The Music Stage will have harmonic rock/folk/R&B bands. A separate Culinary Competition Stage will pair top area chefs against one another in five categories – Best Appetizer/Salad, Best Fast Casual, Best Fine Dining, Best Presentation and Best Dessert. Award winners are presented on the Main Stage at approximately 8:30 p.m. Vote for the People’s Choice Award at the Culinary Competition Stage prior to 7:00 p.m. Party with Metro Atlanta radio stations. Play at the fun zones. Come out and enjoy Alpharetta’s premier dining experience!
2017 MUSIC STAGE LINE-UP
5:30 pm The Breakfast Club
7:15 pm – Mayor & City Council and Sponsor Recognition
7:30 pm - Whiskey Gentry Band
8:30 pm – Culinary Competition Awards
8:50 pm – Whiskey Gentry Band
CULINARY COMPETITIONS AND STAGE
(Located on Roswell Street):
From 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. culinary competitions will heat up Roswell Street. A separate Culinary Stage, diagonally across from the Music Stage, will pair top area chefs against one another in contests for Best Salad/Appetizer, Best Fast Casual Entree, Best Fine Dining Entrée, Best Dessert, Best Presentation and Best Booth. You won't want to miss the demonstrations by our top chefs.
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS
(Located on Roswell Street at the Culinary Stage):
Ballots will be available at the Culinary Stage through 7:00 p.m. The restaurant with the most votes wins the People’s Choice Award, so stop by the stage!
(Located on Old Roswell and Old Canton Streets):
Titanic, Fire Truck, Cars 5 in 1 Combo, Monster Jeep, 24’ Dual Extreme Slide, Dragon Obstacle Course, Double Decker Bus, Pirate Ship Adventure, Jurassic Adventure, Noah’s Ark, Carousel Bounce, Popcorn, Hoops, Temple of Doom Obstacle Course, Speed Throw, Ironman Obstacle Course, 24’ Dual Slide, Adventure course II, Adventure Course I and King Kong’s Revenge, Guitar Hero, Train, Rock Climbing and much more! Children can also enjoy wacky hair, face painting, balloon art, henna art, sand art and much more!
PARKING & SHUTTLE BUSES
The Taste of Alpharetta is located in Historic Downtown across from Alpharetta City Hall at 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, GA 30009.
Free parking and shuttle system available. Please see the event map for more details. Parking options for this event are listed below.
Park & Walk
Milton Center (86 School Drive at Independence High / old Milton High School)
If you are traveling north on Highway 9 take a left onto Wills Road, then a right onto Milton Ave (if you take a left the same road is called Mid Broadwell Road). Milton Center will be on your left. If you are traveling South on Highway 9, take a right onto Mayfield Road, then left onto Canton Street and right onto School Drive which takes you directly into the Milton Center parking lot.
City Hall Parking Deck (2 Park Plaza)
If you are traveling south on Highway 9, turn left onto Academy Street, followed by a right onto Park Plaza. If you are traveling west on Old Milton Pkwy, take a right onto Haynes Bridge Rd, followed by a left onto Park Plaza.
Park & Ride (Shuttle Service)
Arriving and leaving the event, shuttles drop off and/or pick up on the corner of Roswell and Marietta Street approximately every 20 minutes from 5-10 pm. Parking locations with shuttle service include the following:
1- Wills Park at Wacky World (on Old Milton Parkway to the right of the Alpharetta City Pool)
2- Wills Park Equestrian Center (at 11915 Wills Road, Alpharetta, GA 30009)
Handicap Parking Options
1- Park & Walk: 92 Milton Ave, Alpharetta, GA 30009 next to the Alpharetta Animal Hospital. Traveling north on Wills Road, take a right onto Milton Ave. The parking lot will be on your right and a handicap sign will be visible from the street. Alternately, you may access this lot via Canton Street and School Drive.
2- Park & Ride (Shuttle Service): All shuttle routes will have a handicap accessible bus rotating for pick-up and/or drop-off approximately every 20 minutes from 5-10pm. If you would like to park with close and level access directly on the event site, please use the reserved handicap parking lot at 92 Milton Ave, Alpharetta, GA 30009 next to the Animal Hospital.
For general information regarding current downtown parking locations, click HERE.