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 downtown nightlife.

Main Street Spotlights

Mutts on Main Logo and picture

Join us for Mutts on Main, where downtown goes to the dogs! On Saturday, March 26, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This pet expo highlights adoptions and fostering at the Hall County Animal Shelter.

Discover historical facts along Main Street Gainesville’s new self-guided walking tour.

Take a stroll while hunting for art around the community.

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!

June 3, 2022 First Fridays – Concert on the Square: Cherry Cherry, Neil Diamond Tribute
First Friday Concerts continue ON THE SQUARE in Historic Downtown Gainesville!
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July 1, 2022 First Fridays – Concert on the Square: Soul Purpose Band, Motown and Soul Music
First Friday Concerts continue ON THE SQUARE in Historic Downtown Gainesville!
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August 5, 2022 First Fridays – Concert on the Square: Fly Betty Band, Atlanta’s Favorite Party Band
First Friday Concerts continue ON THE SQUARE in Historic Downtown Gainesville!
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September 2, 2022 First Fridays – Concert on the Square: Backyard Loveseat, Country Rock Band
First Friday Concerts continue ON THE SQUARE in Historic Downtown Gainesville!
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