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A vital downtown is the heart and soul of a thriving community.

Lawrence D Bryan, PhD, Founding President of Jacksonville Main Street

Upcoming Events

  • 2022 Easter Coloring Contest
    Central Park
    Apr 01, 9:00 AM CDT – Apr 14, 5:00 PM CDT
    Central Park, Jacksonville, IL 62650, USA
    NEW for 2022! Pick up a coloring page at the Jacksonville Main Street office, any participating business, or download and print it, then bring the finished picture in for display at a downtown business! While there, shop and earn bigger savings or a prize with the Bunny Shop!
  • Maifest
    Central Park
    Apr 30, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT
    Central Park, Jacksonville, IL 62650, USA
    Taste away the afternoon with regional craft and home brewed beverages at a new time of year! Tickets $25 each and include tasting glass and are only available at the event. (Must be 21 years old to participate!)
  • Downtown Concert Series
    Central Park
    Jun 03, 6:00 PM – Aug 05, 9:00 PM
    Central Park, Jacksonville, IL 62650, USA
    Enjoy 8 evenings of FREE live music throughout the summer on the square!
  • Juried Artisan Fair
    Central Park
    Sep 10, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Central Park, Jacksonville, IL 62650, USA
    Back for 2022, this juried art fair offers the opportunity to enjoy the creations of regional artists and purchase unique original pieces. Free for all ages to attend.
  • Downtown Awards Concert
    Oct 08, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Jacksonville, N Central Park, Jacksonville, IL 62650, USA
    Dance the night away to Captain Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters as Jacksonville Main Street honors 2020 and 2021 outstanding volunteers and businesses!
  • 12th Annual Pumpkin Festival
    Central Park
    Oct 22, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Central Park, Jacksonville, IL 62650, USA
    The whole family will enjoy this favorite fall festival... famous for its Pumpkin Drop! $10/participant for the day filled with fun, food, activities, a petting zoo, pumpkin games, costume contests for kids and pets, hot wings and pie eating contests! Don't miss a minute of this great experience!
  • Santa Stroll
    Nov 14, 10:00 AM CST – Dec 07, 11:00 AM CST
    Jacksonville, Jacksonville, IL 62650, USA
    Enjoy 12 Days of Loving Local... support small businesses during this holiday season! Buy a $10 Santa hat filled with hundreds in savings for dozens of local businesses!!
  • Gingerbread House Decorating Contest
    Nov 23, 10:00 AM – Dec 09, 10:00 AM
    Downtown, Jacksonville, IL 62650, USA
    Now a yearly favorite, decorate a gingerbread house and display it at participating downtown businesses for online voting to determine the people's choice in adult and children's categories!
  • Christkindl Christmas Market
    Downtown Jacksonville
    Dec 09, 4:00 PM – Dec 10, 4:00 PM
    Downtown Jacksonville, Jacksonville, IL 62650, USA
    Help us make this new event an annual favorite that adds to the Christmas spriit!
  • TBD
    Public Input Session
    Amvets, 210 E Court St, Jacksonville, IL 62650, USA
    Help us plan our long-range goals by filling out our survey and participating in the Community Input Session!
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