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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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A Modern Approach to Southern Classics with Horseradish Grill

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 6:30 - 830 p.m.

Whole Foods Market Avalon - Salu
2800 Old Milton Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA


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

Horseradish Grill, on the edge of Chastain Park in Buckhead, is one of Atlanta’s oldest continuously operating restaurants. They just celebrated their 20th anniversary! The southern farm-to-table approach to dining has been their focus from the beginning and they still grow herbs and vegetables for the restaurant in their lush backyard garden. Executive Chef Dave Berry joins us this evening for a special celebration of modern southern cuisine.

All-American Comfort Food

Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 6 - 9 p.m.

Whole Foods Market Avalon - Salu
2800 Old Milton Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA


http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/service/salud-cooking-school-4
Event Type: Culinary
$59

If you find yourself craving dishes that soothe the soul along with hunger, come learn how to make wonderful versions of classic American favorites yourself. A hot, steamy pan of mac & cheese or a velvety pot pie is all you need to take care of the worst case of winter blues. These staples of the American table are perfect to feed family and friends when a little comfort food is what’s needed.

Alpharetta Food Truck Alley

Thursday, October 23 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!

House on Horror Hill

Thursday from 7 -11 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. - midnight

Corner of Highway 9 and Wills Rd
across from the Ferrari dealersh

Alpharetta, GA
404-786-2665

http://www.gahouseonhorrorhill.com/
Event Type: Nightlife
$12

As the longest running Haunted house in Georgia, we have a lot of pride in what we do, and years of experience showing us how to do it well. If you would like to come see a great haunt, come to House on Horror Hill.

Christmas Mistletoe Market at North Point Mall

Friday, October 24, 2014 through Sunday, October 26, 2014 during mall hours

North Point Mall
1000 North Point Circle

Alpharetta, GA
770-844-0213

http://www.northpointmall.com/events/christmas-mistletoe-market
Event Type: Family Fun

Come out for a weekend of shopping, food and tons of fun. Let our vendors help your get your home ready for the Holiday season as well as fun and unique gift ideas.

An Apple A Day!

Friday, October 24 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=30574
Event Type: Culinary
$45

It’s apple season! Let’s keep the doctor away with these tasty, fall apple dishes

HOWLpharetta Ghost Tour

Friday, October 24 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.

Craft Beer Tasting

Friday, October 24, 2014 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m .

Whole Foods Market Avalon - Salu
2800 Old Milton Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA


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

The emergence of craft beers has made them the largest growing category of beer in the US. Formally called microbreweries, these craft breweries are producing some outstanding and original brews. Join us for a sampling and discussion of some of the best.

Date Night: Secrets of Great Seafood

Friday, October 24 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/1769579/Date+Night%3A+Secrets+of+Great+Seafood
Event Type: Culinary
$79.00 - Per Person

Our instructor will walk you through techniques for preparing slow-cooked salmon and perfectly seared scallops. You'll enjoy working alongside your date and other classmates learning to roast vegetables, make a pan sauce, and create a salad featuring seasonal ingredients and an easy-to-make vinaigrette.

Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge at The Velvet Note

Friday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m & 9:30 p.m.

The Velvet Note
4075 Old Milton Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA
855-583-5838

http://thevelvetnote.com/julian-lage-and-chris-eldridge/
Event Type: Nightlife
$22

Following his Grammy-nominated 2009 debutSounding Point, virtuoso guitarist Julian Lage returns with the evocative and finely wrought Gladwell - the second effort by his offbeat, eclectic group.

Justin Chesarek’s Beatles Celebration at The Velvet Note

Saturday, October 25th at 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

The Velvet Note
4075 Old Milton Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA
855-583-5838

http://thevelvetnote.com/justin-chesarek/
Event Type: Nightlife
$20

Justin Chesarek is all about swing. It’s what drives him, it’s what makes him strike drum heads with well-composed intensity, and it’s why some of the best jazz musicians in Atlanta keep him on call.

Family Fun: Tasty Halloween Treats

Saturday, October 25 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Sur la table at North Point Mall
1000 North Point Circle

Alpharetta, GA
800-243-0852

http://www.surlatable.com/sku/1769157/Family+Fun%3A+Tasty+Halloween+Treats
Event Type: Culinary
$39

Join us for a fun-filled family afternoon of baking, laughter, and plenty of scrumptious Halloween treats. Kids and adults alike will have a wonderfully sweet time creating yummy cookie dough, rolling it out, cutting spooky shapes, and decorating with delicious icing.

Spooky Delights - For ages 2-3 with one parent

Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Whole Foods Market Avalon - Salu
2800 Old Milton Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA


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

No Tricks, just treats! Tots will enjoy a very spooky Halloween in this festive cooking class filled with small surprises. And the fun isn’t over…we’ll have an eerie witches’ brew and some games for our goblins.

Spooky Delights - For ages 4-5 with one parent

Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Whole Foods Market Avalon - Salu
2800 Old Milton Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA


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

No Tricks, just treats! Tots will enjoy a very spooky Halloween in this festive cooking class filled with small surprises. And the fun isn’t over…we’ll have an eerie witches’ brew and some games for our goblins.

Entertaining Friends: A Fall Dinner

Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 5 - 8 p.m.

Whole Foods Market Avalon - Salu
2800 Old Milton Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA


http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/service/salud-cooking-school-4
Event Type: Culinary
Hands-On $69

Whether it’s a splendid outdoor setting or a cozy dining room, discover how fun entertaining friends can be with an easy menu that is artfully presented and seasonally-driven. Come join us and go home inspired to host your own casual fall dinner with friends. Special wines will be served.

HOWLpharetta Ghost Tour

Saturday, October 25 at 8 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, October 25 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Downtown Alpharetta
Old Canton St.

Alpharetta, GA


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

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.

Tour de Pink

Saturday, October 25, 7:30 am

ADP
5800 Windward Parkway

Alpharetta, GA


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

Kick off Breast Cancer Awareness month with Atlanta area’s only bike ride for breast cancer. Register to ride from 1-100 miles and instill hope in young women. Join the waves of pink riders!

Alpharetta Art in the Park presented by Gallery 35

Saturday, October 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.,m. and Sunday, October 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Old Milton Park
35 Milton Avenue

Alpharetta, GA


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

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.

Spooky Bites

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Publix Apron's Cooking School
4305 State Bridge Road

Alpharetta, GA
770-751-8561

http://www.publix.com/aprons/schools/Alpharetta/ClassDetailReservations.do?childId=30559
Event Type: Culinary
$35

These appetizers for kids are sure to thrill your family and friends! Come and join us for some Halloween treats and easy small trick or treats!

Pumpkinology

Saturday, October 25 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=30575
Event Type: Culinary
$45

Pumpkins and gourds may look great as holiday décor this time of year, but they taste even better when cooked up right! So forget about the carving tools, since the only tools you’ll need to enjoy this class are a hearty appetite and an empty plate.

Halloween Haunted Pub Crawl

Saturday, October 25 at 8:30 p.m.

Downtown Alpharetta

Alpharetta, GA


http://www.zerve.com/AlphaTours/Howl
Event Type: Culinary
$45. Reservations Required

Attendees will visit 4-5 local pubs for snacks plus beer, wine and cocktails. Your guide will take you on a "spooktackular" stroll through downtown Alpharetta, spinning tales of spirits of a different kind.

Halloween at North Point Mall

Saturday, October 25 from 1-3 p.m.

North Point Mall
1000 North Point Circle

Alpharetta, GA


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

Visit North Point mall on Halloween for a family-friendly Halloween experience including store-to-store trick-or-treating, crafts and giveaways!

Spooktacular

Saturday, October 25 from 3-7 p.m.

Wills Park
Activities will take place on th

Alpharetta, GA
678-297-6130

http://www.alpharetta.ga.us
Event Type: Family Fun

Wear your Halloween costume and join us for a howling good times. Children's activities include hayrides, pet a pony, pony rides ($5 per ride), face painting, carnival games and more.

Live Music at Jekyll Brewing

Satirday, October 25 from 7 -9 p.m.

Jekyll Brewery
2855 Marconi Drive

Alpharetta, GA


http://www.jekyllbrewing.com/
Event Type: Nightlife
Tours are $12

Take a tour of Jekyll Brewing and enjoy Live music!

Fall Festival at Alpharetta First Baptist Church

Sunday, October 26 from 4-6 p.m.

Alpharetta First Baptist Church
44 Academy Street

Alpharetta, GA
770-475-6556

http://www.fbca.com/index.html
Event Type: Family Fun

Enjoy fun activities at the this annual event.

Haunted Halloween Trail Riding!

Sunday, October 26 from 7:45 a.m. -3:30 p.m.

Motorcycle Safety Foundation Cam
1450 Morrison Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA


http://www.offroad-training.org/1DirtBike-Schedule.html
Event Type: Outdoor Activities
Register online. Space is limited

From ghouls to ghosts, steep hills to rocks, now's the time to take advantage of our spooky Halloween adventures. Riders must have completed the Basic Dirtbike School and/or have current Dirtbike experience within the last year to participate.

Kids: Spooky Delights - For Ages 10-12

Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Whole Foods Market Avalon - Salu
2800 Old Milton Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA


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

No Tricks, just treats! Kids will enjoy a very spooky Halloween in this festive cooking class filled with small surprises. And the fun isn’t over…we’ll have an eerie witches’ brew and some games for our goblins.

Homemade Doughnut Workshop

Sunday, October 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sur la table at North Point Mall
1000 North Point Circle

Alpharetta, GA
800-243-0852

http://www.surlatable.com/sku/1769280/Homemade+Doughnut+Workshop#
Event Type: Culinary
$69

In this fun, hands-on class, we'll walk you through the steps for making classic yeasted donuts and delicious glazes. Our instructor will teach you techniques for everything from preparing the perfect batter to deep frying like a pro. Plus, you'll learn variations for baked and gluten-free donuts so everyone can indulge.

Songstress Celia McDermott at The Velvet Note

Sunday, October 26th at 7 p.m. & 9 p.m.

The Velvet Note
4075 Old Milton Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA
855-583-5838

http://thevelvetnote.com/celia-mcdermott/
Event Type: Nightlife
$20

A native of Boston, vocalist Celia McDermott’s philosophy to singing is to get inside the song, and sing it from the deepest place in her soul…until her toes buzz.

Topgolf's Annual KidZone Halloween Party

Monday, October 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Topgolf Alpharetta
10900 Westside Parkway

Alpharetta, GA
770-217-0513

http://www.topgolf.com/alpharetta
Event Type: Family Fun
Tickets: $20

Costumes encouraged! Tickets include Build-your-own hot dog bar, two hours of Topgolf game play, great Halloween games and treats.

32nd Annual Hit 'Em for Hemophila Golf Tournament

Saturday, October 28 starting at 8:30 a.m.

The Manor Golf and Country Club
and Echelon Golf Club

Alpharetta, GA
770-518-8272
kmdownie@hog.org
http://www.hog.org/golf
Event Type: Benefit

The Hit 'Em for Hemophilia Golf Tournament, sponsored by Hemophilia of Georgia in partnership with the Atlanta Braves, is recognized as one of the premier charity golfing events in the United States. Corporate sponsors, foursomes and individual golfers are invited to participate.

HOWLpharetta Ghost Tour

Sunday, October 29 at 8 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.

Cooking with Apples

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 6 - 9 p.m.

Whole Foods Market Avalon - Salu
2800 Old Milton Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA


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

Fall's favorite fruit shines in both sweet and savory recipes. Nothing says autumn quite like an apple that's sweet, crisp, tart, and juicy. While apples are commonly eaten out of hand, many varieties are great for cooking, too. Their culinary versatility shows in many ways: apples work in all-American or French dishes and in kid-friendly or sophisticated treats as well.

The Perfect Taste at Avalon

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 6 - 9 p.m.

Avalon
2200 Avalon Blvd.

Alpharetta, GA


https://www.freshtix.com/events/avalon-presents-the-perfect-taste
Event Type:
$125 General Admission; $250 Club Avalon Level

Be the first to stroll Avalon Blvd. and embark in a culinary adventure. Sample the creations of our acclaimed chefs in their newest locations. Proceeds from The Perfect Taste will benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger.

Homemade Cheese & Yogurt 101

Thursday, October 30 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/1769397/Homemade+Cheese+%26+Yogurt+101#
Event Type: Culinary
$69.00 - Per Person

In this hands-on workshop, our instructor will walk you through the cheese-making process–from incorporating a starter to making, stretching, and draining curds. You'll enjoy working alongside classmates practicing techniques for creating mozzarella and ricotta cheese.

Guilt-Free Holiday Entertaining with Megan McCarthy

Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Whole Foods Market Avalon - Salu
2800 Old Milton Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA


http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/service/salud-cooking-school-4
Event Type: Culinary
$39

Atlanta Botanical Garden Chef Megan McCarthy shows students how to prepare for holiday entertaining, while staying on track with a vibrant and healthy lifestyle. No need for guilt this season, when you can easily prepare delicious, fresh meals that will delight your guests and your waistline.

Wine & Dine with Master Sommelier Michael McNeill

Thursday, October 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=31219
Event Type: Culinary
$45

Michael McNeill, MS is the only active Master Sommelier in the State of Georgia. McNeill adds his impressive resume to the staff resources at Quality Wine & Spirits, not only with his expertise but also with his solid background in the luxury restaurant and hotel market.

Avalon Grand Opening Activities

Thursday, October 30 from 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Avalon
2200 Avalon Blvd.

Alpharetta, GA
404-965-9065

http://experienceavalon.com/
Event Type: Family Fun

Enjoy the Avalon open house, singer-songwriter entertainment and chef demonstrations.

House on Horror Hill

Thursday from 7 -11 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. - midnight

Corner of Highway 9 and Wills Rd
across from the Ferrari dealersh

Alpharetta, GA
404-786-2665

http://www.gahouseonhorrorhill.com/
Event Type: Nightlife
$12

As the longest running Haunted house in Georgia, we have a lot of pride in what we do, and years of experience showing us how to do it well. If you would like to come see a great haunt, come to House on Horror Hill.

Zombies Ball at Topgolf

Friday, October 31 and Saturday November 1 from 9 p.m. to close

Topgolf Alpharetta
10900 Westside Parkway

Alpharetta, GA
770-217-0513

http://www.topgolf.com/alpharetta
Event Type: Nightlife

Come dressed in your costumes and enjoy $20 Cauldron Fishbowl drink specials, a DJ and of course, the staple of any good Halloween party, a costume contest!

All Aboard the Seoul Train

Friday, October 31 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=30576
Event Type: Culinary
$45

Sit down at any Korean table and chances are you’ll soon be greeted by a variety of colorful and delectable dishes; referred to as Banchan in Korea, these shared “side dishes” are geared to accentuate and compliment any main dish, soup or a piping hot bowl of rice.

Avalon Grand Opening Activities

Friday, October 31 from 10 a.m. through 9:30 p.m.

Avalon
2200 Avalon Blvd.

Alpharetta, GA


http://experienceavalon.com/
Event Type: Family Fun

Enjoy activities throughout the day including fall fashion previews, chef demonstrations, rock show, trick-or-drink happy hour, live music by Von Grey and fireworks!

Date Night: Romantic French Dinner

Friday, October 31 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/1769553/Date+Night%3A+Romantic+French+Dinner#
Event Type: Culinary
$79.00 - Per Person

Our instructor will walk you through essential techniques for everything from searing steak to creating a savory pan sauce. You'll learn to sauté vegetables, make vinaigrette from scratch, and even prepare a sous-vide poached egg. We'll end the evening on a sweet note with a decadent pot de crème inspired by the flavors of fall.

An Intimate Evening with Contemporary Saxophonist Dee Lucas

Friday, October 31st at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

The Velvet Note
4075 Old Milton Pkwy.

Alpharetta, FL
855-583-5838

http://thevelvetnote.com/dee-lucas/
Event Type: Nightlife
$20

An acclaimed wizard on the soprano sax, he has been steadily growing his brand and base beginning with Remembrance in 2004, a tribute to the late legend George Howard.

Halloween Party at Jekyll Brewing

Friday, October 31 deom 5 - 9 p.m.

Jekyll Brewery
2855 Marconi Drive

Alpharetta, GA


http://www.jekyllbrewing.com/
Event Type: Culinary

Enjoy live music, Atlantic Seafood Company will be on premise selling food, and the best costume will be awarded a Jekyll Brewing swag bag.