PROJECTS & PROGRAMS

First Fridays

 

Each first Friday of the month from March to December, downtown businesses extend their hours to embrace the evening atmosphere much like a dense urban center–making downtown the place to be on First Fridays!

 

First Fridays aim to bring people downtown to enjoy shopping, activities, demonstrations, food, and music in a beautiful historic setting.

 

Please see our full Calendar of Events for more information.

Adopt-a-Box & Planting Day

 

Planting Community Pride One Box At A Time is our slogan for this program that has been going strong since 2007. As a program of our Design Committee it encourages community assistance in growing a beautiful vibrant downtown scene.

 

With over 70 planting opportunities - families, businesses, and organizations adopt a box or pot on the stretch of S. Broadway. The Design Committee sorts through potential flower schemes and provides all the flowers and mulch for planting day which happens the Saturday before Labor Day each year.

 

On planting day all adoptees are encouraged to plant their box(es) or pot(s) to achieve a unified look for downtown in one mornings time. Planting day has up to 110 volunteers assisting in keeping downtown vibrant and a place people want to be!

 

Interested in adopting? Click HERE to contact us.

Farmers' Market

 

The Farmers’ Market is a key component for a vibrant, diverse and exciting Downtown. It is designed to serve and bring together all segments of our community. It is a positive force in bringing people downtown and was started by Main Street Greenville in 1998.

 

Join us downtown for the 20-week market from the beginning of June through the middle of October each Saturday from 9 am - 1 pm for our Downtown Greenville Farmers' Market!

 

A true Farmer' Market, featuring fresh produce, baked goods and homemade crafts. Located in front of our Courthouse, on the corner of 4th and Broadway!

 

Are you intereted in selling goods at our Market? Contact us HERE.

Downtown Clean-Up Crew

 

Every other Wednesday night in May through October, a group of volunteers gathers to keep our beautiful downtown looking it's best! They go though the district collecting litter, pulling weeds, and showing their pride in our community. 

 

This program is run by members of Main Street Greenville's design committee but is open to anyone! This is a great program for volunteers of any age and groups of any size to make an immediate and noticeable difference. 

 

Click HERE to learn how to be a part of this program.

Hometown Holiday Horse Parade

 

Our parade was voted "Best of Ohio" by the readers of Ohio Magazine in 2017! The Hometown Holiday Horse Parade kicks off the holiday season when over 90 lighted horse drawn carriages, hitches and riders illuminate downtown and turn it into a magical winder wonderland.  This event is Downtown Greenville's biggest night of the year, bringing in an estimated 8,000+ spectators to our downtown district and creating one of our most cherished community events!

Banner Replacement Program

 

A project to keep our downtown banners fresh, vibrant and relevant, the Main Street Greenville Design Committee has teamed up with the Greenville High School art class to provide seasonal banners for the downtown light poles.

 

Each year, with appropriate sponsorship, a season is replaced. With the replaced banners a lifespan of 4-5 years is expected. View current Summer-Replaced 2008, Spring-Replaced 2009, Fall-Replaced 2010

 

Click HERE to learn how to be a part of this program.

Small Business Saturday

 

​Created by American Express to encourage communities to support small businesses during the busiest shopping weekend of the year. Main Street Greenville has registered as a "Community Champion" for downtown Greenville for the past 4 years. Each year, we plan a full day of events and promotions to encourage people to shop local. 

Downtown Greenville Mural Project

 

For the past few years, Main Street Greenville has been working toward a vision of artistic identity and cultural richness in Greenville by creating First Friday and Street Art Saturday events. The next item on our work plan is public art in the form of murals. The Mural Program will be organized by Main Street Greenville and will rely on corporate sponsors, grants and private funding as well as public participation and community involvement. The purpose of these public works of art is to enhance and enliven our public spaces, as well as our community’s sense of place and identity. The placement of public art in downtown Greenville will be purposeful to encourage both residents and visitors alike to move throughout our downtown, exploring and discovering new aspects of our cityscape. Emphasis in the design process is placed on works that honor the unique history and heritage of Greenville.

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