Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/16/19
Saturday, September 28th at 3 pm
Location: Coan Park: 1607 Hosea L Williams Dr SE
It’s FUN FUN FUN at Kicking It Sports milestone 10th Fun Day Event. If you enjoy a day filled with free fun, then you will want to sign up for the 10th Kicking It Sports event in the Historical Kirkwood area in Atlanta, GA. They offer a space for you to bring out your inner child and run around the fields like you did only a few years ago. You can share laughs, food, smiles, and your experiences with great vibes. No hassle with trying to get a team together, they use the ‘pick-up’ style so they pick players as they go. This event is free!
What you can expect:
Prizes: Atl United Jersey, Atlanta Falcons Tickets, & More.
Food: Grilled Chicken, Tacos, Fruit, Snacks, & Salad
Sports games include: Kickball, Ultimate Frisbee, Flag Football
Activities Include: Capture The Flag, Yoga, Sack and 3 Legged Races, Egg Toss.
Other Games: UNO, Jenga, Dominoes, Spades, and Cornhole
Music: DJ Malik and special performances from some of your favorite local Atlanta artists.
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/9/19
Saturday, October 5th at 10 am
Brooke Street Park
Stroll through the scarecrow village, dance on the great lawn to the sounds of a live DJ or sit back and relax as you listen to the storyteller at the 14th Annual Scarecrow Harvest Festival. Alpharetta’s popular fall tradition is returning to an all-new location in Brooke Street Park behind City Hall on Saturday, October 5 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This year’s event will offer more activities and entertainment, including the always popular Scarecrow Village, fall crafts, face painting, inflatables, storytelling, a live DJ and more.
Schools, families, neighborhoods, and local businesses will design and create more than 120 scarecrows, which will be on display throughout Downtown Alpharetta in October. Scarecrows will be eligible to win awards in various categories and the winners will be announced at the Scarecrow Harvest Festival at noon.
This year’s event will offer plenty of family friendly, interactive activities, including a bubble artist, mini pumpkin decorating, and other fall crafts. New this year, the Scrap Exchange invites patrons to create unique crafts from recyclable materials such as foam, paper, fabric, zippers, buttons, test tubes, and more. The festival is free to attend and designed to delight all ages. Food trucks and vendors, beverages and seasonal treats will be available for purchase.
The Alpharetta Farmer’s Market will be held the same day on the Town Green, just a short walk from Scarecrow Harvest Festival.
Parking is available in the City Hall Parking Deck or throughout the downtown area.
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/7/19
Free, Family-Friendly Festival Featuring Live Music, an Expansive Artist Market,
Food Trucks, Craft Beer, a 5K Run, and Much More
Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25, 2019
An annual tradition, the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival will welcome music and art lovers to Atlanta’s oldest park for its 17th year on Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25, 2019. Produced by and benefiting the Grant Park Conservancy, the two-day, fun-filled festival will once again feature an impressive lineup of live music throughout the weekend in addition to an expansive artist market, Kids Zone, 5K run, and much more. Open to all ages and free to attend, the 17th annual festival will also have a diverse selection of local food trucks and vendors with offerings for all tastes, cocktails, a beer garden featuring acoustic music and family-friendly games and more.
On Saturday morning at 8 a.m., runners, walkers and strollers are invited to take part in the annual Adams Realtors Run for the Park 5K, which includes a free kid’s tot trot for ages 5 and under and a stroller stroll along the race course. Raising funds to support the Grant Park Conservancy, the course map start and finish will be at the main entrance to Zoo Atlanta. Pre-registration is available at www.summershadefestival.org or active.com or onsite at 7 a.m.
Additional details about the 2019 festival including the full performer lineup will be announced in the coming months. For the most up to date information, visit www.summershadefestival.org.
Date: Saturday, June 22nd
About: Carnival ATL is coming to Second Self for a family-friendly celebration, featuring games, prizes, fun activities, an artist market and music, to benefit Giving Kitchen! DAY PARTY! Pints of Second Self’s signature Thai Wheat and ATaLe will be sold for $3 each, and The Real Mexican Vittles will be selling delicious bites. The event is free to attend, and carnival tickets (available for pre-purchase below) are $3 each. Prizes include Second Self Beer Co. merch, Dames and Dregs Beer Festival VIP and GA tickets, Dames and Dregs Beer Festival T-Shirts, Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House Gift Cards ($50 value ea), Dinner for 2 @ PokeBurri, Punch Bowl Social Gift Cards.
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/4/19
Second Self Brewing
Saturday, June 22nd Noon to 5 pm
Carnival ATL is coming to Second Self for a family-friendly celebration, featuring games, prizes, fun activities, an artist market and music, to benefit Giving Kitchen! DAY PARTY! Pints of Second Self’s signature Thai Wheat and ATaLe will be sold for $3 each, and The Real Mexican Vittles will be selling delicious bites. The event is free to attend, and carnival tickets (available for pre-purchase below) are $3 each. Prizes include:
Second Self Beer Co. merch
Dames and Dregs Beer Festival VIP and GA tickets
Dames and Dregs Beer Festival T-Shirts
Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House Gift Cards ($50 value ea.)
Dinner for 2 @ PokeBurri (YUM)
Punch Bowl Social Gift Cards
Carnival RSPV/Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/carnival-atl-tickets-61801536058
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/13/19
Kicks off Saturday, May 18th and goes through September
Brooke Street Park, Alpharetta
The 2nd Annual Brooke Street Park Summer Concert Series will offer 11 free family-friendly concerts this season. Music fans are encouraged to bring a blanket and picnic on the lawn at Alpharetta’s Brooke Street Park located directly behind Alpharetta City Hall. This year’s concert series kicks off on Saturday, May 18 with the Alpharetta Symphony and continues on select Saturdays through September with additional performers and events such as the Alpharetta City Band and Alpharetta PopFest. Multiple dates during this year’s series are being presented by popular event producer HOME BY DARK who has a solid track record of captivating audiences by showcasing amazing songwriters and musicians.
The 2019 Brooke Street Park Concert Series includes:
May 18 @ 7:30 p.m.
The Alpharetta Symphony
May 25 @ 7:30 p.m.
Home By Dark presents Jill Paquette-DeZwaan & Jason Hoard
June 8 @ 7:30 p.m.
Home By Dark presents Rebecca Correia and Emily Shackleton
June 15 @ 5:00 p.m.
Alpharetta PopFest is an annual event raising money and awareness for Alzheimer’s Disease
June 22 @ 7:30 p.m.
Home By Dark presents UGA Alum Kyshona Armstrong and Jenn Bostic
July 6 @ 7:30 p.m.
AlphaJazz featuring the Alpharetta City Band
July 13 @ 7:30 p.m.
Home By Dark presents Christopher Cross band member, Marcia Ramirez & Caeland Garner from NBC’s The Voice
July 27 @ 7:30 p.m.
Home By Dark presents Miranda Lambert’s band member Danny Mitchell & Ernie Halter
August 10 @ 7:30 p.m.
Home by Dark presents former CCMA Female Artist of the Year, Victoria Banks and Americana singer songwriter, Jesse Terry
August 24 @ 7:30 p.m.
Home By Dark presents Billboard Songwriting Award winner Beth Wood & Nathan Angelo
September 14 @7:30 p.m.
Home By Dark presents JP Williams, Jimmie Allen (writer of #1 country hit “Best Shot”) & Sabrina
This year’s Summer Concert Series would not be possible without generous support from the Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau.
For more event information and details on the Brooke Street Park Summer Concert Series visit www.alpharetta.ga.us.
For more information about HOME BY DARK including full artist information visit www.homebydark.com.