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Dinosaurs Have Arrived In Alpharetta, Georgia
Immersive dinosaur experience, Dino Safari: A Walk-Thru Adventure, opens today at North Point Mall and runs through Spring 2022
Nov. 19, 2021 9:00 a.m.
Imagine Exhibitions brings a dinosaur-filled indoor experience to Alpharetta, Ga. for local families and visitors to get up-close-and-personal with larger-than-life replicas of the most fascinating, fan-favorite prehistoric inhabitants! Dino Safari: A Walk-Thru Adventure opens today inside Alpharetta’s North Point Mall. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at DinoSafari.com.

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Alpharetta To Host TYGTAL 2021 Next Level Football Junior Classic
Over 100 high school juniors from across the country to compete at the highest level during 3-day football exposure event and game, Dec. 17 – 19
Nov. 8, 2021 2:30 p.m.
TYGTAL Exposure will bring the Next Level Junior Classic (NLJC) to Alpharetta, Ga. on Friday, Dec. 17 through Sunday, Dec. 19 at Kings Ridge Christian School. This weekend football event is full of life experiences for more than 100 elite high school class of 2023 athletes and their families from all over the country. Each player in attendance has been evaluated and offered to attend the weekend by TYGTAL Exposure. The event will culminate with participants competing in a head-to-head football game on Sunday, Dec. 19 at 1 p.m.

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Alpharetta Welcomes Olympic Hopeful Figure Skaters To The U.S. Figure Skating 2022 Championship Series
Five-day figure skating competition at The Cooler, November 16 – 20
Nov. 4, 2021 4:00 p.m.
The nation’s top figure skaters are headed to Alpharetta, Ga. for the U.S. Figure Skating 2022 Championship Series presented by Toyota set for Tuesday, Nov. 16 – Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at The Cooler. The event will draw 440 skaters from all over the U.S. to compete in figure skating events including Singles and Ice Dance. The competition is a prequalifying competition prior to U.S. Figure Skating nominating athletes to the U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team. The event is hosted by the Atlanta Figure Skating Club.

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Janet Rodgers, President and CEO of the Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau, Awarded Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce’s
Business Woman of Excellence Living Legacy Award
Nov. 2, 2021 3:00 p.m.
The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce (GNFCC), recently announced the winners of the 2021 North Fulton Women INfluencing Business Awards. The Business Woman of Excellence Living Legacy Award was presented to Janet Rodgers, President and CEO of the Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau. The GNFCC’s 2021 North Fulton Women INfluencing Business Awards were presented at the Chamber’s WellStar Monthly Luncheon Series on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North.

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Unwrap the Magic In Alpharetta, GA
Explore Alpharetta’s 250+ distinctive shops and festive events throughout the city this holiday season
Nov. 2, 2021 1:00 p.m.
It truly is the most wonderful time of the year! With the chill in the air and the magic of the season, visitors will find plenty of holiday fun in Alpharetta! Shoppers can find exquisite gifts for everyone on their list by heading to more than 250+ shops located throughout the city in three distinct shopping districts of Avalon, North Point and Downtown Alpharetta – all within one mile of each other. Alpharetta is a one-stop locale for finding all the perfect presents for everyone on their gift list. The city also offers a spectacular array of events ranging from fireworks, tree lightings, life-size nutcrackers, open air markets, ice skating and Santa sightings galore. Alpharetta invites visitors to get into the spirit of the holidays and “Unwrap The Magic In Alpharetta, GA” this November and December.

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2021 Holiday Happenings In Awesome Alpharetta
Oct. 22, 2021 12:00 p.m.
The holiday season brings plenty of excitement and enchantment around every corner in Alpharetta, Ga. From Santa sightings, holiday shopping and dining, tree lightings and life-sized Nutcrackers, Alpharetta is definitely on the nice list. To squeeze in all the glee leading up to the holidays, it takes a bit of planning. Please find a list of Awesome Alpharetta holiday happenings below.

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Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau Achieves Gold Level
Benchmark of Excellence Recertification From The Georgia Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus
2021 marks the fifth time the Alpharetta CVB has earned certification

Oct. 7, 2021 10:00 a.m.
The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau has received a Benchmark of Excellence CVB, Gold level status recertification from the Georgia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (GACVB) for the fifth time. The Alpharetta CVB is one of nine CVBs in the state to attain the prestigious Gold level designation.

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Alpharetta Women’s Half Marathon & 5K Race Presented by Altra Running Returns Oct. 24
Alpharetta welcomes runners from all over the Southeast for the Women’s Half Marathon & 5K Race
September 23, 2021 1:20 p.m.
The Alpharetta Women’s Half Marathon & 5K Race presented by Altra Running is set for Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, starting and finishing at the family-friendly atmosphere of Avalon. Over 1,000 racers from 18 states have already registered to run the 2021 race. The Alpharetta Women’s Half Marathon & 5K Race presented by Altra Running offers options for serious runners to beginners and walkers.

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The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau Offers Free Family Reunion Workshop
September 20, 2021 3:00 p.m.
The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau will host a FREE Family Reunion Workshop on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Mansell House & Gardens.
The Alpharetta CVB’s family reunion specialist will help attendees gain insight into the planning process and show how Alpharetta’s easy access, mild seasons, 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 Of Downtown Alpharetta At The 8th Annual Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival
Two-day, FREE festival with over 30 artists on six stages, Oct 8-9
September 15, 2021 12:00 p.m.
The Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival returns to Downtown Alpharetta for its eighth year on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 8 – 9 from 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. The FREE admission festival will showcase more than thirty (30) performances by singer-songwriters representing a variety of music genres on six outdoor stages throughout the Downtown Alpharetta area. This year’s festival will feature headliners Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors and Ruthie Foster. In addition to music, festival goers can enjoy food from local restaurants and food trucks.

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Big Laughs Coming To Alpharetta At Comedy Night With Hank Denson & Friends
Atlanta-based comedian, Hank Denson to headline side-splitting comedy shows with featured comedians Scotty K and Areshia McFarlin at The Hotel at Avalon, Sept 17 – 18
Sept. 9, 2021 2:45 p.m.
Alpharetta, Ga. is known for its dining, arts, shopping and music scenes but now it can also add comedy to the long list of its attributes with Comedy Night With Hank Denson & Friends on Friday, Sept. 17 and Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. The shows bring Atlanta-based comedian, Hank Denson, to headline the evening along with other local comedians Scotty K and Areshia McFarlin. Show times are Friday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

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Dig In For A Good Cause During Alpharetta Restaurant Month
Over 25 Alpharetta restaurants offering 20 percent discount with dining card, Oct. 1-31
Sept. 7, 2021 3:00 p.m.
The Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce and the Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau have teamed up to present Alpharetta Restaurant Month (ARM) during the month of October 2021. Alpharetta, Ga. is well known for its culinary scene and epicureans can now purchase a dining card to receive 20 percent off the total food bill (beverages and gratuity not included) at more than 25 participating Alpharetta restaurants between October 1-31, 2021. ARM serves up two good causes by bringing awareness to the importance of Alpharetta’s restaurant industry and by donating a portion of the dining card proceeds to two local charities: Senior Services North Fulton and She Is Safe.

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Alpharetta Set To Host 10th Annual European Market
A little bit of Europe in Awesome Alpharetta – all under one big tent, Sept. 18 – 19
September 2, 2021 10:00 a.m.
Alpharetta’s European Market is set for September 18 – 19, in Downtown Alpharetta. Shoppers will find more than 40 of the best artisans showcasing an eclectic ensemble of vintage style home décor, furniture, works of art, handcrafted jewelry, one-of-a-kind finds, fashion clothing, accessories, gifts and unique treasures. For two days only, all under a large tent on the corner of Milton Avenue and Canton Street, the city will transform into a scene echoing lively European open-air markets. The market is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 19.

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Freedom Bowl Kicks Off Labor Day Weekend
Six High School football teams from around the Southeast to compete for the Bowl Championships, Sept. 2 – 4
Aug. 25, 2021 11:00 a.m.
The Freedom Bowl brings together six top high school football teams over Labor Day Weekend to compete in three games over three days at Milton High School. The event encompasses over 500 players and 75 coaches to promote high school football and player development. The Freedom Bowl also educates student athletes, coaches, their families and fans on true heroism and to support those who serve and protect our nation.

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Push Play On An Alpharetta Music Getaway
Visitors are invited to rock out at more than 70 concerts throughout the city this fall
August 4, 2021 12:30 p.m.
– Live music is back and Alpharetta’s toe-tappin’, finger snappin’ lineup is jam-packed with concerts from every genre. Fall is the perfect time to push play and start planning a getaway to this music-filled destination. From every corner of the city, music lovers can find an acoustic artist crooning, a band rocking or a unique musical experience waiting to be seen and heard. More than 70 concerts and music events await visitors before the end of October. With so many concerts to take in, Alpharetta invites travelers to plan an “Push Play On An Alpharetta Music Getaway” adventure this autumn.

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8th Annual Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival Announces Headliners
Free music festival in Downtown Alpharetta to feature Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors,
Ruthie Foster and more on over six stages, Oct 8-9

July 21, 2021 11:15 a.m.
The Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival returns to Downtown Alpharetta for its eighth year on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 8 – 9 from 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. The FREE admission festival will showcase more than thirty (30) performances by singer-songwriters representing a variety of music genres on more than six outdoor stages throughout the Downtown Alpharetta area. This year’s festival will feature headliners Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors and Ruthie Foster. In addition to music, festival goers can enjoy food from local restaurants and food trucks.

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Alpharetta To Host Braves Country Battles Youth Championship
Three-day baseball tournament at Wills Park and Webb Bridge Park, July 9 -11
June 25, 2021 1:00 p.m.
The Atlanta Braves™ will host over 50 youth baseball teams from all over the Southeast to compete in the Braves Country Battles Youth Championship at Alpharetta’s Wills Park and Webb Bridge Park from Friday, July 9 through Sunday, July 11, 2021. Previous Braves Country Battle tournaments held in each state within Braves Country determined the teams invited to play in Braves Country Championships. Eligible teams will have players that range from 7 – 14 years old.

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Alpharetta Welcomes Triple Crown Southeast Nationals
Four-day girls fastpitch softball tournament at North Park, July 15 – 18
June 24, 2021 1:30 p.m.
Over 100 girls fastpitch softball teams are heading to Alpharetta for four days of tournament play at The Triple Crown Southeast Nationals from July 15 – 18, 2021. The tournament will be held at multiple North Fulton sports facilities including Alpharetta’s North Park. Fastpitch club travel teams from throughout the country with top nationally ranked girls 14U, 16U and 18U will compete for the Southeast Nationals title over the four days.

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Events And Live Music Are Back And Better Than Ever In Awesome Alpharetta
June 17, 2021 2:00 p.m.
Awesome Alpharetta is abuzz once again as residents and visitors to the city can start to enjoy live music, a variety of special events and fun activities around every corner and every weekend. From fireworks to farmers market mornings, big name concerts to up-and-coming artists not to miss, Alpharetta is your go-to for events and live music this summer and beyond.

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Alpharetta Welcomes Top Figure Skaters To 2021 Atlanta Open
Four-day figure skating competition at The Cooler, June 16-19
June 7, 2021 9:30 a.m.
The 2021 Atlanta Open hosted by the Atlanta Figure Skating Club will be held at The Cooler Family Skate Center on June 16- 19, 2021. The event will draw nearly 400 skaters from all over the U.S. to compete in multiple figure skating events including Solo Dance, Pairs Skating, Couples Ice Dance and Singles in well balanced and Excel levels starting from Beginner all the way up to Senior and Adult levels.

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Visitors Are Invited To Explore Alpharetta’s Artsy Side This Summer
City’s thriving arts scene entices travelers to study, make, hear, watch and buy art
June 2, 2021 9:20 a.m.
Alpharetta’s art scene is abuzz with something to offer every artistic mind and spirit. From culture-infused theatre acts and live music to galleries galore and sculptures to explore, the vibrant arts landscape in the city is simply waiting to be discovered for travelers’ next getaway or road trip. With so many fantastic art-filled activities to try, Alpharetta invites visitors to plan an “Artsy Alpharetta” adventure this summer.

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Roswell, Alpharetta and Sandy Springs CVB’s Receive Georgia Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus’ Travelblazer Award For Topside Tap Trail Partnership
May 26, 2021 10:30 a.m.
The Georgia Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (GACVB) honored Visit Roswell, Awesome Alpharetta and Visit Sandy Springs with a Travelblazer Award for their collaboration to create the Topside Tap Trail, a craft brewery trail comprised of seven breweries located in the cities of Roswell, Alpharetta and Sandy Springs, Ga. The award was announced at the GACVB Annual Conference Luncheon held on May 18, 2021 in Savannah, Ga.

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USA Wrestling Olympic Team To Train In Alpharetta, May 14 – 24
Training camp held at The Cooler in preparation of 2020 Olympic Games and John Bardis of Alpharetta named Team Leader for U.S. Greco-Roman Wrestling Team
April 30, 2021 11:00 a.m
The nation’s top wrestlers are headed to Alpharetta, Ga. to train at the USA Wrestling National Team Training Camp at The Cooler, May 14 – 24. The event will be a key preparation camp for both the 2021 Pan American Championships in Guatemala in May, as well as the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan in August. This will be the first time that the complete wrestling team will train together prior to heading to Tokyo to compete at the Olympic Games.

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Roswell, Alpharetta and Sandy Springs CVB’s Announce Launch Of The Topside Tap Trail
Three Destination Marketing Organizations Team Up To Develop A Craft Beer Trail Featuring Seven Breweries Along The GA400 Corridor
April 15, 2021 4:00 p.m.
The destination marketing organizations behind Visit Roswell, Awesome Alpharetta and Visit Sandy Springs announced their partnership today to launch the Topside Tap Trail. This brewery trail is comprised of seven branded breweries in metro Atlanta’s “topside”, located in the cities of Roswell, Alpharetta and Sandy Springs, Ga. The trail was created to ensure North Fulton county’s craft beer culture along the GA400 corridor gets the acclaimed recognition it deserves along with attracting visitors interested in craft beer to each city.

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FETCH PARK – THE TRAILBLAZING OFF-LEASH BARk CONCEPT COMING TO ALPHARETTA THIS SUMMER RELEASES RENDERINGS ALONG WITH AN UPDATED TIMELINE
To be located at 11440 Maxwell Road next door to Ameris Bank Amphitheatre.
The BARk will feature a full-service bar, intown greenspace as well as rolling out its planned phase 2.
April 6, 2021 2:35 p.m.
Fetch Park is set to open its Alpharetta location this summer. The BARk concept plans to open in mid to late June and has already begun construction. This truly one-of-a-kind gathering spot for people and pets has been featured by Travel Channel, ESPN, CNN, Mercedes-Benz and more. Fetch Park features plenty of off-leash greenspace for pups to play as well as offering coffee, beer, wine and spirits for humans, creating the ultimate place to “Unleash and Unwind®”. For those familiar with the concept, the Alpharetta location will be the first Fetch location to roll out their phase 2 to include a shipping container bar, food truck lane, on-leash dog friendly patio and two beach volleyball courts to fully immerse guests in Fetch’s park atmosphere.

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Alpharetta Welcomes The 16th Annual Great Atlanta Shootout Basketball Tournament
Three Exciting Days of Law Enforcement Basketball Tournament Play, March 26 – 28
March 22, 2021 11:00 a.m.
Law Enforcement basketball teams from all over the U.S. are set to compete in the 16th Annual Great Atlanta Shootout Basketball Tournament in Alpharetta, Ga. on Friday, March 26 through Sunday, March 28. 35 teams will compete in three different divisions: Men’s Open Division, Women’s Division and 40 and Over Division. The tournament will take place at three Alpharetta sports venues: the Alpharetta Community Center, Alpharetta Recreation Center and Crabapple Government Center.

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Travelers Invited To Experience Springtime in Alpharetta
City blooming with opportunities for visitors to shop, dine and unwind this spring season
March 10, 2021 10:00 a.m.
Spring is the perfect time to enjoy a getaway to Alpharetta, Ga. With over 250 shops, more than 200 dining options, a plethora of outdoor attractions and an array of festive events, Alpharetta is a shopper’s paradise, a foodie’s haven and a traveler’s sanctuary. Everyone needs that well deserved break, so Alpharetta invites visitors to enjoy “Springtime In Alpharetta: Shop, Dine & Unwind”.

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Make Holidays Merry in Alpharetta, Georgia
Explore 250+ distinctive shops for gifts for everyone on the list and events to brighten the season
Nov. 4, 2020  12:30 p.m.
Alpharetta has all the perfect merriments to brighten up 2020 and help residents and visitors find that festive feeling this holiday season. Shoppers can find exquisite gifts for everyone on their list by heading to more than 250 shops located throughout the city. Alpharetta also has an array of events ranging from fireworks, snowfall celebrations, life-size nutcrackers, open air markets, ice skating and Santa sightings galore. The whole family deserves a break, so Alpharetta invites visitors to “Make Your Holidays Merry” and plan a relaxing holiday retreat to get everyone into a joyous spirit.

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Alpharetta Is Cooking Up Ways For Visitors To “Fall For The Flavors in Alpharetta, GA” This Autumn
New Seasonal Campaign Includes a Culinary Getaway Giveaway
Aug. 3, 2020  9:00 a.m.
Fall is in the air and on the menu in Alpharetta, Ga. With creative takes on the flavors in most every restaurant, brewery and café in town, visitors are sure to get their favorite tastes of autumn during a weekend getaway or staycation in this delicious destination. The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau welcomes travelers to “Fall For The Flavors in Alpharetta, GA” with its new tourism campaign and culinary weekend getaway package giveaway.

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Alpharetta Welcomes Visitors To Awesome Adventures This Summer
New seasonal campaign highlights the city’s family-friendly attractions with a getaway giveaway
June 1, 2020  11:00 a.m.
The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau invites visitors to experience “Awesome Adventures Await in Alpharetta, GA” with its new tourism campaign and weekend getaway package giveaway that runs until July 31, 2020. Summer sizzles with family-friendly adventure in Alpharetta. This new Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau “Awesome Adventures Await in Alpharetta, GA” campaign showcases some of the city’s most exciting and entertaining attractions. It also includes an Awesome Alpharetta getaway giveaway including overnight accommodations at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Atlanta Alpharetta plus exciting attraction and restaurant gift cards. Entries to the giveaway are open now through July 31, 2020.

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Awesome Alpharetta Introduces “Show Your Love For Alpharetta” Campaign
Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau offers a list of open businesses and asks community to share how they #ShowAlpharettaLove
May 8, 2020  2:15 p.m.
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.

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