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Alpharetta

Where Old South Hospitality and New South Imagination Come Together



Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau Park Plaza

178 South Main Street, Suite 200, Alpharetta, GA 30009
877-202-5961 - 678-297-2811
678-297-9197 Fax
www.awesomealpharetta.com

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With a vibrant sensibility and urbane pedigree, Alpharetta is the very embodiment of what it claims itself to be: Awesome! And this city of approximately 54,000 residents, located in metropolitan Atlanta less than 25 miles from the city, isn’t shy about celebrating this most auspicious trait. Even its slogan, “Enjoy, Experience, Explore; Everything’s Possible!” proclaims Alpharetta’s intentions, distinguishes its ethos and connotes the exceptional gifts with which the “first city” has been blessed. Perched in the foothills of the north Georgia mountains at the intersection of “Old South Hospitality and New South Imagination,” Alpharetta offers visitors a thriving culinary scene, leading arts district, luxury accommodations, exciting recreation, trendy entertainment districts and endless shopping opportunities.

  • Alpharetta offers all the conveniences of a big city with the charm and safety of a small town.
  • Alpharetta’s seven unique shopping districts mean there’s something for everyone. Don’t miss the American Girl Boutique and Bistro at North Point Mall!
  • Catch a concert at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, which this year will feature artists like the Dave Matthews Band and Kenny Chesney.
  • Alpharetta is a gastronomist’s paradise with nearly 150 dining options spanning every cuisine imaginable. Take time to explore the city’s three cooking schools during your visit.
  • For evening entertainment, listen to live music at local restaurants and coffee houses, race your way around two indoor tracks at Andretti Karting and Games, ice or inline skate at The Cooler, or catch a flick at contemporary multiplex movie theaters showing the latest releases.

A city with a mild climate, Alpharetta has a green mindset and has been awarded the designation of Tree City USA no less than 17 times by the National Arbor Society. Well-tended golf courses (nine of them!), over 750 acres of beautifully maintained city parks, plus the Alpharetta Big Creek Greenway, a 12-foot wide concrete path that includes additional mountain biking trails and meanders for more than six miles past wetlands, mean walkers, runners, in-line skaters, nature lovers, students and those who just want to sit a spell with Mother Nature, will find a place just for them in Alpharetta. http://www.awesomealpharetta.com/.

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Alpharetta plays host to various festivals and events throughout the year. From concerts to culinary offerings, Alpharetta's calendar of events always has something to share.

Check out the following list of this month's events, or use the calendar to search for your awesome Alpharetta adventure. Click on a particular date or use the list of months at the top of the calendar to find listings of current and future events. You may also search by event name.

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Alpharetta Food Truck Alley

Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 5-9pm

Downtown Alpharetta
Old Roswell St.

Alpharetta, GA


http://www.awesomealpharetta.com/pages/ContentPage.aspx?ContentName=Food_Truck_Alley
Event Type: Culinary

Feast on the street every Thursday evening at Alpharetta Food Truck Alley! This weekly gathering will have 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!

Eating in Season: A Southern Spring Dinner

Thursday, April 24 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Harry's Farmers Market - Salud!
1180 Upper Hembree Rd,

Alpharetta, GA
770-664-6300

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/events?store=6462
Event Type: Culinary
$39

Celebrate a timeless southern cuisine still driven by the seasons, with our class devoted to traditional country cooking, and featuring recipes and ingredients in-step with spring’s bounty: Not-yet-spicy young field greens, wild mushrooms, baby peas, colorful berries, and local farm-raised chickens.

Artisan Cheese Tasting

Friday, Arpil 25 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Harry's Farmers Market - Salud!
1180 Upper Hembree Rd,

Roswell, GA
770-664-6300

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/events?store=6462
Event Type: Culinary
$19

Throughout the world, small, specialist cheese-makers are recapturing the craft of using milk from their own herds and respecting traditional methods of working with milk, to show us how a simple product can become a statement of its provenance.

The KSU Faculty Jazz Parliament

Friday, April 25 at 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm

The Velvet Note
4075 Old Milton Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA
855-583-5838

http://thevelvetnote.com/ksu-faculty-jazz-parliament/
Event Type: Nightlife
$20

In a rare public, commercial appearance, KSU’s faculty finest come together for an evening of straight-ahead jazz and original compositions. This parliament of KSU Faculty features Sam Skelton on woodwinds, Tyrone Jackson on piano, Mark Miller on bass and Justin Chesarek on Drums.

Legacy Lacrosse Cup

Friday, April 25 - Saturday, April 26

High Schools throughout the area

Alpharetta, GA


http://www.awesomealpharetta.com/pages/ContentPage.aspx?ContentName=Legacy_Lacrosse_Cup
Event Type: Sports
Weekend Pass: Adults: $15 Students: $5

Elite teams from all over the nation will compete in this highly competitive tournament. The tournament is inspired by legacy, Parker Jackson who was respected and natural born leader.

Milton Theatre Company Presents Cirque

Friday, April 25 - Sunday, April 27, 2014

Milton High School
13025 Birmingham Highway

Milton, GA


http://www.miltontheatrecompany.com/
Event Type: Family Fun

Watch the Milton Theatre company perform various stunts and acrobatics in this fast paced and action packed show.

HOWLpharetta Ghost Tour

Friday, April 25 at 8:00 p.m.

Historic Downtown

Alpharetta, GA


http://www.awesomealpharetta.com/pages/ContentPage.aspx?ContentName=Alpharetta_Tours
Event Type: Family Fun
All tickets must be purchased in advance

Experience some of historic downtown Alpharetta’s extensive history through a narrated walking tour. Some regular sites through the journey include the original site of City Hall, a famous restaurant that is rumored to be haunted, shops with local flair, turn of the century hotels and a local favorite, Resthaven Cemetery.

Girls Night Out

Friday, April 25 at 7 p.m.

Publix Apron's Cooking School
4305 State Bridge Road

Alpharetta, GA
770-751-8560

http://www.publix.com/aprons/schools/Alpharetta/ClassDetailReservations.do?childId=28433
Event Type: Culinary
$45

Ok, Ladies! Time to leave your husbands and beloved ones at home while you enjoy a night at our Publix Aprons Cooking School.

Spring Fine Wine Series

Saturday, April 26 at 7 p.m.

Publix Apron's Cooking School
4305 State Bridge Road

Alpharetta, GA
770-751-8560

http://www.publix.com/aprons/schools/Alpharetta/ClassDetailReservations.do?childId=28587
Event Type: Culinary
$60

Come join us for the night and enjoy premium wines from around the world paired with our chef's favorite dishes. This is a premium experience with premium wines.

Family Reunion Workshop

Saturday, April 26 from 10am - 1pm

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suit
12505 Cingular Way

Alpharetta, GA
678-297-2811

http://www.awesomealpharetta.com/pages/family_reunion.aspx
Event Type: Family Reunion Workshop
Free

How long has it been..when was the last time...wouldn't it be nice to be together again? If these are questions you find yourself asking in regards to quality family time, perhaps you should consider planning a family reunion.

HOWLpharetta Ghost Tour

Saturday, April 26 at 8:00 p.m.

Historic Downtown

Alpharetta, GA


http://www.awesomealpharetta.com/pages/ContentPage.aspx?ContentName=Alpharetta_Tours
Event Type: Family Fun
All tickets must be purchased in advance

Experience some of historic downtown Alpharetta’s extensive history through a narrated walking tour. Some regular sites through the journey include the original site of City Hall, a famous restaurant that is rumored to be haunted, shops with local flair, turn of the century hotels and a local favorite, Resthaven Cemetery.

Artful Alpharetta Art Show

Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10 am - 4 pm

Alpharetta Welcome Center
178 South Main St. Suite 200

Alpharetta, GA
678-297-0102
info@awesomealpharetta.com

Event Type: Family Fun
Free

Enjoy this free event that will showcase at least eight of Alpharetta's talented and accomplished artists, each displaying numerous pieces of premier art in various mediums. Enter to win an original piece of art valued at $450 by Jim Lappe.

Alpharetta Farmers Market

Saturday, April 26, market opens at 8:30am (extended hours in the afternoon)

Downtown Alpharetta
Old Canton Street

Alpharetta, GA


http://www.awesomealpharetta.com/Pages/ContentPage.aspx?ContentName=Alpharetta_FarmersMarket
Event Type: Culinary
Free

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.

Alpharetta Arts StreetFest

Saturday and Sunday, April 26 & 27, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Historic Downtown Alpharetta
Milton Avenue and Main Street

Alpharetta, GA


http://www.awesomealpharetta.com/pages/ContentPage.aspx?ContentName=Alpharetta_Streetfest
Event Type: Festivals
Admission and parking are free.

Celebrate the arts at one of the city’s most popular events! The streets of Historic Downtown will be closed as nearly 100 artists, musicians and performers from throughout the U.S. are showcased. Enjoy a beautiful spring weekend as you stroll through outdoor galleries filled with fine art in 14 medium expressions, create children’s art and experience live jazz, roots rock, Celtic music, cultural dancing and more.

Montana Skies

Saturday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

The Velvet Note
4075 Old Milton Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA
855-583-5838

http://thevelvetnote.com/montana-skies/
Event Type: Nightlife
$22

Montana Skies creates a unique new sound, from finger-picking to flamenco, with the unusual pairing of cello and guitar.

Alpharetta Garden Club Pass Along Plant Sale

Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Mansell House & Gardens
1835 Old Milton Parkway

Alpharetta, GA
770-343-8490

http://www.thealpharettagardenclub.org
Event Type: Outdoor Activities

Come early to get the best selections at the Pass Along Plant Sale with plants from members' gardens. Tours will be offered of the gardens that the club maintains, with plantings in both sun and shade.

Date Night: April in Paris

Saturday, April 26 from 5 - 8 p.m.

Harry's Farmers Market - Salud!
1180 Upper Hembree Rd,

Roswell, GA
770-664-6300

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/events?store=6462
Event Type: Culinary
$125 per couple

Paris truly is for lovers. It's a city with charm where visitors are quickly swept up in the magic and the gastronomy is paradise. Visit the “City of Light” for an evening celebrating wonderful Parisian food and wines. What have you done to my heart! French wines will be served.

A Salute to Julia: Classic Baking Techniques

Sunday, April 27 from 1 - 4:30 p.m.

Harry's Farmers Market - Salud!
1180 Upper Hembree Rd,

Roswell, GA
770-664-6300

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/events?store=6462
Event Type: Culinary
$59

Join us for a baking celebration with some of our favorite recipes from the beloved Julia Child. More than anything, Julia Child set classic French techniques accessibly in the realm of the American kitchen, pioneering cooking television and education for the home cook.

Alabama: All American Tour 2014

Sunday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
2200 Encore Parkway

Alpharetta, GA
404-733-5010

http://www.awesomealpharetta.com/pages/ContentPage.aspx?ContentName=verizon_wireless_amphitheatre
Event Type: Performing Arts - Music

ALABAMA is the band that changed everything. They reeled off 21 straight #1 singles, a record that will probably never be equaled in any genre.

Starlab

Sunday, April 27; 1 – 2pm (two 25-minute programs)

Chattahoochee Nature Center
9135 Willeo Road

Roswell, GA
770-992-2055

http://www.chattnaturecenter.org
Event Type: Family Fun
General admission: $6 for Child/$10 Adult/$7 Seniors 65+/$7 Students 13-18/Free CNC Members & Kids 2 and under.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to enjoy the wonders of a planetarium, come out and explore the night sky with us and get the most out of your Sunday afternoon! STARLAB is a fascinating experience, and once you’re inside you’ll see why.

The Mark Tucker Trio with vocalist Lori Perozzi

Sunday, April 27 at 7 p.m. & 8 p.m.

The Velvet Note
4075 Old Milton Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA
855-583-5838

http://thevelvetnote.com/mark-tucker/
Event Type: Nightlife
$20

The Mark Tucker Trio with vocalist Lori Perozzi performs a swinging blend of vocal and instrumental standards-with-a-twist as well as original jazz tunes in the classic Blue-Note style.

Wine Dinner with Vin 25 Bistro & Wine Bar

Wednesday, April 30 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Harry's Farmers Market - Salud!
1180 Upper Hembree Rd,

Roswell, GA
770-664-6300

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/events?store=6462
Event Type: Culinary
$55

Vin25 is a bit of a hidden gem in downtown Roswell. This intimate wine bistro features a chef-driven, seasonal menu and over 200 international wines. Tonight, we welcome head chef Scott Cannon as he prepares delectable dishes with wine pairings from the restaurant’s owner and master sommelier, Philip Cooper (“Coop”).

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