Nothing quite signals the beginning of summer like Memorial Day Weekend. Barbecues, open pools, warm weather, and exciting events all kick off a season packed with fun. Make the most of the holiday weekend by planning an excursion that the family will not soon forget. From an amazing art scene to lively musical acts, we’ve got an itinerary for the most memorable Memorial Day Weekend you could dream of!
Amble Through Alpharetta’s Art Scene
You simply cannot paint a picture of Alpharetta without highlighting the city’s epic arts community. Visit the Alpharetta Arts Streetfest on May 28, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and May 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Grove at Wills Park to see work from more than 100 artists from across the United States. Admission is free and attendees are encouraged to attend rain or shine. Festival goers can stroll through the outdoor gallery, meet the artists, and purchase their favorite pieces while enjoying food, face painting and frozen treats!
And that’s not the end of your artsy endeavors, add more fun to your weekend by registering for a class at Painting With a Twist, where you can create a work of art no matter your skill level. Participate in Family Day on May 28 at 3 p.m. where you can learn to paint Colorful Daydreams—a beautiful landscape scene. Or opt for the 7 p.m. class to paint a magnificent Night-Tranquil Moon—people will be starry eyed over your magical masterpiece.
For more exciting ways to get in tune with Alpharetta’s art scene, check out our Entertainment, Arts & History listings!
Jam Out with Magical Music at Matilda’s
Reserve a table for the group, pack a picnic basket, grab a lawn chair, and get ready to experience the fabulously funky Southern charm of Matilda’s Music Under the Pines. This open-air venue is nestled under the stars and gives live music a magical home. Prepare for a night of great music and buy tickets for the Foxhollow Reunion show on May 28 from 7-9 p.m.
Get Garden Fresh Finds
The Alpharetta Farmers Market is guaranteed fun every Saturday morning through November 26, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Find fresh flowers and herbs, vibrant veggies, delectable desserts, freshly baked breads, and much more as you walk through Alpharetta’s picturesque downtown. There is truly a treat for every taste bud at this outdoor market.
Freshen Up Your Living Spaces
Speaking of garden fresh, summer weather always inspires us to refresh and renew. Give your home and garden a summertime redo when you shop at some of Alpharetta’s best retailers. Whether shopping in Downtown Alpharetta, Avalon, or at North Point, you’ll find new ways to make your indoor and outdoor spaces come to life. Check out Alpharetta’s premier home décor retailers including Gracious Home, where you can find everything from nursery décor to custom bedframes, throw pillows and more! Shop at Belso Home Studio, Crate & Barrel, Williams Sonoma, and Exquisite Living to find those perfect pieces to brighten your home. One of Alpharetta’s newest shops featuring modern furniture is Lovesac, where you’ll find products that guarantee you love where you live.
Savor New Flavors
Publix Aprons Cooking School takes dining to a new level by not only giving you the opportunity to savor delicious food, but also sending you home with the knowledge to create your own divine dining experience. Craving a date night? Try the Wine and Dine: France course on May 27 at 6:30 p.m. to learn the secrets to a Quiche Lorraine, Bouillabaisse, Basque-Style Chicken and Alsatian Cheesecake. Register for the American Road Trip class on May 28 at 6:00 p.m. to relish American flavors, representing dishes from Alaska to Alabama. Enjoy an Alaskan King Crab Cocktail, North Carolina Pulled Pork Sliders, South Carolina Frogmore Stew and Alabama Lane Cake. You will learn new cooking skills while creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Pay Tribute to Our Fallen Heroes
Memorial Day is a time to remember and honor the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who sacrificed their lives for the freedoms we all enjoy. You are invited to join The City of Alpharetta and the Rotary Club of Alpharetta as they host the Alpharetta Memorial Day Tribute on Monday, May 30, 2021, at 9 a.m. The program will include the National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance, words from keynote speaker, Lt. Col. Jeff Davis USMC (ret.), and “Taps” played by Dr. Curtis Malcom.
Alpharetta is your perfect destination to escape to this Memorial Day Weekend. You’ll find a whopping 30 modern and upscale hotels to choose from throughout the city. Looking for a hotel with a pool to catch some rays? Maybe you want a continental breakfast to make mornings easy with the kids? Perusing for a pet-friendly option so your furry best friend can join the adventures? No problem. Check out our STAY page to find the best fit for you and complete your Alpharetta adventure in style.
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