Alpharetta is an exciting city to live in with amazing, fun and unique events to match! AlpharettaMoms.Org has compiled a list to keep us busy and informed of what is going on in “our neck of the woods!” Be sure to also check out the Alpharetta CVB’s website for more information!
ALPHARETTA FOOD TRUCK ALLEY Thursday’s 5-9 pm
Through Oct 19 Old Roswell Street
Enjoy a variety of 6-8 rotating food trucks and music each week. Stroll the streets, eat delicious food, listen to some great music and kick off the weekend a little early! No Food Truck Alley on May 4, due to Taste of Alpharetta.
ALPHARETTA FARMERS MARKET Saturday’s 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Through October 28 Old Canton Street in Downtown Alpharetta
At the Downtown Alpharetta Farmers Market you will find farmers with fruits, vegetables and natural meats, gardeners with
fresh flowers and herbs, and makers of all sorts of edible home goods from yummy desserts and breads to local raw honey and homemade sauces, jellies, soaps.
Most of these signature events will take place in The Plaza, Avalon’s central gathering space located adjacent to Concierge. All events are free and open to the public. More details about each event are below:
· Little Acorns: Every Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. to noon, parents and caregivers are invited to bring their pre-school aged tots for free playtime in The Plaza. Weekly surprises will include face painters, storytellers, visits from favorite characters and more. This event lasts through Oct. 24.
· AvalOM: Breathe in. Breathe out. Every Wednesday evening from 6 to 7 p.m., fitness fanatics can enjoy a free wellness class in The Plaza. Classes will be a variety of yoga and barre, and will be led by expert instructors from Flywheel Sports, lululemon, Athleta and more. This event lasts through Oct. 25.
· Avalon Nights Live: Unwind from a long week with live music every Friday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in The Plaza. Families and friends are invited to sit back, relax and enjoy music performed by local artists. Guests are welcome to grab to-go food and drinks from Avalon’s famed eateries like Oak Steakhouse and Branch & Barrel, and bring their meals for an evening out on the Plaza. This event lasts through Oct. 27.
· The Punchline Comedy Night at Avalon: Throughout spring and summer, join The Punchline for lots of laughs with live comedy acts in Palmer Plaza (located between Oak Steakhouse and Colletta). The performances last about 90 minutes and are recommended for ages 13 and older. Punchline Comedy kicks off on April 3 and repeats each month.
April 29 ALPHARETTA CVB’s FAMILY REUNION WORKSHOP 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Hampton Inn & Suites 16785 Old Morris Road
The CVB’s family reunion specialist will help attendees gain insight into the planning process and show how Alpharetta’s easy access, mild climate, exceptional facilities and world-class shopping, dining and entertainment make it the perfect location for fun-filled special events.
The workshop and lunch are complimentary and one lucky attendee will receive a digital camera, perfect for capturing those memories soon to be made. Attendees will also learn how to plan other types of gatherings, including reunions of schools, military units, corporate groups and professional organizations.
Once you have all the information you need to organize a successful celebration, the Alpharetta CVB can help you execute your plan. Its complimentary services include assistance with group hotel accommodations, a guide to parks and area attractions, welcome bags with visitor guides and maps, and assistance with catering, vendor and transportation needs.
To reserve your seat at the upcoming Family Reunion Workshop, and to request expert assistance in planning your event visit www.awesomealpharetta.com or contact Julie Clyburn at 678-297-2811 or at email@example.com.
May 4 TASTE OF ALPHARETTA 5 – 10 pm Milton Ave & Roswell Street
The Taste of Alpharetta has been named one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast for 2017 by the Southeast Tourism Society.
This year’s festival will take place on Thursday, May 4, 2017 in downtown Alpharetta. It has become an annual tradition for festival goers, families and food connoisseurs and will feature over 60 restaurants, chef demonstrations and family entertainment.
“We are thrilled that the Taste of Alpharetta has been selected to appear in the STS Top 20 listings for 2017,” says Janet Rodgers, president and CEO of the Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau. “The event has always been extremely popular for residents and visitors, and we feel this designation will help us spread the word about the event throughout the Southeast and across the country.”
The Southeast Tourism Society developed the STS Top 20 Events program to recognize successful festivals and special events across the Southeast. Events considered for the STS Top 20 recognition must be at least three years old and have attendance of at least 1,000. Travel industry experts select 20 events per month, and STS publicizes them throughout the United States. The complete list is published on two websites: EscapeToTheSoutheast.com and the Travel Media Press Room.
May 27-29 ALPHARETTA ARTS STREETFEST Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. – 5pm, Monday 10 a.m. – 5pm Downtown Alpharetta
Event is rain or shine! Celebrating its 12th year, the Alpharetta Art StreetFest will be held on Milton Avenue between Main Street and Roswell-Canton Street with parking available at City Hall Parking Deck and Milton Center. Festival-lovers and art enthusiasts will have the chance to experience a wide variety of original art, music, amazing food and FREE hands-on art activities for children.
Alpharetta Arts Streetfest will feature more than 95 artists from across the U.S. Festival goers can stroll through the outdoor gallery, meet the artists and acquire a piece of original whimsical art. Artists featured represent a wide variety of mediums including mixed media, photography, pottery, jewelry, textiles, glass, wood, metal and paper art.
May 20 ALPHARETTA ART IN THE PARK One Saturday each month 9 a.m. – 4pm Downtown Alpharetta
Corner of Main Street & Milton Avenue. This is a rain or shine event
Upcoming dates: May 20, June 24, July 29, August 26, September 23
Creativity hits the park in charming Downtown Alpharetta. This outdoor artists market features handcrafted work by local artists who create masterpieces right before your eyes. Come enjoy the pottery, woodwork, metal work, jewelry creations, handmade children’s clothing, photography, watercolor, oil, soaps and lotions, mosaic art and much more.
Event Contact: Buddy Gash 678-296-2829 firstname.lastname@example.org
June 2-4 Georgia National Fastpitch Qualifer
June 2nd, 3rd & 4th, Southern Pride Sports, along with Premier Girls Fastpitch (PGF) are holding the Georgia National Fastpitch Qualifier at North Park in Alpharetta, Georgia. The tournament will bring some of the best 14u, 16u and 18u teams from all over the country. The top three teams in each division will qualify to compete at the PGF National Championships this Summer. These teams will compete against 300 other teams that qualified across the country.
PGF began in 2008 as an alternate to other fastpitch associations across the country at the time. Now, almost 10 years later the best of the best teams across the country play PGF. The PGF National Championships are held across two weeks during the summer in Huntington Beach, California each year. PGF has also become the go to association for college coaches looking for top level talent. The PGF National Championships have become the most recruited amateur fastpitch event in the country.
The Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau works with groups like Southern Pride Sports and Premier Girls Fastpitch to provide complimentary planning services to assist in bringing exciting sporting events such as this to Alpharetta.
“We love supporting and working with event organizers to create events that are fun for individuals or the entire family,” said Janet Rodgers, President and CEO of Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau. “We invite residents and visitors to come out to support the teams.”
Southern Pride Sports is a Georgia based company that promotes girls fastpitch tournaments. Southern Pride holds PGF events in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Alabama. You can learn more at www.premiergirlsfastpitch.com or www.southernpridepgf.com. For information on this event or any other Southern Pride PGF event please email Larry Scott email@example.com or Allen Jordan firstname.lastname@example.org.