THINGS TO DO THIS MONTH...

August 2017

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AUGUST 2

Roswell Riverside Sounds Concert Series
7-9 p.m. The annual Roswell Riverside Sounds concert series is hosted the first Saturday of every month. The free August performance features Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley. Food trucks will be available on location. Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road, Roswell. www.roswellriversidesounds.com

Nickelback
7 p.m. Catch Canadian rock band Nickelback and special guest Daughtry as they stop by Alpharetta as part of their Feed The Machine Tour. Tickets start at $20. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta.
www.vzwamp.com

AUGUST 3

Food Truck Alley in Alpharetta
5-9 p.m. Every Thursday through Oct. 20. Feast on the street every Thursday evening with a rotating variety of six to eight food trucks and live music each week. Old Roswell Street (behind SmokeJack) in downtown Alpharetta.
www.awesomealpharetta.com

AUGUST 4

Act 1 Theatre presents “Jesus Christ Superstar”
8-9 p.m. On Aug. 4 and 5, experience the retelling of the story of Jesus as an epic rock opera, put on by Alpharetta-based Act 1 Theatre. Tickets start at $17. 180 Academy St, Alpharetta. www.act1theatre.org

AUGUST 5

Old Soldiers Day Parade and Annual Road Race
7 a.m.-noon. Both the Old Soldiers Day Parade and Road Race attract thousands of people every year. The 8K road race starts at Wills Park and finishes right before the parade to honor veterans of war. Free hot dogs and drinks will be available after the race. Throughout Downtown Alpharetta.
www.awesomealpharetta.com

Roswell Farmers and Artisans Market
8 a.m.-noon. Each Saturday throughout summer. Browse a large selection of fruits, vegetables, flowers, herbs, breads, pastries, cheese, grass-fed meats, eggs, drinks, jams, artisan bath products and more. A typical Saturday includes live music, mini-workshops, children’s programs and chef demonstrations.
www.roswellfam.com

Johns Creek Farmers Market
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Each Saturday through Aug. 26, rain or shine. Meet local farmers who grow local and organic foods and produce. Shop for everything from fruits and vegetables to honey and flowers. Newtown Park, 3150 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek. www.johnscreekga.gov

Alpharetta Farmers Market
8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Open every Saturday. Browse homegrown fruits and vegetables from local farms as well as all-natural meats, fresh flowers and plants, desserts, raw honey and homemade soaps, sauces and jellies. Old Canton Street, Downtown Alpharetta. www.alpharetta.ga.us

AUGUST 6

Eileen Howard: Wild Women Don’t Have No Blues
7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Actress, songwriter and jazz and blues singer Eileen Howard will sing blues classics and her own original works at the Velvet Note. Admission is $25. 4075 Old Milton Pkwy, Alpharetta. www.thevelvetnote.com

AUGUST 12

Polo Golf and Country Club Charity Classic Golf Tournament
7 a.m.-4 p.m. Proceeds from the tournament will go to benefit three nonprofits: Special Olympics Forsyth County, Augie’s Quest and ClubCorp Employee Partners Care Foundation. $100 per person to participate. 6300 Polo Club Drive, Cumming.
www.clubcorpcharityclassic.com

SAFFT Color Outside the Lines 5K
8 a.m. All proceeds from this color run will benefit SAFFT’s efforts to assist foster and adoptive children and their families in the community. Runners should wear white and prepare to get covered in color. $30 to participate. 234 Castleberry Road, Cumming. www.safft.org/color/

Movies at Newtown Park in Johns Creek
7 p.m. The city of Johns Creek will present a movie on a huge inflatable screen, beginning at dusk with preshow activities starting two hours prior. Activities include an inflatable moonwalk, face painting, children's activities, giveaways and music. The food truck Big C's Chicago Kitchen will be serving authentic Chicago cuisine. Free. Newtown Park, 3150 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek. www.JohnsCreekGA.gov

AUGUST 13

Mustard Seed 5k
8 a.m. Proceeds from this 5k run/walk will go to support the Saint Brigid Mustard Seed Ministry dedicated to supporting the work of Mustard Seed Communities in Nicaragua serving abandoned children with disabilities and uplifting marginalized communities. There will be music, food, T-shirts and awards for top runners.
www.fivestarntp.com/mustardseed.html

AUGUST 17

Alive in Roswell
5-9 p.m. Head to Canton Street in downtown Roswell for one of the best street parties in the metro Atlanta area. Live music, food, displays and shopping make this event a fun and family-friendly event. The event is free, with trolleys moving between Canton Street and Roswell City Hall. www.aliveinroswell.com

AUGUST 19

Area 13.1/Terrestrial 5K
7 p.m. Escape the alien invasion on this flat course along the roads of Roswell. The race supports Bwanali Chipole Victory Inc., a nonprofit organization building an orphanage in Malawi, Africa. 5K registration is $40. Half marathon registration is $75. Starts at 575 Riverside Road, Roswell. www.alienhalf.com

Earth, Wind & Fire and CHIC ft. Nile Rodgers
7 p.m. Earth, Wind & Fire and CHIC ft. Nile Rodgers, two commercially successful bands, will visit Alpharetta as part of their 2054 The Tour. Tickets start at $27.50. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta.
www.vzwamp.com

Touch a Truck
10 a.m.-2 p.m. This free event showcases trucks of all shapes and sizes including a fire truck, limo, dump truck, school bus, 18-wheeler, police vehicles and more. Enjoy balloons, entertainment, interactive games, food vendors and face painting. Concessions and t-shirts will be available for sale. Wills Park, 1825 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta. www.awesomealpharetta.com

Taste of Johns Creek
4-9 p.m. Sample more than 20 local restaurants for only $1 to $4 on the campus of Chattahoochee High School. There will be an Art Walk with shopping, live music, local entertainment, kid’s activities and an opportunity to taste some of the best food the Johns Creek area has to offer. 5230 Taylor Road, Johns Creek.
www.thetasteofjohnscreek.com

AUGUST 20

Tennis for the Health of It
3-7 p.m. Get moving with this free event presented by Emory’s Tennis Medicine Program in partnership with Emory Johns Creek Hospital. This event intends to promote the healthy benefits of tennis for all ages and skill levels. Free health screenings, children’s activities and refreshments will be available. 7095 Sweet Creek Road, Johns Creek.  https://goo.gl/forms/tJUJteojnQfNTpDr2


AUGUST 24

Alpharetta Mayor’s Corporate Challenge 5K and Block Party
5 p.m. The annual Mayor’s Corporate Challenge will begin and end across from City Hall in downtown Alpharetta. Food trucks and live music begin at 5 p.m., followed by a free kids’ run at 6:30 p.m. and the 5K run at 7 p.m. Awards will be given at 8 p.m. $30 registration. Funds will go to local and international charities supported by Alpharetta Rotary. www.mayorschallenge.com

Foreign Films at the Alpharetta Library
5:30-7:30 p.m. The Alpharetta Library will present a series of foreign films each month for free. This month, they will show the award-winning Mexican film Biutiful, a drama about a dying man who can speak with souls of the dead. Rated R. Alpharetta Branch Library, 10 Park Plaza., Alpharetta. www.afpls.org

AUGUST 26

Johns Creek Summer Concert Series
7 p.m. The Johns Creek Summer Concert Series at Newtown Park continues with a free performance by the Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra. Reserve seating available. Newtown Park Amphitheater, 3150 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek.
www.JohnsCreekGA.gov

AUGUST 27

Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’
2-4 p.m. Taste more than 100 flavors of homemade ice cream, dive into ice cream eating contests, enjoy live music and let the kids work off their energy in the Kids’ Korner. Proceeds benefit the Drake House, emergency housing for women and children in crisis in North Fulton. $6 per person or $25 per family, up to six. Roswell Town Square, 610 South Atlanta St., Roswell.
www.missmarysicecream.org

Looking Ahead to:
September

SEPTEMBER 8

Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini & Brett Young
7 p.m. Country trio Lady Antebellum will visit Alpharetta as part of their You Look Good Tour, along with newcomers Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young. Tickets start at $29.50. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. www.vzwamp.com

SEPTEMBER 9

Pup-a-Palooza
11 a.m.-1 p.m. This event features live music, caricature sketches of people with their furry friends and more. There are contests for Best Dressed Dog and Best Dog Trick. There will be free food (while supplies last) and pets can splurge on doggie treats. Pet care vendors will be on hand to demonstrate new products and educate dog owners about pet care. 3150 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek.
http://www.johnscreekga.gov/RecreationandParks/Special-Events/Pup-a-Palooza

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