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!

Join NLGA at the Anoka Halloween Parade on October 27!

Parade starts at 1, but meet us at 11:30am to line up!

HUGE FUN PARADE! Do you have your Halloween costumes ready? It should be a beautiful fall day to walk in the parade with sunny skies. Load up the hound(s) and help us make a big impression. Costumes encouraged, but not required.

We are UNIT #21, DIVISION 4, lining up in RICK SORENSON PARK. Roads will close at 11:45, so please be at the staging area by 11:30.

Address: Rick Sorenson Park, 2015 State Ave, Anoka, MN 55303

 

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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

GRAND OLD DAY PARADE • JUNE 3, 2018

The Grand Old Day parade is held each year to entertain both children and adults alike. The parade is the 2nd largest in the area with over 180,000 in attendance. The Parade will kick-off promptly at 9:30 am. The route begins at Dale and Grand then proceeds west along Grand to Fairview. Grand Avenue and all side streets are closed after 8:00 am., line up at 8:30, we are entry #15!

 

 

SUMMERFEST PARADE • JUNE 21, 2018

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 greyhounds get lots of attention at this parade! 
Parade line-up is in the parking lot of Transfiguration Catholic Church.
The parade line-up starts at 5:00 PM, with the parade kicking off at 6 PM.

TWIN CITIES PRIDE FESTIVAL • JUNE 23 & 24, 2018

in Loring Park (Minneapolis)

 

Held at Loring Park in Downtown 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. This is a two-day event, June 23 & 24. We are Booth Number O61!

 

ST. CROIX VALLEY KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW • AUGUST 25 & 26, 2018

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 25 9:00-4:00
Sunday, August 26 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 3, 2018 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 • SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2018

Snail Lake Regional Park, Shoreview, MN

ECelebrate greyhound adoption at the 22nd Annual Northern Lights Greyhound Adoption Picnic and Party!

This picnic promises to be bigger and better than ever!  Join the fun on Sunday, 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

BOUTIQUE: 10m-2pm // SANTA PHOTOS: 10am-1pm

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 15, 2018

 

Northern Lights Greyhound Adoption

11247 Foley Boulevard, Coon Rapids, MN 55448

763/754.9754

donnab@nlgamn.org