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Love Your Labor Day Weekend Getaway in Alpharetta

In Events & Entertainment, Food + Drink
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In Alpharetta, Labor Day is a blissful three-day weekend filled with delicious eats, live music, and all-around good vibes! Whether you’re feeling outdoor events, something a little artsy or you’re looking to learn a little somethin’ in the kitchen, you’ve got to get to Alpharetta for this much-needed holiday weekend!

Here are a few of the events we’re most stoked about for Labor Day Weekend 2021:

Rock Out with My Morning Jacket at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

American Songwriter Magazine listed My Morning Jacket as one of their “20 Must-See Tours In 2021”. Good thing you can catch their mesmerizing show in Alpharetta at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre on Friday, September 3! The band’s sound, rooted in rock and country, is often experimental and psychedelic. The group amassed a following beginning in the 2000’s in part due to their live performances so you are assured an awesome show! Singer-songwriter Brittany Howard is also on the ticket and will be kicking off the night with songs from her newly released album “Jaime Reimagined”. And there’s truly not a bad seat in the house at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre with its parklike setting with impeccably manicured greenery and state-of-the-art jumbo screens to ensure you never miss a single second of your favorite drum solo or guitar riff.

Musical Magic at Matilda’s Music Under the Pines

Step into an eclectic world of musical wonder and folksy appeal at Matilda’s Music Under the Pines for the Surrender Hill show on September 4 from 8 – 10 p.m. This soulful, countrified duo is a band of songwriters who create music inspired by their colorful and unusual backgrounds. You won’t want to miss the show! Insider Tip: At Matilda’s, you can arrive prior to the show to pick out a spot for the friends and family to sit. Bring blankets, tailgate chairs, coolers and picnic baskets to make the evening a platinum hit!

Let’s Face It Exhibit at the Alpharetta Arts Center

Check out the newest artist to be featured at the Alpharetta Arts Center where the Let’s Face It Exhibit is open to the public. The exhibit by Denise Jennings focuses on the many ways that artists portray people and themselves in 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional media, including drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and fiber art. The exhibit is free and open to the public on Friday and Saturday of Labor Day Weekend.

Perfect Your Cooking Skills with Publix Aprons Cooking School

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Publix Aprons Cooking School offers demonstration-style and participation-style cooking courses throughout the year, and with a class offered each day of Labor Day Weekend, there is sure to be a menu that you’ll love. Register for the Night on the Nile course on Friday, September 3 at 6:30 p.m. to learn how to make traditional Egyptian food including Goulash and Hawowshi, Kofta (Grilled Lamb Kebobs with Tzatziki Sauce) and more. Or sign up for Spanish Wines and Tapas (2 Course) Dinner on Saturday, September 4 at 7 p.m. to savor dishes like a Slow-Roasted Herb-Rubbed Pork Loin with Sherry, Tomatoes and Shallots. Jump into a Saucemaking Workshop on Sunday, September 5 at 10 a.m. or learn the Kitchen Fundamentals of Chicken on Monday, September 6 at 6:30 p.m. to end your long weekend on a flavorful note.

Live Your Best Life at Avalon Nights Live

Head over to The Plaza at Avalon on Friday, September 3 from 6-8 p.m. for Avalon Nights Live, where you can jam to live music and dance the night away. While you aren’t required to purchase tickets, we recommend arriving early and bringing a blanket or tailgate chairs to claim your space on the green. Purchase beverages from the event bar or grab a bite from any of Avalon’s more than 25 eateries.

Find Fresh Tastes at the Alpharetta Farmers Market

Visit the Alpharetta Farmers Market on September 4 from 8:30 a.m. – Noon to find fabulous fruits, fresh florals, buttery baked goods, lovable lattes, jammin’ jellies and much, much more. You will find everything you need to create the perfect feast, and you can take your goodies home or enjoy them immediately. Assemble a picnic basket at the market and check out our Top 10 Picnic Spots in Alpharetta to enjoy your Farmers Market finds!

Create Your Own Signature Scent at Indiehouse Modern Fragrance Bar

Make yourself memorable with a parfum that is perfect for you at Indiehouse Modern Fragrance Bar’s Scent Blending 101 workshops on September 4 & 5. You’ll learn how to take bright citrus notes, classic florals, natural herbaceous notes, spicy exotic notes, and deep notes like woods and amber, and create a fragrant masterpiece unique to you. Each participant takes home a handcrafted Eau de Parfum of your own customized fragrance after this 2-hour class.

End Your Labor Day Weekend with a Laugh

Punchline Comedy Night at Avalon is the spot to go for free laughs from some of Georgia’s funniest comedians. Visit Palmer Plaza on the September 5 from 7:30-9 p.m to enjoy this side-splitting event, sure to cure your Monday blues as you wrap up a long weekend of fun. Just remember to bring a tailgate chair!

Astonishing Accommodations

Alpharetta is your perfect destination to escape to this Labor Day Weekend. You’ll find a whopping 30 modern and upscale hotels to choose from throughout the city. Want to stay right in the heart of Downtown Alpharetta or Avalon? 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.

Don’t forget to share your Awesome Alpharetta getaway experience by tagging us @AwesomeAlpharetta and using our hashtag: #AwesomeAlpharetta!

Happy Labor Day!