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2013 bannersMainStreet Cleveland is a non profit organization dedicated to the revitalization and promotion of historic downtown Cleveland, Tennessee.

Cleveland, TN has a proud heritage going back more than 160 years. It’s a fun place to visit and a great place to live. With so much to do and enjoy, everyone feels at home in Downtown Cleveland.

An accredited Tennessee Main Street Community since 1990, downtown Cleveland has more to offer - more activities, more shops, more homes, more offices and more life.

MainStreet Cleveland is composed of dedicated citizens, business owners, government officials and other friends who recognize the important role a vital downtown plays in preserving and furthering our community's identity, spirit and economy.

MainStreet Minutes - Test your Cleveland knowledge. Watch this video series for interesting & fun facts about downtown Cleveland, featuring Mayor Emeritus Tom Rowland. 

Mainstreet Cleveland Announces Property Enhancement Grant Recipients

Downtown Building Inventory GIF Map.

Business Resources

There is a flood of new information coming out on COVID relief. These websites offer comprehensive information on the latest stimulus and recovery opportunities for your organizations:


Membership Gathering – Cherokee Hotel Tour Mark your calendar to attend the membership meeting on Monday, October 18 for a tour of the Cherokee Hotel.  It is downtown’s most iconic structure; now is your opportunity to tour and see all the possibilities. Hear from City Manager Joe Fivas & Downtown Coordinator Corey Divel about redevelopment opportunities and incentives.  It begins at 12:00 and lunch is provided.  

Fall is here and downtown is filled with great events & activities!

HALLOWEEN BLOCK PARTY – Sunday, October 31:  This 34 year downtown tradition is set for Sunday, October 31 with expanded hours from 3-9 pm. Live music, tons of candy on Mars Wrigley Treat Street, delicious food, games, and great costumes at the “Art is Here” Costume Contest.

More than 3 decades of free Halloween fun continues! Block Party vendor spaces are available.  As a benefit of your Mainstreet membership, your cost is just $100 ($50 for non-profits) to promote your business to more than 15,000 people.  Vendor applications and complete details are available at The deadline to register for vendor space is October 15.   

CRUISE IN - Saturday, October 23:  it’s the 20th season finale for the Mainstreet Cruise-In, don’t miss this great display of classic cars and special interest vehicles from 1-6 p.m. around the Courthouse Square. Bring a new, unwrapped toy and donate to the Toys for Tots campaign.  

SPIRITS, LEGENDS, & LORE – Tuesday, October 26: Enjoy a night of storytelling on the Courthouse Square. Bring a lawn chair and a blanket! 2021 Storytellers: Judy Baker, Connie Gatlin, Brandi King, Melissa Woody, Debra Nerren Holland, Joe Guy, Rob Alderman, Dan Buck, Pete Vanderpool, Nat Akiona. This is a free event with donations accepted.

Winter banners will be placed on the street light poles in early November, please let me know if you would like to have your company name displayed for the holiday season. The cost is only $150 for November through February (just $31.50 per month).  Last year we sold out, so get your request in early!

Shop Your Downtown
Merchants & Restaurants...

Downtown Shopping & Dining Guide! The new Downtown Shopping & Dining Guide is here! Pick one up at your favorite downtown shop or restaurant. Or click below for a pdf copy.

Downtown Cleveland Events

Downtown Dine Around - Spring 2022

MainStreet Cruise-In - The 4th Saturday of each month, April - October- 1 to 6 p.m.

April 24, 2021   Aug. 28, 2021
May 22, 2021   Sept. 25, 2021
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Friday Festivals - June 2022
Fridays from 7-9:00 p.m. at First Street Square

Downtown Farmer's Market - June - Aug. 2022
Thursdays from 3-6 p.m. at the Old Wollen Mill

Cleveland Apple Festival - October 2022
Visit for more information

Downtown Halloween Block Party
- Click here 2021 Vendor Agreement
Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021 - Mars Wrigley is a generous sponsor and providing plenty of candy; they have been a tremendous supporter to the downtown Halloween block party for over 20 years. 

A Classic Christmas in Cleveland - Click here for 2021 Entry Form
Enjoy the downtown lights and shop our local merchants. Christmas tree lighting Dec. 3 - Christmas parade Dec. 4, 2021

MainStreet Cruise-In
Join us during the 2021 Cruise-In season. The very popular car show attracts an average of more than 500 classic cars and special interest vehicles to our downtown. Fourth Saturday of Each Month, April - October from 1 to 6 p.m. There is no entry fee to exhibit a vehicle or attend the cruise-in and it is open to all vehicles – antique, classic, muscle, street rods, and special interest.

Contact Randy Howard (423-421-6356) or visit the Cruise-In website for more information.

Mainstreet Cleveland Announces
Pet Friendly Downtown



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