Playing in Decatur
Whether you’re in the mood for the great outdoors, want to shop ‘til you drop or prefer your entertainment on the big screen or stage, Decatur's got something just for you. Today, we offer more than 2,000 acres of parks and recreational areas and host more than 130 festivals and other entertainment events including the Lakeside Music and Arts Festival, the Decatur Celebration, Illinois’ largest free family street festival and the event billed as the “Super Bowl” of agricultural exhibitions — The Farm Progress Show.
Downtown Decatur is quickly becoming a destination in and of itself, a 24-hour living environment where residents and visitors can bask in a buzz the likes of which cities across the country only wish they had. Today the multimillion-dollar renovation of the Lincoln Square Theater is nearing completion while the revitalized Avon Theater and Avon Twins are an important part of ongoing efforts to create a downtown hub of residential, entertainment business and dining options for both residents and visitors alike. Still, construction is well underway on a new 75,000 square foot mixed use building downtown that will surely serve as a much-needed anchor for the ongoing rebirth of our central business district.
Important Websites and Phone Numbers
|Decatur Park District||(217) 422-5911|
|Children’s Museum of Illinois||(217) 423-5437|
|Decatur Celebration||(217) 423-4222|
|Decatur Area Convention and Visitors Bureau||(217) 423-7000|
|City Centre Decatur||(217) 423-3475|
|Decatur Area Arts Council||(217) 423-3189|