- Mutts on Main. Downtown is going to the DOGS! Join us on Saturday, March 28 from 10am-4pm on the Square for a dog/human fashion show, pet contests, vendors, food, demonstrations, rabies/microchipping, adoptions and free concert. Come see the fashion mutt strutt at noon followed by pet contests and a FREE concert featuring Dave Anderson at 3pm. Art and pet related vendors will be on hand and there will be grooming and agility demonstrations too. Get your dog microchipped or rabies vaccinated and adopt your next best friend. Proceeds to the Hall County Animal Shelter. Hope to see you there for a DOG GONE GREAT DAY!!
- Mother's Day Sweepstakes Join us downtown and shop during April 20-May7 and you could win a fabulous gift basket filled with treasures from downtown! Simply shop downtown and enter your name in the Mother's Day Sweepstakes boxes located in most downtown stores. Drawing will take place on April 8 and winners will be contacted.
- Spring Chicken Festival Cook-off, Parade and Art Market Join us on Saturday, April 25 from 10am-4pm on the Square for a day of fun! The Chicken City parade kicks off the event at 10:30am, come see the floats including the poultry queen entry. At 11am get ready to sample some of the best chicken in Gainesville. For only $5 you can purchase a cluck card that will allow you 10 samples of chicken. The Re-Hatched artist market will feature amazing artwork utilizing repurposed, upcycled and green items. There is a kids zone area just for the little peeps and live music all day. FREE. Cluck cards can be purchased in the cooking area for only $5 or a family pack 5 cards for $20.
- Blue Sky Concert Series. Get ready for some great music on the Square. Every Wednesday in May at NOON, join us for a live concert on the Square. May 6 will feature Rodney Appleby and Davd Anderson with their R&B and mowtown sounds. May 13 will be the accoustic sounds of Storm Tipton playing everything from popular country covers to oldies. On May 20 Wendell Christian and his band will be playing a variety of rock and classic and on May 27, Steve Bryson will be churning out the country hits!
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See what’s Happening in the Arts. Go to The Arts Council website @ www.theartscouncil.net or the Quinlan at www.quinlanartscenter.org for detailed information on events as well as their Affiliate Arts Organizations.