The beloved Wire & Wood Alpharetta songwriters festival is returning to Downtown Alpharetta on October 13 and 14, starting with an awesome Kick Off party at Avalon on October 12th from 6-9PM. 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 southeast. Do as the locals do to experience Wire & Wood weekend to the fullest.
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 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.
Take a break from the music scene and enjoy one of Alpharetta’s world-class restaurants. Alpharetta is a major foodie destination 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. For Tex-Mex and an ice-cold margarita, stop by PURE Taqueria. Another Downtown staple you won’t want to miss is Citizen Soul, perfect for an upscale dinner or a casual cocktail on their outdoor patio to end your night. If you are looking to feed a whole family with ease, hop on over to North Point for an authentic Asian dining experience at Food Terminal. Avalon has a collection of restaurants that will please any taste preferences in your group. Marlow’s Tavern is your go-to for classic menu items like handhelds, salads, and grilled fare. Head over to True Food Kitchen for unforgettably flavorful and healthy selections. One thing is for sure, Alpharetta won’t leave you hungry!
Before and after the Wire & Wood action, you’ll have plenty of time 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.
It’s no secret that Alpharetta is a 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 Wire & Wood, pop into some of Alpharetta’s charming boutiques like Southern Local, La Bella Maison, Perched Boutique, Moop’s 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 Fabrik, Onward Reserve, and Scout & Molly’s to keep you on-trend. More than 100 retailers such as Von Maur, Marmi Shoes, and Francesca’s beckon from the North Point district, where you can shop for all the well-known brands you love.
Enjoy the beautiful fall weather with a walk or jog 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. Easily go from Avalon to the downtown area with a smooth one-mile trek down the Alpha Loop. 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
Historic 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 or download it here and follow the guide to craft the perfect cultural weekend in Alpharetta.
Start planning your Wire & Wood Alpharetta songwriters festival weekend in Alpharetta now! Your best place to start is www.awesomealpharetta.com where you can book your Alpharetta hotel stay directly and check out all the up-to-date happenings around town. Tag us throughout your Wire & Wood weekend at @AwesomeAlpharetta and use our hashtag #AwesomeAlpharetta for a chance to be featured on our social media channels!