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Life’s Better Here in Adams County

Head to Decatur in Adams County Indiana, and you’ll be in the company of a dapper walrus or a sharp fox chasing its dinner.  

The Decatur Sculpture tour, now in its 8th year brings a playful artistic flair to the downtown street corners.  

People from across the state head to Decatur each summer to admire the sculptures and enjoy the many activities that fill the calendar all season long.  

“There’s a lot of fun people that live here, and a lot of people that come here from Ohio and throughout the county and throughout several countries,” said Craig Coshow, Executive Director of the Decatur Chamber of Commerce. “We’ve got a movie cinema here in town. We’ve got some great restaurants and family fun places, so there’s a lot going on.” 

There are plenty of ways to spend a day in Decatur. But in the evening, Decatur really rocks!  

“The summertime we have a summer concert series that goes on on Thursday evenings, and we bring food vendors downtown. And then we have the concert series starting usually between 7-9 p.m. oThursday evenings,” Coshow said. “So that gets people out here. It’s like going to a wedding every week.”

Bring a chair, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy live music Thursday nights in downtown Decatur. It’s a great time to meet up with friends or even bust a move. 

Thursdayaren’t the only days when Decatur likes to party. Downtown Decatur Day, the Kekionga Festival, Motor Sports Festival and Germanfest all will bring more fun to Decatur later this summer. 

All the summer fun in Decatur would not be possible with the overwhelming support from the community who loves town. 

“People are family. I do have some family who live here, but people are very warm. We’re a community of almost 10 thousand so we still have a small-town feel,” said Wylie Sirk, Vice President of Decatur Main Street. “We are close to Fort Wayne if there’s resources there that we need, but we for the most part just enjoy the amenities that are here located in Decatur.” 

Rock and roll on down to Decatur this summer to see why Life’s Better in Adams County.

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Nikki Pietrus

Nikki Pietrus is the Morning Meteorologist at Fort Wayne’s NBC News.

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