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Every Thursday June – September
Downtown Flowery Branch ~  Farmer’s Market  4-7pm
*Next to the Red Caboose
5305 Railroad Ave.   Flowery Branch, GA 30542

Every Friday June – September

Historic Downtown Gainesville Farmer’s Market  2:30- 6:30pm
Historic Downtown Square Gainesville GA 30501

This Farmer’s market isn’t only where you can find homegrown fruits and vegetables, but a place you can get organic meats, cheese and eggs!  You will also be able to find salsas, hand-made crafts as well as award winning honey and beautiful flower arrangements! Come check us out!
For More Information:  770-297-1141 or www.gainesville.org

Every Saturday and Sunday  May-October

The Boathouse is open 1pm – 6pm (with the exception of September 13th)
All rentals launch from and return to the docks of the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue.
For Rates & More Information:  www.lckc.org * 
770-287-7888  *  email: info@lckc.org

JUNE 

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Moonlight Paddle
“By the light of the silvery moon…” come and join an instructor who will lead a group paddlers around Lake Lanier.  All the equipment provided and is available on first come first serve basis.
Cost is $15.00 for Non Lanier Canoe and Kayak Members
For more information:  www.lckc.org * 770-287-7888 * Email: info@lckc.org

27-29
Thunder on the Parkway
A three-day motorcycle and music festival is coming to Lake Lanier Islands!  This is the first rally of its kind in the North Georgia area and the expectations are high!

Motorcycle enthusiasts will be traveling from far and wide to join in the fun and festivities of the rally and music festival situated on one of the most beautiful lakes in the southeast, Lake Sidney Lanier.  This venue offers relaxing picturesque views of the North Georgia Mountains but also an incredible lakeside amphitheatre where Thunder on the Parkway will be hosting some of the finest musicians and songwriters in the country! Groups include Drivin and Cryin, The Michael Allman Band, The Fake Flowers and the River Street Band.

For more information:  www.thunderontheparkway.com

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BEAT THE HEAT 5K
Hosted by Gainesville Parks and Recreation
Race begins at 7:30am
City Park Stadium Lot
www.active.com or Gainesville Civic Center

 JULY


Northwinds Symphonic Band Patriotic Pops Concert & Tribute to Ron Evans
Smithgall Arts Center Lawn    8pm - Gates Open at 6pm
Picnic dinners and your favorite beverages are welcome.Tickets: $18 Adults
                          $15 Student/Seniors
                          $200 Table up to 8 Guests
For More Information: 770-534-2787 or TheArtsCouncil.net

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Fireworks in Hall County

Celebrate our nations’ birthday with Us!  We have several places to choose from:

 Laurel Park Hosted by Hall County
Fireworks begin at Dark
Picnic dinners and your non-alcoholic beverages are welcome.
 Lanier Islands
LanierWorld after Dark
A perfect weekend to come ride the water slides, dip your toes in the lake, build a sandcastle along our pristine beach and soak up the sun at Lanier World! You can dine right on the beach or enjoy the cool breeze on the patio at Gianni’s.  There will be patriotic food and drink specials all weekend. Catch a pick-up game of volleyball at Sunset Cove and don’t forget to check our great live music at each of our outdoor stages.

 
5thAnnual Cracker Fly In
Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport (KGVL)  Palmour Drive, Gainesville GA 30501
EAA chapter 611 announces their 45th Annual Cracker Fly in.  Over 135 aircraft expected from all over the Southeast including historic, homebuilt, helicopters and more and aircraft judging in several categories.

This family friendly event begins its day’s activities with pancakes hitting the grill at 7:30am. Other activities include Huey and Cobra Helicopter/Biplane rides, car show, a jumpy castle and much more fun for the whole family!
For more information: www.611.eaachapter.org

9 - 12
Catch Me if you Can (The Musical)
Pam Ware Summer Community Theatre presented by Gainesville Parks and Recreation.
Pam Ware Performing Arts Center at Gainesville High School    7:30 Nightly

Ticket Prices:

  • Adult: $17
  • Children & Students 2-18: $12
  • Seniors 65 and Over: $12

Purchase reserved seats at Gainesville Parks and Recreation Office in Gainesville Civic Center or at the door.
For More Information: 770-531-2680

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Singing on the Square
Historic Gainesville Downtown Square
7pm -10pm
Bring out your best singing voice and your friends while you join Mainstreet Gainesville as they put on this fun-filled night of karaoke!
For More Information: 770-297-1141

 Moonlight Paddle
“By the light of the silvery moon…” come and join an instructor who will lead a group paddlers around Lake Lanier.
Cost is $15.00 for Non Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club Members
All the equipment provided and is available on first come first serve basis
 For more information:  www.lckc.org * 770-287-7888 * Email: info@lckc.org

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Full Moon Party
Come join the fun at our Full Moon Parties!  Dance the night away under the stars with The FLY BETTY BAND on the Sunset Cove Stage!  Hang out by the outdoor fire pits and enjoy great food and beverage specials.

At the end of the night, grab a seat on the beach and watch our fireworks spectacular before heading home!

AUGUST


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 First Friday
Historic Downtown Gainesville Square
First Friday events are underway on the Downtown Square sponsored by Main Street Gainesville. This evening we will be featuring the Nat Osborn Band.

The concerts usually begin around 6 or 7pm and end at 10pm.  During First Friday, visitors will find many dining options both indoors and out.  Once you are finished with dinner, you can enjoy your beverage outside during the concert, but make sure you ask for a wristband!
For More Information: 770-297-1141

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Moonlight Paddle
“By the light of the silvery moon…” come and join an instructor who will lead a group paddlers around Lake Lanier.
Cost is $15.00 for Non Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club Members
All the equipment provided and is available on first come first serve basis
 For more information:  www.lckc.org * 770-287-7888 * Email: info@lckc.org
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Touch a Truck
Hosted by Gainesville Parks and RecreationCity Park
10am – 1:00pm
You are never too old to play with trucks, and this FREE event is a safe way to see and touch your favorite big machines up close.  More than 20 vehicles will be on display including a monster truck, fire trucks, tow trucks, and big rigs!  Concessions available for purchase.

For more information, contact Gainesville Parks and Recreation at (770) 531-2680

 Full Moon Party
Come join the fun at our Full Moon Parties!  Dance the night away under the stars with Hay Wire on the Sunset Cove Stage!  Hang out by the outdoor fire pits and enjoy great food and beverage specials.

At the end of the night, grab a seat on the beach and watch our fireworks spectacular before heading home!

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2014 Wine Cruise Series
After much success, Lake Lanier Island Resort will host the Wine Cruise Series on their 85 foot houseboat again in 2014.
Guest will interact with winemakers and other knowledgeable wine industry insiders for a three hour cruise aboard the Island Princess complete with wine samples and creatively conceived appetizers that pair with each wine.  All guests can order the wines they sampled at the conclusion of each cruise.
The Island Princess sets sail at 2pm and docks at 5pm.  This unique opportunity to cruise beautiful Lake Sidney Lanier with friends and associates costs just $60.00 per person or $110 per couple.

For Reservations and More Information: 770-945-8787

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2014 Wine Cruise Series
After much success, Lake Lanier Island Resort will host the Wine Cruise Series on their 85 foot houseboat again in 2014.
Guest will interact with winemakers and other knowledgeable wine industry insiders for a three hour cruise aboard the Island Princess complete with wine samples and creatively conceived appetizers that pair with each wine.  All guests can order the wines they sampled at the conclusion of each cruise.
The Island Princess sets sail at 2pm and docks at 5pm.  This unique opportunity to cruise beautiful Lake Sidney Lanier with friends and associates costs just $60.00 per person or $110 per couple.

For Reservations and More Information: 770-945-8787

30 & 31
 “Hawgin” on Lanier
While this quality BBQ competition on the shores of Lake Lanier may be what draws you to this event hosted by the Gainesville Jaycees, the Jaycees’ feel it important to let you know this is to raise funds for two community-centered efforts to help the youth in Hall County. They do this through two programs, the Gut Check program and the Empty Stocking Fund.
The Gainesville Jaycees are working on a big event with lots for the community to enjoy. Hawgin on Lanier is held at Laurel Park located on the north side of Gainesville, Georgia off of Hwy 129 North. The park provides an awesome backdrop to this competition with the lake, lush woods, a playground and pavilions. For more information: www.gainesvillejaycees.org

 SEPTEMBER

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First Friday
First Friday events are underway on the Downtown Square sponsored by Main Street Gainesville. Featuring the Bourbon Borderline Band.
The concerts usually begin around 6 or 7pm and end at 10pm.  During First Friday, visitors will find many dining options both indoors and out.  Once you are finished with dinner, you can enjoy your beverage outside during the concert, but make sure you ask for a wristband!

For More Information: 770-297-1141

Moonlight Paddle
“By the light of the silvery moon…” come and join an instructor who will lead a group paddlers around Lake Lanier.  All the equipment provided and is available on first come first serve basis.
Cost is $15.00 for Non Lanier Canoe and Kayak Members
 For more information:  www.lckc.org * 770-287-7888 * Email: info@lckc.org

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Full Moon Party
Come join the fun at our Full Moon Parties!  Dance the night away under the stars with The Neons on the Sunset Cove Stage!  Hang out by the outdoor fire pits and enjoy great food and beverage specials.
At the end of the night, grab a seat on the beach and watch our fireworks spectacular before heading home!

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3rd Annual Soggy Doggy Pool Party
Frances Meadows Aquatic Center   Splash Zone
This unique event is fun for the whole family, especially the furry ones!  This pooch friendly venue is a perfect setting to celebrate the end of summer.  The both pools are chemical free, o entry, and include spray fountains for loads of fun!

  • 1:00pm Dogs up to 35lbs
  • 3:00  Dogs up from 36lbs to 70lbs
  • 5:00 Dogs Over 70lbs

Cost: $10.00 per Dog, People are FREE
For More Information: 770-531-2680 Gainesville Parks and Recreation Office

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Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
Lake Lanier Olympic Venue  ALL DAY EVENT
Clarks Bridge Rd
The race and the Festival has grown from a handful of teams and a few spectators to an event which is one of the hallmark diversity events in the metro Atlanta area. The event now boasts a field of more than 50 teams with over 5,000 spectators and a wide variety of Chinese artisans either performing or displaying their wares. Truly a great event and a “Must Attend”!

11th Annual Flowery Branch Car Show and Chili Cookoff  AND 7th Annual Bugs at the Branch
Flowery Branch Depot
Main Street   Flowery Branch, GA 30542
This Flowery Branch sponsored event is fun for the whole family!  It features classic car show of all makes and models and a Volkswagen Show.  Both shows are current year and older.
For more information;  www.flowerybranchga.org
(*Rain Date September 20th)

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Annual Snake Day
Elachee Nature Science Center  10:00am – 4:00pm
See a wide variety of live native and exotic snakes and reptiles at our most popular public program! Dispel your myths and fears about reptiles and learn why they are important to our world from expert exhibitors.  There will be other crafts and activities for your children to enjoy!
Adults: $5.00    Children: 2-12 $3.00  Members: FREE
For More Information: www.elachee.com

20 & 21
Art in the Square
Historic Downtown Gainesville Square
10am – 5pm
This Juried Art Show includes a wide range of talented artists representing the Southeast region, performances, live music, great food and the kids art zone. Enjoy high quality arts/crafts in a natural outdoor setting.

For More Information: 770-297-1174 or www.gainesville.org

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2014 Wine Cruise Series

After much success, Lake Lanier Island Resort will host the Wine Cruise Series on their 85 foot houseboat again in 2014.

Guest will interact with winemakers and other knowledgeable wine industry insiders for a three hour cruise aboard the Island Princess complete with wine samples and creatively conceived appetizers that pair with each wine.  All guests can order the wines they sampled at the conclusion of each cruise.

The Island Princess sets sail at 2pm and docks at 5pm.  This unique opportunity to cruise beautiful Lake Sidney Lanier with friends and associates costs just $60.00 per person or $110 per couple.

For Reservations and More Information: 770-945-8787

 OCTOBER

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First Friday
First Friday events are underway on the Downtown Square sponsored by Main Street Gainesville. Featuring the Fly Betty Band.
The concerts usually begin around 6 or 7pm and end at 10pm.  During First Friday, visitors will find many dining options both indoors and out.  Once you are finished with dinner, you can enjoy your beverage outside during the concert, but make sure you ask for a wristband!
For More Information: 770-297-1141

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Moonlight Paddle
“By the light of the silvery moon…” come and join an instructor who will lead a group paddlers around Lake Lanier.  All the equipment provided and is available on first come first serve basis.
Cost is $15.00 for Non Lanier Canoe and Kayak Members
 For more information:  www.lckc.org * 770-287-7888 * Email: info@lckc.org

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Full Moon Party
Come join the fun at our Full Moon Parties!  Dance the night away under the stars with live entertainment on the Sunset Cove Stage!  Hang out by the outdoor fire pits and enjoy great food and beverage specials.

At the end of the night, grab a seat on the beach and watch our fireworks spectacular before heading home!
Lake Lanier Islands

NOVEMBER

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Jingle Mingle
5:00- 8:00pm on The Historic Downtown Square
For More Information:  770-297-1141 or www.gainesville.org

DECEMBER

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Christmas on Green
Historic
 Green Street, Gainesville GA 30501