NLGA events

NLGA has many events throughout the year.  To keep up to date, the most current events appear on the calendar on the right of our page.  We are always in need of volunteers for events!

NLGA ANNUAL MEETING • May 19, 2017

The annual meeting is a fun, free event for current owners and new adopters of greyhounds.  Come socialize, meet new people and learn more about NLGA and our functions! We will have a catered meal, cash bar, door prices, and a silent auction...come join us!  RSVP by calling 763.754.9754!

GRAND OLD DAY PARADE • JUNE 4, 2017

This is the largest one-day festival in the Midwest, drawing over 250,000 people each year. The parade starts at 9:30 AM (line-up at 8:30 AM) near Dale St. and Grand Ave. and moves west toward Fairview Ave S. Let’s show Grand Avenue some greyhounds! NLGA is entry 27 in the parade, come join us and walk your Greyhound in the parade!

 

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volunteer

NLGA always needs volunteers to help with our many events!  Please see our VOLUNTEER PAGE to sign up and help out!

 

If you'd like to volunteer, you can also email maryb@nlgamn.org

SUMMERFEST PARADE • JUNE 22, 2017

This is the shortest parade we attend, at just 1 mile long! Although it is short in length, it is a BIG parade as far as attendance! Plus, they have the best cheese curds in the park at the end of the parade. The dogs get lots of attention at this parade!

TWIN CITIES PRIDE FESTIVAL • JUNE 24 & 25, 2017

in Loring Park (Minneapolis)

 

This is one of the most exciting and entertaining events NLGA does each year. Show your pride in your pets! Come out, bring your beloved greyhounds, and share your experiences and your devotion to this noble breed. We always have so much fun at Pride because everyone who attends is in such a good mood and is so open to what we do and why we do it.

ST. CROIX VALLEY KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW • AUGUST 26 & 27, 2017

at the Washington County Fairgrounds (Lake Elmo, MN)

NLGA will once again have a booth at the St Croix Kennel Club Dog Show.
We have a nice shady spot and a tent in the vendor area.
This is a two day event and we need your
help to spread that greyhound love!
Please bring a chair for yourself and beds for your hounds.

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Lake Elmo Fair Grounds
Saturday, August 26 9:00-4:00
Sunday, August 27 9:00-4:00

For more information and to schedule your volunteer time contact Donna

donnab@nlgamn.org 763-754-9754

 

THE MINNESOTA STATE FAIR • SEPTEMBER 4, 2017 at the Pet Building

in the Minnesota State Fairgrounds

 

The Great Minnesota Get-Together is almost here!
Monday, September 4
Pet Center, Minnesota State Fair Grounds
8:00AM - 8:00PM

The Minnesota State Fair draws nearly 1.8 million guests each year. This a great opportunity
to spread that greyhound love to whole lot of people! We need you and your hounds to help us spread that grey hound love! This is a long day and we will need coverage throughout the 12 hour day. NLGA will have a booth in the Pet Center and a shaded, tented area
outside the Pet Center. This is a fun event you won't Want to miss!

NLGA will have a very limited number of car passes, so carpooling is strongly recommended. We will also provide admission tickets. Please bring a chair for yourself and a bed for your hound.

To schedule your time please contact Donna donnab@nlgamn.org or 763-754-9754

NLGA ANNUAL PICNIC!

NLGA ANNUAL PICNIC • SEPTEMBER 9, 2017

Snail Lake Regional Park, Shoreview, MN

Celebrate greyhound adoption at the 20th Annual Northern Lights Greyhound Adoption Picnic and Party!

This picnic promises to be bigger and better than ever!  Join the fun on Saturday September 9th at Snail Lake Regional Park in Shoreview, MN. The party starts at 11am with greyhounds, food, fun,shopping and fabulous entertainment. We will have great food and beer!! Indeed Brewing Company is serving! Please patronize Indeed-the owners are NLGA adopters and supporters!

Shop the vendors, auction,  raffles and have fun with over 200 of your closest friends and over 400 greyhound guests of honor!  Looking for more? We’re proud to announce live music featuring Locklin Road. Enjoy a Minnesota crafted beer while listening to these great musicians play Celtic and original folk music.

Looking forward to a greyt day!

The party wraps up at 3pm so come early to eat, drink, dance and have fun!

 

To volunteer and /or donate please contact donnab@nlgamn.org or maryb@nlgamn.org

COON RAPIDS

LOVE MY PET FAIR

ANOKA HALLOWEEN GRAND DAY PARADE • October 28 1-3pm

Anoka, MN

Walk your greyhound in the Halloween Capitol of the World! Parade starts at 1:00 sharp on Saturday, October 28, Meet at 11 to prepare for the parade! 

 

We are Division II - Unit 27 and will line up on Park Street.

 

Plan to arrive plenty early in order to find a parking spot. Halloween costumes for you and your Greyhound are encouraged!  It's a WONDERFUL parade!

The parade is at Main Street and Fifth Avenue. FREE parking ramps available on 2nd Avenue one block North and South of Main Street.  One ramp available on Van Buren Street between 3rd and 4th Avenue.

For more info, contact: LKAMMEN@GMAIL.COM

 

 

BOUTIQUE: 10m-2pm // SANTA PHOTOS: 10am-noon

The boutique will be held at the little house across the street from Foley Boulevard Animal Hospital in Coon Rapids, MN. It will be open from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM for all your shopping needs, both greyhound and human. When you are done shopping, bring your dogs across the street to the Foley Boulevard Animal Hospital and get your pictures taken with Santa from 10am-noon. For $5.00 you will get a 4x6 printed photo with Santa! Kids and pets of all types are welcome! All proceeds from the Santa photos go to support NLGA’s Katurah Fund.

 

 

NLGA HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE AND SANTA PHOTOS • DECEMBER 9, 2017

 

Northern Lights Greyhound Adoption

11247 Foley Boulevard, Coon Rapids, MN 55448

763/754.9754

donnab@nlgamn.org