Top 11 Things to Do In Alpharetta 

Written By: Visitors Bureau


Avalon is a new experience in the timeless art of living well. Over 60 fine-retail boutiques, luxury brands, 15+ chef-driven restaurants and live entertainment in a resort-style community with modern Southern style. 

Downtown Alpharetta

Whether you’re shopping, dining or playing, Downtown Alpharetta is an awesome place to visit.  The charming downtown area of Alpharetta is entertaining to locals and visitors with more than 40 boutiques and 40+ local restaurants.

Ameris Bank Amphitheatre (formerly Verizon Amphitheatre)

At the Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, you will enjoy performances by today’s leading recording artists. Set on 45 acres of beautifully landscaped wooded land, the 12,000-seat state-of-the-art venue provides a unique setting for music lovers.  The 2020 schedule includes Alanis Morissette, Tim McGraw, Rod Stewart, Lady Antebellum and Chicago just to name a few.

Alpharetta Events & Festivals

Festivals are a way of life in Alpharetta. These annual events provide fun, family-friendly things for locals to do in their own backyard while giving guests a taste of what Alpharetta has to offer in one convenient location. From Taste of Alpharetta in May to the Wire and Wood Music Festival in October, there is always an event going on in Alpharetta.

Big Creek Greenway 

Load up the bikes and helmets and head over to the Big Creek Greenway. This 8-mile pathway meanders along the deciduous woods of Big Creek. It’s perfect for the whole family as you don’t have to compete with vehicle traffic. The 12-foot-wide paved path is great for biking, walking, rollerblading and inline skating.

Alpharetta Breweries

Taste a perfect pour of Alpharetta flavor. With countless varieties of styles and tastes, beer enthusiasts make pilgrimages to breweries like Currahee Brewing and Jekyll Brewing.

Live Music All Around The City

Alpharetta is a music lover’s paradise from large concert venues to outdoor concerts to intimate gatherings, featuring big-name talent all the way to up and coming indie bands. Visitors can cozy up and catch their favorite Jazz musicians in a private acoustic “living room” setting at The Velvet Note. Music lovers can jam to family-friendly performances at Brooke Street Park from May to Sept. or groove under the stars with friends for free at Avalon Nights Live from April to October. Plus, thanks to the Alpharetta Music Project Strategy’s Music Match program, restaurants and local venues all over the city host live music for everyone to enjoy year-round. 

Motorcycle Safety Foundation 

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation Campus offers classes for skilled and beginner motorcycle enthusiasts on its 8.5-acre training area.  At the MSF Campus, you may find new riders participating in a Basic riding course to earn their license waiver, youngsters learning how to safely operate ATVs in an ATV Safety Institute, and a family entering the exciting world of off-highway motorcycling together in a Dirtbike School Class.

MiniMe Factory

Create your own 3D model of YOU at Mini Me Factory. An “Only in Alpharetta” attraction, guests create a miniature version of themselves! Step into their “MiniMe Dome” fitted with over 100 cameras and scanners, capturing over 500 instant images. All captured images are rendered into a 3D digital model of YOU!

North Point Mall

Stroll through well-known retailers like Macy’s, Von Maur, Abercrombie & Fitch, Ann Taylor, Disney Store and Express. Little ones in tow? A ride on the mall’s whimsical Carousel is a must! It has old-world charm with hand-painted fiberglass horses, frogs, rabbits and tigers that were modeled after a vintage Victorian carousel. And after a full day of shopping, enjoy the newest Hollywood releases at the state-of-the-art AMC Dine-In North Point Mall IMAX theater with recliner seats, full bar, food and lounge.

Culinary Experiences 

With over 200 restaurants, Alpharetta has become a premier dining destination in the Southeast featuring almost every cuisine imaginable. Exciting global entrees burst with exotic flavors. Try the latest in chef-driven, cutting-edge dishes. Savor the most delectable seafood or a perfectly sublime steak. Bite into gourmet burgers or share pasta inspired by a limitless imagination. You can also become part of the culinary action in Alpharetta at four cooking schools including Publix Aprons Cooking School, Sur la Table, Salud Cooking at Whole Foods Avalon and William Sonoma to try hands-on workshops.


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