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Awesome Alpharetta Introduces “Show Your Love For Alpharetta” Campaign
Many Alpharetta businesses are opening their doors once again under new guidelines and procedures and the Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau is committed to being the most reliable resource in providing the most up-to-date information on which Alpharetta businesses are open and available to serve patrons. The “Show Your Love For Alpharetta” campaign not only offers accurate business opening information but encourages the community to share how they are showing love to Alpharetta.

The Top 12 Things to Do in Alpharetta, Georgia
Located approximately 26 miles north of downtown Atlanta, the suburb of Alpharetta is a well-rounded, bustling city in its own right. Sure, it may not have marquee attractions like a zoo or large art museum, but it more than makes up for it with small town charm, a friendly vibe, and significantly less traffic. From parks and outdoor activities to shopping districts and music venues to a farmers’ market, food trucks and more, the city has something fun to offer for all ages, interests and budgets. Here is a guide to the top 12 things to do while visiting Alpharetta.

Alpharetta business ‘pies it forward’ during pandemic
Click over to the Crave Pie Studio website, and you’ll see these words: “Crave Pie Studio was started with the belief that some of life’s best memories are created and shared over food.” And right now, the company’s owner has cooked up a new idea that she hopes will result in very fond memories for those fighting on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic

Here’s a great reason to try new restaurant, meal
Want to try some goat cheese pimento fritters as an appetizer? How about some shrimp and Geechee boy grits or a Benihana Delight for an entree? Alpharetta’s Restaurant Week returns Feb. 22-29. With more than 25 spots participating, diners have their choice of visiting an old favorite or taste-testing something new.

First Look: Jekyll Brewing debuts new restaurant at Alpharetta City Center
Recently opened in downtown Alpharetta’s City Center, Jekyll Brewing’s second location builds on the Alpharetta-based company’s reputation for award-winning craft beer, with a Southern-styled brewery restaurant, and a rooftop bar and patio situated around a converted Airstream trailer.

Shop ‘til you drop: Best places to dine and buy in downtown Alpharetta
More than just a suburb north of Atlanta, Alpharetta is home to many popular shops and restaurants downtown.With a variety of dining options and enough places to shop to your heart’s content, the area provides enough choices so you’ll never get bored.

A List: Best things to do, places to visit in Alpharetta
“Why go to New York or Chicago when you can go to Alpharetta?” In this episode of accessAtlanta, freelance writer Archith Seshadri shares how to experience the North Fulton town of Alpharetta, including things to do, places to eat and how to get there.

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Treasures abound in Alpharetta’s shopping districts
With three concentrated retail areas all within one mile of each other, Alpharetta is establishing itself as a top destination for shopping and dining.

Wire & Wood Festival returns to Alpharetta this October
Calling all music lovers! The Wire & Wood Festival is returning to Alpharetta for the seventh year. During the free, two-day event, more than 20 local and regional artists will perform country, rock, blues, Americana and bluegrass songs on various indoor and outdoor stages throughout the downtown area.

Free music festival returns to Downtown Alpharetta
What’s better than hearing a singer-songwriter perform one of their own original songs? How about also hearing them tell the story of how and why it was written? This weekend, songs and storytelling will fill the streets of Downtown Alpharetta as a free music festival returns for a seventh year.

Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival Returns Friday
The 7th Annual Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival delivers more than 25 artists performing on seven stages over two days and admission is free. On Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11-12 from 4 – 11 p.m., local, regional and national performers will fill the streets of Downtown Alpharetta with original music.

10+ Fun Things to Do with Kids in Alpharetta, Georgia
Are you looking for the perfect place to spend a weekend of fun with kids close to Upstate, SC? You should consider Alpharetta, Georgia. Tucked between the Georgia mountains and downtown Atlanta, Alpharetta is a city with close proximity to many attractions and also with a number of local significant events, delicious dining options, and plenty of things to do for the whole family. To prove it, here’s our list of over 10 fun things you can do with kids in Alpharetta.

Food tour: Come hungry to Alpharetta City Center
If you haven’t visited downtown Alpharetta in a while, you won’t recognize it. After years of planning and construction, 26 acres in the heart of the northern suburb have been transformed into bustling living, working and gathering spaces.

Internationally renowned artist debuts Alpharetta exhibit
Starting Feb. 23, Alpharetta will be home to an exclusive exhibit made by a local artist whose work is known across the globe. Deanna Sirlin has received several honors for her works and has exhibited in culture capitals such as Venice, London and New York. But for the past 31 years, Sirlin has called Alpharetta home.

The metro Atlanta restaurants we can’t wait to see open in 2019
New year, new batch of metro Atlanta restaurants waiting to open their doors. We’ve counted at least 150 food and drink concepts planning to open sometime in the next 12 months (including the second or third locations of some restaurants and some chains that will enter the metro area for the first time).

OTP chefs reveal New Year’s kitchen resolutions
With the new year just around the corner, it got us wondering what some of our favorite chefs and restaurateurs outside the Perimeter were thinking about for 2019. Steal a peek at their kitchen restaurant resolutions here — and maybe it will prompt you to make a few of your own, too.

How to spend 24 hours in Alpharetta, Georgia
It’s no secret that Birminghamians love to visit Atlanta. From Braves games to the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola, it’s the day trip that we can’t seem to get enough of. If you’re headed to Atlanta to do some holiday shopping, consider stopping in nearby Alpharetta for an overnight getaway that offers everything a good trip should.

This Is the Best Place to Live in Every State
What makes a town worth living in? While beautiful scenery and a sense of community can help give a location character, features like affordability, safety, convenience, and a bustling economy are always critical factors.

Put these new Alpharetta eateries on your radar
The dining scene in Alpharetta may be reaching a boiling point — seemingly every week, there’s a new eatery joining the culinary landscape. The action is focused around the burgeoning historic downtown Alpharetta district, including the newly opened Alpharetta City Center mixed-use development.

5 Best Southern Food Cities You Haven’t Tasted Yet
f you’re thinking of planning a trip to the South in search of great regional food, popular ports of call like New Orleans, Charleston, and Nashville probably come to mind. Yet a bevy of all-too-often overlooked destinations—smaller cities, in particular—are stepping up their game in the culinary department, serving up Southern dishes with a twist alongside globally inspired flavors.

Check out Alpharetta’s IronKids Triathlon This Month
Want a weekend of family fun? IronKids Alpharetta, one of the largest IronKids triathlons in the country, is returning to Alpharetta, GA on Sept. 15-16, 2018, at the newly renovated Wills Park Pool.

Free music festival returns to Alpharetta in October
A free music festival will return to Alpharetta for its sixth straight year in October. The Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival announced its lineup last week and it features performers from across the county. The festival will be held 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Oct. 12 and 13. Among the performers are Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Justin Townes Earle, Dan Wilson, Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket and Alex Guthrie, an Atlanta-based singer and songwriter.

The South’s Friendliest City’s 2018
When it comes to friendliness, hospitality, and warmth, cities often get a bad rap: The traffic, the crowds, the lack of manners! Southern cities, though, tell a different story: Despite the hustle-and-bustle, they still manage to exude the graciousness of small towns and radiate the warmth of a Sunday potluck after church.

7 Mouthwatering Destinations For Food Hall Fun – Forbes Travel Guide Stories
The food hall trend that has been sweeping across the country for the past few years is now a part of everyday life. Spring-debuting The Daily may be situated just north of the city in Alpharetta, but its 14,000 square feet of beer garden, entertainment venues and food concepts (King of Pops Bar, Biscuit Love) ensure that the drive up will be worthwhile.

8 of the best holiday cooking classes in Atlanta _ Atlanta Restaurant Scene
With the holiday season in full swing, you might be in need of some new culinary inspiration for the forthcoming parties, gatherings and special meals in the weeks ahead. Whether you’re an expert cook or a novice in the kitchen, these cooking classes scattered across metro-Atlanta’s neighborhoods will give you tips and tricks to impress your guests just in time for the holidays.

Alpharetta, GA Shopping Tour: 5 Places to Shop in Alpharetta
Sometimes you just need a break to do some shopping. A fun little escape from the busy city of Atlanta,GA, the town of Alpharetta, GA is a perfect place to do a shopping getaway. Today we are giving you all the information you need to have a fun Alpharetta, GA Shopping Tour with 5 Places to Shop in Alpharetta. Whether you are looking for retail therapy or to get a start on your holiday gifts, this Alpharetta, GA Shopping Tour is definitely a trip you should add to your list!

Awesome Alpharetta
Weekend Extender Magazine
Alpharetta is the perfect spot for a girlfriend getaway. It’s in Fulton county just north of Atlanta where you can experience the best of Georgia without the traffic and congestion.

Weekend Guide to Atlanta’s Northern Suburbs
Alpharetta,this suburb is sprawling and includes both the quaint downtown with its independent businesses and the shopping developments with some of the best nationwide chains. Alpharetta has also become a dining destination in its own right, especially when it comes to Avalon. Every big chef in Atlanta now wants to have an outpost there.

20 Unexpected Weekend Getaways to Plan This Summer
Country Living
You’re going to want to plan a trip ASAP to one of these under-the-radar locales that offer outdoor fun, unique attractions, and delicious eats.