Riverside Farmers Market 8 a.m. – Noon. Held every Saturday until Sept. 15. Buy food,
vegetables, fruit and berries, fragrant herbs, beautiful flowers and plants, organic compost, artisan cheeses, organic herbal soaps and more. City Hall parking lot, 38 Hill Street, Roswell.
Alpharetta Farmers Market 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Held every Saturday until Oct.
6. You’ll find
farmers with fresh fruits, veggies and meats, gardeners with flowers and herbs and makers of all sorts of home goods from yummy desserts and breads to local raw honey and homemade sauces, jellies and soaps. http://alpharettafarmersmarket.com
Riverside Sounds concert with the Sol Junky Band 7
- 9 p.m. This exciting outdoor
concert series continues with the Sol Junky Band, featuring a cross-fusion of instruments including the banjo, mandolin, flute and even beer kegs. Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road, Roswell.
Roswell Lavender Festival at Barrington Hall 10 a.m.
– 4 p.m. Ms. Evelyn
Simpson, one of the last King family descendants to live at Barrington Hall, made and sold lavender wands that were created from lavender growing on the property. The festival includes lavender recipe samples, music, exhibits, children’s activities, craft
demonstrations and more.
Free admission. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell.
Grill the Night Away cooking class 7 p.m. Get ready for the grilling season by learning to prepare grilled romaine hearts with Caesar dressing, Asian-marinated
chicken with herb polenta and grilled golden pineapple with spiced rum sauce. $40. Publix Aprons Cooking School,
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Jackie Evancho in concert ▲ 7:30 p.m. Come experience the brilliant talent of this pre-teen
singer. Since appearing on “America’s Got Talent,” Jackie has recorded two albums, both of which raced to the top of the Billboard charts. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta.
BRAG in Roswell Through June 7. All day. Roswell welcomes the cyclists of the Bike
Ride Across Georgia (BRAG), a family- oriented Georgia
over 1,500 cyclists.
eight-day journey across with
The layover in Roswell will include a reception at Roswell High School, a concert at the Chattahoochee Nature Center on June 5 from 7-9 p.m., and live music, shopping and dining on Canton Street on June 6. www.bikeroswell.com/brag
Youth Fishing Derby 8 a.m. Children ages 4 to 12 (accompanied by an adult)
are invited to participate. The city of Alpharetta stocks the lake with catfish and bream. Participants must bring their own fishing gear and bait. Prizes awarded for longest fish and
humane societies and 30 vendors participated in this event last year and 86 pets were adopted. Come offer a “forever home” to an animal who needs you! A Walk of Fame begins at 2:30 p.m. All leashed pets are welcome to join in the fun. Parking and admission are free, but donations of pet food are greatly appreciated. Wills Park
Center, 11915 Wills Road, Alpharetta. www.animalrescuefair.org
Alpharetta City Band Concert 3 p.m. The band will play a medley of patriotic music to celebrate Flag Day and honor the men and women serving our country in the military. Light refreshments will be served after the concert. Free. Alpharetta Adult
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Animal Rescue Fair “ARF” and Walk of Fame ▲ Noon – 5 p.m. 50 rescue/
Father’s Day Hike and Craft at Autrey Mill Nature Preserve 10 a.m. - Noon. Take a fun hike along nature trails and learn about nature’s
fathers and their babies.
Afterward, make Father’s Day cards and homemade gifts for Dad. This is a drop-off program for ages 5 to 10. Autrey Mill Nature Preserve, 9770 Autrey Mill Road, Johns Creek. www.autreymill.org
shuttles up and down Canton Street while folks enjoy merchant specials, restaurants, galleries and live music. www.aliveafterfiveroswell.com
Free Self-Defense Class for Teen Girls 2-4:30 p.m. Revved Up Kids presents the national Just Yell Fire program which teaches teen girls and young women how to fight back against predators and sexual assault. Presented free of charge by Friends of
the Ocee Library. Registration
required. Ocee Library, 5090 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek. www.revvedupkids.com/register.htm
Alive After Five in historic downtown Roswell 5 – 9 p.m. A free trolley
4305 State Bridge Road,
most fish caught. This program is a “catch and release” event. The lake near Brookside office park on Old Milton Parkway, just one-half mile east of Ga. 400.
10th annual Back to the Chatta- hoochee River Race and Festival At 9 a.m., paddlers of all ages and skill take to the water with a race beginning at Garrard Landing Park on Holcomb Bridge Road and ending at Riverside Park in Roswell, the site of a free family-friendly festival, music and awards presentation. The festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registered paddlers will receive a gift bag, a race T-shirt, a boxed lunch and a one-year membership in Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper. www.chattachoochee.org/ river-race-festival.ph
Activity Center at North Park, 13450 Cogburn Road, Alpharetta. www.alpharetta.ga.us
Nature Center 34TH ANNUAL 10K
featuring unique handcrafted work by local artists such as pottery, woodwork,
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Alpharetta Art in the Park Through June 24. Gallery 35 presents an artists market
metal work, jewelry, photography,
watercolors, mosaics and soaps and lotions. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Old Milton Park, 35 Milton Avenue, Alpharetta. www.gallery35.com
Chattahoochee River is an official qualifier for
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Race and is a fast-paced benefit for the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell. Also includes a one-mile Fun Run. Register online or at any Big Peach Running Company store. http://chattnaturecenter.org/ possum-trot.ht
Mutts and More Festival
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. A full day of family fun to support the Humane Society of Forsyth County (a no-kill shelter). Mutt Strutt fun walk with your dog, pet adoptions, live music, food, Rucker Dog Show, demonstrations
vendors. Free. Rain or shine. Fowler Park, 4110 Carolene Way, Cumming www.forsythpets.org/events/
34th annual Possum Trot 10K ▲ The Possum Trot along the
Summer Break 5K and Block Party in Alpharetta ▲ 7 p.m. The Summer Break 5K footrace is a Peachtree Road Race qualifier sponsored by the Worlds Hoppiest Road
Canine Assistants of Alpharetta. A community block party follows the race. Downtown Alpharetta, Milton Avenue and Canton Street. http://site.worldshoppiest5k.com
FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS Alpharetta
Bring your blanket, chairs and picnic basket and relax under the stars at Wills Park. Activities include free children’s games, a concert by the Alpharetta City Band and other musical performances. Fireworks display at dusk. Wills Park, 11925 Wills Road, Alpharetta.
Roswell’s 13th annual Fireworks Extravaganza kicks off at 6 p.m. with carnival games and activities and live music by Back Trax. At 7:30 p.m., Banks and Shane will take the stage. Enjoy food for sale by Shane’s Rib Shack and a fireworks display at dusk. Roswell High School, 11595 King Road, Roswell.
Bring your lawn blanket to the Cumming Fairgrounds on July 3 at 6 p.m. for a live band, inflatables for the kids, food and drink, a fireworks display and
an all-age dance
contest. No admission or parking fee. On July 4, enjoy the famous Steam Engine Parade at 10 a.m. including steam engines, antique tractors, cars and floats. Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming. www.cummingfair.net/html/ 4th-of-july.ht
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