Alpharetta is full of events year round! The City of Alpharetta and Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau put alot of time and effort into planning amazingly fun family events. It is hard to not find something to do in this city full of entertainment and if you find you are drawing a blank – reach out to me!
Alpharetta Food Truck Alley Thursday’s 5-9 pm through October 10
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! In the event of inclement weather, please check the Alpharetta Food Truck Alley Facebook page.
Alpharetta Farmers Market Saturday’s 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. through October 26
Village Green in front of Alpharetta City Hall
2 Park Plaza
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.
There will be no farmers market on August 3, 2019.
Visit the City of Alpharetta before the event in case of inclement weather or call 678-297-6133.
The Brooke Street Park Summer Concert Series brings music and fun to life, Saturdays from May to September. Bring a blanket and a picnic, and enjoy free, live, family-friendly performances by different Alpharetta based entertainment groups.
- August 10 – Home By Dark featuring former CCMA Female Artist of the Year, Victoria Bank & Jesse Terry
- August 24 – Home By Dark featuring Billboard Songwriting Award winner Beth Wood & Nathan Angelo
- September 14 – Home By Dark featuring JP Williams, Jimmie Allen (writer of #1 country hit “Best Shot”) & Sabrina
HOME BY DARK concerts have been captivating audiences since 2007 with one of the most powerful concert events in America. Inviting the best songwriters and musicians in the world to its stage, HOME BY DARK proves every night ” A Song Can Change Your Life.” For more information about HOME BY DARK or full artist information visit: Home By Dark
For updates, please visit the City of Alpharetta’s website at www.alpharetta.ga.us. These are rain or shine events.
Old Soldiers Day Parade August 3
9:15 a.m. Band / 10:00 a.m. Program / 10:30 a.m. Parade
The City of Alpharetta and American Legion Post 201 hosts the Annual Old Soldiers Day Parade. The goal of this parade is to celebrate American war veterans and recognize their service to our country. The City band will begin on Roswell St at 9:15 a.m., the Memorial service at 10:00 a.m. and the parade begins at 10:30 a.m. The parade ends at American Legion Post 201 on Wills Road where there will be free Varsity hotdogs, drinks and plenty of activities.
HISTORY OF THE PARADE
The Old Soldiers Day Parade began years ago as a tribute to local Civil War veterans, but was discontinued after a few years. A few years after the conclusion of World War II, in 1952, a small group of Alpharetta men wanted to recognize local war veterans, started having a parade through Downtown, and Old Soldiers Day was reborn! Today, the local tradition lives on as a way to celebrate and honor all war veterans, especially those from Alpharetta, who have defended the rights and freedoms enjoyed by everyone in the United States of America.
Along with the program and parade, this celebration will also feature floats, High School bands, entertainment, children’s activities, and prizes. Free hot dogs and soft drinks will be available at the American Legion at 201 Wills Road, at the conclusion of the parade. With so much to celebrate, take this day to recognize the living memory of American War Veterans.
THE PARADE IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT! For more information call 678-297-6000 or email email@example.com
Grilling & Gridiron September 14 Save the Date!
IronKids Alpharetta September 15
IronKids Alpharetta, one of the largest IronKids triathlons in the country, is returning to Alpharetta on September 15, 2019. Saturday events include an expo and bike drop-off from 12 – 5 p.m. Sunday’s race day kicks off at 7:30 a.m. and runs until 11 a.m. Registration is now open for entrants.
The mission of IronKids is to inspire and motivate youth through sports to lead active, positive and healthy lifestyles. IronKids Alpharetta, open to youth ages 6 to 15, provides an interactive weekend experience for the entire family showcasing the nation’s top youth triathlon talent as well as to positively introduce the realm of multi-sport to first-time triathletes. IronKids is managed by Premier Event Management, a nation-wide endurance race event organizer, who has partnered with the Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau for nine years on this event.
The IronKids event in Alpharetta has remained the one of the largest youth triathlon in the country with an expected 800 athletes competing. The race will include three divisions: Junior- ages 6 to 8, Intermediate- ages 9 to 11 and Senior-ages 12 to 15. All participants will receive an Alpharetta IronKids shirt, finisher medal, chip timing and complimentary food and refreshments.
Competition Categories & Start Times:
Seniors (Ages 12 – 15) | Start 8:45 AM
Swim – 300 Yards | Bike – 8 Miles | Run – 2 Miles
Intermediates (Ages 9 – 11) | Start 10:00 AM
Swim – 150 Yards | Bike – 4 Miles | Run – 1 Mile
Juniors (Ages 6 – 8) | Start 7:15 AM
Swim – 50 Yards | Bike – 2 Miles | Run – 500 Yards
For more information on registration and hotel accommodations in Alpharetta visit https://www.awesomealpharetta.com/ironkids-triathlon/.
European Market September 21-22
Alpharetta’s 7th annual European Market is set for September 21-22, in Downtown Alpharetta. Shoppers will find 40 of the best artisans showcasing an eclectic ensemble of vintage style home décor, furniture, works of art, handcrafted jewelry, one-of-a-kind finds, fashion clothing, accessories, gifts and unique treasures. For two days only, all under a large tent the length of Milton Avenue between Main Street & Roswell/Canton Streets, the city will transform into a scene echoing lively European open-air markets.
European cities such as London, Paris and Brussels are famous for their open-air markets. While a trip overseas is enticing it can be costly and time-consuming. Alpharetta’s 7th annual European Market brings the boutique market experience right here to the Southeast.
To further elevate the experience of the weekend, the Alpharetta Farmers Market is open from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 15. Visitors will find over 60 local vendors at the Farmers Market just across the sidewalk from Alpharetta’s European Market. Fresh, local produce, artisanal cheeses, handcrafted jams and golden locally-sourced honey are just a few ways event attendees will be transported across the pond without ever leaving the heart of Georgia.
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:
Wednesday’s at 6pm on the Green – Free workout!! Typically yoga!
· Little Acorns: Every Tuesday morning; April 9 through October; 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.
· AvalOM: Breathe in. Breathe out. Every Wednesday evening; April 10 through October; 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. Each week, we will showcase one of these fitness retailers with a complimentary 60 minute class in the Plaza. Bring your own mat and Be Well on Wednesdays at AvalOM.
· Avalon Nights Live: Starting April 12. 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.
· 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 May 6 and repeats each month.
The 7th Annual Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival Announces Headliners
October 11-12, 2019: This Two-Day, Free Event Includes Many Well-Known, National & Local Artists
The Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival returns to downtown Alpharetta, Ga. for its sixth year on October 11-12, 2019.
The Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival brings nationally and locally recognized singer-songwriters together, giving music lovers a behind-the-scenes look at the stories that have inspired many musical genres.
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