Celebrate Freedom Rodeo Gallops Into Alpharetta Mother’s Day Weekend
Events include bareback bronc riding, bull riding, team roping and barrel racing, May 10-11
April 17, 2019 10:00 a.m.
The Celebrate Freedom Rodeo returns to Alpharetta’s Wills Park Equestrian Center arena for its fifth year on May 10-11, 2019. The two-day, action-packed western celebration will feature special events for all ages and is sure to put the whole family in a hootin’ and hollerin’ mood.
Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau Offers Free Family Reunion Workshops This Spring
April 5, 2019 2:00 a.m.
The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau will host two FREE Family Reunion Workshops on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta North/Alpharetta. Attendees can choose one workshop date to participate.
Taste of Alpharetta Celebrates 29th Year
The longest running food festival in the South returns with new restaurants and attractions, May 2
April 3, 2019 10:00 a.m.
The Taste of Alpharetta is returning for its 29th year serving up some of the city’s best tastes from more than 60 restaurants, a culinary competition, live music and more on Thursday, May 2, from 5-10 p.m. in Downtown Alpharetta.
Free Photos with the Easter Bunny at the Alpharetta Welcome Center
Easter Bunny meet & greet with free photo, refreshments and festivities, April 13
March 26, 2019 11:00 a.m.
Hop on over to the Alpharetta Welcome Center on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., as the Easter Bunny returns for FREE photos. Families are encouraged to stop by for a complimentary individual or family photo with the Easter Bunny. A photo will be printed onsite and emailed instantly to each person, so it can be shared with family and friends.
Party With A Purpose At ShamRockin’ For A Cure
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with dancing and feasting for a great cause, March 23
March 7, 2019 3:00 p.m.
ShamRockin’ for a Cure will return to Alpharetta to rock the night with great food and music on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre. This year marks the 11th anniversary for ShamRockin’ for a Cure, marking it as one of the top St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in town.
Alpharetta Invites Visitors To The City’s Best Bites, Brews & Tunes
New campaign features Alpharetta’s trifecta of food, beer and music offerings with a getaway giveaway
March 5, 201 9:00 a.m.
Alpharetta is quickly becoming one of the top destinations in the Southeast for dining, craft beer and live music. This new Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau “Bites, Brews & Tunes” campaign highlights some of the city’s best eateries, brew houses and music venues. It also includes an Alpharetta getaway giveaway including overnight accommodations in Alpharetta’s newest hotel – The Courtyard Atlanta Alpharetta/Avalon, concert tickets, restaurant gift cards and brewery gift certificates. Entries to the giveaway are open now through May 31, 2019.
Alpharetta To Host Tygtal Exposure Football Scouting Showcase
Student athletes play for NCAA scouts and appearance from Superbowl Champion Jamal Lewis, March 17
Feb. 14, 2019 11:00 a.m.
Tygtal Exposure presents the 2019 College I.D. Football Scouting Showcase on March 17 at Alpharetta High School. The showcase is a football camp for rising seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshman to expose them to over 20 NCAA certified scouts as well as learn from an elite coaching team. A special appearance from Superbowl Champion, Jamal Lewis, will also be one of the highlights of the camp.
Dine Out For A Deal During Alpharetta Restaurant Week
Twenty Awesome Alpharetta Restaurants Offering Prix Fixe, Discounted Meals, Feb. 21 – March 2
February 14, 2019 9:15 a.m.
Alpharetta boasts an unbeatable lineup of top-notch culinary hot spots and Alpharetta Restaurant Week is the perfect time for patrons to try a new restaurant or revisit a favorite. Twenty Alpharetta restaurants will offer a special three-course dinner menu from $20-$45 and many also offer three-course lunches for $15-$29.95 (beverage, tax and gratuity not included).
The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau Invites Visitors
to Enjoy Cuisine and Culture in Alpharetta, Georgia
New campaign highlights Alpharetta’s arts and dining scenes with a getaway giveaway
January 16, 2019 12:30 p.m.
The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau launched a new campaign to celebrate the city’s vibrant arts and dining scenes. The campaign includes an Alpharetta getaway giveaway including some of the coolest places to take in the city’s culture and cuisine. Entries to the giveaway are open now through Feb. 28, 2019.
Alpharetta’s Avalon to Host Inaugural “Noon Year’s Eve”
Alpharetta’s newest New Year’s Eve tradition, Dec 31
Dec. 17, 2018 10:00 a.m.
Whether you’re popping champagne or sparkling cider, head to Avalon in Alpharetta for the mixed-use destination’s first-ever “Noon Year’s Eve,” a family-friendly celebration at The Hotel at Avalon & Alpharetta Conference Center. On Monday, Dec. 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., partygoers of all ages are invited to ring in the new year with a variety of activities, including a countdown to 2019 at 11:59 a.m. Tickets are now on sale.
Santa Claus Returns To The Alpharetta Welcome Center
Families are invited to get a complimentary photo taken with Santa, Dec. 1
Nov. 21, 2018 10:30 a.m.
The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau is hosting a “Free Pictures With Santa” event on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Alpharetta Welcome Center. Families are encouraged to stop by for a complimentary individual or family photo with Santa Claus. A photo will be printed onsite and emailed instantly to each person, so it can be shared with family and friends.
Alpharetta’s Season of Celebration Spans Two Weekends
Events will take place on two Saturdays: Dec. 1 and Dec. 8
Light The Night, Dec. 1, 4 – 8 p.m.
Magical Winter Village, Dec. 8, 4 – 8 p.m.
Nov. 13, 2018 2:00 p.m.
Residents and visitors get two holiday events in one with the Season of Celebration in downtown Alpharetta spanning two consecutive Saturdays. The Light the Night event takes place on Saturday, Dec. 1 and Magical Winter Village will be on Saturday, Dec. 8.
The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau Invites Visitors to Enjoy Festive Fare and Finds in Alpharetta, Georgia
Campaign kicks off the holiday season with an Alpharetta shopping and dining getaway giveaway
Nov. 6, 2018 11:15 a.m.
Alpharetta is quickly becoming the shopping and dining mecca of the Southeast with more than 250 shops and over 200 restaurants all within a 5-mile radius. The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau invites shoppers to check off everything on their gift giving list plus dine on delicious dishes at Alpharetta restaurants. To ring in the new holiday season, the Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau is offering an awesome shopping and dining getaway to Alpharetta in 2019 after the holiday rush.
Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau Awarded Four MarCom Awards
October 23, 2018 1:30 p.m.
The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce that it has recently won four MarCom Awards. The bureau received two Gold Awards for its Awesome Alpharetta Tourism Website and The Official Visitors Guide To Alpharetta, Ga., one Platinum Award for the Alpharetta Insider Blog as well as Honorable Mention for its @AwesomeAlpharetta Instagram Site.
The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau Offers Free Family Reunion Workshop
October 16, 2018 3:00 p.m.
The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau will host a FREE Family Reunion Workshop on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Courtyard Alpharetta Windward.
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.
Inaugural Alpharetta Women’s Weekend Set For Nov. 2 – 4
Full weekend of activities leading up to the half marathon and 5K
October 15, 2018 10:30 a.m.
Alpharetta truly comes alive during the fall season with sensational events, and the first ever Alpharetta Women’s Half Marathon and 5K Race at Avalon is sure to be one for the books. The weekend-long celebration features local festivities, special retail offers, and exclusive restaurant deals leading up to the main event, the first Alpharetta Women’s Half Marathon and 5K on Sunday, Nov. 4.
Music Fills The Streets Of Downtown Alpharetta At The 6th Annual Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival
A Two-Day, FREE Festival with Five Stages and Over 20 Artists, Oct 12-13
September 27, 2019 11:45 p.m.
The Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival returns to downtown Alpharetta, Ga. for its sixth year on Oct.12 – 13, 2018. Headliners will include Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Justin Townes Earle, Dan Wilson and Glen Phillips. The 2-day event, that starts at 5 p.m. each day, will be free to the public this year.
Atlanta International Night Market Coming To Alpharetta
North Point Mall to Host Open-air Night Market, Oct 5-7
September 20, 2018 10:00 a.m.
The Atlanta International Night Market (AINM) is headed to a new venue at North Point Mall in Alpharetta, Georgia, Oct. 5 – 7. The three-day event will feature dozens of cultural performances, over 150 vendors selling food from all over the world, retail and hand-crafted items, a kid’s zone, a central bar featuring signature cocktails and an interactive International Village.
Alpharetta CVB Wins “Best Information Services” for Sixth Consecutive Year
September 18 4:30 p.m.
The Appen Media Group’s “2018 Best of North Atlanta” award winners were announced today with The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau being selected as “Best Information Services of North Atlanta 2018.” Appen Media Group gave its readers a chance to vote for their favorite North Atlanta businesses in 100 different categories. Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau was voted “Best of the Best in Information Services” for the sixth consecutive year.
Downtown Alpharetta To Host 7th Annual European Market
Experience Old-World Artisanal Treasures in Awesome Alpharetta, Sept 15-16
September 10, 2018 9:30 a.m.
Alpharetta’s 7th annual European Market is set for September 15-16, in Downtown Alpharetta. Shoppers will find 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 the length of Milton
Avenue between Main Street & Roswell/Canton Streets, the city will transform into a scene echoing
lively European open-air markets.
The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau Presents the 11th Annual Wedding Showcase
September 6, 2018 3:30 p.m.
The Alpharetta Wedding Showcase, a program put on by the Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau, will be held Sunday, September 23, 2018 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at The Hotel at Avalon & Alpharetta Conference Center. This is a free event to attend and is open to all individuals looking to plan their upcoming wedding.
Arts and Entertainment Abound in Alpharetta, Ga.
Reasons Readers Need to Discover the Next Best Southern Destination for Arts and Entertainment
September 4, 2018 4:10 p.m.
The city of Alpharetta, Ga. is excited to unveil a lineup of unbeatable arts and entertainment experiences perfect for travelers seeking the charming spirit of the South with all the bells and whistles of bustling metropolitan destinations. Upcoming highlights for the under-the-radar cultural hub include the European Market (September 15-16), Atlanta International Night Market (October 6-7) and Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival (October 12-13), as well as countless area activities perfectly suited for visitors of all ages.
Inaugural Freedom Bowl Kicks Off Labor Day Weekend
12 High School Football Teams from the U.S. and Canada to Compete, Aug 31-Sept 1
August 24, 2018 12:15 p.m.
The Freedom Bowl brings together 12 top high school football teams over Labor Day Weekend to compete in six games over two days at Milton High School. The inaugural event encompasses over 800 players and two hundred 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.
Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau Achieves Gold Level Benchmark of Excellence Recertification From The Georgia Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus
2018 marks the fourth time the Alpharetta CVB has earned certification
August 13, 2018 2:00 p.m.
The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau received a gold level “Benchmark of Excellence” certification from the Georgia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (GACVB) for the fourth time. The Alpharetta CVB is one of nine CVBs in the state to attain the prestigious designation.
A SUPER Adventure at the Alpharetta Welcome Center
Superheroes set to stop by the Alpharetta Welcome Center, August 25
August 9. 2018 1:45 p.m.
The Alpharetta Welcome Center is hosting a “SUPER Adventure at the Alpharetta Welcome Center” on Saturday, August 25 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Families are invited to stop by the Welcome Center to get a complimentary photo taken with their favorite superheroes.
Alpharetta Hosts 20th Annual Touch-A-Truck Event in Wills Park
August 8, 2018 1:00 p.m.
Imaginations are sure to rev up at Alpharetta’s Touch-A-Truck event on Saturday, August 18 at Wills Park, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. With a multitude of vehicles for children to explore, as well as food and interactive games for families to enjoy, this event is highly anticipated every year.
Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau Invites Visitors to “Experience Awesome Epicurean Cuisine” In Alpharetta
August 7, 2018 3:30 p.m.
Whether checking out one of the 200+ restaurants, learning how to create mouthwatering dishes at one of Alpharetta’s cooking schools, picking up some fresh produce at the farmer’s market or scoping out a local festival, visitors will see why Alpharetta is a foodie’s paradise. Epicureans around the country are quickly putting Alpharetta at the top of their list of places to visit.
Alpharetta’s Old Soldiers Day Parade Honors War Veterans for 66th Year
July 19, 2018 3:30 p.m.
Celebrate the courage and valor of America’s war veterans at the Old Soldiers Day Parade on Saturday, August 4, starting on Roswell Street and ending at the American Legion Post 201.
The Alpharetta City Band will kick off the celebration at 9:15 a.m. with lively music to set the tone for the morning, followed by a memorial service at 10 a.m. and parade at 10:30 a.m. Friends and family alike will enjoy the excitement of floats, local high school marching bands, military units, classic cars, clowns, music and much more.
Roller Hockey Pro Championship Game Set
$20,000 in Prize Money at Stake, July 14, 6:30 p.m.
July 11, 2018 12:45 p.m.
The first puck is ready to drop as the North American Roller Hockey Championships (NARCh) gets underway tomorrow and runs through July 22. The highlight of the tournament is the Pro Division Championship Game which is set for Saturday, July 14, at 6:30 p.m
IronKids Returns To Alpharetta
Registration is Officially Open for Sept. 15-16 Youth Triathlon
July 2, 2018 12:50 p.m.
IronKids Alpharetta, one of the largest IronKids triathlons in the country, is returning to Alpharetta on Sept. 15-16, 2018, at the newly renovated Wills Park Pool. Saturday events include an expo and bike drop-off from 12 – 5 p.m. Sunday’s race day kicks off at 7:30 a.m. and runs until 11 a.m. Registration is now open for entrants.
Alpharetta, GA Raises the Standard for Excellence in Culinary Travel and Experiences
Across the Board the City of Alpharetta is Doing More for Dining
June 2018 9:00 a.m
The quest for authentic dining experiences and culinary excellence continues to be a powerful driver of tourism, and the city of Alpharetta, Ga. boasts an unbeatable lineup of top-notch eateries and one-of-a-kind culinary hot spots. The city’s well-established and eclectic dining scene continues to break the mold and challenge the idea that big time flavors are only found in big cities.
Alpharetta to host the North American Roller Hockey Championships
2018 East Coast Finals, Featuring 22 Divisions In 11 Days, July 11-22
June 21, 2018 4:00 p.m.
The Cooler Alpharetta Family Skate Center will host the North American Roller Hockey Championships (NARCh) from July 11-22, 2018. After 20 years, NARCh is returning to Alpharetta, Ga. The tournament will bring roller hockey teams from all over the U.S. and even teams from the Cayman Islands to compete in 22 divisions. Teams range in age from the youngest division “6 & Under” and the oldest “40 & Older”. The winning team will be crowned the North American Roller Hockey East Coast champion.
The 6th Annual Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival Announces Headliners
This Two-Day, Free Event Includes Many Well-Known, National & Local Artists
June 20, 2018 11:00 a.m.
The Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival returns to downtown Alpharetta, Ga. for its sixth year on October 12 – 13, 2018. Headliners will include Robert Randolph and The Family Band, Justin Townes Earle, Dan Wilson (Semisonic) and Glen Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket). The 2-day event, that runs from 5p.m. – 10 p.m. each day, will be free to the public this year.
Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau Invites Visitors to “Soak Up The Summer At American Girl®” with New Campaign
June 5, 2018 4:30 p.m.
The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau invites visitors to soak up the summer at American Girl® in Alpharetta, Ga. with its new tourism campaign and weekend package giveaway that runs until July 31, 2018.
Alpharetta’s history lives on through the opening of the Alpharetta and Old Milton County History Museum
May 2, 2018 12:30 p.m.
Residents, city officials, civic organizations and local churches recently gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the new Alpharetta and Old Milton County History Museum. The museum is located within Alpharetta City Hall, located at 2 Park Plaza in downtown Alpharetta and will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm and Fridays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Admission is free.
Alpharetta Arts Streetfest Returns to Alpharetta for Three Day Festival
April 30, 2018 1:30 p.m.
Downtown Alpharetta will explode in full color this Memorial Day Weekend as nearly 100 artists from around the U.S. showcase their imaginative works at Alpharetta Arts Streetfest, May 26-28, 2018. This colorful festival is free to the public and includes live jazz and acoustical music, cultural arts performances, children’s activities and festival cuisine.
Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau Celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week
April 24, 2018 2:15 p.m.
In celebration of National Travel & Tourism Week, which runs from May 6 – 12, 2018, The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau is giving away a series of prizes on its Instagram Page (www.instagram.com/awesomealpharetta) each day from May 7-11. According to the U.S. Travel Association, travel and tourism is one of America’s largest industries, and is essential to the American economy, providing an indispensable source of job creation. It generated $2.4 trillion in economic impact in 2017, with $1,036 billion spent directly by domestic and international travelers.
Sample Alpharetta’s best savory, sweet, and soul-warming dishes at the 28th Annual Taste of Alpharetta
April 10, 2018 3:30 p.m.
Satisfy your taste buds with over 60 restaurants at the 28th annual Taste of Alpharetta on Thursday, May 3, from 5-10 p.m. in downtown Alpharetta. Centered on Canton St./Roswell St. and Milton Ave., the Taste of Alpharetta festival has been an annual native favorite and has grown into one of the city’s largest tourism assets. With previous distinctions in 2015 and 2017, the event was once again chosen as a Top 20 Event in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society in 2018, attracting 50,000+ attendees from around the Southeast each year to experience a taste of Alpharetta’s culinary offerings.
Calling all Meeting Planners! Enter to win an “All Access Pass” Meeting Giveway in Alpharetta, Georgia!
April 9, 2018 11:00 a.m.
The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau announces a meeting planner giveaway beginning April 1, 2018 highlighting the city of Alpharetta as the perfect destination for meetings and conventions. The Alpharetta CVB invites planners to experience a departure from the ordinary, showcasing where business and fun meet in modern Southern style! Registration for the giveaway begins on April 1, 2018, and ends on May 31, 2018, at 5:00 pm (EST). One meeting planner will be chosen from online entries received between April 1, 2018 and May 31, 2018, at 5:00 pm (EST). The contest is hosted by the Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Alpharetta CVB Highlights Family Fun Adventure and Giveaway
March 22, 2018 10:00 a.m.
Looking for a new family adventure? Tired of popcorn and movies on Friday night? Families score big when they play and stay in Awesome Alpharetta. The Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau has the perfect road map to accomplish your mission for family adventure in the latest getaway giveaway: Mission: Conquer Family Fun in Alpharetta. The campaign begins April 1, starring Alpharetta’s adventure options with a giveaway package for a two-night weekend getaway for four to Alpharetta.
Boots and Chaps and Cowboy Hats Celebrate Freedom Rodeo returns to Alpharetta, Georgia
March 15, 2018 1:00 p.m.
The Celebrate Freedom Rodeo returns to Alpharetta’s Wills Park Equestrian Center arena for its fourth year on May 11-12, 2018. The two-day, action-packed western celebration will feature special events for all ages and is sure to put the whole family in a hootin’ and hollerin’ mood.
The City of Alpharetta’s Recreation, Parks and Cultural Services Department is hosting this exciting and interactive event with the Bar W Rodeo Company. Bar W Rodeo Company is a family owned rodeo company based in Hayesville, N.C., whose mission is to continue a Western tradition rich in family values, good sportsmanship and camaraderie by promoting the sport of Rodeo in the Southeast.
Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau Offers Free Family Reunion Workshop
March 5, 2018 10:00 a.m.
Join the expert staff at the Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) for a FREE Family Reunion Workshop on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta/North Alpharetta, 4025 Windward Plaza 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.
Party with a Purpose at ShamRockin’ for a Cure
February 28, 2018 4:00 p.m.
ShamRockin’ for a Cure will return to Alpharetta to rock your night with great food and music on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Verizon Amphitheatre. The Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau invites guests to party with a purpose, but also, party smart. Make plans to stay the night at one of Alpharetta’s upscale and modern hotels. Special hotel rates are available at the Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Northpoint.
Free Photos with the Easter Bunny at the Alpharetta Welcome Center
February 28, 2018 12:00 p.m.
Hop on over to the Alpharetta Welcome Center on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., as the Easter Bunny returns for FREE photos. Stop in for an individual or family photo with the Easter Bunny and have the photo printed and emailed to you to share with friends and family. This is a free event. No reservations required. No pets please. The photographer will be using a “green screen” so it is recommended that attendees not wear green.
Discover Local Culinary Cuisine During Alpharetta Restaurant Week: February 24-March 3, 2018
February 16, 2018 10:00 a.m.
Whether you are craving one of your favorite restaurants, or are in the mood to try something new, there is a restaurant offering the perfect cuisine to satisfy your appetite. Alpharetta Restaurant Week invites people to dine out for a deal. Participating restaurants will offer a special three-course dinner menu for $25-35, and many also offer three-course lunches for $15-$20 (beverage, tax and gratuity not included).