Ready to Get Out of the House?Social-distancing friendly events for September to enjoy (with or without the kids!)
Have Fun Getting Out of the House (or Staying In!) While Staying Safe
Let’s be honest, it’s been a challenging couple of months for many people. Whether you’re on the front lines saving lives, or just trying to conduct conference calls with tiny hooligans helpers adding their input, life for most of us is very different than it was a year ago. While there have been days when I have relished the less hectic, slower pace of COVID life, I could tell that my littles were desperately missing the family friendly social activities that our area is known for providing. Although many events have been canceled, there are still venues that are offering ways to have fun as a family.
With Other People.
Follow the links below for more details on each event. For fun with your kids, Discovery Kids is hosting a great event at Halcyon, on Wednesdays @ 10:30. It’s free, but be sure to register before hand. If you’re looking for family fun that is more socially distant, check out this year’s virtual Suwanee Fest. Participate from your own home, including submitting video for the parade.
Now, I love my children and I want them to be happy. BUT. Adults need to have fun too, so check out the Cornhole League. Frank confession – I am TERRIBLE at cornhole. Absolutely zero hand eye coordination. My athletic style could best be described as “ouch, that looked like it hurt”. That doesn’t stop me from having a great time playing, and it shouldn’t stop you either!
Next we have lots of Farmers Market options. Ok, admittedly it could be controversial to include farmers’ markets as “fun”. I just love a good farmers market – fresh farm-to-table produce, local honey, artisan cheese (I would go just for the cheeses alone….)….wait, where was I? Oh yes, love of farmers markets. So for me, this a fantastic way to spend the day. For other people in my household (ahem…hubs) it is sheer torture. But I like farmers’ markets, and this is my list of fun, so here are a few farmer’s markets to visit. Have fun! (See what I did there?)
If you want to something more physically rejuvenating, Alpharetta has some great free, outdoor classes. Again, this could definitely be a subjective topic for fun. But it’s FREE! If you ever wanted to try out yoga but didn’t want to invest in something you weren’t sure about, here is the perfect opportunity to try a yoga class. What do you have to lose? Except maybe that tightness in your lower back and shoulder. And as long as you’re trying out free yoga, why not give free barre a while too!
Ok, now that you bought all your healthy food and did all your yoga, time for some laughs! Avalon is hosting comedy nights, complete with drink specials, on September 14th and 28th. Seating is separated by groups and limited, so get your tickets early. Feeling more smart than funny? Not in a joking mood? Show your smarts during trivia at Six bridges brewry. Every Tuesday night at 7:00.
Halcyon’s Discovery Days Kids Club will offer caregiver and child classes for preschool-aged children.
When: Wednesdays @ 10:30
Cost: Free (but register)
Corn Hole League
A 7 week leagues with a season ending tournament with a championship trophy and other prizes.
When: Visit Site to Pick Your Dates
Where: Avalon, Alpharetta
Alpharetta Farmers Market
At the Downtown Alpharetta Farmers Market you will find farmers with fruits, vegetables and natural meats, gardeners with fresh flowers and herbs, and makers of all sorts of edible home goods from yummy desserts and breads to local raw honey and homemade sauces, jellies, soaps. Social Distancing & masks requested and strongly encouraged, other safety precautions in place.
When: Saturdays @ 9-11am
Where: Village Green in front of Alpharetta City Hall
2 Park Plaza
Age: Whole Family
Come sweat with us (from a six-foot distance!) outside in downtown Alpharetta. Barre every Saturday and BarRestore (Barre+ Yoga) every 2nd and 4th Thursday from now until September!
When: Saturdays @10 am, and 2nd & 4th Thursdays @ 6pm
Where: 2 Park Plaza
Alpharetta, GA 30009
Six Bridges and Hard Hitting Trivia host a weekly trivia right in the taproom. Trivia Guru Brian Darby puts on a fun, challenging show with a broad range of topics. There are prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place. (Social distancing practices are not specified for this event, so call ahead to double check).
When: Tuesdays@ 7 – 8:30-9ish
Where: 6 Bridges Brewing in Johns Creek
Age: 21 & up
This fun event has gone virtual! Decorate your car/bike/wagon/ stroller/family in our pirate theme, take a 10-second video , and submit it to be a part of the very first Suwanee Fest Virtual Parade. Entertainment, games, and activities, from the comfort of your home!
When: September 19th & 20th
Where: Your sofa
Age: Whole Family
Halcyon Farmers Market offers an array of local vendors. Enjoy live music in teh Village Green, and feel free to pick up dinner from one of the many restaurants. Well-behaved dogs are always welcome. (this event has no published covid restrictions)
When: Tuesdays @4 – 7 pm
Where: The event lot behind Cherry Street Brewpub at Halcyon
Age: Whole Family
These classes are for all levels, FREE, FUN and brought to you by the City of Alpharetta and your favorite Lift Yoga teachers!
So, grab your mat, a bottle of water, a friend– and head to downtown Alpharetta for some yoga under the blue sky! Visit link for a list of safety protocols.
When: Thursdays@ 10-11am weather permitting
Where: 175 Roswell St. Alpharetta, GA 30009 (beneath the pavilion behind the Alpharetta Community Center)
The Punchline Comedy Night
Get ready to laugh, with The Punchline Comedy. Featuring live comedy acts, drinks specials, and more! The performances last about 90 minutes, and audience is set up for social distancing. Subject to cancellation due to weather.
When: September 28th, 2020
Where: 950 3rd. St
Alpharetta, GA 30009
Age: 13 & up
Cost: $15 for 1-2 people
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