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Socialize, Sip, and Shop in Alpharetta

In Events & Entertainment, Food + Drink, Shopping

In Alpharetta, we believe life’s simple pleasures are best when combined! Take, for example, strolling through Downtown Alpharetta or Avalon with your best friends, reveling in the shopper’s high of finding that perfect romper or pair of sandals. The vibes are good, your energy’s up, and you’re living your best life with your besties.

What could possibly make this scene even sweeter?

A little sip of an adult beverage, of course!

Whether you’re the rose-all-day type, you fancy yourself a true hop head, or you live for a quality marg, Downtown Alpharetta and Avalon are both proud to offer the opportunity for you to get your shop on with a little somethin’ somethin’ of the liquid variety from your favorite restaurants! Nothing rounds out a springy weekend like a thirst-quenching cocktail and some quality time with your girls.

The sip-and-shop life is available all the time in Downtown Alpharetta and Avalon, but there are a few upcoming events that are specifically sippable. Don’t miss these Awesome Alpharetta activities:

1. Avalon Nights Live

Dance the long week away every Friday night from now until October 25th, 6pm to 8pm, at The Plaza. From killer cover bands to regional musical geniuses, you’ll find toe-tapping tunes and hip-shaking melodies ideal for ringing in the start of the weekend.

2. Savor the Boulevard

On Sunday, June 2nd, from 6:30pm to 9pm, come hungry and hit Avalon Boulevard for the area’s most extensive outdoor dining experience! Ten participating restaurants will offer up special seasonal menus under the stars for an unforgettable al fresco dinner event! Aside from decadent desserts and savory mains, you’ll be noshing for a great cause as proceeds from Savor the Boulevard benefit Giving Kitchen, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance to food service workers in crisis through financial support and a network of community resources.

3. Alpharetta Chamber Shop, Sip, & Stroll

Just in time for the kiddos to head back to school (hey, the summer always flies by!), Alpharetta’s annual community celebration brings locals and visitors alike to our charming Downtown on Thursday, August 1, for an evening filled with great deals and true Southern hospitality. From 5pm to 8:30pm, participating shops will serve up light bites and beverages to keep you fueled up as you peruse an incredible selection of home décor, clothing, specialty chocolates, trinkets, jewelry, and so much more! Be sure to mark your calendars – there’s no better way to experience the heartbeat of Alpharetta like exploring Downtown for this beloved event.

Need to know where you can find some of the very best “walkable” cocktails? You can’t go wrong with a Frose from Chiringa, a Spicy Mango Margarita from Ceviche, a glass of pinot grigio from Cru Food & Wine Bar, or pint of Scattered Sun Belgian Witbier from Barleygarden.