More than 62 restaurants will be ready to dish out their specialties on Thursday, May 2, 2019 as Taste of Alpharetta celebrates its 29th year. Taste of Alpharetta attracts more than 35,000 patrons between 5-10 pm, and takes place in Downtown Alpharetta, encompassing Milton Avenue, Roswell Street, Old Roswell Street, Canton Street and Old Canton Street. In addition to fantastic food, patrons will enjoy a culinary competition, live music on 3 stages, family Fun Zone and more. This year the city is adding a few new features to the event, including a beer garden presented by Smile Generation full of local brews, and a “Locally Grown” area featuring fun and educational activities put on by food-focused community organizations.
We are excited to announce The Taste of Alpharetta is partnering with Second Helpings Atlanta for the event’s food rescue. Each restaurant will have the opportunity to donate left over food, at the end of the event, to Second Helpings Atlanta. Since 2004, Second Helpings Atlanta’s community of volunteers has been picking up surplus, nutritious, perishable and prepared food and delivering it to the many front-line agencies in the Metro Atlanta area that feed the hungry every day. This donated food gets diverted from landfills and is used to feed those in need, making Atlanta a more environmentally responsible metropolitan area.
This FREE admission event invites patrons to purchase food and activity tickets – 10 tickets for $5.00. Tickets are redeemed at participating restaurant booths for a wide selection of tastes that range from $.50 – $4.00 per sample. Tickets may also be redeemed in the “Locally Grown” area and Fun Zone area for a variety of activities including engaging educational experiences, inflatables and a variety of children’s activities.
Local chefs will compete in the Taste of Alpharetta Culinary Competition from
This year Taste of Alpharetta is adding new features to the event including a beer garden full of local brews, and a “Locally Grown” area of agricultural organizations, always keeping food the focus of this popular event. Many of the city’s newest restaurants will also be participating for the first time this year such as Citizen Soul, Coalition Food & Beverage, Holmes Restaurant, Maple Street Biscuit Company, Shade Street Food and Vitality Bowls.
The event attracts more than 35,000 festival goers and takes place in Downtown Alpharetta, encompassing Milton Avenue, Roswell Street, Old Roswell Street
There is much more to this annual festival than pleasing palates. Chefs will face off for culinary competitions and patrons will be able to cast their vote for their favorite dish. Live bands will enhance the summer air as foodies stroll through the streets of downtown, and kids can make memories in the Fun Zones.
Taste of Alpharetta is an annual favorite and has grown into one of the city’s largest tourism assets. With previous distinctions in 2015, 2017 and 2018, the event was once again chosen as a Top 20 Event in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society in 2019, drawing attendees from around the Southeast each year to experience a Taste of Alpharetta’s culinary offerings.
“Taste of Alpharetta has become a signature event for our community, offering a unique opportunity to experience more than 60 Alpharetta restaurants in one place and all on one night,” said Janet Rodgers, president and CEO of the Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau. “This event is one of my favorites in the community and has become an annual tradition for festival goers and food connoisseurs over the years. We invite and welcome individuals, families, foodies and festival lovers to join us and experience a taste of Alpharetta’s unique and chef-driven restaurants at this special event you don’t want to miss.”
The fun doesn’t stop at the Taste of Alpharetta. Those coming in from out of town can plan to spend the entire weekend exploring the city. Visitors can dine at The American Girl® Boutique and Bistro or sharpen their culinary skills at Publix Apron’s Cooking School, both of which can’t be found anywhere else in Georgia. On Friday, May 3, music lovers can choose from two amazing live musical performances at the Home By Dark Concert Series at Chukkar Farm or the all-female Country group, Farewell Angelina, at Matilda’s. On Saturday, May 4, the Alpharetta Farmers Market is the perfect place to find fresh locally-grown products from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Downtown Alpharetta. Visitors can spend the rest of the day ‘horsing’ around with friends at Avalon’s fifth annual Kentucky Derby Party. Event goers can watch the race excitement live on the jumbo viewing screen and dance the night away with live musical performances. There’s never a dull moment in Alpharetta