As the last weeks of winter wear on, a Spring vacation is on everyone’s minds. LUCKILY, with St. Patrick’s Day coming up quickly and the First Day of Spring mere days later, warm weather and fantastic fun is within reach. Plan a stay in Alpharetta, put on your best emerald-toned garments and get away to a charming city packed full of fun. We’re certain that after a getaway full of these fun events and activities, you’ll feel like you found your very own pot-o-gold!
Leprechaun-Worthy Events You Won’t Want to Miss
Luck of Avalon, March 12
All of the lads, lassies, and little leprechauns will enjoy the Luck of Avalon! Visit Avalon on Friday, March 12 from 5 – 9 p.m. to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an evening full of live music, dancing, and Irish flair as you sham-ROCK the night away! Sip and stroll the boulevard as you enjoy this annual Avalon tradition.
Trails & Ales, March 18
Join Jekyll Brewing and the City of Alpharetta Recreation, Parks, Cultural Services for their Trails & Ales event, where you can enjoy great brews and getting out into the great outdoors. Choose between an approximately 1.5- or 3-mile guided walk, ending at the Downtown Alpharetta location of Jekyll Brewing for a post-walk social. Make sure to register ahead, with registration including a Trails & Ales t-shirt and a beverage token. The walking kicks off at 5:30 p.m. and wraps up by 7 p.m.
Publix Aprons Cooking School,
St. Patty’s Themed Classes, March 10, 15 & 17
Good cooking takes a little bit more than luck, and Publix Aprons Cooking School can teach you the skills to make a fantastic meal! Try the St. Patrick’s Day Brunch course on March 10 to learn the secrets behind cooking up Corned Beef, Cabbage Stew, and other traditional Irish fare. For yummy St. Patrick’s Day small plates, try the St. Patrick’s Day Delight Bites course on March 15 or 17 to discover recipes for Mini Reuben Egg Rolls, Beefy Cottage Hand Pies, Irish Lamb Nachos, and Bite-size Irish Apple Cakes. You’ll be an Irish cuisine afficionado in no time! Make sure to register ahead of time to guarantee your spot.
Painting With a Twist, St. Patty’s Themed Classes, March 13th & 20th
Paint with all of the colors of the rainbow at a Painting With a Twist class. For family day courses, bring your little leprechauns to enjoy painting a Lucky Gnome on March 13 or try the Pot o’ Color on March 20. Make your evening a date night or a best friend date on March 20 with the Luck Be A Lady option and learn how to make a masterpiece. Instructors will assist you no matter your level of artistic skill and your friends will turn green with envy when they see your epic work of art!
Hit Up the Local Hops-Spots
Before you make an Irish exit, St. Patrick’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a toast. Visit Jekyll Brewing for their Erin Go Braugh brew, a rich Irish coffee porter, combining the flavors of coffee with a hint of whisky. For a Belgian-style brew you’ll love with a smooth flavor, try Frankenstark at Currahee Brewing Company. For extensive options, with rotating brews and delicious cocktails, check out Truck & Tap, Butcher & Brew, Mercantile Social, Barleygarden Kitchen & Craft Bar, and Branch & Barrel. Slainte!
With so much to experience, extend your St. Patrick’s Day escape for a few days and book a room at one of Alpharetta’s 29 modern hotels. Shake your shamrocks all day and then relax all night in Alpharetta. You’ll be “claddagh” that you did!