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Enjoy live music under the beautiful spring blue skies on the square from 11:30am to 1:30pm each Wednesday in May!

First Friday Concerts continue ON THE SQUARE in Historic Downtown Gainesville!

Join us every Wednesday in July from 6-9pm for Gainesville’s Hot Summer Nights on the Historic Downtown Square!

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!

May 22, 2024 Blue Sky Concerts – Downtown Gainesville
Join us for lunch on the Downtown Square and enjoy our Blue Sky Concert series!
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May 25, 2024 Midland Music Fest – Rotary Club of Gainesville
Come experience the 3rd annual Midland Music Fest on Saturday, May 25th @ 5:00pm!
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May 25, 2024 Live Music: Hardwired, Metallica Tribute – Boot Barn Hall
Hardwired is a premier Metallica Tribute Band from Tampa, FL that is quickly becoming a…
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May 25, 2024 Ghost Tours – Blackstrap Rock Hall & The Longstreet Society
Embark on a captivating journey through midland Gainesville with Blackstrap Ghost Tours, a walking tour…
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May 29, 2024 Blue Sky Concerts – Downtown Gainesville
Join us for lunch on the Downtown Square and enjoy our Blue Sky Concert series!
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May 29, 2024 Line Dance Lessons for Beginners – Big Daddy’s Honkytonk
Beginner line dancing at Big Daddy’s Honkytonk!
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Mark your calendars for Friday, May 24th: The Soft Opening of Sizzling Spices in Downtown Gainesville!

This upscale Indian Fusion restaurant is a family-owned restaurant, the fourth started by a group of three brothers. "We opened our third restaurant in downtown Woodstock, and were so pleased with the community's response that we knew we wanted our next venture to be in a downtown area, as well." Said Mabrur Rahman. "We were thrilled when the opportunity came about in Downtown Gainesville; we cannot wait to join into the fabric of this great community."

Mabrur mentioned that his father ran an Indian restaurant throughout his childhood, and the business is part of who he is. They are excited to bring Indian cuisine fused with dishes from other Asian cultures into their recipes.

They will begin by serving dinner only from 4-10pm until their grand opening, slated for June 2024. (Exact Date TBD.)

Sizzling Spices is located in the former 2 Dog Restaurant, 317 Spring St SE, Gainesville, GA, United States, 30501.

Follow their Facebook Page Here: www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61558528534045

#GVLGA #downtowngainesvillega #gainesvillega #indiancuisine #eatlocal Explore Gainesville City of Gainesville, Georgia #gamainst
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Mark your calendars for Friday, May 24th: The Soft Opening of Sizzling Spices in Downtown Gainesville! 

This upscale Indian Fusion restaurant is a family-owned restaurant, the fourth started by a group of three brothers. We opened our third restaurant in downtown Woodstock, and were so pleased with the communitys response that we knew we wanted our next venture to be in a downtown area, as well. Said Mabrur Rahman. We were thrilled when the opportunity came about in Downtown Gainesville; we cannot wait to join into the fabric of this great community.

Mabrur mentioned that his father ran an Indian restaurant throughout his childhood, and the business is part of who he is. They are excited to bring Indian cuisine fused with dishes from other Asian cultures into their recipes.

They will begin by serving dinner only from 4-10pm until their grand opening, slated for June 2024. (Exact Date TBD.) 

Sizzling Spices is located in the former 2 Dog Restaurant, 317 Spring St SE, Gainesville, GA, United States, 30501. 

Follow their Facebook Page Here: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61558528534045

#GVLGA #downtowngainesvillega #gainesvillega #indiancuisine #eatlocal Explore Gainesville City of Gainesville, Georgia #gamainst

We are three weeks away from our second First Friday Concert of the year!

Join us for our free summer concert series on Friday, June 7 featuring the groovy vibes of the Vintage Vixens Band Atlanta!

Come downtown for kids zone, shopping, and happy hour specials to enjoy the music of Rodney Appleby from 4-6pm, setting the atmosphere for a great evening downtown.

Set up your chairs/blankets starting at 6pm. Grab a bite and a beverage downtown or at a vendor in the park!

The concert will start at 7pm with non-stop fun on the square until 10pm!

Thank you to Hasty Pope for being our Featured Series Sponsor this year.

All Parking Decks are FREE in Gainesville!
Main Street Parking Deck, 301 Main St.
Hall County Parking Facility, 225 Green St.
North Parking Deck: 130 Main Street.

For vendor, sponsor, and general information, visit our website: www.exploregainesville.org/first-friday-concerts/

Follow the FB Event for details: www.facebook.com/events/949050086574215

#gvlga #downtowngainesvillega #gainesvillega #FirstFridays #communitylife #ShopSmall #eatlocal Hasty Pope Explore Gainesville
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We are three weeks away from our second First Friday Concert of the year!

Join us for our free summer concert series on Friday, June 7 featuring the groovy vibes of the Vintage Vixens Band Atlanta!

Come downtown for kids zone, shopping, and happy hour specials to enjoy the music of Rodney Appleby from 4-6pm, setting the atmosphere for a great evening downtown.

Set up your chairs/blankets starting at 6pm. Grab a bite and a beverage downtown or at a vendor in the park!

The concert will start at 7pm with non-stop fun on the square until 10pm! 

Thank you to Hasty Pope for being our Featured Series Sponsor this year.

All Parking Decks are FREE in Gainesville!
Main Street Parking Deck, 301 Main St.
Hall County Parking Facility, 225 Green St.
North Parking Deck: 130 Main Street.

For vendor, sponsor, and general information, visit our website: https://www.exploregainesville.org/first-friday-concerts/

Follow the FB Event for details: https://www.facebook.com/events/949050086574215

#GVLGA #downtowngainesvillega #gainesvillega #firstfridays #communitylife #shopsmall #eatlocal Hasty Pope Explore Gainesville
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Downtown Gainesville

If you are walking by @access_wdun ‘s downtown studio on the Historic Square, you might see their red ‘on air’ sign in the top right window, which means they’re live streaming in real time what you hear on the radio!

Here’s us waiving at Bill Maine this morning. ☀️

@billmaine @wdunmorningsonmaine #gvlga #downtowngainesvillega #livelocal #playlocal #worklocal #communitylife
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If you are walking by @access_wdun ‘s downtown studio on the Historic Square, you might see their red ‘on air’ sign in the top right window, which means they’re live streaming in real time what you hear on the radio! 

Here’s us waiving at Bill Maine this morning. ☀️

@billmaine @wdunmorningsonmaine #gvlga #downtowngainesvillega #livelocal #playlocal #worklocal #communitylife
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Downtown Gainesville

You may have noticed downtown businesses “going green” to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month, including the Ryan Joiner Foundation's signs on the Historic Downtown square.

The Gainesville Tourism Department joined the local initiative “Hall Goes Green” today, led by United Way of Hall County: wear green to bring attention to the importance of mental wellbeing in our community. 💚

#hallgoesgreen #mentalhealth #communitylife #gainesvillega #downtowngainesvillega Explore Gainesville
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You may have noticed downtown businesses “going green” to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month, including the Ryan Joiner Foundations signs on the Historic Downtown square. 

The Gainesville Tourism Department joined the local initiative “Hall Goes Green” today, led by United Way of Hall County: wear green to bring attention to the importance of mental wellbeing in our community. 💚

#hallgoesgreen #mentalhealth #communitylife #gainesvillega #downtowngainesvillega Explore GainesvilleImage attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

The Memorial Day Parade is hosted by the Paul E. Bolding American Legion Post 7 Gainesville, GA, coming soon on Monday, May 27th at 10am! Bring your family and friends out to honor those who've given their lives in service to our country.

Website: gainesvilleamericanlegion.org/

Parade Application Link:
www.cognitoforms.com/AndreCastleberry/Official2024PaulEBoldingAmericanLegionPost7MemorialDayParad…#gvlgaG#downtowngainesvillegal#gainesvillegal#MemorialDaya#paradea#LiveLocallocal
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The Memorial Day Parade is hosted by the Paul E. Bolding American Legion Post 7 Gainesville, GA, coming soon on Monday, May 27th at 10am!  Bring your family and friends out to honor those whove given their lives in service to our country.

Website: https://gainesvilleamericanlegion.org/

Parade Application Link: 
https://www.cognitoforms.com/AndreCastleberry/Official2024PaulEBoldingAmericanLegionPost7MemorialDayParadeRegistration

#GVLGA #downtowngainesvillega #gainesvillega #memorialday #parade #livelocalImage attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

The Gainesville Trolleys are Back for the Summer Season!

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays until Sept 7, The Gainesville Trolleys will service two routes – Dixon and Glenwood/Riverside neighborhoods – from 5:30-10:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

“HAT (Hall Area Transit) is thrilled to share the Gainesville Trolleys transported nearly 19,000 passengers during its second season in 2023 – an increase of almost 100% from its launch year,” said Gainesville-Hall County Community Service Center Director Phillippa Lewis Moss, who oversees HAT.

To see the route details and map, visit: www.gainesville.org/civicalerts.aspx?AID=573

#GVLGA #downtowngainesvillega #gainesvillega #downtowntrolley #gainesvilletrolley #livelocal #playlocal
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The Gainesville Trolleys are Back for the Summer Season!

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays until Sept 7, The Gainesville Trolleys will service two routes – Dixon and Glenwood/Riverside neighborhoods – from 5:30-10:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

“HAT (Hall Area Transit) is thrilled to share the Gainesville Trolleys transported nearly 19,000 passengers during its second season in 2023 – an increase of almost 100% from its launch year,” said Gainesville-Hall County Community Service Center Director Phillippa Lewis Moss, who oversees HAT.

To see the route details and map, visit: https://www.gainesville.org/civicalerts.aspx?AID=573

#GVLGA #downtowngainesvillega #gainesvillega #downtowntrolley #gainesvilletrolley #livelocal #playlocal

Hope to see you downtown today for our 3rd Blue Sky Concert in May!𝗕𝗹𝘂𝗲 𝗦𝗸𝘆 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗿𝘁 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗻𝘀 𝗠𝗮𝘆 𝟭 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗼𝘄𝗻𝘁𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗚𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘃𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗲
𝘉𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘦𝘯𝘫𝘰𝘺 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘤 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 11:30 𝘢.𝘮.-1:30 𝘱.𝘮. 𝘰𝘯 𝘩𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘤 𝘴𝘲𝘶𝘢𝘳𝘦

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (April 12, 2024) – What elevates a warm, sunny afternoon spent shopping or dining on the historic square in Downtown Gainesville? How about live music?

“Downtown Gainesville has carried a vibrant arts and performance culture throughout its years,” said Main Street Gainesville Manager Nicole Parham. “The downtown square is Gainesville’s heartbeat – it has historically been the central point of gathering together as a community. Live music is something that brings people together.”

So, after reintroducing the series in 2021, Main Street is bringing back in 2024 the well-loved Blue Sky Concert Series every Wednesday in May.

“Grab your coworkers, book a lunch date with a friend or just get out of the office for a bit and head downtown,” Parham said. “Grab a to-go lunch from your favorite restaurant or eat at a sidewalk café, shop at local boutiques and enjoy live music on the historic downtown square!”

The following artists are scheduled from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays in May: May 1, Andrew Lilly; May 8, Eduardo Cautiño; May 15, Rodney Appleby; May 22, Chad Bowmar; and May 29, Out Past 9.

“We’re hoping to give our local restaurants a boost in lunchtime customers, as well as our retailers with some pre- and post-concert shopping!” Parham said.

Plan to bring your own lawn chairs or picnic blankets in case you can’t snag a spot on a shaded park bench.

Adding to the excitement will be “Blue Sky specials” served up at several local restaurants throughout the month. Updates regarding the specials and where you can enjoy them will be posted on the @DowntownGainesvilleGA Facebook and Instagram pages.

“May is also Historic Preservation Month, so we’ll be celebrating on social media with a ‘name that location’ architecture/building clue game. We’ll announce the clue location and first-guess winners during these lunch events,” Parham said.

Those who shop or dine at any downtown retailer or restaurant during the concert will have the opportunity to win a prize from Main Street and the City of Gainesville, Georgia. Simply keep your receipt(s) to show City staff at the Main Street tent to grab a fun giveaway.

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.

For attendees traveling from the direction of Roosevelt Square, please be aware construction is ongoing in the area and pedestrians will be required to access the square through Kenyon Plaza, then Spring Street. The City appreciates your patience and understanding during this period of progress.

For updates, “Like” and follow @DowntownGainesvilleGA on Facebook or Instagram, or visit DowntownGainesville.com.
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Hope to see you downtown today for our 3rd Blue Sky Concert in May!

Congrats to Mellow Mushroom on 50 years of pizza! 🍕🎉Cheers to 50 years! 🍻 To celebrate, we’re doing it up with some awesome new menu offerings along with some forever fan-favorites. Turning 50 never tasted so good.

Order online or stop by to celebrate today! www.mellowmushroom.com/locations
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Congrats to Mellow Mushroom on 50 years of pizza! 🍕🎉
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Congratulations to the Harper Family as they celebrate the ribbon cutting on their third North GA BBQ restaurant!

Their Downtown Gainesville location offers a bit more than their other two locations, with a full service and a full bar, and of course, East Coast Oysters!

Address: 117 Green Street NE

#gvlga #downtowngainesvillega #gainesvillega #eatlocal #downtowndining #northga North Georgia BBQ & Oyster Shop – Gainesville Explore Gainesville Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce
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Congratulations to the Harper Family as they celebrate the ribbon cutting on their third North GA BBQ restaurant! 

Their Downtown Gainesville location offers a bit more than their other two locations, with a full service and a full bar, and of course, East Coast Oysters! 

Address: 117 Green Street NE

#gvlga #downtowngainesvillega #gainesvillega #eatlocal #downtowndining #northga North Georgia BBQ & Oyster Shop - Gainesville Explore Gainesville Greater Hall Chamber of CommerceImage attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment
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