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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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Alpharetta Food Truck Alley

Thursday, October 2 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!

Let's Tailgate

Thursday, October 2 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=31085
Event Type: Culinary
$40

Are you ready for some football?! Our Aprons Cooking School staff will get you ready for a tasty tailgate with no fumbles.

BeForever Postcard Craft at American Girl

Thursday, October 2 from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

American Girl North Point Mall
1000 North Point Circle

Alpharetta, GA
877-247-5223

http://www.americangirl.com/stores/location_atl.php#specialEvents
Event Type: Family Fun
Free and open to the public.

The world of BeForever is waiting for your girl! At this craft event, she’ll create two postcards featuring the BeForever characters—one to keep, and one she can mail to a friend.

Fall Entertaining: Dinner with Friends

Thursday, October 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/1726074/Fall+Entertaining%3A+Dinner+with+Friends
Event Type: Culinary
$69.00 - Per Person

Join us and discover how to easily transform seasonal ingredients into a menu of hearty favorites. Our instructor will walk you through the steps of preparing everything from whole grains and perfectly cooked pork to your own homemade chutney.

Date Night: Chef’s Table

Friday, October 3 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/1752740/Date+Night%3A+Chef%E2%80%99s+Table
Event Type: Culinary
$79.00 per person

In this hands-on class, you and your date will work alongside other couples practicing the simple yet impressive techniques behind a menu of chef-inspired favorites. You’ll learn secrets for preparing homemade vinaigrette, tasty crab cakes, and a perfectly cooked steak with a delicious pan sauce.

Blues Star Andrew Black at The Velvet Note

Friday, October 3 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/andrew-black/
Event Type: Nightlife
$20

Arriving on the blues scene in Atlanta in 1999 Andrew Black earned instant recognition with his release of the Luther Allison blues song “Cherry Red Wine”.

Americana Country Rocl at Matilda's Under the Pines

Friday, October 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Under the Pines at Matilda's
377 South Main Street

Alpharetta, GA


http://www.matildascottage.com/#!music/c1x9v
Event Type: Family Fun

Comes listen to Americana Country Rock (formerly Mama's Blue Dress) rock out in Alpharetta. Bring your own food and drinks, kids under 16 free with parents. Dogs on a leash welcome.

Doll ’Dos & How-Tos: Jewel Highlights at American Girl

Friday, October 3 at 4:30 p.m.

American Girl North Point Mall
1000 North Point Circle

Alpharetta, GA
877-247-5223

http://www.americangirl.com/stores/location_atl.php#specialEvents
Event Type: Family Fun

Your girl can learn tips and tricks for giving her doll a one-of-a-kind look! Our Doll Hair Salon stylists will show lots of ways to style her doll’s hair using our new Jewel Highlights Set, three gem-toned, clip-in hair colors made just for My American Girl® dolls. Your girl will get hands-on tips from our experts—and she’ll get to take the highlights home!

Home by Dark Concert Series

Friday, October 3, 2014 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.

Vintage Port Wine Vertical Tasting

Friday,, October 03, 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
Demonstration $35

A vertical tasting is one in which several vintages of the same wine are sampled to see how it changes with age. Tonight, our tasting focuses on the fortified, full-bodied sweet wine known as port.

HOWLpharetta Ghost Tour

Friday, October 3, 2014 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.

Spice it Up! with Jaya Ramamurthy

Saturday, October 04, 2014 from 10 a.m. - 12 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
Demonstration $39

Spices are nature’s super-foods and essential building blocks for creating wellness! Guest instructor and Ayurveda specialist Jaya Ramamurthy shows you how to shop and store them, and how to combine them creatively in a variety of ways for delicious every day meals.

Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes

Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Milton Center
86 School Dr.

Alpharetta, GA
(404) 320-7100 x
aharrison@diabetes.org
http://www.stepout.diabetes.org
Event Type: Benefit
Free and open to the public.

This years walk will be a huge celebration filled with music, food, kids activities, local entertainment along with hundreds of people who truly understand the impact of diabetes.

Alpharetta Farmers Market

Saturday, October 4 from 8:30 a.m. to1 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.

Chukkar Farm Concert Series

Saturday, October 4, 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.

Alpharetta's Brew Moon Fest

Saturday, October 4, 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Downtown Alpharetta
Milton Avenue

Alpharetta, GA


http://www.awesomealpharetta.com/Pages/ContentPage.aspx?ContentName=Alpharetta_Brew_Moon
Event Type: Festivals
Tickets: $10 Tables of 6 - $100 or Tables of 8 - $130

Downtown comes alive for this annual beer fest with great food and beverages for purchase. Bring your own chairs or tables available for purchase.

Scarecrow Harvest

Saturday, October 4, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Milton Avenue
Downtown Alpharetta

Alpharetta, GA


http://www.awesomealpharetta.com/pages/ContentPage.aspx?ContentName=Scarecrow%20Harvest
Event Type: Family Fun
Free

Over 100 scarecrows stand tall and proud along the streets of downtown Alpharetta, inspiring fall spirit! A family street party that continues into the night offers a farmer’s market, groovy music, free hayrides, quirky face painting, artsy activities and delicious food.

Family Reunion Workshop

Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 10am- 1p.m.

Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta North/
4025 Windward Plaza

Alpharetta, GA
678-297-2811

http://www.awesomealpharetta.com/pages/family_reunion.aspx
Event Type: Other
Free

How long has it been..when was the last time...wouldn't it be nice to be together again? If these are questions you find yourself asking in regards to quality family time, perhaps you should consider planning a family reunion. Start by attending our FREE Family Reunion Workshop!

What's Shakin Bacon?

Saturday, October 4 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=30564
Event Type: Culinary
$45

Come on, just admit it, bacon goes great with everything!

Melissa Stylianou at The Velvet Note

Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

The Velvet Note
4075 Old Milton Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA
855-583-5838

http://thevelvetnote.com/melissa-stylianou/
Event Type: Nightlife
$22

Jazz singer Melissa Stylianou has been turning heads and capturing hearts since the turn of the century, from her native Toronto to her adopted home of New York City, from intimate club residencies to top festival stages.

Atlanta Eats Live!

Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 5:00pm

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
2200 Encore Parkway

Alpharetta, GA


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

Atlanta Eats Live! brings back more than 40 of Atlanta’s greatest restaurants under one roof. The evening will be hosted by Steak Shapiro and Mara Davis and will be full of surprises.

Beloved Biscuits

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 from 9:30 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

Biscuits are well on their way to becoming the next national bakery craze, with biscuit joints popping up from Ashville to Jacksonville, to Portland and Chicago! This class blows the dust off some of grandma’s old- favorites, adding our own 21st century twist. So take a bow, Southern home cooks everywhere—you’ve been catapulted onto the national stage!

BeForever Postcard Craft at American Girl

Thursday, October 9 at 3:30 p.m.

American Girl North Point Mall
1000 North Point Circle

Alpharetta, GA
877-247-5223

http://www.americangirl.com/stores/location_atl.php#specialEvents
Event Type: Family Fun
Free and open to the public.

The world of BeForever is waiting for your girl! At this craft event, she’ll create two postcards featuring the BeForever characters—one to keep, and one she can mail to a friend.

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.

Alpharetta Food Truck Alley

Thursday, October 9 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!

Agile on the Green 2014 - Topgolf for the Cure

Thursday, October 9 from 12:30 p.m. - 5p.m.

Topgolf Alpharetta
10900 Westside Parkway

Alpharetta, GA
6787228171

http://www.agileonthegreen.com
Event Type: Benefit

Agile on the Green brings together the IT and Breast Cancer communities to play Topgolf in a relaxed setting that fosters networking and fun! Agile is excited to announce a new format for the 11th annual Agile on the Green – Topgolf!

Secrets of Spanish Paella

Thursday, October 9 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/1769413/Secrets+of+Spanish+Paella
Event Type: Culinary
$69.00 - Per Person

In this hands-on class, our instructor will introduce you to the authentic Spanish ingredients that make paella so uniquely delicious. We'll show you how to prepare the sofrito or flavor base and share secrets for ensuring perfectly cooked rice every time.

The Steve Carrington Quintet featuring Curtis Lundy & Russell Gunn

Friday, October 10th & Saturday, October 11th at 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

The Velvet Note
4075 Old Milton Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA
855-583-5838

http://thevelvetnote.com/carrington-lundy-gunn/
Event Type: Nightlife
$29

This is truly an all-star band, performing a show that will leave you musically satisfied, yet wanting more, more, more!

Halloween Haunted Pub Crawl

Friday, October 10 at 8:30 p.m.

Downtown Alpharetta

Alpharetta, GA


http://alpharettatours.com/
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.

Tapas and Cava

Friday, October 10 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=30569
Event Type: Culinary
$45

Take a culinary tour of Spain’s Andalusia Region known best for its tapas (small plates) and Cava (sparkling wine). Before cooking, you will enjoy a snack of regional favorites such as Marcona Almonds and Manchego Cheese & Olives.

BeForever: Create Your Silhouette Frame at American Girl

Saturday, October 11 at 8:15 a.m.

American Girl North Point Mall
1000 North Point Circle

Alpharetta, GA
877-247-5223

http://www.americangirl.com/stores/location_atl.php#specialEvents
Event Type: Family Fun
Tickets: $10 per person: Reservations required

Immerse yourself in the world of BeForever—and share page-turning adventures with girls from the past. At this special event, your girl will create and customize a multilayered frame—and get her own silhouette to display inside. Your girl will also enjoy fun quizzes and activities that help her get to know each of the BeForever characters.

Resthaven Cemetery Tours

Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12: See website for times

Tours will begin at Smokejack BB
29 South Main St.

Alpharetta, GA
678-297-6000

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

The spirits of Alpharetta’s past will come alive on Saturday and Sunday, October 11th and 12th during the Restless in Resthaven Cemetery Tours in downtown Alpharetta.

Alpharetta Farmers Market

Saturday, October 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 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.

Widespread Panic

Saturday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
2200 Encore Parkway

Alpharetta, GA


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

An American rock band from Athens, Georgia. The current lineup includes guitarist/singer John Bell, bassist Dave Schools, drummer Todd Nance, percussionist Domingo "Sunny" Ortiz, keyboardist John "JoJo" Hermann, and guitarist Jimmy Herring.

Chocolate Workshop

Saturday, October 11 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/1769215/Chocolate+Workshop
Event Type: Culinary
$69.00 - Per Person

This fun, hands-on class is devoted to your favorite food group. As we explore (and taste) different types of chocolate, you'll learn how to incorporate it into a variety of delicious confections. Our instructor will walk you through the steps of making a perfectly risen chocolate soufflé–from whipping whites to proper folding techniques.

American Girl Design and Dance with the Atlanta Ballet

Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 9 a.m.

American Girl North Point Mall
1000 North Point Circle

Alpharetta, GA
877-247-5223

http://www.americangirl.com/stores/location_atl.php#specialEvents
Event Type: Family Fun
$55.00 per person. Reservations required.

For one magical day, your girl can follow in the dance and design steps of our Girl of the Year, Isabelle Palmer! We’ll start with brunch at the American Girl Bistro. Then we’ll board a bus for Powers Ferry Centre where the Atlanta Ballet’s costume director Tamara Cobus will present an introduction to costume design, and girls will do a fun fashion design craft and participate in a mini dance class. Includes round-trip bus transportation and a copy of Isabelle’s Fashion Sketchbook.

Paper Pumpkin Craft at American Girl

Monday, October 13, 2014 at 3:30 p.m.

American Girl North Point Mall
1000 North Point Circle

Alpharetta, GA
877-247-5223

http://www.americangirl.com/stores/location_atl.php#specialEvents
Event Type: Family Fun
Free and open to the public.

Celebrate autumn! Your girl can make a festive paper pumpkin to take home.

Great Fall Stews

Monday, October 13 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/1769330/Great+Fall+Stews
Event Type: Culinary
$69.00 - Per Person

In this hands-on class, we'll show you how to combine ingredients such as vegetables and meats with a variety of flavorings to get the maximum flavor from your stews.

Bitty Baby at the Ballet Story Time

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.

American Girl North Point Mall
1000 North Point Circle

Alpharetta, GA
877-247-5223

http://www.americangirl.com/stores/location_atl.php#specialEvents
Event Type: Family Fun

Place your little girl in your lap and listen to a reading of Bitty Baby at the Ballet, a sweet story about a special performance and a bunny that hops with all her heart! Enjoy a fun activity together, too.

Cooking with Wine

Tuesday, October 14 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=30570
Event Type: Culinary
$45

They say wine makes everything better. When it comes to cooking you would be amazed how wine interacts and helps to build flavors in food. Red, white, fortified or sparkling grab a bottle and get COOKING!!

Southern Sophistication

Wednesday, October 15 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=30571
Event Type: Culinary
$45

Southern dishes don’t have to be the same old recipes that your mother cooked. Impress your guests by creating these new and exciting but still very comforting dishes.

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.

Alpharetta Food Truck Alley

Thursday, October 16 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!

HOWLpharetta Ghost Tour

Friday,, October 17 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.

10 Skills Every Cook Should Know

Friday, October 17 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/1769181/10+Skills+Every+Cook+Should+Know
Event Type: Culinary
$69

Our instructor will walk you through basic knife skills and show you how easy it is to make vinaigrette from scratch. You'll discover secrets for roasting autumn vegetables, creating a creamy risotto, and searing steak and cooking it to perfection.

Jazz Trombonist Wes Funderburk at The Velvet Note

Friday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

The Velvet Note
4075 Old Milton Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA
855-583-5838

http://thevelvetnote.com/wes-funderburk/
Event Type: Nightlife
$20

Wes Funderburk has performed across the United States and Europe and is currently one of the most sought after trombonists and arrangers in Atlanta and the Southeast.

Fabulous Fall Cakes

Saturday, October 18 from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Sur la table at North Point Mall
1000 North Point Circle

Alpharetta, GA
800-243-0852

http://www.surlatable.com/sku/1769298/Fabulous+Fall+Cakes
Event Type: Culinary
$69.00 - Per Person

Join us for this fun, hands-on class as we cover the basics of cake making–from properly preparing pans to creating homemade batter and frosting. You'll work alongside other students learning to make a spice-based cake and a decadent bittersweet chocolate variety.

Alpharetta Farmers Market

Saturday, October 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 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.

Kicks 101.5 and Carl Black present Country Fair, starring Miranda Lambert and more!

Saturday, October 18 at 5:30 p.m.

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
2200 Encore Parkway

Alpharetta, GA


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

An American country music artist who gained fame as a finalist on the 2003 season of Nashville Star, where she finished in third place and later signed to Epic Records.

Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival

October 18, 2014

Downtown Alpharetta

Alpharetta, GA


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

The Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival is free to the public and is guaranteed to be an unforgettable night featuring local and nationally touring songwriters. Music will flow through the streets as talented artists perform their own songs with soulful melodies, magnificent vocals and expressive lyrics while interacting with the audience.

Gran Fondo Italia Atlanta-Roswell

Saturday, October 18 and Sunday, October 19

Roswell City Hall
38 Hill Street

Roswell, GA


http://thegranfondoitalia.com/event/gran-fondo-italia-atlanta-roswell/#
Event Type: Outdoor Activities

The Gran Fondo Atlanta-Roswell is the first cycling event in the South that joins recreational cycling and the Italian lifestyle, the ride will showcase the excellence of Italian food, wine, tourism and culture.

BeForever: Create Your Silhouette Frame at American Girl

Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 8:15 a.m.

American Girl North Point Mall
1000 North Point Circle

Alpharetta, GA
877-247-5223

http://www.americangirl.com/stores/location_atl.php#specialEvents
Event Type: Family Fun
Tickets: $10 per person: Reservations required

Immerse yourself in the world of BeForever—and share page-turning adventures with girls from the past. At this special event, your girl will create and customize a multilayered frame—and get her own silhouette to display inside. Your girl will also enjoy fun quizzes and activities that help her get to know each of the BeForever characters.

Haunted Halloween Trail Riding!

Sunday, October 19 from 7:45 a.m. -3:30pm

Motorcycle Safety Foundation Cam
1450 Morrison Pkwy.

Alpharetta, GA


http://www.offroad-training.org/1DirtBike-Schedule.html
Event Type: Family Fun
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.

Mastering Authentic Italian Lasagna

Sunday, October 19 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/1769231/Mastering+Authentic+Italian+Lasagna#
Event Type: Culinary
$69.00 - Per Person

Our instructor will walk you through all the steps of creating old-world style lasagna completely from scratch. You'll enjoy working alongside classmates learning how to make and shape homemade pasta dough. We'll share secrets for creating an authentic, slow-simmered meat sauce and show you how to make a creamy besciamella sauce–an integral part of any baked pasta dish.

Fall Into Paleo!

Tuesday, October 21, 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

Have you switched over to eating the Paleo (Paleolithic) diet? Are you curious what it is? Not sure where to start? Find out how to begin your Paleo journey with us in this start up class or add something to your existing Paleo repertoire. We’ll explore the ins and outs of the diet and show you how to create delicious meals with an emphasis on lean meats, fish, eggs, vegetables, fruit, nuts and seeds. All recipes will be gluten, dairy, and legume free.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.