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The Lithonia Summer Street Festival is an annual event. Usually held every June, this event attracts thousands of residents and visitors to the City. This event includes live entertainment, arts and crafts, vendors, a variety of food and other events. The day is highlighted by a parade down Main Street that features local community and business leaders, Lithonia High School “Bulldogs” marching band, antique cars, drill team performances, civic groups and church organizations. 

The Street Festival produces revenue that is used for another special community event the “Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony” held in November. The proceeds from the Festival are used purchase Holiday decorations to embellish the downtown. People from all over volunteer to help decorate the park and the light posts along Main Street. The lighting of the tree in the park marks the beginning of the holiday season in Lithonia.

Every 4th of July the City of Lithonia holds a Veterans Memorial ceremony in Kelly Park honoring our citizens who have lost their lives serving our country. This service is usually attended by our State Senator Max Cleland who was wounded in Vietnam. Mr. Cleland's family still lives in Lithonia. This event has taken on a life of it’s own. People from around the State attend this very special and emotional event.

On Easter Sunday a sunrise service is held at City Park at the Stewart amphitheatre. This is where Greater Lithonia Christian Council and the local churches come together to celebrate Easter. The Pastors and their church members coordinate this event that bring out several hundred people to worship together.

In the spring of each year, the City of Lithonia sponsors a clean up day that is usually held on the 2nd & 3rd weekends in April. The events helps to develop community pride and give the city a good sprucing up. On this day volunteers (old and young) from our community will paint, pick up trash, plant flowers, clean windows, clear off vacant lots and have a good time doing it.

During Halloween the Police Department has the local trick or treaters come by City Hall to get special treats and to participate in a costume contest. The parents treat themselves to coffee and doughnuts. In addition, the Police Department will have their Cops Annual Community Cookout in the fall. At the cookout the officers will conduct activities such as fingerprinting the children, take ID photos or have information on seatbelt safety.

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Last modified: November 12, 2001