Bob Brady Auto Mall is EXTENDING Summer through September and October, thanks to their dog Charlie! Bob Brady Auto Mall, Neuhoff Media and Limitless Decatur & Macon County is bringing you the Charlie 10, 2 months and 10 must-do events to attend this fall. THANKS CHARLIE!
1. Fido Scurry – Sept. 7th
Fido Scurry is a 5K run/ walk and pet parade held at Fairview Park. Proceeds benefited DMCASF and Decatur Park District’s Fido Fields.
2. Ron English Decatur Pop-Mart – Sept. 20
Ron English and his Pop-Up Designer Toy Shop was in Decatur for one night only! It was a chance to meet Ron and purchase one of his amazing toys, as well as his latest book, “Original Grin.” Ron’s toys are works of art that are coveted by collectors around the world. One of the most prolific and recognizable artists alive today, Decatur-native Ron English has bombed the global landscape with unforgettable images, on the street, in museums, in movies, books, and television.
3. The D-Town Throwdown – Sept. 21st
The D-Town Throwdown is a 2-day, team-based fitness competition, comprised of teams of 3 males and 3 females, held at CrossFit Enhance in Decatur, Illinois. The competition features Rx, Scaled, and Masters divisions, and is renowned as one of the highest quality fitness competitions in the Midwest.
4. Harry Potter Fest at the Decatur Area Arts Council – Sept. 27th
Dress as your favorite character, take a trip to Hogwarts and meet some of its professors. Burst through platform 9 3/4, head to the sorting hat to find out which house you belong to, visit Honey Dukes Candy Shop, Ollivanders Wand Shop, Gringotts Bank and much more! Try your hand a Quidditch, Harry Potter Pictionary and Bingo and other Harry Potter Games. There will also be Harry Potter Crafts like wand making, potions class and Have You Seen this Wizard and Flying Ford Anglia photo ops. Lots of snacks, food and butterbeer as well. Harry Potter Fans absolutely will not want to miss this fun event!
5. Platinum Rock Legends at the Devon – September 27th
Closing out the amazing and successful first regular season of the Devon, the St. Louis band “Platinum Rock Legends” rocked the house! Check out the full photo gallery HERE.
6. Apple Pork Festival in Clinton – Sept.28-29th
An estimated 80,000 visitors attend the festival each year, located at the C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum grounds. This unique harvest festival features more than 25 food stands offering numerous old-fashioned food items; a juried art show; 19th century craft demonstrations and sales; tours of the historical C.H. Moore Mansion; an antique tractor show; live musical entertainment; meal grinding, rope-making, woodcarving and blacksmith demonstrations, a large flea market with over 250 dealers; and much more. To see the full photo gallery, CLICK HERE
7. Decatur Pride – Oct. 5th
The second annual pride Fest in downtown Decatur celebrated inclusion, education, arts and advocacy for the LBGTQ community. The event, held in downtown Decatur included an opening ceremony, family friendly activities, agency and retail vendors, a pet pride parade, live music and drag shows. Organizations such as growing strong sexual assault center and Fifth street renaissance mobile services and PFLAG (P-flag), a group for family advocates for the LGBTQ community were on hand with information and services for attendees. Though Pride month is celebrated in June, event organizers moved the event to October this year so as not to compete with numerous festivals and parades held in June. Check out the photo gallery HERE
8. Scareport – October 19th
A SPOOKY 1-mile Tot Trot, 5K or 10K run on the lighted runway at the Decatur Airport!
9. Boo at the Zoo- Neuhoff Night! – Oct 25th
Celebrate a safe Halloween with fun for the entire family during Neuhoff Night at Boo at the Zoo!
10. Celebrate the Legacy of Learning Dinner – November 9th
Please Join Us in Honoring OutstandingAlumna Sarah Elizabeth Ippel (Eisenhower High School – Class of 1998), Outstanding Alum Jim “Mac” McElroy (Stephen Decatur High School –Class of 1969) and Outstanding Educator Susie Niesman (Johns Hill Magnet School) at the Legacy of Learning Banquet. Millikin University Commons | 5:00 p.m. – Reception | 6:00 p.m. – Dinner. For seats or additional info call (217) 362-3042 or email firstname.lastname@example.org