May means moms, pets, and most of all—fun! The residents of Belmont at Park Bridge in Alpharetta, Georgia, will be marking National Pet Month, doing a little upscale online shopping, and making the festival scene.
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8, 2022. The most important feminine presence in your life deserves an equally important present, and Fieldshop by Garden & Gun has curated some classics for you to peruse. From the Deich Crescent Earring by Charleston’s Brackish to a 1,000-piece Early Bird Puzzle by Piecework Puzzles, there’s something for everyone! Fieldshop is an Idea Specialists™ at Belmont at Park Bridge favorite even when it’s not Mother’s Day—they particularly recommend checking out the Mixers section for fun cocktail ideas.
National Pet Month
According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), 70% of U.S. households own a pet, up from 56% in 1988, the first year the APPA conducted its National Pet Owners survey. And, says the organization, people in the United States spent $123.6 billion on their animal companions in 2021. That’s right – billion with a B!
Our love for fuzzy critters means we celebrate our pets every day of the week, especially during National Pet Month, because Belmont at Park Bridge is such a pet-friendly apartment home community. Maybe you’ll want to mark the occasion by getting together with friends at the clubhouse for a “yappy hour,” or by donating to one of Alpharetta’s animal shelters like Sadie’s Place on Union Hill Road. They’re always in need of towels and toys, chlorine bleach, wire crates and carriers, and leashes and collars in all sizes. Every little bit helps!
Two town festival classics are on tap for this month—Taste of Alpharetta and the Alpharetta Arts Streetfest.
Taste of Alpharetta is a beloved event for visitors and residents alike, boasting crowds of over 35,000 attendees. After a two-year hiatus, the festival is being welcomed back with a chef’s kiss, and attendance is expected to be even greater thanks to the excitement surrounding the event’s return for its 30th year!
On Thursday, May 12, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., the streets of downtown will be filled with drool-worthy aromas from signature dishes served by restaurants across the North Fulton area.
Both sides of Main Street will be lined with booth after booth serving delectable bites, and you’ll get to enjoy toe-tappin’ tunes from live music performances from soulful pop artist Michael Mango, blues Americana folk band Heather Luttrell and the Possumden, British Invasion/pop group Her Majesty’s Request, and more across three different stages throughout downtown.
Then, Memorial Day Weekend in Alpharetta will be bursting in color during the Alpharetta Arts Streetfest. More than 100 artists will have their creations for sale during this free-to-attend event, happening this year Saturday, May 28, and Sunday, May 29, at The Grove behind the Alpharetta Community Center in Wills Park.
The folks at Awesome Alpharetta say festival-goers should come hungry to this event, too! Food vendors will be onsite serving up festival eats and drinks to keep you fueled as you wander the grounds. Kiddos can enjoy face paintings and interactions with parrots, and—in keeping with National Pet Month—dogs are also welcomed to join their owners during this “pawsitively” wonderful event.
Enjoy and be safe!