Welcome to the Spirit of America Festival

For 49 years, the City of Decatur, Alabama has been proud to host the Spirit of America Festival and provide free, family entertainment to thousands of area residents in celebration of the 4th of July. 

The event annually places among the “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” by the Southeast Tourism Society for the month of July.  In addition to children’s activities, entertainment, food, games, music, Battle of the Bands and fireworks, one of the defining activities of the festival is the annual Spirit of America Awards Ceremony in which special honorees receive awards commending their outstanding service and sacrifice for their county and their fellow man.

This year we will kick things off with the North Alabama Food Trucks and Frances Band at 6pm on July 3. Then local acts at 7:00 p.m. Trick Zipper band and 8:00 p.m. The Wheelers. At 9:30-11:00 p.m. the Nationally Acclaimed  Group Resurrection: Journey Tribute Band will perform.

In 2015 on July 4th our first events will begin at 9AM with Children events, parades and various events on the stage.  Entertainment groups begin at noon and the Battle of the Bands will be from 3PM to 7PM.  Special Entertainment begins at 7PM and the Awards Ceremony will be begin with the VETERANS walk. We urge ALL veterans to be at the Ice Rink area (across from the field no later than 8PM) and participate in the festivals very first Veterans WALK that will begin at 8:15 on the 4th.  Also if you want to carry a sign in honor of a loved one that passed you are welcome to carry a sign and walk in their memory.   The awards show will celebrate patriotism, talent, and the true beauty of the American spirit as we honor the recipients of three awards.  Fireworks show will begin at approximately 9:30 and will be followed by an nationally acclaimed Tribute Band for the Allman Brothers.



Festival Sponsors

City of Decatur, AlabamaMorgan County CommissionDecatur Parks and Recreation DepartmentDecatur-Morgan County Convention and Visitors BureauPepsiAlabama Bureau of Travel and Tourism McWhorter Communications, Inc.