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Fun Things to Do in Alpharetta, Georgia

Alpharetta, Georgia is the place to go for electrifying events, diverse culinary adventures, captivating arts and culture, and endless attractions — all in the beautiful backdrop of the charming Metro Atlanta community. Whether you’re wandering downtown to find handcrafted artisanal creations or listening to birds chirp throughout a trail in one of Alpharetta’s 25 parks and outdoor spaces, it’s easy to plan the perfect getaway in this truly awesome town.

Delbar Restaurant
Delbar Restaurant

Alpharetta Festivals & Events

No matter the time of year, Alpharetta’s calendar of events is full. Plan your visit around  the annual Don’t Miss Events, and expand your itinerary once you’re here to experience Alpharetta like a local.

For more than three decades, Taste of Alpharetta has highlighted the best flavors in town. Take a bite out of 60-plus restaurants offering tons of sample-size dishes in one epic evening. Keep the fun going with culinary demonstrations and entertainment that will inspire any foodie.

Let your creativity run wild at Alpharetta Arts Streetfest, where more than 100 artists from across the United States set up stands at The Grove at Wills Park. Stroll the open-air gallery, meet talented artists and discover beautifully handcrafted pieces to take home or gift. 

Swirl, smell and sip at Alpharetta Wine Festival, where local restaurants and businesses feature delectable reds, whites, rosés and bubbles. Your ticket unlocks entry, exclusive tastings and a commemorative glass.

Ready to jam out? Look no further than Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival. Downtown Alpharetta bursts with music as more than 30 talented singer/songwriters perform across six stages at this free music festival.

Southern Porch Restaurant
Southern Porch Restaurant

Alpharetta Restaurants & Bars

From soulful Southern fare and international eats to aromatic ales and complex cocktails, Alpharetta’s food-and-drink scene, featuring more than 200 restaurants, will satisfy any craving. 

Look forward to breakfast at The Southern Porch, where comfort food is king. Get things rolling with some crispy fried green tomatoes, and then dive into a steaming plate of chicken and waffles covered in a sweet drizzle of maple syrup.

Sip on a frothy, hoppy, and ice cold brew at an Alpharetta brewery. Enjoy a pint at Jekyll Brewing in their open-air brewery or on their rooftop patio that overlooks the Town Green, which is always full of activity, including live music, events and kids splashing and playing in the fountain.

Head to Food Terminal and savor the flavors of authentic Asian street foods and Malaysian cuisine. Be sure to order a big bowl of Szechuan bone marrow soup with tender pork belly and a gooey soft-boiled egg.

 

The Velvet Note
The Velvet Note

Alpharetta Arts & Music

 Connect with your artistic side with a visit to Alpharetta! The community celebrates art in all of its forms, including music and theatre. Experience art and music through free sculpture installations, or sway to the rhythm at a jazz venue. Whether you’re an expert or a novice, Alpharetta’s arts and music scene beckons. 

Spend an afternoon exploring the Alpharetta Arts Walking Tour, where you’ll spot nearly 20 sculptures and street art pieces. Some highlights include works within the “Instruments of Inspiration” series, which celebrates the Alpharetta music scene.

Speaking of the Alpharetta music scene hitting the right note, The Velvet Note is a cornerstone of this soulful side of the state. The intimate venue has beautifully crafted acoustics, making the intimate listening room experience one that cannot be beat.

The Ameris Bank Amphitheatre is a premier outdoor music venue that makes warm summer evenings magical. Watch your favorite acts from country, rock and the Top 40 jam out on stage as you sing along with 12,000 fellow fans.

Alpharetta Shopping & Antiquing

Uncover the perfect Alpharetta keepsake at one-of-a-kind boutiques, charming gift shops or sprawling malls.

Downtown Alpharetta should be one of your first stops when you arrive in town. With more than 50 shops, restaurants, a massive Town Green and weekly farmers markets, you can spend hours here and only scratch the surface.

From downtown, you can hop on the 1-mile Alpha Loop, which connects to another shopping hub, Avalon. This shopper’s haven invites you to spend the day exploring the boulevard’s high-end retailers, dynamite dining options and events at The Plaza. 

And if you’re nostalgic at heart, you’ll find collectibles and curios of all kinds at the Queen of Hearts Antiques & Interiors. It’s an antique mall in North Georgia with more than 100 merchants, so you’re sure to find something spectacular.

Big Creek Greenway
Big Creek Greenway

Alpharetta Activities & Attractions

Whimsical museums, relaxing spa retreats and wide-open nature spaces: Alpharetta has activities and attractions for every type of traveler.

Capturing memories is a must, and the Original Selfie Museum makes it easy. Snap gravity-defying shots in front of colorful backgrounds and masterfully crafted sets, ensuring an Instagram-worthy post from your #AwesomeAlpharetta vacation.

To get some Georgia cooking in your dinner rotation, consider a class at a local cooking school. Williams Sonoma regularly hosts workshops and cooking demos, while Flour Power Kids Cooking Studios inspires and encourages the little chefs in your life. 

Enjoy fresh air among the flora and fauna on the 9-mile Big Creek Greenway. Along this path, you’ll find singing birds, a tumbling creek, and people strolling, biking and rollerblading on sunny afternoons.

Published: May 2024

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