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Alpharetta CVB Launches New Website
January 8, 2018  2:30 p.m.
On January 4, 2018, the Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) launched its new website, www.awesomealpharetta.com. The site paints a picture of Alpharetta while bringing its vibrancy to life through compelling imagery, videos and easily navigated details. The site reflects Alpharetta’s innovative and tech savvy reputation which helps distinguish the city from other Georgia destinations.

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Groundbreaking Ceremony for new Courtyard Marriott in Alpharetta, GA
December 1, 2017  1:00 p.m.
Hotel Development Partners (HDP) recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Courtyard by Marriott Alpharetta, located across the street from Avalon. It was announced that Hotel Equities will manage the 115-room Courtyard by Marriott, with an expected opening in late 2018.

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Big Apple Circus Brings the Big Top to Alpharetta January 2018
November 21, 2017  11:00 a.m.
BigTop Works, the new producers of BIG APPLE CIRCUS, have announced Alpharetta’s Verizon Amphitheatre as the opening stop on the National Tour during its historic and critically acclaimed 40th anniversary season. The full lineup of global artists and acts including 10-time world record-holding high wire artist Nik Wallenda, and fan favorite Grandma the Clown will dazzle and entertain circus goers January 26 – February 25, 2018, for a total of 48 shows over the almost five-week run. Alpharetta is the only stop currently scheduled on this National Tour in the southeast.

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Experience Awesome Epicurean Cuisine in Alpharetta, Georgia
September 6, 2017 9:15 a.m.
Whether checking out one of the 200+ restaurants, learning how to create mouthwatering dishes at one of Alpharetta’s distinguished cooking schools, picking up some fresh produce at the farmer’s market or checking out a local foodie festival, visitors will see why Alpharetta is a foodie’s paradise. With a smorgasbord of festive foodie events, specialty craft beer and wine stores and authentic culinary experiences, epicureans around the country are quickly putting Alpharetta at the top of their list of places to visit. Visitors are very interested in delighting their palates with tasting experiences found throughout Alpharetta’s culinary landscape.

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Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau Offers Free Family Reunion Workshop
September 6, 2017  9:00 a.m.
Join the expert staff at the Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) for a free Family Reunion Workshop on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta, 5750 Windward Parkway in Alpharetta, Georgia. The Alpharetta CVB’s family reunion specialist will help attendees gain insight into the planning process and show how Alpharetta’s easy access, mild climate, exceptional facilities and world-class shopping, dining and entertainment make it the perfect location for fun-filled special events.

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Music Fills the Streets at Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival: A Two Day Festival Featuring Over 20 Artists on Six Stages!
August 29, 2017 3:30 p.m.
The Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival returns to Alpharetta, Georgia for its fifth year on October 6-7, 2017. Music will flow through the streets as talented artists perform with soulful melodies, magnificent vocals and expressive lyrics while interacting with the audience. Listeners will get a unique opportunity to learn the stories behind each song and may recognize some of the tunes that are played by their favorite musicians.

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The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau Presents the Tenth Annual Wedding Showcase
August 28, 2017 9:30a.m.
The Alpharetta Wedding Showcase, which is presented by the Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau, will be held Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Metropolitan Club at 5895 Windward Parkway. This is a free event to attend and is open to all engaged couples looking to plan their upcoming wedding.

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Experience Old World Artisanal Treasures in Awesome Alpharetta!
August 17, 2017 9:00 a.m.
On September 16th and 17th, Downtown Alpharetta transforms into an intimate epicenter for artisanal merchants throughout the Southeast to converge under one tent. Echoing the lively nteractions among European merchants and shoppers in mesmerizing locations like Paris, London, and Brussels, Alpharetta’s Sixth Annual European Market seeks to bring a bit of the boutique market experience to the Southeast.

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Alpharetta to land NASA’s Mars Rover Concept Vehicle
July 25, 2017  3:30 p.m.
NASA’s Mars Rover concept vehicle, designed for navigating the demanding landscape of Mars, will be making a landing in Alpharetta on Saturday, August 12 from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. at North Point Mall. As part of its very limited east coast tour, Alpharetta will be the final stop in the Southeast before it returns to its permanent home at the Rocket Garden, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. Previous tour cities include Washington D.C., New York and New Jersey.

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A Magical Princess Encounter at the Alpharetta Welcome Center
July 24, 2017  1:45 p.m.
The Alpharetta Welcome Center is hosting a “Magical Princess Encounter” on Saturday, August 26 from 10 a.m. – Noon. Families are invited to stop by the Welcome Center to get a complimentary photo taken with their favorite princesses. The Alpharetta Welcome Center is located at 178 South Main Street, Suite 200. Reservations are not required.

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Alpharetta CVB Launches a Play & Stay Entertainment Getaway Weekend
July 6, 2017 10:45 a.m.
Everyone scores big when they play and stay in Awesome Alpharetta! With a growing selection of entertainment options, Alpharetta is ONE great
destination filled with over 10 music and entertainment venues. From gathering clues and solving puzzles in escape rooms, to swinging a golf club at point-scoring targets, Alpharetta has it all to fill your weekend’s itinerary.

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Alpharetta’s Old Soldiers Day Parade & Race Honors Veterans for 65 Years
July 6, 2017  8:30 a.m.
Honor and celebrate war veterans at the Old Soldiers Day Parade and Road Race hosted by The City of Alpharetta and American Legion Post 201 on Saturday, August 5. The 8K road race will start off the day at 7:00am in Wills Park behind the pool. Register to participate for a small fee. Then, at 9:15am, parade festivities begin and will take place all throughout downtown Alpharetta.

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Keith Hensley Named 2017-2018 Alpharetta CVB Chairman of the Board
June 8, 2017 1:00 p.m.
The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau held its 2016-2017 fiscal year Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at The Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta, Georgia. During the meeting, Keith Hensley, General Manager of Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta was inducted as the 2017-2018 Chairman of the Board for the bureau’s upcoming fiscal year.

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Ensalada de la Casa at The El Felix has been named one of Georgia’s “100 Plates Locals Love”
June 7, 2017
Alpharetta’s The El Felix Tex-Mex restaurant, located in Avalon has been awarded the 2017/2018 “100 Plates Locals Love” distinction by Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism Division (GDEcD). Georgia Tourism’s third annual list of “100 Plates Locals Love” is featured in the state’s culinary guide, Georgia Eats.

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What’s New and Upcoming in Alpharetta, Ga.
May 10, 2017  3:23 p.m.
Alpharetta, Ga. is excited to welcome several new additions to the community over the coming months, further adding to the city’s already impressive list of top-tier shopping, dining, entertainment and accommodations.

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Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau Celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week
April 28, 2017  9:50 a.m.
In celebration of National Travel & Tourism Week, which runs from May 7 – 13, 2017, The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau is inviting patrons to stop by the Alpharetta Welcome Center and enjoy refreshments while learning more about Alpharetta and all the local attractions.

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Premier Girls Fastpitch bringing the best of the best to Alpharetta
April 17, 2017  4:00 p.m.
June 2nd, 3rd & 4th, Southern Pride Sports, along with Premier Girls Fastpitch (PGF) are holding the Georgia National Fastpitch Qualifier at North Park in Alpharetta, Georgia.  The tournament will bring some of the best 14u, 16u and 18u teams from all over the country. The top three teams in each division will qualify to compete at the PGF National Championships this Summer.  These teams will compete against 300 other teams that qualified across the country.

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Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau Invites Visitors to be an American Girl with New Campaign
April 3, 2017 12:30 p.m.
The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau invites potential visitors to be an American Girl in Alpharetta with its new tourism campaign. The American Girl Boutique and Bistro is more than just a store – it is a place for a girl’s imagination to soar! Once walking into the boutique and bistro, imaginations will spark and unforgettable memories will be made. The Alpharetta location is the only store in the state of Georgia and is packed with American Girl favorites like a bookstore, specialty bistro and a doll hair salon.

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Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau Offers Free Family Reunion Workshop
April 3, 2017  9:15 a.m.
Join the expert staff at the Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) for a free Family Reunion Workshop on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Hampton Inn & Suites, 16785 Old Morris Road. The CVB’s family reunion specialist will help attendees gain insight into the planning process and show how Alpharetta’s easy access, mild climate, exceptional facilities and world-class shopping, dining and entertainment make it the perfect location for fun-filled special events.

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The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau Blog Wins “Best in Website” By GACVB
March 28, 2017  12:30 p.m.
The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau took home “Best in Website” from the Georgia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus at the Annual Winter Meeting. The Alpharetta Insider Blog aims to share the things that visitors love and locals can’t get enough of. It is an extension of the bureau’s website, awesomealpharetta.com, which paints a picture of Alpharetta while bringing its vibrancy to life through easily navigated details.

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Alpharetta Arts StreetFest Returning to Alpharetta for Three Day Festival
February 27, 2017  12:30 p.m.
Nearly 100 artists from around the U.S. will fill the downtown streets of downtown Alpharetta May 27-29, 2017 to present their high-quality artwork at Alpharetta Arts StreetFest. This colorful festival is free to the public and features live jazz and acoustical music, cultural arts performances, children’s activities and festival cuisine.

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The Taste of Alpharetta Celebrates its 27th year
February 27, 2017  12:00 p.m.
Satisfy your taste buds with over 60 restaurants at the 27th annual Taste of Alpharetta on May 4, from 5-10 p.m. in downtown Alpharetta.
Centered on Roswell St. and Milton Ave., the festival has been a native favorite as well as one of the city’s largest tourism assets, attracting attendees from around the Southeast. The event was chosen as a Top 20 Event in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society for 2017.

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Free Photos with the Easter Bunny at the Alpharetta Welcome Center
February 9, 2017 9:40 a.m.
The Easter Bunny is coming back to the Alpharetta Welcome Center, 178 South Main Street, for free photos on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Stop in for an individual or family photo with the Easter Bunny any time between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. A photo will be printed onsite for you to take away and emailed instantly so you can share with family and friends.

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Alpharetta Restaurant Week Happening February 19-25, 2017
February 6, 2017  2:40 p.m.
With so many tasty restaurants participating, there is something to please everyone’s inner foodie during Alpharetta Restaurant Week. This weeklong celebration of Alpharetta’s restaurant scene will take place February 19-25, 2017.

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Taste of Alpharetta Selected as a Top 20 Event for 2017
January 25, 2017  11:44 a.m.
The Taste of Alpharetta has been named one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast for 2017 by the Southeast Tourism Society.  This year’s festival will take place on Thursday, May 4, 2017 in downtown Alpharetta. It has become an annual tradition for festival goers, families and food connoisseurs and will feature over 60 restaurants, chef demonstrations and family entertainment.

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Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau Launches Music Campaign
January 4, 2017  10:56 a.m.
The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau launched a new campaign on January 1, 2017 to celebrate the city’s vibrant music scene.

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