Memorial Day Weekend in Alpharetta
Nothing quite signals the beginning of summer like Memorial Day Weekend. Barbecues, open pools, warm weather, and exciting events all kick off a season packed with fun. Make the most of the holiday weekend by planning an excursion that the family will not soon forget. From an amazing art scene to lively musical acts, we’ve got an itinerary for the most memorable Memorial Day Weekend you could dream of!
Alpharetta Farmers Market
May 27, 2023
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
The Farmers Market you will find farmers with fruits, vegetables and natural meats, gardeners with fresh flowers and herbs, and makers of all sorts of edible home goods from yummy desserts and breads to local raw honey and homemade sauces, jellies, soaps.
Justin – 70’s, 80’s, 90’s & More
May 27, 2023
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
35 Milton Ave.
High Energy Dance Band, A North Fulton Favorite! There is a $10 cover charge after 7:30 p.m.
Alpharetta Arts Streetfest
May 27-28, 2023
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Grove at Wills Park
located behind the Alpharetta Community Center
175 Roswell St.
Alpharetta Arts Streetfest features more than 100 artists from across the U.S. Festival where art enthusiasts can stroll through the outdoor gallery, meet the artists and acquire a piece of original whimsical art. Festival eats and drinks will be available at the Alpharetta Arts Streetfest, and all food vendors will be adhering to strict health rules as well. This event is rain or shine.
Alpharetta Memorial Day Tribute
May 29, 2023
9:00 am – 10:15 am
Behind Alpharetta City Hall
2 Park Plaza
The City of Alpharetta and the Rotary Club of Alpharetta will host a Memorial Day Tribute on Monday, May 29, 2023. The program begins at 9:00 a.m.
Keynote Speaker: Grant McGarry, is a former US Army Ranger, best-selling author of A Night in the Pech Valley, a combat veteran with five deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan in the War on Terror, and inductee #158 in the Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame. Grant grew up in Roswell Georgia and graduated Centennial High School in 2002, afterwards Grant graduated from the University of Alabama in 2006 with a degree in finance. Upon graduating college Grant reported to Fort Benning with an enlistment contract “for the hardest thing the Army has to offer.”
Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra Presents: Twilight in Paris
May 29, 2023
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Brooke Street Park
2 Park Plaza
Bring the macarons and don your berets for an evening in the park! The dusky beauty of French music will be combined with patriotic favorites in honor of our US veterans for the Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra’s 2nd annual Memorial Day concert. Be transported to the banks of the Seine River with French classical favorites, including enchanting solos featuring AlphaSO musicians, concertmaster Earl Hough and principal flutist Kelly Meholic. Well-known patriotic music is also on display, ending with the 1812 Overture, a revolutionary Russian piece that has become a true American staple.
Pay Tribute to Our Fallen Heroes
Gather the family for a visit to the Walk of Memories, located at American Legion Post 201, to honor those who have bravely served our country.
The only one of its kind in Georgia, this memorial pays tribute to U.S. veterans, family and friends through a walkway of nearly 8,000 bricks inscribed with the names of Georgians who have served our country. Monuments along the walkway spotlight several conflicts, including WWII, Korea and Vietnam Wars.
A WWII M60 tank, a Vietnam-era UH-1 Huey helicopter and a 40mm Mark 1 twin gun mount removed from the USS Polk County are all on display, adding to this moving experience.
Alpharetta Veterans Memorial, at the centerpiece of the memorial is a 7-foot tall bronze statue, “The Defenders”, featuring two soldiers in full combat gear. A lasting tribute to all those who have served to protect this great country. This memorial was made possible by the vision of a group of volunteers led by committee co-chairs William Perkins and Donald Mitchell who have worked to raise more than $100,000 in private donations to fund the creation and installation of the statue. The City of Alpharetta donated the land for the memorial and constructed the stone pedestal on which it sits.