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. 

Connect @DowntownGainesvilleGA


  1. Wilshire Wonderland of Lights

    Wilshire Wonderland of Lights

    Wilshire Trails Park will come alive this holiday season with a festive light display. Stroll the trail, visit the North Pole and Santa's Village and more. Read on...
  2. holiday lights and displays-80

    Joyful, Merry & Bright

    7 local holiday displays to brighten your season Read on...
  3. news flash_Christmas

    Parade & Open House

    A Victorian-themed Christmas celebration on Historic Green Street Additional Info...
View All Spotlights

Getting Around Downtown

downtown get around 400-80

Free Shuttle Service

The eight-person club car services the area of the Gainesville square. The service will be available most afternoons and evenings throughout the week for visitors to access parking, downtown restaurants and retailers and City events.

Visit the downtown get-around page to learn more.

lunchtime trolley graphic

Lunchtime Trolley

The Summer Lunch Trolley is finished for the summer, but wait … a Dinner Trolley will be announced soon.

Visit the Downtown Trolley page to learn more.

Support Downtown

main street money

Gift Certificates

Support local businesses by purchasing Main Street Money. Spend this local currency at over 25 stores and restaurants in historic downtown Gainesville.

Visit the Main Street Money page to learn more.

event sponsorships 400

Community Events

Main Street Gainesville is a division of the Gainesville Convention & Visitors Bureau that focuses on economic activity in historic downtown Gainesville. Get involved: learn more about event sponsorship and membership opportunities!

Download the Official Visitors Map