Live Like a Local During Wire & Wood Weekend

In Events & Entertainment, Food + Drink
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The popular Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival is returning to Downtown Alpharetta on October 8 and 9 for two days of music, delicious dining, and lots of fun. With more than 30 artists and 6 outdoor stages, Wire & Wood is teeming with entertainment for you to enjoy. But the fun doesn’t stop when the music does. Thanks to the festival’s convenient location in Downtown Alpharetta, you’ll have easy access to some of the best dining, shopping and lodging in the city. Do as the locals do to experience Wire & Wood weekend to the fullest.

Where To Stay

The best way to make your visit memorable is to stay close to all the fun and entertainment of the city. With 30 modern and upscale hotels conveniently located just minutes from the festival in Downtown Alpharetta, it’s easy to find a property that fits your budget and accommodates all your needs. From upscale hotels to family friendly suites, there’s a perfect property for every group and every budget.

Where To Eat

Take a break from the music scene and enjoy one of Alpharetta’s world-class restaurants. Alpharetta is a major foodie destination in the South and boasts over 200 dining experiences featuring everything from Southern soul food to Indian street food. Between musical acts, pull up a chair in any of Downtown Alpharetta’s tasty eateries. If you’re in the mood for juicy barbecue, you can’t go wrong with Smokejack BBQ, a local favorite serving up pork, sausage, beef brisket, smoked turkey, chicken, and ribs. Another Downtown staple you won’t want to miss is Citizen Soul, perfect for an upscale dinner or head to their outdoor patio for a cocktail to end your night. If you are looking to feed a whole family with ease, hop on over to North Point for an authentic Brazilian steakhouse experience at Passador Brazilian Steakhouse. Avalon has a collection of restaurants that will please any pallet in your group. Rumi’s Kitchen is your go-to for premium Persian cuisine, serving generous portions sure to fill your food fantasies. Or if you are looking for a perfect pasta, head over to Colletta for an unforgettable chicken parmesan. We won’t let you leave Alpharetta hungry!

Outside The Festival

While you might not want to tear yourself away from Wire & Wood, you’ll have plenty of time outside of the festival to experience all the amazing dining, shopping outdoor activities and events that the city has to offer. Before heading home, check out some of these awesome ways to enjoy the rest of your visit in Alpharetta.


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It’s no secret that Alpharetta is a Southern hotspot for signature shopping and one-of-a-kind retail experiences. With three distinct shopping districts conveniently located within one mile of each other, Alpharetta makes it simple to revamp your Fall wardrobe and find great concert attire. When you’re not jamming out at the Wire & Wood Festival, pop into some of Alpharetta’s charming boutiques like The Pink Valise Boutique, La Bella Maison, All Inspired Boutique, and Clothes Horse Men’s Apparel throughout Downtown, just steps from the festival. Only a quick drive from Downtown, the vibrant and luxurious community of Avalon has a wide range of shops including Free People, Onward Reserve, and South Moon Under to keep you up to date with all the new trends. And with more than 100 retailers such as Society Boutique, Von Maur and Talbots, the North Point district has all of the well-known brands needed for the ultimate shopping spree.

Outdoor Activities

Enjoy the beautiful fall weather by getting outside with a hike on one of the many trails located throughout the city including the popular Big Creek Greenway, the city’s 9-mile multi-use trail along a lush creek watershed. Improve your putting game with the whole family at Fairway Social, featuring “The Back 9” where you can enjoy awesome cocktails while putting on a beautifully crafted miniature golf course.

Other cultural experiences

Downtown Alpharetta is a haven for all things hip. Drop by Comeback Vinyl to thumb through the diverse selection of new and used vinyl records featuring genres ranging from jazz, rock, funk, soul, blues, electronic, rap, metal, punk, country & many more. You might even find some of the songs you heard at Wire & Wood. Take a class at The Treehouse at Sis & Moon’s, a working art studio and gallery where artists can get in touch with their creative side. If public art suits your fancy, take a stroll on the Alpharetta Arts Walking Tour where you can appreciate the city’s sculptures and installations, and learn about the inspiration behind each one. Grab an Arts Walking Tour brochure at the Alpharetta Welcome Center and follow the guide to craft the perfect cultural weekend in Alpharetta.

Start planning your Wire & Wood Music Festival weekend in Alpharetta now! Book your Alpharetta hotel stay here.