The warm Southern weather has finally arrived, and everyone is searching for new and exciting summer adventures. There are a variety of things happening in Alpharetta this season that will keep summer filled to the brim with endless fun without breaking your budget. From outdoor concerts to shopping at the unique boutiques and shops, Alpharetta is your one-stop destination for a memorable summer getaway. Check out our insider’s guide to four of the countless summer bucket list items in Alpharetta.
1. Shop ‘til You Drop at Avalon
Who doesn’t love shopping at the coolest stores, eating the best handcrafted meals and checking out numerous fun and free events all in one convenient location? The vibrant, luxurious and friendly community of Avalon has a wide range of shops to keep you up-to-date with all the new trends. Stop by American Threads to find the latest summer outfits or Columbia Apparel to purchase new camping gear for your next big summer adventure. After a fun-filled day of shopping and dining, spend one of Georgia’s beautiful summer evenings enjoying live music with friends and family at Avalon Night’s Live. This free open-air concert experience is a must if you will be visiting Alpharetta this summer! With shows from 6-8 p.m. every Friday evening April through October, there are plenty of chances to enjoy an live music in the middle of one of Alpharetta’s most vibrant communities.
2. Grab a Drink at Jekyll Brewing
Unwind and relax with a drink at Alpharetta’s first brewery, Jekyll Brewing. Jekyll has the perfect atmosphere for you to let loose and socialize with friends. From the wide selection of both standard and tap room exclusive beers to the laid-back atmosphere, Jekyll Brewing is a place you will be raving about for weeks. The brewery offers tours to the public giving visitors a sneak peek behind the curtain and into the intricate art of brewing. Like what you taste? Growlers, six packs and cases are available for purchase on site. Be sure to try their summer brew, Pineapple Habanero Hop Dang Diggity.
3. Dance the Night Away at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Whether you’re a music fanatic or just want a fun night to spend with friends, Ameris Bank Amphitheatre hosts a wide range of well-known artists from various genres that will have you dancing and singing your favorite songs. The expansive and park-like outdoor venue is the perfect way to spend your summer nights. Spread out a blanket on the lawn with friends or to get closer to the show you can purchase seats under the canopy in the 12,000-seat outdoor amphitheater.
4. Spend the morning at the Farmers Market
Kick off your weekend with a fresh start at the Alpharetta Farmers Market located in downtown Alpharetta. Each Saturday from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., market goers can purchase the freshest fruits for a delicious smoothie, ripe veggies for a delightful garden salad or locally-sourced meats for your next cookout. In addition to an impressive selection of local produce, area gardeners offer fresh flowers and herbs while local bakers serve up handcrafted bread and an array of sweet treats perfect for taking home or snacking on as you stroll the market.
These are only four of the many ways to have an unforgettable and awesome Alpharetta experience this summer. One insider tip to seizing the day in Alpharetta is to give yourself even more time to explore by staying the night in one of the city’s many modern and affordable hotels. With so many unique properties to choose from, finding the perfect hotel for your budget is a breeze!