Star Spangled Celebrating in Alpharetta: 4th of July Must-Haves

In Food + Drink, Shopping
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The 4th of July is almost here, which means a fabulous sun-soaked day full of all-American, red, white, and blue everything! Here are a few ways you can rep your independence right here in Alpharetta:

1. Baby, You’re a Firework

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The starting point for any 4th of July celebration is a lit Independence Day outfit! Whether you’re looking for a t-shirt with some classic American stars and strips or you’re down for a sundress that’ll have you dazzling like a sparkler, Alpharetta’s three major shopping districts have all-American outfits just right for your vibe. Hit up the plethora of shops at Avalon, Downtown Alpharetta, and the North Point area to discover picnic-worthy rompers, patriotic swimwear, and fly 4th of July graphic tees.

2. A Star-Spangled Decoration Situation

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Looking to deck your home out with some seriously all-American décor? Nothing says “patriot” like a gorgeous red, white, and blue wreath from Williams Sonoma or Potterybarn’s ultra-fun Light Up Hanging Starbursts. If you’re hosting a backyard shindig to celebrate the 4th, Downtown Alpharetta’s The Red Hound Gifts offers incredible USA-made pieces like Jubliee Pilsner glasses ideal for the perfect pour and beverage napkins with pithy sayings. For more reverent tastes, we love the Houston Llew American Heroes Spiritile as handcrafted pop of patriotism. And be sure to check out Queen of Hearts Antiques & Interiors for Americana antiques that’ll sure to make your Independence Day party absolutely Instagrammable!

3. God Bless America (and Good BBQ)

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There’s nothing that screams 4th of July like barbecue for your whole crew. Cue (ha, get it?) Smokejack BBQ for burnt ends, baby back ribs, smoked chicken and allll of the fixins. If you’re feeling the call of the grill yourself, check out Urban Hardware’s incredible selection of pit master essentials from Big Green Egg, Weber, and Traeger. Let freedom from carb-consciousness ring at the end of your American b-day soiree with an ultra-American apple pie (or cherry, peach, chess, or chocolate) from Crave Pie Studio or a delectable red, white, and blue cake from Piece of Cake.

Turn your 4th of July into an epic U.S. of Yay celebration! For red, white, and brew options, be sure to check out local craft beer from Jekyll Brewing’s two Alpharetta locations.

With 200 dining options and over 250 shops in three distinct shopping districts, why not plan a 4th of July staycation or weekend getaway to Alpharetta? The city’s 28 modern and upscale hotels are centrally located and convenient to shopping, dining and fun things to do. Book your hotel directly here!

Wishing you a happy 4th!