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
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!
NLGA SPECIAL MEET & GREET
Come meet the hounds! We will have NLGA greyhounds seeking their forever homes at this special Meet & Greet. We'll be on the lawn of "the little house" across from Foley Blvd Animal Hospital, 11247 Foley Blvd, Coon Rapids, MN from 9am-noon, so if you have your application submitted, or you are just thinking about adopting, come and see us! This is an outdoor event, but in the event of inclement weather we will reschedule.
PARTY ON THE PATIO...WITH YOUR DOGS!
Dinner with the Dogs! Bring your dogs, something for them to lay on, and your appetite! Meet other owners and their dogs, and enjoy dinner created by the staff at Mavericks on their wood grill! Prices range from $8-$20 for most menu items. We will be outdoors, so this event is weather-permitting.
GRAND OLD DAY
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!
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
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.
at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds (St. Paul)
Celebrate your love for greyhounds and share it with others at this fun event. Pet-A-Palooza runs from 10 AM to 5 PM.
ST. CROIX VALLEY KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW at the Washington County Fairgrounds (Lake Elmo, MN)
The greyhounds are always popular at this event, and we always have a shady spot to spend the day! Come share your love of greyhounds with the St. Croix Kennel Club Dog show attendees.
THE MINNESOTA STATE FAIR at the Pet Building
in the Minnesota State Fairgrounds
The Minnesota State Fair at the Pet Building in the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on Monday, September 9. Our state fair is a GREYT state fair! Don’t miss it, don’t even be late! Join us for the GREYT Minnesota Get-Together with your hound(s) at this huge event. This is an excellent opportunity to show off our greyhounds to hundreds and thousands of folks. Lots of people and hounds are needed, as we have a full 12-hour day to schedule. Volunteering for this popular event will make a huge impact on the hounds waiting for homes!
NLGA ANNUAL PICNIC
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 10th at Snail Lake Regional Park in Shoreview, MN. The party starts at 11am with greyhounds, food, fun,shopping and fabulous entertainment. Your day starts off with great food from Stanley’s On Wheels, a food truck from Nordeast Minneapolis. Need a 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 people friends and over 400 greyhound guests of honor! Looking for more? We’re proud to announce a live music concert featuring Headspace. Headspace is seen weekly at St. Paul’s renowned jazz venue, the Artists’ Quarter. Music starts at 11:30am for a very special 1 hour set. Enjoy a Minnesota crafted beer while listening to these great musicians play funk jazz grooves inspired by the work of Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett and Robert Glasper. Watch the canine freestyle demo with Christie and Eja.
Looking forward to a great day!
The party wraps up at 3pm so come early to eat, drink, dance and have fun!
LOVE MY PET FAIR
LOVE MY PET FAIR
Coon Rapids Love My Pet Fair
Riverview Park, Coon Rapids, MN
NLGA is happy to announce that we have been invited to participate in the Coon Rapids Love My Pet Fair! This event just started in 2015 and promises to get bigger every year. Vendors, presenters providing pet lovers with information, resources, and services that support their pets.
NLGA will have a booth in the vendor area. If you and your hounds are interested in spreading some greyhound love please contact Donna A chair for you and a bed for your hound(s) is recommended for everyone's comfort. firstname.lastname@example.org or 763-754-9754.
Riverview Park 2420 105th Ave., Coon Rapids, MN 55433
NLGA HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE AND SANTA PHOTOS
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 1:00 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. 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.