Located on the shores of Lake Sidney Lanier and at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Gainesville, Georgia is the tourism and economic center of Northeast Georgia. Gainesville sits halfway between the Appalachian Mountains and the urban city center of Atlanta. Also known as a City of Excellence, Gainesville is home to more than 42,000 people.

Gainesville's Nicknames

Gainesville has earned many nicknames over the years because of its people and valuable location. The most notable nicknames are are "Queen City of the Mountains" and "Poultry Capital of the World". The most recent and honorable designation came following the 1996 Olympics. An NBC broadcaster covering the rowing/kayaking event referred to Gainesville as the "Hospitality Capital of the World".

Calendar of Events

We love to connect our community and share events around Gainesville. If you'd like to add your event to the City of Gainesville's Calendar of Events, please fill out the Calendar of Events form and submit. Thank you for making Gainesville a great community in which to live, work and play!

What Makes Gainesville Unique

In Gainesville, you can:

Photo Gallery

Check out our photo gallery of various things to do in Gainesville