Summer in Milton & Alpharetta

Looking for events and destinations to check out in the Milton/Alpharetta area this summer? Here are some fun events and places to go to so you can make the most out of your summer:

Kidz Bop 2016 Life of the Party Tour

Friday, August 19, 2016
Show starts at 7:30pm
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Encore Park, Alpharetta, GA

Take your kids to the Kidz Bop 2016 Life of the Party Tour, a fun, family-friendly concert headlined by Ashlynn Chong, Sela Hack, Grant Knoche, and Matt Martinez.

Kidz Bop is the top music brand for kids, with over 16 million albums sold since its debut in 2001. They are known for featuring hits that are “sung by kids for kids.”

The Kidz Bop Life of the Party Tour started this spring, and is scheduled to hit more than 50 cities throughout the country before the end of the year.

To view the complete tour schedule and get ticket information, visit kidzbop.com/tour [Link].

Family Skate Night

Sunday, August 21, 2016
6pm to 8pm
Ed Isakson/Alpharetta Family YMCA
3655 Preston Ridge Road

Bring the entire family to the Ed Isakson/Alpharetta Family YMCA for Family Skate Night! Strap on a pair of skates and enjoy two hours of non-stop skating as the entire gymnasium will be turned into a roller skating rink for the event.

Members can join the fun for $8, and non-members can get in for $13. For more information, visit the venue’s website here [Link: http://www.ymcaatlanta.org/ymca-locations/alpharetta/index.php].

Vegetable Gardening Workshop

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
7pm to 8:30pm
Alpharetta Department of Public Works
1790 Hembree Road, Alpharetta, GA

Hosted by the City of Alpharetta and the Alpharetta Natural Resources Commission, the Vegetable Gardening Workshop teaches sustainable gardening techniques, seeding and transplanting, preparing your garden for winter, and more.

This free workshop is perfect for anyone who has or would like to have their own vegetable garden, as autumn is nearly here, bringing ideal growing conditions for cool-season crops such as kale, lettuce, and spinach.

You can register by calling 678-297-6200.

Alpharetta Art in the Park

Saturdays, August 27 and September 24, 2016
9am to 4pm
Main Street and Milton Avenue, Alpharetta, GA

Drop by downtown Alpharetta and see some of our talented local artists as they showcase their masterpieces at this outdoor artists market.

Take a look at a large selection of artwork made using different media – watercolor, oil, photography, woodwork, metal work, mosaics, pottery, and so much more.

For more information, visit the Alpharetta Art in the Park Facebook page

R.A.D. Women’s Self-Defense Course

August 14, 21, and 28, 2016
1:30pm to 5:30pm
Milton City Hall

The R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense)
Self-Defense Course is a special course designed to train women in order to help them recognize, avoid, and resist violent situations. The course teaches self-defense techniques that are effective against different levels of aggression.

There will also be an optional hands-on simulation for those who would like to practice some of the techniques shown during the course.

The course is open for participants aged 13 and up. Students under 15 must be accompanied by a parent. To register, call 678-242-2505 or email pdinfo@cityofmiltonga.us.

Outdoor activities in Milton’s parks

Summer is definitely the perfect time to enjoy fun, outdoor recreational activities. It’s a good thing Milton is home to many superb parks excellent for almost any type of outdoor activity. Whether you’re into sports, rock climbing, horseback riding, biking, jogging, or simply relaxing under a canopy of trees, the scenic parks of Milton are sure to offer an unforgettable outdoor experience.

Some of the parks you can visit include:

• Bell Memorial Park
• Birmingham Park
• Freedom Park
• Friendship Community Park
• Providence Park