Experience A New Era of Fun in Alpharetta, GA

In Events & Entertainment, Food + Drink, Outdoor Adventures, Shopping

When beginning a new year, it’s important to look at where you were over the past year, then determine where you want to be in the new year! Maybe 2023 was your “staying cozy at home” era, your “beach bum/babe” era, or maybe even your “travel to every. single. performance. of Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour” era… Don’t get us wrong—those are all pretty great! BUT we have some recommendations for an AWESOME new era (or even a few) to dive into in 2024! Experience a year of adventure in Alpharetta, where there is a niche for every type of new era just waiting to be explored!

Enter Your Artsy Era

Kickstart your Artsy Era in Alpharetta by engaging your inner artist with gallery exhibitions, classes, and events! Enjoy a truly unique art gallery experience at the Alpharetta Arts Center, where FREE rotating exhibits are shown throughout the year.  Exercise your own creative talents with immersive experiences like course offerings at the Alpharetta Arts Center, including painting, ceramics classes, performative arts classes, and more. Have fun and cocktails while painting a new masterpiece at Painting with a Twist. Try your hand at pottery painting at All Fired Up for a fun night out with friends or family. Throughout the year, gather at art-filled events like Art in the Park at Brooke Street Park and Alpharetta Arts Streetfest where you’ll find handcrafted work by local artists. You’ll be a creative connoisseur in no time at all!

Enter Your Chef Era

Put on your chef hat and get ready to sauté and flambé at Williams Sonoma Cooking School for a variety of classes or bring the whole family to Flour Power Kids Cooking Studios to whip up kid-approved favorites! You’ll learn new recipes and tips and tricks to make any meal a smash hit! Once you have your cooking skills squared away, stock up your kitchen with all the best gadgets and gizmos at Crate and Barrel and The Container Store and fill your fridge with the freshest ingredients from The Savory Gourmet and Whole Foods Market. As for a little market research on the best flavors, may we recommend you also…


Enter Your Foodie Era

Not every foodie is a chef, but every chef must be a foodie! Immerse yourself in delightful dining across Alpharetta, with over 200+ dining experiences that offer almost any imaginable cuisine and culture. Explore the flavors of the Far East at Food Terminal, indulge in a taste of island life at Palm 78, experience a High Tea befitting of a queen at The Ginger Room, or revel in a Middle Eastern meal fit for a sheikh at Delbar. Find your favorite classics with new twists at Village Tavern, Coalition Food and Beverage, Secreto Southern Kitchen & Bar and Crust Pasta and Pizzeria. The options are seemingly endless and oh-so-tasty!

Enter Your Outdoor Adventure Era

Fresh air, fitness, and peace of mind? Sign us up for an Outdoor Adventure Era! Biking and geocaching? Skating and running? Yep, we’re up for new experiences! Boasting over 775 acres of park land, trails and lush green space including the Big Creek Greenway, everyone can find their outdoor oasis in Alpharetta. Whether looking for a sunny day’s picnic spot, trails to get in your 10,000 steps, an arboretum to educate and reflect, or a place for the kiddos to get out some energy, Alpharetta’s parks have something for everyone in your crew. Race into your new era at the Motorcycle Safety Foundation for fun motorcycle and dirt bike training classes. Enjoy the outdoors without the pressure of exercise, outdoor events happen all the time in Alpharetta’s warmer months including the Alpharetta Farmers Market, Matilda’s Music Under the Pines, Food Truck Alley, and Punchline Comedy Nights at Avalon. No matter the time of year, Alpharetta’s milder Southern winters and the sultry summers are equally optimal for enjoying your Outdoor Adventure Era!

Enter Your Fashionista Era

You know that feeling when you see someone walk past you on the street… and they have this “effortlessly cool” vibe about them? You think, “I want to shop where they shop… I want to have style like that… I want to be that put together…” and we’re here to tell you that you can! Alpharetta is THE place to enter your Fashionista Era! Classic collections await you at tried-and-true retailers like Banana Republic, Anthropologie, and Von Maur. Eclectic ensembles come together easily at shops like Spirited Boutiques, Moop’s Boutique, Sundance, Free People, and Sis & Moon’s. Unique jewelry and apparel pieces you can’t find anywhere else abound at Makers Market, and La Bella Maison. Enter your thrifty fashionista era by giving gently worn garments a new chance to shine when you shop at The Drake Closet and Designer Consigner. You truly never know what treasures you’ll find until you start your own Alpharetta retail fairytale.

Enter Your Wellness Era

Alpharetta has everything you need to set your wellness goals and follow through on them. From stimulating your mind and getting your heart rate up, to fueling your body and indulging in self-care treatments, Alpharetta invites you to get a head start on your Wellness Era! Restore your mind-body connection with Pilates and yoga. Find free public classes through Alpharetta’s park system, as well as private gyms. The wide variety of classes will get you sweating, meditating and grooving in a way that serves you in this new era! Get a new skincare routine in place with a visit to Natural Body Spa and Shop Alpharetta or work out the stress your muscles are holding with a full body massage at Woodhouse Day Spa. It’s never a bad time to walk into your Wellness Era in Alpharetta!

Enter Your Live Music Era

Whether you’re in it for the exciting atmosphere, the electric guitar riffs, the time shared with friends and family, or for the thrill of seeing your favorite artist performing live, music brings people together for good times and great memories. Alpharetta is home to epic venues and music-filled events, making it the best place to enter your live music era. Enjoy exciting shows from world-renowned artists like Niall Horan and New Kids on the Block at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, jam to jazz at The Velvet Note, envelop yourself in glitzy flare at Roaring Social, and so much more! Let music lift your spirit at FREE events like Home by Dark at Brooke Street Park all summer or the beloved Wire and Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival each October.

Enter Your Sporty Era

Whether you were a D1 college athlete in another era or never picked up a ball in your life, it’s not too late to don some athletic gear and get into an exciting new sport! Get competitive with your golf game at TopGolf, where a variety of games will help you hone your golf skills or simply make for a super fun experience with friends! Bowl with the best of them at Main Event Entertainment or crank up the fun at Dave & Buster’s as you hit every shot on the basketball arcade. Test out your twirl-ability at public skating or sign up for ice skating lessons at The Cooler Family Skate Center. Spend time in a simulator at Fairway Social to practice your golf, soccer, lacrosse, and zombie dodgeball skills before practicing putting on their 9-hole miniature golf course, The Back Nine! Need new gear for your sporty era? Visit Dick’s Sporting Goods, Athleta, Lululemon, High Country Outfitters, and even more fitness-focused retailers across Alpharetta!

Enter Your Relaxation Era

May we offer one more suggestion? Pair a Relaxation Era with your other era explorations of choice! Alpharetta is home to 30 luxurious, modern hotels, waiting to welcome you for a cozy stay and plenty of relaxation.

Share your 2024 eras with us by tagging us @awesomealpharetta and using our hashtag, #AwesomeAlpharetta! Happy adventuring!