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 October 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.
September 30 Scarecrow Harvest 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Milton Avenue
This event is rain or shine.
Alpharetta’s downtown streets will be lined with over 100 scarecrows to celebrate its fall spirit. Join in on the free family entertainment that includes groovy country music, games of crow-cornhole, hay rides, quirky face painting, historical demos, artsy activities, stimulating story-telling, yummy festival food and engaging inflatables.
September 30 Alpharetta Brew Moon Fest 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
This event is rain or shine
Downtown comes alive for this annual beer fest with great food and beverages for purchase. Bring your own chairs or tables available for purchase. Cost: $10 entry fee, Table of eight is $130, table of six is $100
October 6-7 Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival
Friday: 6 – 10:30 pm Saturday: 5 – 10:30 pm
Music will flow through the streets as talented artists perform their own songs with soulful melodies, magnificent vocals and expressive lyrics while interacting with the audience. Listeners will learn the stories behind each song and may recognize some of the tunes that are played by their favorite musicians.
Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival Lineup Announced
The Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival returns to Alpharetta, Georgia for its fifth year on October 6-7, 2017. Music will flow through the streets as talented artists perform with soulful melodies, magnificent vocals and expressive lyrics while interacting with the audience. Listeners will get a unique opportunity to learn the stories behind each song and may recognize some of the tunes that are played by their favorite musicians.
Tickets for Saturday, October 7 are $40 in advance and can be purchased by visiting www.wireandwoodalpharetta.com, or can purchased at the gate for $45. Avoid the last minute long lines at the gate and purchase Early Bird tickets now!
For a limited time, patrons can buy one weekend pass for $40 and a second one for half price ($20). We want to encourage you to buy tickets in advance! For the first time ever, we are offering a limited number of VIP passes for the Saturday performances at a cost of $125 each. A VIP pass includes: exclusive premier seating in the front rows of The Main Stage and The Street Stage, reserved parking, and three drink tickets. Please share this limited-time offer with your friends, family, and music enthusiasts. This is a rain or shine event, and there is no admission charge for children ages 12 and under.
October 19 Alpharetta Night Out 5-8pm Avalon
Join us on Thursday, October 19th from 5PM to 8PM to spend time with your neighborhood public safety men and women who serve Alpharetta! Enjoy live demos by the public safety departments, touch-a-trucks, and experience interactive activities for kids and families. Avalon Boulevard will be closed Thursday, October 19th until 9PM for this event.
**Demos may contain simulated gunfire. Visit the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety on Facebook for updates.
December 3 ALPHARETTA TREE LIGHTING 5pm – 9 pm
All the magic of the holidays glistens at the annual lighting of the 45’ live spruce tree with 10,000 white lights! The tree lighting will take place at 7 p.m.
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.
Holiday Activity Lineup
~Visits and photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus
~Community Stagewith Holiday Performances
~Downtown Restaurants and Food Trucks
~Have fun in the Snow Playground
~Roast Marshmallows around a warm fire
~Performances by North Point Community Church
~Twas the Night Before Christmas read along with Mayor Belle Isle and family
In case of inclement weather, please visit www.alpharetta.ga.us for event updates. Visitors are encouraged to park at Milton Center & Alpharetta City Hall.
Alpharetta Conference Center
Opening January 2018, the Alpharetta Conference Center will be a top-of-the-line meeting and event space, not only for the Alpharetta community but also meeting planners, event coordinators and even families seeking the perfect destination reunion location. The conference center will feature more than 44,000 square feet of adaptable space, unbeatable proximity to 16 premier dining options and be the first one gigabit community in Atlanta. The conference center will be conveniently connected to the new Hotel at Avalon, giving organizers and meeting attendees easy access to first-class accommodations and entertainment options.