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 25, 2024
8:30AM – 12:30PM
Downtown Alpharetta
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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.

Alpharetta Arts Streetfest
May 25-26, 2024
10:00AM – 5:00PM
The Grove at Wills Park
located behind the Alpharetta Community Center
175 Roswell St.
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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 27, 2024
9:00 – 10:15AM
Behind Alpharetta City Hall
2 Park Plaza
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The City of Alpharetta and the Rotary Club of Alpharetta will host a Memorial Day Tribute on Monday, May 27, 2024. The program begins at 9:00 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: General Dale Alford USMC – Major General Alford, originally from Atlanta, Georgia, enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves during his sophomore year at West Georgia College in 1985. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in December 1987, he served for over 37 years in various command and staff roles. Notable commands include leading rifle platoons during operations in Panama, Liberia, Afghanistan, and Iraq. He also held key staff positions, such as serving as a faculty advisor at the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and as a military fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City. Major General Alford graduated from prestigious military institutions and retired from the Marine Corps on September 30, 2022.

Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra Presents: An Ode To America
May 27, 2024
7:30 – 9:00PM
Brooke Street Park
2 Park Plaza
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Each May, the Alpharetta Symphony offers a Memorial Day concert that is free and open to the public. This year, we will honor our nation with a slate of patriotic tunes and big band hits that celebrate the most American of music – jazz. Join us for an afternoon in the park. Bring a blanket, some chairs, a picnic, and the whole family to enjoy music by the bandstand!

Pay Tribute to Our Fallen Heroes

United states army helicopter on display

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.

A statue of soliders

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.