Making the men in your life feel special on Father’s Day has never been easier than in Alpharetta, Georgia. Whether planning something special for a dad, grandfather, husband, dog dad, father figure, or just that special guy in your life who deserves a fun weekend, there is an itinerary packed with entertainment, events and great eats. Let’s get into it!
The Sports Fanatic Faves
If your special guy is a competitive, jersey wearing, crowd cheering, can’t-miss-the-game, kind of guy, Alpharetta has just the spots to bring out his sporty side. Kick off the weekend a little early on Thursday, June 17 with Braves on the Boulevard at Avalon. Root for the home team at this live watch party while enjoying food from any of Avalon’s 25+ dining experiences and cocktails from the event bar. Space in the plaza is first come, first-served so arrive early to claim your spot with tailgate chairs and blankets.
Enjoy cocktails, great cuisine and exciting games at Alpharetta’s newest attraction Fairway Social, where there is everything from golf to Zombie Dodgeball (yes, you read that right—Zombie Dodgeball)! With real equipment and lifelike virtual games, you can enjoy all your favorite sports under one roof. To take his golf skills into the real world, visit Topgolf, where a high-tech driving range also doubles as an awesome place to enjoy a TopGolf Tea (a concoction of ABSOLUT Vodka, BACARDI Superior Rum, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Gin, DeKuyper Triple Sec, Citrus Sour and Coca-Cola) and fantastic eats. Whether a novice or a professional, Topgolf will be a fun experience for him and the whole family.
Beyond Basic Bites & Brews
If the men in your life are always looking forward to the next meal, there’s no worries in Alpharetta. With 200+ epicurean delights in the city, there will be plenty of ways to his heart through his stomach. Register for the Burger Time class at Publix Aprons Cooking School on Thursday, June 17 at 6:30 p.m. to get a hands-on cooking and dining experience with your family’s grill master. With a menu including Gyro-Style Lamb Burgers, Turkey Mushroom Swiss Smash Burgers, Truffled Tot Waffles, burgers will never be a “basic” experience again.
Salute your dad at one of Alpharetta’s local suds hubs, Currahee Brewing Company or Jekyll Brewing. At Currahee, he’ll love the incredible variety of everything from light-style brews to heavy hitting Belgians packing upwards of 8% alcohol! Even if Miller Lite’s always been his go-to, he’s sure to find something to stave off that summer heat at this Downtown Alpharetta can’t-miss.
But the hops party doesn’t stop there! Jekyll Brewing’s beers will help set the stage for some great father-adult child bonding time, and he’ll dig the nods to Georgia in everything from the décor to the beer names. Grab a flight to try them all, you’ve got 2 Jekyll Brewing locations to choose from: their brewery and taproom location at 2855 Marconi Drive or their brewery, restaurant and rooftop patio on Academy Street in Downtown Alpharetta. Cheers!
Help work up an appetite at Trails & Ales, a collaborative event hosted by Jekyll Brewing and Alpharetta’s Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Services, on June 17 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. where you and pops can enjoy Alpharetta’s scenic parks and trails on a 1.5- or 3-mile guided walk. Register ahead of time to be part of the fun and receive an event t-shirt a beverage token for the Jekyll Brewery post-trail social!
For the freshest food lovers, don’t forget to make the Alpharetta Farmers Market a stop on Saturday, June 19 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Local honey, garden fresh tomatoes, plump peaches, jammin’ jellies and jams, and much more await at the market. Get a jump on the day with buttery croissants and coffee for breakfast or pack up your produce to take home after the awesome weekend. Your guys won’t leave Alpharetta hungry!
Magical Moves for the Music Lover
For the playlist curator pops in your life, don’t miss Avalon Nights Live on June 18 from 6-8 p.m. for live tunes in the Avalon Plaza. Kick back and groove while enjoying dining and drinks from Avalon’s extensive list of dining spots.
Treat dear ole Dad to an awesome concert! Styx is making their way back to Alpharetta for a 2021 show. Grab tickets for the June 18 STYX w/Collective Soul show at 7:30 p.m. to enjoy the amazing ambiance at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre. Whether young or old, this show will rock your guy’s socks off.
Bring a blanket, pack a picnic dinner and enjoy a free performance by Jonathan Kingham & Jason Sever at the June 19 Home By Dark at Brooke Street Park Concert Series. The concert kicks off at 7:30 p.m. in Brooke Street Park positioned behind Alpharetta City Hall. Don’t forget your tailgate chair!
For a musical experience off the beaten path, add Matilda’s Music Under the Pines to your Saturday, June 19 itinerary. Surrender Hill, a musical group with touch of country and rock and roll in their sound, will grace the stage at this eclectic, charming venue. By the end of this weekend getaway, your guy will be in tune with some great music!
Outstanding Outdoorsman Options
For the hunting, fishing, swimming, hiking, mountain climbing outdoorsman in your life, don’t pass up a chance to visit retailers like Orvis, where high quality outdoor apparel and gear is abundant. Get a Yeti cooler for an awesome Father’s Day gift at Mountain High Outfitters or let him pick out a new pair of swim trunks to prepare for upcoming summer pool days. Check out the newest offerings at High Country Outfitters for clothing and equipment for his next adventure or visit REI to update his shoe game—whether he needs tennis shoes or a fresh pair of Chaco sandals. Amaze him at Alpharetta Outfitters with camping gear, fishing lures, and more and check to see if there are any clinics or events coming up so he can get out into the wilderness to practice those outdoorsman skills.