This event is usually around the first Thursday in May, this year it is May 12, 2022 from 5 pm - 10 pm.
This is one of my favorite events each year in Alpharetta! This info is based on the last year they had it and some things could change.
"Taste of Alpharetta has become an annual tradition for festival goers, families and food connoisseurs. Mark your calendars to dine in Downtown Alpharetta at over 60 restaurants in one fun night. Sample delicious appetizers, entrees and desserts from the top chefs in town. Enjoy culinary demonstrations, activities for all ages and entertainment to please every palate.
Admission is free, you may purchase food tickets on site at our ticket booths for $.50 each. Restaurants participating in the Taste of Alpharetta will not accept cash (tickets only). Restaurants charge $1-4 per food sample." From their website.
We usually buy tickets in sets of $20. We have had extras sometimes when we leave, we gift them to strangers and we have had strangers gift them to us. Its kinds of our tradition now to find a kid who looks like they need tickets and love seeing the look of happiness in their faces! We do always ask the parents first.
They will have the streets closed off and are lined with food stands. They do have some areas with tables and chairs, on the map in the past they were around stalls 42 and near the main stage, but they are not everywhere. You mostly walk around and eat. It is a great way to learn about or taste new food from new places.
They have a kid area with jumpies and the water ball. Make sure you have plenty of tickets for this area, as in the past there is not ticket booth right there. Jumpies were a few tickets each, but the water ball was about $8 last year.
They usually have a petting zoo too.
All Fired Up has a stand where kids can pay to do art and you will pick up the item later at the store.
*Make sure to bring wipes for little stinky fingers and grab plenty of napkins when you buy food.
*Bring a baggie if you think you want to bring a favorite food home.
Most servings are a small one serving, so you will end up buying a bunch to make a meal.
If you have younger children, I would suggest a small umbrella stroller. It is very, very crowded and small kids can move to spots we adults cannot. If my husband was not with me I always had my son in the small stroller. It also helps them to be able to eat if there are no seats. They usually set up tables near Wheres the Scoop?
There are portable bathrooms here.
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