Free Things to Do in Alpharetta
From art to history, concerts to festivals, hiking to biking, Alpharetta has a plethora of FREE activities to keep your crew entertained! The city features two self-guided walking tours: Downtown Alpharetta Arts Walking Tour & Alpharetta History Walk. Dig a little deeper into history at the Alpharetta & History Museum inside City Hall. Explore the exhibits at the Alpharetta Arts Center and several arts galleries around town. Nearly every weekend lends itself to free festivals & events. Stroll four arboretums and geocache for treasures. Rent a Zagster bike for up to three hours for free to explore the Big Creek Greenway or the alfresco shopping & dining districts. Here is the full list so start planning your getaway now!
Experience Alpharetta’s explosion of public art sculptures. Stop by the Alpharetta Welcome Center to pick up the official tour brochure with descriptions of the sculptures created by local, regional, national, and international artists. After the tour, visit Alpharetta’s local parks to see four beautifully painted, freely accessible Play Me Again Pianos, where you can take a selfie, play a little ditty, or just observe the painted piece!
Explore the early days of Alpharetta on this self-guided tour with stops at 25 historic markers located within walking distance of one another and seven others located just beyond the tour’s main sites. Uncover the story of Alpharetta’s past at your own pace.
Start your Alpharetta history tour at the History Museum, covering the history of Alpharetta, from its earliest days as Cherokee Indian territory, through its remarkable emergence as one of the nation’s most vibrant high-tech cities. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:30am to 5:00pm; Fridays, 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Opened in October 2018, the 10,000 square-foot Arts Center includes a black-box theater space, visual arts and clay studios, digital media studio, gallery exhibits and art events.
Hiking and Biking Trails
Alpharetta has nearly 15 miles of hiking and biking trails including the Big Creek Greenway. Rent a Zagster bike for up to three hours for free to explore the Big Creek Greenway or the alfresco shopping & dining districts of Alpharetta.
This outdoor treasure-hunting activity is great for groups, families and even individuals.
Wacky World Playground – Located inside Wills Park, Wacky World is a mammoth structure of slides, monkey bars, bridges, towers and swings. There are also sandboxes on the wings for little ones.
Disc Golf at Wills Park – This quickly growing sport puts a unique spin on traditional golf by using a frisbee instead of a ball and clubs. The object is to complete each hole in the fewest throws.
The only one of its kind in Georgia, this memorial pays tribute to servicemen and women from the Indian War to WWI to Iraq and Afghanistan. Find inscribed bricks representing those who lost their life serving, monuments, M60 tank, Huey helicopter, jet, and Navy gun are all part of the exhibit.
Free Festivals and Events
Great weather most of the year means a plethora of free events throughout the year.
Here is a list of Alpharetta’s FREE Don’t Miss Events:
• Alpharetta Art in the Park
• Alpharetta Arts Streetfest
• Alpharetta Farmers Market
• Alpharetta Food Truck Alley
• Brooke Street Park Summer Concert Series
• 4th of July Celebration at Wills Park
• European Market
• Old Soldiers Day Parade
• Scarecrow Harvest
• Season of Celebration
• Taste of Alpharetta (Free admission. Food sample range from $1-4)
• Touch a Truck
• Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival
You will save so much money exploring all the free things to do in Alpharetta. Now explore our hotel booking page get a great rate at an Alpharetta hotel to stay the weekend!