Join Car-Free, Family Fun on Sunday, October 28, at the Sixth Annual Open Streets Emory Village

It’s time for the whole family to break out your costumes and walk, bike, or roll on down to Open Streets Emory Village on Sunday, October 28, from 2 to 6 p.m.

The Halloween Parade kicks off at 2, so dress accordingly and bring your pups for the Dog Contests starting at 3 (Best Costume and Best-in-Show). Glenn Trunk or Treat will be back for the kiddos, and new activities include a pumpkin-carving contest at 4:30 (bring your own or purchase one from Glenn Memorial), a rubber duckie race at 5 p.m., the Bubble Man (weather permitting), and the Callanwolde Dancers.

All your favorites will be there: live music, food and brews, face painting, the Puppet Factory, circus performers, street games, and more!

Village streets (North Decatur Road from the roundabout to CVS and South Oxford) will be closed to vehicular traffic, but open for free fun for the entire family. If you must drive a car to get there, park for free in Emory’s parking deck at Barnes & Noble.

Open Streets attendees can watch the daring performers of the Imperial OPA Circus, climb the giant rock wall, get their face painted, and sample food from the many Village businesses.

Enjoy non-stop music from a variety of performers, as well as dance demonstrations, a fire truck for children to touch, and games and activities for kids of all ages. Some activities may require a small fee.

Open Streets Emory Village is a pedestrian-friendly event presented in collaboration with DeKalb County by the all-volunteer Emory Village Alliance—a partnership of businesses, neighbors, and Emory University, whose mission is to continue to improve the vitality and accessibility of Emory Village as a work, play, and dine destination.

See the full schedule for more details.

Fall Work Day in the Village on Saturday

Put on your work gloves, bring your favorite tool or shears (if you have one) and join EVA and your neighbors in Emory Village this Saturday, October 13, from 8:30 to 2 p.m. for a fall workday.
We’ll be  weeding, planting ground cover, pruning, mulching and helping do general clean up on the roundabout and the islands throughout the public streetscape of the village. 
EVA will provide coffee and trash bags.  

Help keep our village beautiful!  Please be sure to put our fall workday on your calendar: Saturday, October 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, contact, Todd Hill at ​

Fixing the Fountain

You undoubtedly have noticed when the fountain in Emory Village Plaza has not been operating. This was not due to faulty fountain mechanical;  it was a problem with the water source, which comes from an underground well located behind the fountain. Recently the Emory Village Alliance approved the removal and replacement of the well pump.

Thanks to DeKalb County for funding the cost of the pump replacement. We were able to decrease the electrical demand of the pump by reducing the horsepower needed to draw well water for irrigation and fountain make up water. Ken Waller of Waller Well & Pump Service, and his crew did an excellent job!