A Long Weekend at Last: Spend Your Well-Deserved Labor Day Vacay in Alpharetta

In Events & Entertainment
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In Alpharetta, Labor Day is so much more than fireworks and parades! It’s a blissful three-day weekend filled with delicious eats, live music, and all-around good vibes! Whether you’re feeling outdoor fun or you’re looking to learn a little somethin’ in the kitchen, you’ve got to get to Alpharetta for this much-needed holiday weekend!

Here are a few of the events we’re most stoked about for Labor Day Weekend 2020:

1. The Best Ever Saturday Morning Excursion at the Alpharetta Farmers Market

9 a.m. to Noon – Saturday, September 5

couple at farmers market

Sunny Saturdays are best spent browsing Alpharetta’s award-winning farmers market. Located at the Village Green in front of Alpharetta City Hall on North and South Broad Streets, this outdoor market is the epicenter of local makers and farm-fresh treats. The Alpharetta Farmers Market boasts a bevy of artisanal breads, made-with-love jams, and all-natural meats plus an array of scented soaps, candles, and handmade trinkets perfect for a total treat yourself moment. After all, it is a holiday weekend.

2. A TD of a Tailgate Menu at Publix Aprons Cooking School

10 a.m. – Saturday, September 5

Take your tailgate to the next level (and impress even the friends who cheer for the other team) with Publix Aprons Cooking School’s Ultimate Tailgate demonstration. During this epic cooking class, you’ll learn how to create five incredible gridiron treats worthy of an endzone dance. Spicy pork rind nachos; open-face quinoa sloppy joes with apple mustard slaw; spicy fried shrimp tacos with avocado salsa; sweet corn, bacon, and jalapeno stuffed cream cheese balls with homemade ranch dressing; and key lime pie sandwiches are on the playbook for this can’t-miss culinary experience. Talk about a celebration!

3. Handmade, Awe-Inspiring Patriotism at Alpharetta Arts Center

8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Now through September 18

The Art Americana Exhibit on offer at the Alpharetta Arts Center is an artistic ode to the United States. This free exhibit showcases works in fiber from talented makers across the Southeast. Bring a bit of reverence and culture into your long weekend by taking a few moments to experience the unique ways beloved folk artists interpret what it means to be an American.

4. Singing, Shaking, and Celebrating at Matilda’s Music Under The Pines

8 p.m. to 10 p.m. – September 5

Matildas concert stage

When you’ve got a long weekend ahead of you, there’s no reason not to get out and get down on a Saturday night (after all, you’ll have two days to recover with Monday off!). Matilda’s is the perfect local venue for dancing to a little raucous folk-rock under a blanket of gorgeous Georgia starlight. Atlanta’s Foxhollow Reunion hits the stage at 8 p.m. to deliver soul-stirring singer-songwriter vibes with a beat you won’t be able to resist grooving to.

5. Sauce-Smothered and Satisfied at Smokejack BBQ

11 a.m. to 9 p.m. – Monday through Sunday

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Barbecue is practically synonymous with Labor Day, and Smokejack does ‘cue just right. Whether you’re a brisket buff or a slab-of-ribs savant, this local joint dedicated to smoked meats is magic in every bite. Smokejack is available for dine in or takeout, makes everything from scratch, and is the ideal option for fueling your three-day weekend. Big-time bonus points for their ultra-creamy, totally addictive, soon-to-be-famous mac and cheese (don’t worry, we won’t tell your momma you like it better than hers).

For more options on where to stay, shop, dine, and indulge during your well-deserved long weekend in Alpharetta, click here.