As you make your decisions about how to spend the 4th of July in Alpharetta, imagine yourself immersed in total Southern hospitality, indulge in perfectly smoked barbecue followed by chill-inspiring sno cones. Then, America’s birthday culminates in a burst of color and sound as fireworks pepper the night sky and streak through the sky above. The kids are loving it, you’re loving it—there are undeniable good vibes all around.
Here are our picks for can’t-miss 4th of July fun in Alpharetta:
On Tuesday, July 2, satiate your sweet tooth the Southern way with Publix Aprons Cooking School’s “Just Peachy” cooking class, a delightful culinary exploration into Georgia’s stonefruit claim to fame! Starting at 6 pm, it’s a hands-on ode to the peach. For just $45 per person, you’ll create a feast of peaches from start to finish. Peach Caprese Salad, Peachy Pork Chops, Grilled Peaches and Veggies, and Peach Cobbler with Caramel Ice Cream are all on the menu, so you’re certain to walk away full of both kitchen knowledge and downright deliciousness! Forget “American as apple pie.” This is “sweet as a Georgia peach!”
On the 4th, make your way over to Smokejack BBQ for live music and the best in pulled pork, heaping slabs of ribs, and the best smoked chicken this side of the Mississippi! You’ll smell it before you see it—which is the hallmark of truly epic barbecue—and you’re sure to be greeted with a friendly, “Hey, y’all!’ upon entry into this ultra-chill, family-friendly eatery. We’re BIG fans of the burnt ends, and you certainly won’t go wrong with their classic greens and next-level mac and cheese! To up the ante on your all-American 4th of July dining, Smokejack BBQ boasts the best in toe-tappin’ live acoustic sets from 6 to 9 pm. Saddle up, grab a local brew, and order some perfectly smoked protein to usher in the happiest of birthdays to the good ol’ U.S. of A.
Round up the whole family for prime viewing of a HUGE fireworks display at dusk on the 4th. Located on the expansive lawn just behind the Alpharetta Community Center, you’ll find plenty of area food trucks (in case you’re feeling snacky) along with the summertime classic cold treat, Snowie Sno Cones, from 6 to 10 pm. And the little ones will have plenty to do before the big fireworks show thanks to tons of kids’ activities. Sport your red, white, and blue and be prepared for an awesome evening celebrating in one very special corner of America!
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