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Don’t Miss Events

Looking for a list of ‘Don’t Miss’ Alpharetta events? Look here for ongoing and popular annual events in the Alpharetta area. Don’t miss these happenings!

Ongoing Events

Alpharetta Art in the Park
One Saturday each month, May through September

Look for artists at work creating masterpieces right before your eyes at this outdoor market under the trees that attracts art lovers and exhibitors from all over the Atlanta area. Combine this with the Alpharetta’s Saturday morning Farmers Market to create a fun filled weekend.


Alpharetta Farmers Market

Open Saturday mornings at 8:30 a.m. April through October 2019

Shop local at the Alpharetta Farmers Market featuring food vendors including produce, grass-fed meats, cheese baked goods and more.


Alpharetta Food Truck Alley XL

Every Thursday from 5 – 9 p.m. May 9 through October 2019

Enjoy a variety of 6-8 rotating food trucks and music each week. Stroll the streets, eat delicious food, listen to some great music and kick off the weekend a little early!


Annual Events

ShamRockin’ for a Cure
March 23, 2019

Party with a Purpose: St. Patrick’s Day has never been this much fun, and felt this good! Selected as one of the Top 20 Events by the Southeast Tourism Society!


Taste of Alpharetta
May 2, 2019

Join us at the Southeast’s premier dining festival attracting over 50,000 festival-goers each year! Satisfy your taste buds with specialties from more than 60 restaurants. Expect cooking demonstrations, chef competitions, three entertainment stages, art exhibits and a Kids Korner! A Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event for 2017!


Alpharetta Arts Streetfest
May 25-27, 2019

Celebrate the arts at one of the city’s most popular events! The streets of downtown will be closed as nearly 100 artists, musicians and performers from throughout the U.S. are showcased.


Alpharetta Brew Moon Fest
June 2, 2019

Downtown comes alive for this annual beer fest with great food and beverages for purchase. Bring your own chairs or tables available for purchase.


Youth Fishing Derby
June 2019

Children cast their lines and cross their fingers! There’s nothing like feeling a sense of accomplishment. Prizes for longest fish and most fish caught. Bring fishing gear and bait. Free event but pre-registration required.


4th of July Celebration
July 4, 2019

Pack a picnic and celebrate our great nation with your family under the stars. Children’s activities, concerts and a brilliant display of fireworks at dusk! Come decked out in good ole’ red, white and blue!


Old Soldiers Day Parade
August 3, 2019

Alpharetta has been honoring war veterans for over 50 years! Visitors will enjoy a parade with floats, marching bands, military units, classic cars, clowns, music and candy! Free hot dogs, soft drinks and children’s activities at parade finish.


Touch a Truck
August 2019

Spark your children’s curiosity! They can see, touch and explore a fire truck, dump truck, school bus, 18-wheeler, limo, police vehicles and more! This free event includes animal balloons, face painting and inflatables.


Mayor’s Corporate Challenge
August 2019

Come out for the annual running of The Mayor’s Corporate Challenge, hosted by the Rotary Club of Alpharetta, LexisNexis and the City of Alpharetta.


IronKids Triathlon
September 15, 2019

Swim, bike, run competition for ages 6-15 with an emphasis on fitness and fun.


European Market
September 2019

Feel like you’re a world away in Downtown Alpharetta at this market of vintage home furnishings and decor, art, handmade jewelry, fashion clothing and accessories, garden, objects d’art artisan foods and produce.


Alpharetta Brew Moon Fall Fest
September 28, 2019

Downtown Alpharetta comes alive for this annual beer fest with great food and beverages for purchase. Bring your own chairs or tables available for purchase.


Scarecrow Harvest
October 5, 2019

Over 100 scarecrows stand tall and proud along the streets of downtown Alpharetta, inspiring fall spirit! A family street party that continues into the night offers a farmer’s market, groovy music, free hayrides, quirky face painting, artsy activities and delicious food.


Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival
October 12-13, 2019

Music will flow through the streets as talented artists perform their own songs with soulful melodies, magnificent vocals and expressive lyrics while interacting with the audience. Listeners will learn the stories behind each song and may recognize some of the tunes that are played by their favorite musicians. Selected as one of the Top 20 Events in October 2015 by the Southeast Tourism Society!


Alpharetta Women’s Half Marathon and 5K Race
November 3, 2019

Pack your running shoes and join us for the Alpharetta Women’s Half Marathon & 5k. This women’s only half marathon & 5k will showcase a prize purse for the top female finishers in the half marathon.


Christmas Tree Lighting
December 2019

Come together to create special memories with your family at this holiday extravaganza! Enjoy children’s activities, refreshments, photos with Santa and watch as 10,000 bulbs light!