As the school year comes to an end and summer approaches, it's the perfect time to start planning your family's activities for the upcoming months. Whether you're looking for fun events to attend or just looking for something to do on a lazy afternoon, Alpharetta and Milton have plenty of options to keep you and your family entertained. Here are a few of my personal favorites:
Alpharetta Food Truck Nights – 4th Thursday of the Month (April-October) One of the best things about summertime is enjoying delicious food in the great outdoors. Alpharetta Food Truck Nights offer a rotating lineup of local food trucks that serve up everything from BBQ to tacos to ice cream. With live music and plenty of seating, it's a great place to spend a summer evening.
Downtown Alpharetta and Crabapple Farmer’s Markets – Saturdays 8:30-12:30PM There's nothing quite like the taste of fresh, locally grown produce. The Downtown Alpharetta and Crabapple Farmer's Markets offer a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as artisanal bread, honey, and other homemade goods. Not only is it a great place to shop, but it's also a fun outing for the whole family.
Taste of Alpharetta – May 11th The Taste of Alpharetta is an annual event that showcases the best of the city's food scene. With over 60 restaurants participating, you're sure to find something you love. From Thai to Italian to Southern comfort food, there's a little something for everyone. Plus, there's live music and activities for kids, making it a fun event for the whole family.
Alpharetta Arts Streetfest – May 17-18 The Alpharetta Arts Streetfest is a two-day event that celebrates local artists and their work. With over 90 artists displaying their work, there's something for every taste and style. In addition to the art, there's also live music and food vendors, making it a fun event for the whole family.
Milton’s Garden Dinner – May 21st If you're looking for a unique dining experience, look no further than Milton's Garden Dinner. This outdoor dinner takes place in a beautiful garden setting and features a multi-course meal made from locally sourced ingredients. It's a great way to enjoy the outdoors while indulging in some delicious food.
Alpharetta Brew Moon Fest – June 3rd Beer lovers, rejoice! The Alpharetta Brew Moon Fest is an annual event that features over 20 local breweries offering tastings of their best beers. With live music and food trucks, it's a fun event for beer enthusiasts and non-drinkers alike.
Savor the Boulevard – June 4th Savor the Boulevard is a unique dining experience that takes place at the Avalon. This event features a 4-course dinner with beverage pairings served at a communal table for your selected restaurant that stretches down the center of the street. It's a great way to experience some of the city's best restaurants while enjoying the outdoors.
Fourth of July Celebration – July 4th at Wills Park No summer would be complete without a Fourth of July celebration, and the one at Wills Park is not to be missed. With live music, food vendors, and a fireworks display, it's a great way to celebrate America's birthday with your family and friends.
Summer in Alpharetta and Milton is filled with fun activities and events for the whole family. Whether you're looking for food, art, music, or just a fun day out, there's something for everyone. Even if you don't have a specific event planned, there are plenty of parks, hiking trails, and other outdoor activities to keep you and your family entertained all season long.
As the school year comes to a close and summer approaches, make sure to take advantage of all the great things that Alpharetta and Milton have to offer. Whether it's attending a food festival, browsing local art, or simply enjoying the great outdoors, there's something for everyone in this community. So, get out there and make the most of your summer!