Live Like a Local During Wire & Wood Weekend

In Events & Entertainment, Food + Drink, Shopping

The popular Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival is returning to Downtown Alpharetta October 11 and 12 for two days of music, delicious eats and lots of fun. With more than 20 artists and 7 stages, Wire & Wood is jam-packed with entertainment for attendees to enjoy. But the fun doesn’t stop when the music does. Thanks to the festival’s convenient location in Downtown Alpharetta, you’ll have easy access to some of the best dining, shopping and lodging in the city. Do as the locals do to experience Wire & Wood weekend to the fullest!

Where to Stay

Ditch the worries of trying to find the best place to stay close to all the fun and entertainment of the city. With more than 26 lodging properties conveniently located just minutes from the festival in Downtown Alpharetta, it’s easy to find a property that fits your budget and it won’t require you to trek across town to get to all the action. From upscale hotels to family friendly suites, there’s a perfect property for every group and every budget.

Where to Eat

Take a break from the music scene and enjoy one of Alpharetta’s world-class restaurants. Alpharetta is a major foodie destination in the South and boasts over 200 dining experiences featuring everything from Southern soul food to Iranian street food. Between musical acts, pull up a chair in any of Downtown Alpharetta’s tasty eateries. If you’re in the mood for juicy barbecue, you can’t go wrong with Smokejack BBQ, a local favorite serving up pork, sausage, beef brisket, smoked turkey, chicken and ribs. For authentic Mexican food and an ice-cold margarita, stop by festival sponsor Ceviche Taqueria. Another festival sponsor not to be missed is Citizen Soul, perfect for an upscale dinner or head to their outdoor patio for a cocktail to end the night. If you are looking to feed a whole family with ease, hop on over to North Point for New Orleans-style dining at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen or an all-you-can-eat experience at Galeto Brazilian Steakhouse. Avalon has a collection of restaurants that will please any pallet in your group. Barleygarden Kitchen & Craft Bar is your go-to for expertly paired craft beer and chef-driven cuisine. Or if you are looking for a perfectly cooked steak with all of the accoutrements, head over to Oak Steakhouse. We won’t let you leave Alpharetta hungry!

Outside the festival

While you might not want to tear yourself away from Wire & Wood, you’ll have plenty of time outside of the festival to experience all the amazing dining, shopping outdoor activities and events that the city has to offer. Before heading home, check out some of these awesome ways to enjoy the rest of your visit in Alpharetta.


It’s no secret that Alpharetta is a Southern hotspot for signature shopping and one-of-a-kind retail experiences. With three distinct shopping districts conveniently located within one mile of each other, Alpharetta makes it so simple for you to hit all of the city’s premier shopping in one weekend. When you’re not jamming out at the Wire & Wood Festival, pop into some of Alpharetta’s charming boutiques like Hemline Alpharetta, La Bella Maison and All Inspired Boutique throughout Downtown, just steps from the festival. Only a quick drive from downtown, the vibrant and luxurious community of Avalon has a wide range of shops including Chanel, Peter Millar and Scout & Molly’s to keep you up to date with all the new trends. With more than 100 retailers such as Von Maur, Honey & Hazel Boutique and K Squared Artisan Boutique, the North Point district has all of the well-known brands needed for the ultimate shopping spree, as well as several locally owned spots perfect for finding that unique piece to complete your outfit.

Outdoor activities

Enjoy the beautiful fall weather by getting outside with a hike on one of the many trails located throughout the city including the popular Big Creek Greenway, the city’s 8-mile multi-use trail along a lush creek watershed. Or hit the “links” with the whole family at Topgolf Alpharetta, which offers more than 100 climate-controlled hitting bays perfect for golf-enthusiasts and beginners, alike. Topgolf also offers a full-service bar and restaurant, so you can grab a bite while you work on your swing.

Other cultural experiences

Downtown Alpharetta is a haven for all things hip. Drop by Comeback Vinyl to thumb through the diverse selection of new and used vinyl records featuring genres ranging from jazz, rock, funk, soul, blues, electronic, rap, metal, punk, country & many more. Take a class at The Treehouse at Sis & Moon’s, a working art studio and gallery where artists can get in touch with their creative side. If public art suits your fancy, take a stroll on the Downtown Alpharetta Arts Walking Tour where you can appreciate the city’s sculptures and installations, and learn about the inspiration behind each one. Visitors can grab an Arts Walking Tour brochure at the Alpharetta Welcome Center and follow the guide to craft the perfect cultural weekend in Alpharetta.

Start planning your Wire & Wood weekend in Alpharetta now!