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March 23, 2024 Mutts on Main 2024 – Downtown Gainesville
Join us on March 23rd for Mutts on Main, where downtown goes to the dogs!
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Are you ready for Mutts on Main? ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ’™
Join us on the Downtown Gainesville square on March 23rd for a day full of paw-some fun!๐— ๐˜‚๐˜๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—š๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ
๐˜—๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด, ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Feb. 21, 2024) โ€“ Join Main Street Gainesville for a tail-wagginโ€™ good time Saturday, March 23, when the historic square goes to the dogs with the return of Mutts on Main in Downtown Gainesville.

This annual pet expo is slated for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and will highlight dog adoptions/fostering at the Hall County Animal Shelter, said Main Street Manager Nicole Parham.

โ€œThe downtown square is a pet-friendly environment on any day, but this day we celebrate all things dogs and there will be dogs everywhere!โ€ she said. โ€œBring your dog, shop for your dog, enjoy other peopleโ€™s dogs, enjoy dog entertainment, and hopefully weโ€™ll see as many dogs adopted as possible from our partners who work together as the main response teams in Hall County. In-person adoptions at the event will be hosted by the Hall County Animal Shelter.โ€

Parham said attendees โ€“ two-legged and four-legged โ€“ will have the opportunity to enjoy โ€œK-9s in Flightโ€ disc dog shows at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

K-9 units from the Hall County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) and Gainesville Police Department (GPD) will also be on hand, with the HCSO meet and greet at 11 a.m. and GPD meet and greet at 3 p.m. (no demonstrations planned).

A fashion show highlighting local boutiques and dogs up for adoption will step off at noon, featuring pet contests for โ€œBest Dressedโ€, โ€œBest Trickโ€ and โ€œLook Alikeโ€. One-hundred percent of proceeds from the $5 entry fee will support adoptions at the animal shelter. Then, enjoy a live acoustic performance by Becky Simon Band at 2 p.m.

โ€œThis community favorite, smaller expo-style event is a good way to encourage people to get some sunshine, enjoy each other's company and have plenty of space to move around, shop and enjoy the atmosphere of downtown," she said.

Parham added the expo will feature several pet-related vendors and artisans, offering everything from pet food and pet clothing to pet portraits. And a treat for the humans? Surrounding boutiques and shops will hold sidewalk sales throughout the day.

โ€œWe'll also have Paw Paws Peanuts for the humans and cold treats from Frozen Frenzee for the pups!โ€ she said.

Adding to the excitement will be staffers and volunteers with the City of Gainesville, Georgia, who will have in the Main Street Gainesville booth free lint rollers and reusable pet food lids for the first 100 people who stop by, Parham said.

โ€œWeโ€™re also selling Mutts on Main T-shirts,โ€ she said.

While you're there, consider donating a bag of dry cat or dog food (even treats!) benefiting pets belonging to beloved Gainesville-Hall County Meals on Wheels clients: fb.me/e/5P6GhVUGj This pet food drive, hosted by the City in recognition of Georgia Cities Week April 21-27, strives to ensure every member of Meals on Wheels client families are well nourished and cared for. Donations will be accepted April 1-26 at various locations throughout the City, but your early contributions at Mutts on Main will help volunteers start off strong and see to it that no pet goes hungry.

All dogs are welcome, but must be leashed. Waste bags will be located throughout the square to help preserve the beauty of downtown Gainesville.

Find free and covered parking at any one of the following downtown parking decks, all located within walking distance to the historic square: Main Street Parking Deck, 301 Main St.; Gainesville North Parking Deck, 100 Brenau Ave.; and Hall County Parking Facility, 225 Green St.

Bradford and Main streets will be closed during the event. Those traveling in the area are urged to drive carefully, and watch for pedestrians and pets.

For more information and updates, โ€œLikeโ€ and follow @DowntownGainesvilleGA on Facebook or visit downtowngainesville.com.
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Are you ready for Mutts on Main? ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ’™
Join us on the Downtown Gainesville square on March 23rd for a day full of paw-some fun!
6 days ago
Explore Gainesville

๐‚๐ก๐ž๐œ๐ค ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญโ€™๐ฌ ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐ข๐ง ๐†๐š๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฏ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ค!
Get out and discover all that the City of Gainesville, Georgia has to offer! With trivia nights, live music, theatre, workout classes and more, we are sure to have something that piques your interest!

๐Œ๐จ๐ง๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐…๐ž๐›. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—๐ญ๐ก
โ€ข Presidentsโ€™ Day Craft Week : All Week @ Ink Interactive Neighborhood
โ€ข โ€œThe Crucibleโ€ Performed by the Gainesville Theatre Alliance: Now - Feb. 24th @ Hosch Theatre
โ€ข Inspired by Nature - The Works of James R. Darnell: Now - April 19th @ The Arts Council & Elachee Nature Science Center

๐“๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐…๐ž๐›. ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐ญ๐ก
โ€ข Wine & Dine - Italian Wine Educational Dinner: 6pm @ Cotto Italian
โ€ข Liquid Learning with Elachee Nature Science Center: 6pm @ Tap It Growlers

๐“๐ก๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐…๐ž๐›. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ง๐
โ€ข Homeschool Day - WWI: 10am @ Northeast Georgia History Center (NEGAHC)
โ€ข Open Mic Night: 7pm @ Blackstrap Rock Hall

๐…๐ซ๐ข๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐…๐ž๐›. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘๐ซ๐
โ€ข FREE Art Friday with Brenau University Galleries: All Day @ Brenau University & Downtown Gainesville
โ€ข Live Music - Drake White: 8pm @ Boot Barn Hall - Gainesville

๐’๐š๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐…๐ž๐›. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’๐ญ๐ก
โ€ข 2024 Sisu of Georgia Sprint 5k & Fun Run: 9am @ Brenau University
โ€ข Zumbathon with Gainesville Parks & Recreation: 10am @ Gainesville Civic Center
โ€ข 15th Annual Art with Heart Celebration with Humane Society of Northeast Georgia: 7pm @ Ramsey Conference Center
โ€ข Karaoke: 8pm @ Tap It Growlers

For More Events: www.exploregainesville.org/events/
Know of an event weโ€™re missing?
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๐‚๐ก๐ž๐œ๐ค ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญโ€™๐ฌ ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐ข๐ง ๐†๐š๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฏ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ค!
Get out and discover all that the City of Gainesville, Georgia has to offer! With trivia nights, live music, theatre, workout classes and more, we are sure to have something that piques your interest!

๐Œ๐จ๐ง๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐…๐ž๐›. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—๐ญ๐ก
โ€ข Presidentsโ€™ Day Craft Week : All Week @ Ink Interactive Neighborhood
โ€ข โ€œThe Crucibleโ€ Performed by the Gainesville Theatre Alliance: Now - Feb. 24th @ Hosch Theatre 
โ€ข Inspired by Nature - The Works of James R. Darnell: Now - April 19th @ The Arts Council & Elachee Nature Science Center

๐“๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐…๐ž๐›. ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐ญ๐ก
โ€ข Wine & Dine - Italian Wine Educational Dinner: 6pm @ Cotto Italian
โ€ข Liquid Learning with Elachee Nature Science Center: 6pm @ Tap It Growlers

๐“๐ก๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐…๐ž๐›. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ง๐
โ€ข Homeschool Day - WWI: 10am @ Northeast Georgia History Center (NEGAHC)
โ€ข Open Mic Night: 7pm @ Blackstrap Rock Hall

๐…๐ซ๐ข๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐…๐ž๐›. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘๐ซ๐
โ€ข FREE Art Friday with Brenau University Galleries: All Day @ Brenau University & Downtown Gainesville
โ€ข Live Music - Drake White: 8pm @ Boot Barn Hall - Gainesville

๐’๐š๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐…๐ž๐›. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’๐ญ๐ก
โ€ข 2024 Sisu of Georgia Sprint 5k & Fun Run: 9am @ Brenau University
โ€ข Zumbathon with Gainesville Parks & Recreation: 10am @ Gainesville Civic Center
โ€ข 15th Annual Art with Heart Celebration with Humane Society of Northeast Georgia: 7pm @ Ramsey Conference Center
โ€ข Karaoke: 8pm @ Tap It Growlers

For More Events: www.exploregainesville.org/events/
Know of an event weโ€™re missing?
Give us the scoop by filling out our Event Promotion Application Form:
www.exploregainesville.org/events/community/add
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