Downtown Gainesville

So much, so close!

Located in the heart of the business district, downtown Gainesville is home to a number of boutique and second-generation specialty stores, a wide variety of restaurants, entertainment and a vibrant nightlife!

Downtown Spotlights

Don’t miss a visit to the Downtown Square during the last two weeks of October- seeing the SQUAREcrow creations is always a treat!

Join us this Halloween (Oct. 31st) from 3-6pm in Historic Downtown Gainesville for our annual Trick Or Treat on the Square!

As one of the Southeast’s quirkiest, fun, family-friendly events, Jingle Mingle is the perfect way to start your holiday season here in the Poultry Capital of the World!

Upcoming Events

Save the date, or rather save the DATES because Gainesville’s calendar is filled with exciting events. Join us for annual events such as the Chicken Festival, Jingle Mingle, Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, First Fridays, Beach Bash, Food Truck Fridays and more!

September 24, 2023 Open Mic Night – Downtown Drafts
Come on out to Downtown Drafts for Open Mic Night!
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September 27, 2023 Wellness Wednesdays: A Serene Yoga Session – Knox Martin Foundation for Brain Cancer Research
Step into a world of tranquility and mindfulness as we come together for “Wellness Wednesday”…
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September 29, 2023 Standup Comedy Night – The Blue Door
Gainesville now has a home for Stand-up Comedy!
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September 30, 2023 2nd Annual Oktoberfest – The Arts Council
Join The Arts Council for the 2nd Annual Gainesville Oktoberfest!
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September 30, 2023 Phoenix 5K Run/Walk – Phoenix Roasters Foundation
Support the Phoenix Roasters Foundation by participating in their annual 5k Run/Walk!
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October 5, 2023 Yappy Hour! – Nofo Brewing Co.
Join NoFo Brew Co Gainesville, Gainesville Parks and Recreation and the Humane Society of NEGA…
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Get Around Downtown!

Need help finding your way through Downtown Gainesville? Check out our awesome Downtown Map and the City of Gainesville’s WeGo service!

Historic Green Street

Explore Historic Green Street

Take a step back in time by embarking on a walking tour of Historic Green Street in Gainesville, Georgia!

Download our Visitor Guide