjoy activities, and get food on both days, the live performance lineup and fireworks show will happen on July 4 only. Additionally, the fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. on Sunday. Please, plan accordingly!


Only three more days! Soon, you can honor our independence—and have a great time too—at Decatur’s Spirit of America Festival 2021. Until then, let’s all work hard and muscle through to the weekend.

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