THINGS TO DO THIS MONTH...

September 2017

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SEPTEMBER 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

Roswell Farmers and Artisans Market
8 a.m.–noon. Each Saturday through October. Browse a large selection of fruits, vegetables, flowers, herbs, mushrooms, breads, pastries, cheese, grass-fed meats, eggs, salads, drinks, jams, jellies, cookies, artisan bath products and more. A typical Saturday includes live music, mini-workshops, children’s programs and chef demonstrations. A bistro area allows shoppers to relax, eat and enjoy. 38 Hill St., Roswell. www.roswellfam.com

Free Fitness in the Park: Yoga
9-10 a.m. There will be a free group exercise class with Fitness in the Park. All classes are weather-permitting and open to the public. Check the City of Roswell’s Facebook page for any cancellations. Town Square, 610 Atlanta St., Roswell.
www.roswellgov.com

Riverside Sounds Concert: Lera Lynn
7-9 p.m. Lera Lynn will be the featured artist at this month’s free Roswell Sounds concert series hosted at Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road, Roswell. Lynn, a Nashville transplant, embellishes her Americana roots with a mix of spacey, left-of-center rock and experimental pop-noire. Riverside Sounds concerts are the first Saturday of the month from May through October. www.roswellgov.com

SEPTEMBER 3

End of Summer Celebration
5:30-9 p.m. Bid a fond farewell to summer and usher in the new school year with a bang at the 17th Annual End of Summer Celebration at Centennial High School, 9310 Scott Road, Roswell. This family-friendly event will feature music, carnival games, giant inflatables, face painting, fireworks and the annual twist (dancing) contest for kids. www.roswellgov.com

SEPTEMBER 7

Food Truck Alley in Alpharetta
5-9 p.m. Every Thursday through October. Feast on the street every Thursday evening on Old Roswell Street in Alpharetta featuring six to eight rotating food trucks and live music. Stroll the streets, eat delicious food, listen to some great music and kick off the weekend a little early. Old Roswell Street (behind SmokeJack) in downtown Alpharetta. www.awesomealpharetta.com

SEPTEMBER 8

Homeschool Day in Roswell
All day. Tour the homes of the Southern Trilogy: Historic Home Museums of Roswell. Experience life in the 1800’s with demonstrations and hands-on activities at Barrington Hall, Bulloch Hall and Smith Plantation throughout the day. Smith Plantation, 935 Alpharetta St., Roswell. www.roswellgov.com

SEPTEMBER 9

5th Annual Grilling and Gridiron Tailgate Party
3:30-8 p.m. Join the tailgate party on the first day of SEC conference play as Southern football traditions combine in support of the Lionheart School. The fundraiser will take place in downtown Alpharetta and feature cooking competitions between many well-known restaurants, community groups and families. A giant LED screen will broadcast multiple SEC matchups. Tasting tickets are $20 per person, kids under 12 taste for free. Old Roswell Street, Downtown Alpharetta. www.thelionheartschool.com

Free Fitness in the Park: Yoga
9-10 a.m. There will be a free group exercise class with Fitness in the Park. All classes are weather-permitting and open to the public. Check the City of Roswell’s Facebook page for any cancellations. Town Square, 610 Atlanta St., Roswell.
www.roswellgov.com

“Classic Nashville Roadshow”
3 and 8 p.m. “Classic Nashville Roadshow” is a musical journey into the legends and songs that built Nashville into the capitol of country music. Jason Petty and Katie Deal host a two-hour tribute to the true legends of Country Music. Tickets starting at $25. Cumming Playhouse, 101 School St., Cumming. www.playhousecumming.com

Pup-a-Palooza
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring your dog to the Mark Burkhalter Amphitheater at Newtown Park, 3150 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek for a celebration of all things dog. The event features live music, sketches, vendors, contests and free food.  www.johnscreekga.gov

SEPTEMBER 11

9/11 Tribute
8:30 a.m. The City of Roswell and the Roswell Rotary Club will honor those lost and injured during the Sept. 11 attacks in a tribute that will take place at the Mike Gann 9/11 Memorial near the lake in Roswell Area Park, 10495 Woodstock Road, Roswell. Retired Brigadier General Lawrence Dudney, Jr who was working at the Pentagon when the aircraft struck will be the guest speaker. www.roswellgov.com

SEPTEMBER 14

“Once on this Island”
Through Sept. 30, times vary. Georgia Ensemble Theatre will start off its 25th Silver Anniversary Season party with a smash hit Broadway musical. Picture “The Lion King” and “The Little Mermaid” brought together with exhilarating Caribbean rhythms. Experience this romantic theatrical performance at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell.  www.get.org

SEPTEMBER 16

Wheelin’ Wednesdays
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Johns Creek’s Food Truck Fridays return as Wheelin’ Wednesdays to Johns Creek Parkway, just south of the building at 11300 Johns Creek Parkway. Enjoy unique sides, entrees and desserts and make your Hump Day a little better. www.johnscreekadvantage.org

Tour of Historical Homes
1-5 p.m. The Roswell Historical Society is putting on its annual Tour of Homes to provide a rare opportunity to enter some of the community’s most historic homes. Ticketholders will also be able to enjoy an exclusive peek at some of the newer construction in Roswell’s historic areas. Tickets are $25. www.roswellhistoricalsociety.org

Francis Mooney & Fontanna Sunset 2017
8 p.m. Enjoy a night of country and bluegrass music with local singer Frances Westray-Mooney. Tickets starting at $15. Cumming Playhouse, 101 School St., Cumming.www.playhousecumming.com

SEPTEMBER 16-17

European Market on Milton Avenue
Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. A two-day European-style shopping experience unlike any other. The market is located under a big tent on Milton Avenue between Main Street and Roswell/Canton Road and features an eclectic mix of merchandise including art, handcrafted jewelry, vintage furnishings and decor, women and children’s fashion, garden whatnots and gourmet edibles. Rain or shine. Admission and parking are free. 35 Milton Avenue, Alpharetta.
www.awesomealpharetta.com

Roswell Arts Festival
10 a.m.–5 p.m. The annual Roswell Arts Festival draws artists and craftsmen from across the Southeast to Roswell’s Historic Town Square. The event features fine arts, original crafts, children’s activities, festive foods and performing arts. Free with shuttles running from City Hall to Town Square both days. www.roswellartsfestival.com

SEPTEMBER 21

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

SEPTEMBER 22

Milton Wine Festival
5 p.m. Milton Wine Festival will offer wines from around the world. Each guest will receive a monogrammed glass for tasting, wine information and a Milton Wine Festival commemorative shirt. There will be a music and a VIP area. This event will donate a portion of the proceeds to Children's Charities. 2006, Heritage Walk, Milton. www.miltonwinefestival.com

SEPTEMBER 23

Alpharetta Art in the Park
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Creativity hits the park in downtown Alpharetta.  This outdoor artists market features handcrafted work by local artists who create masterpieces right before your eyes, including pottery, woodwork, jewelry, photography, oil and soaps. This rain-or-shine event is held on the corner of Main Street and Milton Avenue. This is the last Art in the Park of the year. www.awesomealpahretta.com

Forever Ray
3 and 8 p.m. Forever Ray has been performing to sell-out audiences throughout the New York Metropolitan area. They perform the uplifting music of Ray Charles, which includes a wonderful blend of musical styles ranging from Jazz and Blues to Country and R&B. Tickets starting at $25. Cumming Playhouse, 101 School St., Cumming.
www.playhousecumming.com

SEPTEMBER 29

2017 Business Expo
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Register now to be a vendor or sponsor for the 2017 Business Expo. Early bird discounts are now available. The website has information on pricing and opportunities to showcase businesses. The Expo will be at Perimeter Church, 9500 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek. www.johnscreekga.gov

Friends of the NE/SO Library Fall Book Sale
Through Sunday, times vary. A wide range of children’s, teen and adult fiction a variety of media will be on sale. All proceeds go toward helping the library and its programs. Northeast Spruill Oaks Library, 9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek.
www.johnscreekga.gov

SEPTEMBER 30

Scarecrow Harvest in Alpharetta
Noon–2 p.m. Over 100 scarecrows stand tall and proud along the streets of downtown Alpharetta, inspiring fall spirit. A family street party will offer a farmers market, groovy music, free hayrides, quirky face painting, artsy activities and delicious food. Milton Avenue, downtown Alpharetta. www.awesomealpharetta.com

Alpharetta Brew Moon Fest
6:30–11 p.m.  Downtown Alpharetta comes alive for this event featuring brew, wine and delicious food from some of Alpharetta’s best restaurants as the city comes together for one big street party. $10 tickets. Group tables available for purchase. Milton Avenue, downtown Alpharetta. www.awesomealpharetta.com

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