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Alpharetta plays host to various festivals and events throughout the year. From concerts to culinary offerings, Alpharetta's calendar of events always has something to share.

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Home by Dark Concert Series

Friday, August 1 at 8 p.m.

Chukkar Farm
1140 Liberty Grove Road

Alpharetta, GA


http://www.homebydark.com
Event Type: Nightlife

James Casto’s percussive-piano-pop keyboards and soulful vocals have created a loyal following of fans. His concerts at Chukkar Farm feature some of the best performing songwriters in the country in one of the most beautiful settings in Georgia.

The Zach Bartholomew Trio at The Velvet Note

Friday, August 1 at 7: 30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

The Velvet Note
4075 Old Milton Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA
855-583-5838

http://thevelvetnote.com/zb-trio/
Event Type: Nightlife
$20

The Zach Bartholomew Trio (ZBT) is a young, fresh piano trio devoted to the advancement of jazz through unique original compositions and fresh takes on jazz standards. The band shows respect to the tradition of jazz while pursuing its own unique modern sound.

Hiroya Tsukomoto at The Velvet Note

Saturday, August 2 at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

The Velvet Note
4075 Old Milton Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA
855-583-5838

http://thevelvetnote.com/hiroya-tsukomoto/
Event Type: Nightlife
$20

THIS is a concert of subtlety, of quiet reflection, of understated musical elegance. Get away from the rat-race for a few hours and lose yourself in the candlelit splendor of this accomplished solo artist. Hiroya Tsukamoto is a one of a kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan.

Southern Baking Party with Johnnie Gabriel of Gabriel's Desserts

Saturday, August 02, 2014 from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Harry's Farmers Market - Salud!
1180 Upper Hembree Rd,

Roswell, GA
770-442-3354

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/service/salud-cooking-school-4
Event Type: Culinary
$49 per person

Georgia native, restaurant owner, and cookbook author, Johnnie Gabriel certainly knows how to please a bunch of hungry Southerners. Since 1996, Marietta’s “Cake Lady” has been serving up delectable food from Gabriel’s Restaurant and Bakery in Marietta, GA and winning awards along the way.

Date Night: That's Amore!

Saturday, August 02, 2014 from 5 - 8 p.m.

Harry's Farmers Market - Salud!
1180 Upper Hembree Rd,

Roswell, GA
770-442-3354

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/service/salud-cooking-school-4
Event Type: Culinary
$119 per couple

Enjoy quality time with someone special and learn the art of preparing and cooking Italian food. This cuisine has such a rich heritage and is loved around the world. Come feel the love in our kitchen tonight!

Old Soldiers Day Parade and Race

Saturday, August 2, 7:00 am

Wills Park
Old Milton Parkway

Alpharetta, GA


http://www.alpharetta.ga.us/index.php?p=520
Event Type: Outdoor Activities

Join us for the Old Soldiers Day Parade and Road Race. The 5k and 10K road race rolls through town and finishes right before the downtown ceremonies and parade that recognizes the living memory of all veterans of war. Along with the program and parade, this celebration also features floats, bands, entertainment, children’s activities, and prizes! Free hot dogs and soft drinks will be available at the American Legion at 201 Wills Road at the end of the parade!

Chukkar Farm Concert Series

Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 8 p.m.

Chukkar Farm
1140 Liberty Grove Road

Alpharetta, GA


http://www.homebydark.com
Event Type: Family Fun

James Casto’s percussive-piano-pop keyboards and soulful vocals have created a loyal following of fans. His concerts at Chukkar Farm feature some of the best performing songwriters in the country in one of the most beautiful settings in Georgia.

Under the Sun: Blues Traveler, Sugar Ray, Uncle Kracker and Smash Mouth

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
2200 Encore Parkway

Alpharetta, GA


http://www.awesomealpharetta.com/pages/ContentPage.aspx?ContentName=verizon_wireless_amphitheatre
Event Type: Nightlife

Under The Sun, the annual summer festival tour celebrating the golden age of alternative pop rock ’n’ roll, has unveiled a number of new dates with the promise of more still to come. Already among the year’s most eagerly anticipated treks, Under The Sun 2014 trek boasts a spectacular line-up that includes Blues Traveler, Sugar Ray, Uncle Kracker, and Smash Mouth.

HOWLpharetta Ghost Tour

Saturday, August 2 at 8:30 p.m.

Downtown Alpharetta

Alpharetta, GA


http://www.awesomealpharetta.com/pages/ContentPage.aspx?ContentName=Alpharetta_Tours
Event Type: Family Fun
All tickets must be purchased in advance

Experience some of historic downtown Alpharetta’s extensive history through a narrated walking tour. Some regular sites through the journey include the original site of City Hall, a famous restaurant that is rumored to be haunted, shops with local flair, turn of the century hotels and a local favorite, Resthaven Cemetery.

Date Night: Summer in Tuscany

Saturday, August 2 from 6:30 -8:30 p.m.

Sur la table at North Point Mall
1000 North Point Circle

Alpharetta, GA
800-243-0852

http://www.surlatable.com/sku/1668052/Date+Night%3A+Summer+in+Tuscany
Event Type: Culinary
$69 per person

Take date night to a whole new level by inviting your special someone to a romantic dinner in Tuscany–no passport required! Our instructor will teach you tips and techniques for creating bold, authentic Tuscan flavors with summer's bountiful produce.

Water Day at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Saturday, August 2 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Chattahoochee Nature Center
9135 Willeo Road

Roswell, GA
770-992-2055

http://www.chattnaturecenter.org
Event Type: Family Fun
$6 for Child/$10 Adult/$7 Seniors 65+/$7 Students 13-18

Join us for a cool and fun day all about water! And what better ways to learn than to play as you go. Bring your wet gear and get ready for stories, games, crafts, bubbles and more! Bring your camera!

Morgan Falls Dam Tour and Paddle

Saturday, August 2 from 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Chattahoochee Nature Center
9135 Willeo Road

Roswell, GA
770-992-2055

http://chattnaturecenter.org/adult-activities/canoe-programs/
Event Type: Outdoor Activities
$40 General Public/$30 CNC Members

The 110-year-old hydroelectric dam originally provided power for the street cars in downtown Atlanta. Representatives from Georgia Power will give us an inside and out tour of the newly relicensed dam. This 6-mile round trip paddle is for participants with previous canoeing experience. Ages 16+ (previous canoeing experience required)

Night Hike at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Saturday, August 2 from 8 - 10 p.m.

Chattahoochee Nature Center
9135 Willeo Road

Roswell, GA
770-992-2055

http://chattnaturecenter.org/family-activities/programs-for-adults-families-and-kids/
Event Type: Family Fun
$10 General Public/$7 CNC Members

The summer has almost come to an end but there is still time to have a night-time adventure at CNC! Join a naturalist on an outdoor journey to see what happens at night at CNC!

Phish

Sunday, August 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
2200 Encore Parkway

Alpharetta, GA
404-733-5010

http://www.awesomealpharetta.com/pages/ContentPage.aspx?ContentName=verizon_wireless_amphitheatre
Event Type: Performing Arts - Music

Phish is an American rock band noted for their musical improvisation, extended jams, blending of musical genres, and a dedicated fan base.

Summer Fun Celebration at American Girl

Sunday, August 3 at 11 a.m.

American Girl North Point Mall
1000 North Point Circle

Alpharetta, GA
877-247-5223

http://www.americangirl.com/stores/popups/event_detail.php?eventId=547&location=ATL&source=detail
Event Type: Family Fun
$28 per person. Reservations required

Get set for sun and fun! During this event, your girl will enjoy a delicious meal, join in colorful activities, and make tropical crafts—including a mini beach tote for her doll. Plus, she’ll take home a special American Girl book and a set of Crayola® Fabric Markers! Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

Brunch with the Author: Valerie Tripp

Sunday, August 3 at 9:30 a.m.

American Girl North Point Mall
1000 North Point Circle

Alpharetta, GA
877-247-5223

http://www.americangirl.com/stores/popups/event_detail.php?eventId=577&location=ATL&source=detail
Event Type: Family Fun
$17 per person. Reservations required

Here’s an eggstra-special opportunity to meet the woman who created many of our beloved historical characters’ books. Valerie Tripp is the author of our Molly, Kit, Josefina, Felicity and Samantha novels. She’ll be greeting her fans and signing her books. Our delicious brunch menu includes a choice of pancakes, eggs, and French toast entrees, beverages, and a sweet surprise.

Summer Author Tour: Meet Valerie Tripp

Sunday, August 3 at 11 a.m.

American Girl North Point Mall
1000 North Point Circle

Alpharetta, GA
877-247-5223

http://www.americangirl.com/stores/popups/event_detail.php?eventId=576&location=ATL&source=detail
Event Type: Family Fun
Free and open to the public.

American Girl is encouraging summer reading with a special visit from author Valerie Tripp, who created many of our beloved historical characters’ books: Molly, Kit, Josefina, Felicity, and Samantha. Valerie will be greeting her fans and signing her books.

First Watch Fundraising Event

Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

First Watch Alpharetta
3450 Old Milton Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA
(941) 552-7857
shall@firstwatch.com

Event Type: Benefit
$10 donation per person. RSVP deadline 7/31/14

First Watch in Alpharetta invites you to attend a pre-opening fundraising event where 100 percent of the donations collected will go to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign to help end childhood hunger in America.

Jazz/R&B Singer Casey Black at The Velvet Note

Sunday, August 3 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

The Velvet Note
4075 Old Milton Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA
855-583-5838

http://thevelvetnote.com/casey-black/
Event Type: Nightlife
$20

Often compared to artists like Anita Baker, Chaka Khan and Nancy Wilson, just to name a few, Casey’s sultry soulfulness infuses her gospel roots with her love of jazz to bring you a unique vocal experience.

James Taylor

Tuesday, August 5 at 8:00 p.m.

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
2200 Encore Parkway

Alpharetta, GA
404-733-5010

http://www.awesomealpharetta.com/pages/ContentPage.aspx?ContentName=verizon_wireless_amphitheatre
Event Type: Performing Arts - Music

James Taylor’s music embodies the art of songwriting in its most personal and universal forms. He is a master at describing specific, even autobiographical situations in a way that resonates with people everywhere.

Frank Barham’s Brazilian Fusion at The Velvet Note

Friday, August 6 at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

The Velvet Note
4075 Old Milton Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA
855-583-5838

http://thevelvetnote.com/frank-barham-brazilian-fusion/
Event Type: Nightlife
$20

Born in Memphis, Tn. and raised in Durham, N.C., the blues have been a big influence on the music of Frank Barham.

Alpharetta Food Truck Alley

Thursday, August 7 from 5 - 9 p.m.

Downtown Alpharetta
Old Roswell St.

Alpharetta, GA


http://www.awesomealpharetta.com/pages/ContentPage.aspx?ContentName=Food_Truck_Alley
Event Type: Culinary

Feast on the street every Thursday evening at Alpharetta Food Truck Alley! This weekly gathering will have a variety of 6-8 rotating food trucks and music each week. Stroll the streets, eat delicious food, listen to some great music and kick off the weekend a little early!

Girls Night Out: Farmers Market Flavors

Thursday, August 7 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Sur la table at North Point Mall
1000 North Point Circle

Alpharetta, GA
800-243-0852

http://www.surlatable.com/sku/1702349/Girls+Night+Out%3A+Farmers+Market+Flavors
Event Type: Culinary
$69 per person

Invite your girlfriends for an unforgettable evening of fun, laughter and fresh flavors. In this hands-on class, we'll show you how to make a variety of dishes that highlight the best of this season's produce.

Krombacher German Beer Tasting

Friday, August 08, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Harry's Farmers Market - Salud!
1180 Upper Hembree Rd,

Roswell, GA
770-442-3354

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/service/salud-cooking-school-4
Event Type: Culinary
$15

One of the largest privately owned breweries in Germany, Krombacher Brewery was founded in 1803. They produce the #1 selling premium beer in Germany, the Krombacher Pils, brewed only with “Felsquellwasser” (their pure and low-in-mineral mountain spring water). We’re sampling a variety of Krombacher’s brews tonight along with some tasty snacks.

Summer Craft Beer Dinner

Friday, August 8 at 7 p.m.

Publix Apron's Cooking School
4305 State Bridge Road

Alpharetta, GA
770-751-8561

http://www.publix.com/aprons/schools/Alpharetta/ClassDetailReservations.do?childId=29581
Event Type: Culinary
Demonstration $45

For centuries, people have enjoyed the pleasures of good food and beer. Now with the explosion of smaller, independant breweries, our options have increased exponentially. In this class we’ll feature some of our favorite ‘beer friendly’ foods paired with some awesome craft-style beers.

A Mid-Summer Nights Floribbean Dream

Saturday, August 9 at 7 p.m.

Publix Apron's Cooking School
4305 State Bridge Road

Alpharetta, GA
770-751-8561

http://www.publix.com/aprons/schools/Alpharetta/ClassDetailReservations.do?childId=29578
Event Type: Culinary
Demonstration $45

Having that weekend pool party or barbecue? Tired of the same old burgers and dogs. Let’s turn up the grill and fire up some Florida specialties.

Cupcake Camp at Minis by Maria

Saturday, August 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Minis by Maria
1000 North Point Circle

Alpharetta, GA
678-234-6897
info@minisbymaria.com
http://www.minisbymaria.com
Event Type:
$30 per person. Reservations required

Kids will learn decorating skills, eat cupcakes, present their masterpiece and bring home a delicious work of art for the whole family to eat! ?(Please note, prepaid event reservations are non-exchangeable and non-refundable unless the event is cancelled)

Jazz Trumpeter Thad Wilson at The Velvet Note

Saturday, August 9 at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m

The Velvet Note
4075 Old Milton Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA
855-583-5838

http://thevelvetnote.com/thad-wilson/
Event Type: Nightlife
$20

Thad Wilson’s Music is in one word: Authentic. Thad was born in Fort Dix, New Jersey, however, his musical life started as a child living in Montgomery, Alabama.

HOWLpharetta Ghost Tour

Saturday, August 9 at 8:30 p.m.

Downtown Alpharetta

Alpharetta, GA


http://www.awesomealpharetta.com/pages/ContentPage.aspx?ContentName=Alpharetta_Tours
Event Type: Family Fun
All tickets must be purchased in advance

Experience some of historic downtown Alpharetta’s extensive history through a narrated walking tour. Some regular sites through the journey include the original site of City Hall, a famous restaurant that is rumored to be haunted, shops with local flair, turn of the century hotels and a local favorite, Resthaven Cemetery.

Alpharetta Farmers Market

Saturday, August 9 from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm

Downtown Alpharetta
Old Canton St.

Alpharetta, GA


http://www.awesomealpharetta.com/Pages/ContentPage.aspx?ContentName=Alpharetta_FarmersMarket
Event Type: Family Fun

At the Downtown Alpharetta 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.

Homemade Ice Cream Demo

Sunday, August 10 from 9-10 a.m.

Sur la table at North Point Mall
1000 North Point Circle

Alpharetta, GA
800-243-0852

http://www.surlatable.com/sku/1755982/Homemade+Ice+Cream+Demo
Event Type: Culinary
$5.00 per person

Get the scoop on fabulous fun-making in your ice cream machine! What better way to cool off the summer than to join us for a refreshing demo?

Guitarist and Singer Bob Bakert at The Velvet Note

Sunday, August 10 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

The Velvet Note
4075 Old Milton Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA
855-583-5838

http://thevelvetnote.com/bob-bakert/
Event Type: Nightlife
$20

Bob Bakert is a life-long, dedicated and passionate songwriter and musician, having performed for over 40 years in countless venues.

Trips and Travels Together at American Girl

Sunday, August 10 at 11:00 a.m.

American Girl North Point Mall
1000 North Point Circle

Alpharetta, GA
877-247-5223

http://www.americangirl.com/stores/popups/event_detail.php?eventId=532&location=ATL&source=detail
Event Type: Family Fun
$28 oer person. Reservations required

A simple trip can inspire many playful adventures! This event will offer your girl a chance to capture her own special travel moments with her My American Girl® doll during her spring and summer breaks. Includes a delicious meal, fun journaling activities, and a special American Girl book for her to take home!

An Evening with Terlato Wines

Wednesday, August 13 at 7 p.m.

Publix Apron's Cooking School
4305 State Bridge Road

Alpharetta, GA
770-751-8561

http://www.publix.com/aprons/schools/Alpharetta/ClassDetailReservations.do?childId=29763
Event Type: Culinary
Demonstration $45

For half a century, Terlato Wines International has had the pleasure of bringing some of the world's finest wines to the American table. Today, Terlato markets one of every eight bottles of wine over $14 a bottle, sold at America's finest restaurants and wine stores.

Evening in the Mediterranean with John Wilson

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Harry's Farmers Market - Salud!
1180 Upper Hembree Rd,

Roswell, GA
770-442-3354

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/service/salud-cooking-school-4
Event Type: Culinary
$45

You don’t have to fly to Europe to experience the robust and mouthwatering cuisine of the Mediterranean this summer – just join us in the kitchen with Chef John Wilson. Come relax and enjoy a flavorful evening with one of our favorite local chefs. Special wines will be served.

Alpharetta Food Truck Alley

Thursday, August 14 from 5 - 9 p.m.

Historic Downtown
Old Roswell St.

Alpharetta, GA


http://www.awesomealpharetta.com/pages/ContentPage.aspx?ContentName=Food_Truck_Alley
Event Type: Culinary

Feast on the street every Thursday evening at Alpharetta Food Truck Alley! This weekly gathering will have a variety of 6-8 rotating food trucks and music each week. Stroll the streets, eat delicious food, listen to some great music and kick off the weekend a little early!

Date Night: Summer Surf & Turf

Thursday, August 15 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Sur la table at North Point Mall
1000 North Point Circle

Alpharetta, GA
800-243-0852

http://www.surlatable.com/sku/1702497/Date+Night%3A+Summer+Surf+%26+Turf
Event Type: Culinary
$85 per person

In this fun, hands-on class, you and your date will enjoy exploring new twists on a classic pairing. Our instructor will walk you through techniques for creating a surf and turf dinner using the freshest, most flavorful ingredients from land and sea.

Girls' Night Out: Chocolate Seductions

Friday, August 15, 2014 from 6-9 p.m.

Harry's Farmers Market - Salud!
1180 Upper Hembree Rd,

Roswell, GA
770-442-3354

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/service/salud-cooking-school-4
Event Type: Culinary
$49

Chocolate has captivated for centuries with its exotic flavor, sensuous mouth feel and medicinal properties. Hurry to sign up for this special class and indulge your passions. You will make a variety of dishes—both sweet and savory—using different types of chocolate. You’ll come away with a new passion for this amazing food and you’ll understand why it is called “food of the gods."

Composer and Bluesman George Price at The Velvet Note

Friday, August 15th at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

The Velvet Note
4075 Old Milton Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA
855-583-5838

http://thevelvetnote.com/george-price/
Event Type: Nightlife
$20

With over 40 years as a paid performer, George Price is the consummate variety artist. With a nearly photographic musical memory his songs range from Jimi Hendrix to Duke Ellington, from ancient spirituals to East Bay funk, Otis Redding to John Mayer, Grand Funk to Green Day and all points in between, plus original material in several genres.

Alvin Stone: SoulFull at The Velvet Note

Saturday, August 16th at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

The Velvet Note
4075 Old Milton Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA
855-583-5838

http://thevelvetnote.com/alvin-stone/
Event Type: Nightlife
$22

Alvin “Stone” Maddox was born in the cotton country of Shelby, NC, the only son of loving parents who had suffered multiple miscarriages prior to his miracle birth.

Date Night: Small Gatherings and Cozy Dinners

Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 6 - 9 p.m.

Harry's Farmers Market - Salud!
1180 Upper Hembree Rd,

Roswell, GA
770-442-3354

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/service/salud-cooking-school-4
Event Type: Culinary
$119 per couple

Entertaining an intimate group at home calls for a menu stylish enough to inspire convivial conversation, but relaxed enough to feel effortless in its execution. This class will demonstrate miniature “bistro” plates—creative cooking in tapas-size portions—that will make guests feel right at home.

Indoor Barbecue

Saturday, August 16 at 7 p.m.

Publix Apron's Cooking School
4305 State Bridge Road

Alpharetta, GA
770-751-8561

http://www.publix.com/aprons/schools/Alpharetta/ClassDetailReservations.do?childId=29573
Event Type: Culinary
$45

Even on the rainiest and most miserable weather days we sometimes crave barbecue. Fire up the grill pan and turn on the pressure cooker and let’s get cooking in the comfort of an air conditioned kitchen.

We Love America Tours Open House

Saturday, August 16 from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Mansell House & Gardens
1835 Old Milton Parkway

Alpharetta, GA
678-516-8001
lewislay7@gmail.com

Event Type: Other
Free

Come learn about We Love American Tours, a tour company based in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Alpharetta Farmers Market

Saturday, August 16 from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm

Downtown Alpharetta
Old Canton St.

Alpharetta, GA


http://www.awesomealpharetta.com/Pages/ContentPage.aspx?ContentName=Alpharetta_FarmersMarket
Event Type: Family Fun

At the Downtown Alpharetta 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.

HOWLpharetta Ghost Tour

Saturday, August 16 at 8:30 p.m.

Downtown Alpharetta

Alpharetta, GA


http://www.awesomealpharetta.com/pages/ContentPage.aspx?ContentName=Alpharetta_Tours
Event Type: Family Fun
All tickets must be purchased in advance

Experience some of historic downtown Alpharetta’s extensive history through a narrated walking tour. Some regular sites through the journey include the original site of City Hall, a famous restaurant that is rumored to be haunted, shops with local flair, turn of the century hotels and a local favorite, Resthaven Cemetery.

Swami Gone Bananas at Matilda's Under the Pines

Saturday, August 16 at 8:30 p.m.

Under the Pines at Matilda's
377 South Main Street

Alpharetta, GA


http://www.matildascottagemarket.com/
Event Type: Performing Arts - Music

Atlanta native, artist, and musician Mike "Swami" Schulman always said that the Grateful Dead were the best cover band ever, so when Jerry Garcia died in 1995, Swami put "Swami Gone Bananas" together to 'cover' them.

Dodge Presents: Mötley Crüe with Special Guest Alice Cooper

Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
2200 Encore Parkway

Alpharetta, GA


http://www.vzwamp.com/
Event Type: Performing Arts - Music

With over 80 million albums sold, MÖTLEY CRÜE has sold out countless tours across the globe and spawned more than 2,500 MÖTLEY CRÜE branded items sold in over 30 countries. MÖTLEY CRÜE has proven they know how to make a lasting impression and this tour will be no different.

Celebrate Pets!

Sunday, August 17 at 11:00 a.m.

American Girl North Point Mall
1000 North Point Circle

Alpharetta, GA
877-247-5223

http://www.americangirl.com/stores/popups/event_detail.php?eventId=556&location=ATL&source=detail
Event Type: Family Fun
$28 per person. Reservations required

A girl’s pet is her “fur-ever” friend. And just like her doll, each pet’s personality is “paws-itively” unique! During this event, your girl will enjoy a delicious meal and fun activities that celebrate pets—including a color-in bandanna craft that shows off her American Girl pet’s one-of-a-kind style! Plus, she’ll take home a special book and a set of Crayola® Fabric Markers.

Jazz Guitarist Jim Sadler at The Velvet Note

Sunday, August 17 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

The Velvet Note
4075 Old Milton Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA
855-583-5838

http://thevelvetnote.com/jim-sadler/
Event Type: Nightlife
$20

Jim Sadler is a local jazz guitarist and composer. He has been in multiple bands, rock and jazz. Jim Sadler was a featured performer of the 2012 Buford Jazz Festival.

Tour of India

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from 6 -9 p.m.

Harry's Farmers Market - Salud!
1180 Upper Hembree Rd,

Roswell, GA
770-442-3354

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/service/salud-cooking-school-4
Event Type: Culinary
$55

Explore the mysterious tastes, textures, and aromas of Indian cooking as you take a hands-on cooking tour. In addition to cooking fabulously flavorful Indian fare, you’ll learn about the exotic and aromatic spices employed in Indian cuisine and discover some of the interesting ingredients that are unfamiliar to Western palates. Indian wine will be served.

We Love America Tours Open House

Tuesday, August 19 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Mansell House & Gardens
1835 Old Milton Parkway

Alpharetta, GA
678-516-8001
lewislay7@gmail.com

Event Type: Other
Free

Come learn about We Love American Tours, a tour company based in Alpharetta, Georgia.

An Evening with Campo Viejo Wines

Wednesday, August 20 at 7 p.m.

Publix Apron's Cooking School
4305 State Bridge Road

Alpharetta, GA
770-751-8561

http://www.publix.com/aprons/schools/Alpharetta/ClassDetailReservations.do?childId=29752
Event Type: Culinary
Demonstration $45

Spanish Small Plates come to life when paired with fruit-forward vibrant Rioja wine from Campo Viejo, creating an exciting, flavorful pairing sensation! The passion and vibrancy of Spain will take participants on a culinary and wine experience to remember!

Alpharetta Food Truck Alley

Thursday, August 21 from 5 - 9 p.m.

Downtown Alpharetta
Old Roswell St.

Alpharetta, GA


http://www.awesomealpharetta.com/pages/ContentPage.aspx?ContentName=Food_Truck_Alley
Event Type: Culinary

Feast on the street every Thursday evening at Alpharetta Food Truck Alley! This weekly gathering will have a variety of 6-8 rotating food trucks and music each week. Stroll the streets, eat delicious food, listen to some great music and kick off the weekend a little early!

Old Crow Medicine Show

Friday, August 22 at 8 p.m.

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
2200 Encore Parkway

Alpharetta, GA


http://www.awesomealpharetta.com/pages/ContentPage.aspx?ContentName=verizon_wireless_amphitheatre
Event Type: Nightlife

On September 17th, 2013 Old Crow Medicine Show received the great honor of being inducted as the newest members of the historic Grand Ole Opry. Other highlights from the year included winning the Grammy Award for “Best Long Form Music Video” for the film Big Easy Express, and having their classic single, “Wagon Wheel”, receive the RIAA’s Platinum certification for selling over 1,000,000 copies.

Date Night: Summer in Provence

Friday, August 22 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Sur la table at North Point Mall
1000 North Point Circle

Alpharetta, GA
800-243-0852

http://www.surlatable.com/sku/1702299/Date+Night%3A+Summer+in+Provence
Event Type: Culinary
$69 per person

Celebrate summer’s bountiful produce with a menu of favorites from the sunny coast of southeast France. Our instructor will walk you through essential techniques for everything from pan searing scallops to perfectly grilling chicken.

Erick Erickson

Friday, August 22 at 7 p.m.

Publix Apron's Cooking School
4305 State Bridge Road

Alpharetta, GA
770-751-8561

http://www.publix.com/aprons/schools/Alpharetta/ClassDetailReservations.do?childId=29732
Event Type: Culinary
$40

Come join this class to see Erick Erickson bring his foodie side of life to the table.

Drum Circle

Friday, August 22 from 8 - 10 pm.

Chattahoochee Nature Center
9135 Willeo Road

Roswell, GA
770-992-2055

http://www.chattnaturecenter.org
Event Type: Family Fun
$5 Donation requested.

Professional drum leader Chuck Cogliandro leads the rhythm as you take part in one of the most basic celebrations of music. All experience levels and spectators’ welcome- please bring your own drum or rhythm instrument.

Blind Chardonnay Tasting

Friday, August 22, 2014 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Harry's Farmers Market - Salud!
1180 Upper Hembree Rd,

Roswell, GA
770-442-3354

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/service/salud-cooking-school-4
Event Type: Culinary
$19

Clean and fresh, lush and round, smooth and buttery…all describe the beloved Chardonnay. It is the most diverse and most planted white wine grape in the world. This blind tasting is a unique opportunity for you to taste differences between the oaked and unoaked styles, decide who is producing your favorite Chardonnays, and to discover some new favorites. Students vote for their favorites and we’ll reveal the overall “winners” at the end of class.

Tony Byrd: LoveByrds at The Velvet Note

Friday, August 22nd at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

The Velvet Note
4075 Old Milton Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA
855-583-5838

http://thevelvetnote.com/toni-byrd/
Event Type: Nightlife
$20

Toni Byrd is one of Atlanta’s unforgettable and versatile vocal artists. Nominated by Black Women in Jazz for 2014 Best Black Female Vocalist of the Year and recipient of the 2014 Best Black Female JazzRecord Award for “Autumn in New York”, Byrd has made Georgia her home since the year 2000 and has worked with some of Atlanta’s finest musicians.

Jazz Saxophonist Kenyon Carter’s CD Release

Saturday, August 23rd at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

The Velvet Note
4075 Old Milton Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA
855-583-5838

http://thevelvetnote.com/kenyon-carter-cd-release/
Event Type: Nightlife
$20

Kenyon Carter is an Atlanta-based jazz saxophonist and recording artist recognized for his melodic smooth jazz compositions and engaging live performances. He expresses his creative and soulful style through a beautiful and sultry sound.

Cooking with Hans Rueffert

Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 5 -7 p.m.

Harry's Farmers Market - Salud!
1180 Upper Hembree Rd,

Roswell, GA
770-442-3354

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/service/salud-cooking-school-4
Event Type: Culinary
$45

Demonstration $45 It’s fig season and Chef Hans is back in our kitchen to tantalize your taste buds with delectable dishes featuring the succulent fig. It is sure to be an evening of surprises as one of our favorite local chefs shows you techniques to cook up seasonal abundance and how to enjoy figs in a myriad of ways.

HOWLpharetta Ghost Tour

Saturday, August 23 at 8:30 p.m.

Downtown Alpharetta

Alpharetta, GA


http://www.awesomealpharetta.com/pages/ContentPage.aspx?ContentName=Alpharetta_Tours
Event Type: Family Fun

Experience some of historic downtown Alpharetta’s extensive history through a narrated walking tour. Some regular sites through the journey include the original site of City Hall, a famous restaurant that is rumored to be haunted, shops with local flair, turn of the century hotels and a local favorite, Resthaven Cemetery.

Alpharetta Farmers Market

Saturday, August 23 from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm

Downtown Alpharetta
Old Canton St.

Alpharetta, GA


http://www.awesomealpharetta.com/Pages/ContentPage.aspx?ContentName=Alpharetta_FarmersMarket
Event Type: Family Fun

At the Downtown Alpharetta 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.

Touch a Truck

Saturday, August 23 from 10 am until 2 pm

Wills Park
1825 Old milton Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA


http://www.awesomealpharetta.com/pages/ContentPage.aspx?ContentName=Touch_A_Truck
Event Type: Family Fun
Free

Every child’s imagination will soar as they explore the parking lot filled with trucks of all shapes and sizes including a fire truck, limo, dump truck, school bus, 18-wheeler and police vehicles! Kids can bounce around in inflatables, participate in all kinds of interactive games, watch animal balloons be made and get their face painted!

Keith Urban with Jerrod Niemann and special guest Brett Eldredge

Sunday, August 24 at 7:00 p.m.

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
2200 Encore Parkway

Alpharetta, GA
404-733-5010

http://www.awesomealpharetta.com/pages/ContentPage.aspx?ContentName=verizon_wireless_amphitheatre
Event Type: Performing Arts - Music

Keith Urban has been honored with Grammy Awards, Country Music Association Awards, Academy of County Music Awards, a People’s Choice Award, American Music Award, and Australia’s coveted Aria Award. He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2012.

Delicious Thai Cooking

Sunday, August 24 from 4 - 6 p.m.

Sur la table at North Point Mall
1000 North Point Circle

Alpharetta, GA
800-243-0852

http://www.surlatable.com/sku/1702448/Delicious+Thai+Cooking
Event Type: Culinary
$69 per person

Who needs takeout when you can easily create delicious, authentic Thai dishes at home? Join us and learn secrets for combining aromatic herbs and spices with seasonal ingredients to create the flavors that make Thai cuisine uniquely delicious.

Jazz Saxophonist Scott Draffin at The Velvet Note

Sunday, August 24th at 7:00 p.m.

The Velvet Note
4075 Old Milton Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA
855-583-5838

http://thevelvetnote.com/scott-draffin/
Event Type: Nightlife
$20

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Scott Draffin has been receiving attention and acclaim for his distinctive compositions and exciting performances. He showed an interest in music at an early age, studying the piano and saxophone.

Alpharetta Food Truck Alley

Thursday, August 28 from 5 - 9 p.m.

Downtown Alpharetta
Old Roswell St.

Alpharetta, GA


http://www.awesomealpharetta.com/pages/ContentPage.aspx?ContentName=Food_Truck_Alley
Event Type: Culinary

Feast on the street every Thursday evening at Alpharetta Food Truck Alley! This weekly gathering will have a variety of 6-8 rotating food trucks and music each week. Stroll the streets, eat delicious food, listen to some great music and kick off the weekend a little early!

The Mayor's Corporate Challenge presented by LexisNexis

Thursday, August 28 at 5:30 p.m.

Historic Downtown Alpharetta

Alpharetta, GA


http://www.awesomealpharetta.com/pages/ContentPage.aspx?ContentName=Mayors_Challenge
Event Type: Family Fun
$25 in advance; $35 on race day; $1,000 corporate team of 4

This is the 18th year of The Mayor’s Corporate Challenge, with the support of the City of Alpharetta, and Mayor David Belle Isle. The race will begin/end right across from the Historic City Hall in the heart of downtown Alpharetta.

Atlanta Braves Youth Baseball Classic

Friday, August 29 through Sunday, August 31, 2014

Wiils Park
11925 Wills Rd.

Alpharetta, GA


http://www.awesomealpharetta.com/pages/ContentPage.aspx?ContentName=Braves_Youth_Classic
Event Type: Sports

In its sixth year, the Atlanta Braves Youth Baseball Classic presented by Bank of America, will bring together young baseball teams from all across the Southeast to Alpharetta in order to compete in a round robin/bracket style tournament.

Earth, Wind & Fire and “Blue Eyed Soul” Tribute featuring Al Smith and Robin Latimore

Friday, August 29th and Saturday, August 30th at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

The Velvet Note
4075 Old Milton Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA
855-583-5838

http://thevelvetnote.com/earth-wind-fire-tribute/
Event Type: Nightlife
$20

Do you remember….the twenty-first night of September? Back again this year, by POPULAR DEMAND– This is not just a concert or a show–it’s a PARTY! Here’s your chance to get your jazz-funk-disco-soul groove on, accompanied by some of the hottest musicians around.

Adult Only River Canoe Paddle

Friday, August 29 from 6 - 9:30 p.m.

Chattahoochee Nature Center
9135 Willeo Road

Roswell, GA
770-992-2055

http://chattnaturecenter.org/adult-activities/canoe-programs/
Event Type: Outdoor Activities
$30 General Public/$25 CNC Members

Summer vacation doesn’t just have to be for the kids! This is the perfect way to relax and connect to the river and its surroundings. Participants have the option to stay later to enjoy the grounds with a picnic dinner after the trip has finished.

Quest to be Master of the Grill

Saturday, August 30 at 7 p.m.

Publix Apron's Cooking School
4305 State Bridge Road

Alpharetta, GA
770-751-8561

http://www.publix.com/aprons/schools/Alpharetta/ClassDetailReservations.do?childId=29583
Event Type: Culinary
Demonstration $45

Want to create dishes on the grill and be considered the “Grill Master?” Come relax while we show you all the basic techniques of grilling and how to pair wines with classic grilled dishes.

Pinot and Pig: A Special Wine Dinner

Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Harry's Farmers Market - Salud!
1180 Upper Hembree Rd,

Roswell, GA
770-442-3354

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/service/salud-cooking-school-4
Event Type: Culinary
$65

Tonight we celebrate pinot noir wines and pork with a tapas-themed dinner that highlights the luscious marriage of the two. Chef Samantha will tantalize your taste buds with her creative menu as Jenny O’Donnell picks out the perfect pinots to complement each dish. You don’t want to miss the wine dinner of the summer with this dynamic duo!

Alpharetta Art in the Park presented by Gallery 35

Saturday, August 30 from 9 am to 4 pm and Sunday, August 31 from 11 am to 4 pm

Old Milton Park
35 Milton Avenue

Alpharetta, GA


http://www.gallery35.com/
Event Type: Family Fun
Free

Look for artists at work creating masterpieces right before your eyes at this outdoor market under the trees that attracts art lovers and exhibitors from all over the Atlanta area.

River Paddling Canoe Adventures

Saturday and Sunday, August 30 & 31 from 6:00pm - 8:30 pm

Chattahoochee Nature Center
9135 Willeo Road

Roswell, GA
770-992-2055 x23

http://chattnaturecenter.org/adult-activities/canoe-programs/
Event Type: Family Fun
$30 General Public/$25 CNC Members

An outdoor adventure is waiting for you… There is no need to travel afar when the Chattahoochee River is in your own backyard. Learn the history, habitat, ecology and recent issues impacting the local watershed – all while enjoying the serenity the river offers.

Alpharetta Farmers Market

Saturday, August 30 from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm

Downtown Alpharetta
Old Canton St.

Alpharetta, GA


http://www.awesomealpharetta.com/Pages/ContentPage.aspx?ContentName=Alpharetta_FarmersMarket
Event Type: Family Fun

At the Downtown Alpharetta 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.

HOWLpharetta Ghost Tour

Saturday, August 30 at 8:30 p.m.

Downtown Alpharetta

Alpharetta, GA


http://www.awesomealpharetta.com/pages/ContentPage.aspx?ContentName=Alpharetta_Tours
Event Type: Family Fun
All tickets must be purchased in advance

Experience some of historic downtown Alpharetta’s extensive history through a narrated walking tour. Some regular sites through the journey include the original site of City Hall, a famous restaurant that is rumored to be haunted, shops with local flair, turn of the century hotels and a local favorite, Resthaven Cemetery.