It’s not too soon to be thinking about your next three-day weekend in Alpharetta! Memorial Day weekend is coming up, so it may be the perfect time to be thinking about where to go for the long weekend. For some people, Memorial Day is the kick-off weekend to summer vacation, so why not visit Awesome Alpharetta for the holiday?
Kick off the party a little early on Thursday with Food Truck Alley. Six-to eight food trucks, live music, and cocktails in the beautiful Georgia weather? What’s not to love!
Get artsy at the Alpharetta Arts Streetfest on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Over 90 artisans come together to launch the summer season in downtown for a three-day festival where festival go-ers will find a plethora of art mediums including mixed media, photography, pottery, jewelry, textiles, wood, metal, glass, paper art and more. Meet the artists and watch many of them bring their craft to life. Grab a local brew or glass of vino from beverage vendors to enjoy as you stroll from booth to booth. Stop into one of the local eateries throughout downtown for delicious cuisine. Festival admission is free.
With alfresco music venues throughout the city, there is no shortage of summertime tunes happening in Alpharetta on Saturday evening. CMA award-winning Rascal Flatts takes the stage at the 12,000-capacity Ameris Bank Amphitheatre for their Summer Playlist Tour with Lee Brice and Morgan Evans. Looking for a free place to hear a few melodies? Alpharetta’s Brooke Street Park Summer Concert Series brings music and fun to life for the whole family. Bring a blanket and a picnic. Enjoy a free, live, family-friendly performances from Home by Dark artists Jason Hoard and Jill Paquette DeZwaan.
After dancing the night away, recover on Sunday morning with a hands-on culinary experience at Publix Aprons Cooking School. The Sunday Jazz Brunch begins at Noon. Sweet sounds of soul soothing jazz will accompany brimming glasses filled with mimosas and sangria. Sip while served a delectable palette of traditional-style brunch dishes by the Publix Aprons chefs. Click here for a list of all cooking schools in Alpharetta.
Freedom doesn’t come free. Pay respects and honor our fallen soldiers on Monday morning at the Alpharetta Memorial Day Tribute. Music begins at 9:00 a.m. and the program begins at 9:30 a.m. at Alpharetta City Hall, located at 2 Park Plaza. The event is free for the public to attend.
Gather the family for a visit to the Walk of Memories, located at American Legion Post 201, to honor those who have bravely served our country. The only one of its kind in Georgia, this memorial pays tribute to U.S. veterans, family and friends through a walkway of nearly 8,000 bricks inscribed with the names of Georgians who have served our country. Monuments along the walkway spotlight several conflicts, including WWII, Korea and Vietnam. A WWII M60 tank, a Vietnam-era UH-1 Huey helicopter and a 40mm Mark 1 twin gun mount removed from the USS Polk County are all on display, adding to this moving experience. Stay the whole weekend and book your Alpharetta hotel room here.