The grill master, the home fixer-upper, the bourbon lover, the advice giver, the family comedian, the guy who does the heavy lifting – no matter what role the dad in your life fills, it’s important to honor him with some much-deserved fun. Making the men in your life feel special on Father’s Day has never been easier than in Alpharetta. Whether planning something special for a dad, grandfather, husband, dog dad, father figure, or just that special guy in your life who deserves a fun weekend, we have a Father’s Day weekend itinerary packed with entertainment, events, and great eats. Cast your line in Alpharetta and reel in a whopper of a weekend!
Sports Fan Faves
If your special guy is a competitive, jersey wearing, crowd cheering, can’t-miss-the-game, kind of guy, Alpharetta has just the spots to bring out his sporty side. If running (or even walking) is his preferred exercise, participate in the Alpharetta Public Safety Foundation’s K-9 5K on June 18, from 7:30 – 10AM, starting at Dave and Busters, and compete for first place while helping a great cause. After working up an appetite, catch his favorite baseball team on one of the many TVs available at every vantage point at Buffalo Wild Wings or Central City Tavern. Bowl, feast on fabulous food, and follow along with a soccer match at Main Event Entertainment. Enjoy cocktails, great cuisine, and exciting games at Fairway Social, where there is everything from golf to Zombie Dodgeball! With real equipment and lifelike virtual games, you can enjoy all your favorite sports under one roof. To watch his golfing skills go the distance, visit Topgolf, where a high-tech driving range also doubles as an awesome place to enjoy a TopGolf Tea (a concoction of ABSOLUT Vodka, BACARDI Superior Rum, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Gin, DeKuyper Triple Sec, Citrus Sour and Coca-Cola) and fantastic eats. Whether a novice or a professional, Topgolf will be a fun experience for him and the whole family.
Bites, Brews & Bourbons
If the men in your life are always looking forward to the next meal, there’s no worries in Alpharetta. With 200+ epicurean delights in the city, there will be plenty of ways to his heart through his stomach. Register for the European Wine Dinner at Publix Aprons Cooking School on June 17, at 6:30PM for a demonstration style cooking class for the adults. Register for the Big and Little Chef: Father’s Day Edition class to let your little ones bond with dad over Big Daddy Double Bacon Cheeseburgers, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, and Cookie Cream Soda Shakes.
Salute your dad at one of Alpharetta’s local suds hubs, Currahee Brewing Company or Jekyll Brewing. At Currahee, he’ll love the incredible variety of everything from light-style brews to heavy hitting Belgians! Even if Miller Lite has always been his go-to, he’s sure to find something to stave off that summer heat at this Downtown Alpharetta can’t-miss. Continue the fun at Jekyll Brewing’s where excellent brews will help set the stage for some great father-adult child bonding time. Grab a flight to try them all! There are 2 Jekyll Brewing locations to choose from: their brewery and taproom location at 2855 Marconi Drive or their brewery, restaurant, and rooftop patio on Academy Street in downtown Alpharetta.
For the bourbon lover, make sure to visit Branch & Barrel and ask for their Barrel Downs—an exclusive SBH Whistle Pig Private Select Bourbon processed through a slow drip infusion system. Check out the extensive bourbon selection at Oak Steakhouse and sip on a Fall Rush, a delicious combination of Four Roses Bourbon, Hoodoo Chicory, St. George Spiced Pear Brandy, Lemon and 18.21 Prohibition Bitters. Pair bourbon with unbeatable food at Flatlands Bourbon and Bayou, where you can try Buffalo Trace, Old Rip Van Winkle, Four Roses Small Batch, Woodford Reserve Masters Collection, and many, many more.
For the freshest food lovers, visit the Alpharetta Farmers Market on Saturday, June 18, from 8:30AM – 1PM for premium cuts of farm-fresh meats, local honey, organic garden tomatoes, plump peaches, jammin’ jellies and jams, and much more await at the market. Get a jump on the day with buttery croissants and coffee for breakfast or pack up a picnic basket, reserve a pavilion, and get your grill on at Wills Park, where the whole family can enjoy playgrounds, an 18-hole disc golf course, pickleball, tennis, and walking trails.
Music To Move To
For the man with the moves, don’t miss Avalon Nights Live on June 17, from 6 – 8PM for live tunes in the Avalon Plaza. Kick back and groove while enjoying the culinary scene at Avalon.
Bring a blanket, pack a picnic dinner and enjoy a free concert on June 19, from 6 – 10PM at the Alpharetta City Center Concert Series presented by Home Town Mortgage featuring The Decades Band. Dad will love the classic rock tunes from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s plus a sprinkling of today’s hits.
Amaze Dad with a show at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre. Grab tickets for the STYX and REO Speedwagon show on June 17 at 7PM to enjoy the amazing ambiance, marvel at the musical talents of Maren Morris on June 18 at 8PM, or get ready for a memorable night with The Black Crowes on June 19 at 7:30PM. There isn’t a bad seat in the house!
For a musical experience off the beaten path, add the Barry Richman show at Matilda’s Music Under the Pines to your Saturday, June 18 itinerary. By the end of this weekend getaway, your guy will be in tune with some great music!
Outstanding Outdoorsman Options
For the hunting, fishing, swimming, hiking, mountain climbing outdoorsman in your life, don’t pass up a chance to visit retailers like Orvis, where high quality outdoor apparel and gear is abundant. Get a new cooler for an awesome Father’s Day gift at Mountain High Outfitters or let him pick out a new pair of swim trunks to prepare for upcoming summer pool days. Check out the newest offerings at High Country Outfitters for clothing and equipment for his next adventure or visit REI to update his shoe game—whether he needs tennis shoes or a fresh pair of Chaco sandals. Wow him at Alpharetta Outfitters with camping gear, fishing lures, and more and check to see if there are any clinics or events coming up so he can get out into the wilderness to practice those outdoorsman skills.
No matter what you plan for the magnificent men in your life, fun is guaranteed to fill their weekend. Make the getaway truly exceptional by booking a stay at one of Alpharetta’s 30 modern hotels to guarantee your busy guy has a cozy place to rest his head at night. Share your family’s Father’s Day celebration with us by tagging us @AwesomeAlpharetta and using our hashtag, #AwesomeAlpharetta!