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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

Mainstreet Cleveland announced recipients for round 2 of the Mainstreet Cleveland Property Enhancement Grant program. Seven properties in downtown Cleveland were selected to receive grants totaling $43,310. Based on the investments of these 7 projects, a total of more than $130,000 will be reinvested into downtown properties.

Grant awards include:

  • 180 1st Street: Brooks Screen Printing – replace windows, paint, install new garage door
  • 233 Inman Street: Catch Bar & Grill - install outdoor lighting adjacent to First Street Square
  • 295 Edwards Street: Johnny Cartwright - Paint exterior of building and replace windows
  • 200 Inman Street: Museum Center - Replace awnings on front and side of building
  • 445 Church Street: Old Woolen Mill - Repair and replace windows on the four-story section of the Mill
  • 283 North Ocoee Street: Project Free 2 Fly - Replace store front windows
  • 120 & 122 Inman Street: Stacey & Rocky Casteel - repair brick, doors, and windows, paint

Click here for more information.

The Back Alley Gallery
Visit the Back Alley Gallery and view the public art display by local artists. The main location of Back Alley Gallery is in alley behind Craigmiles Hall, a half block east of Ocoee Street across from the Courthouse. A second location is on Broad Street just south of Gardner's Market.

The Back Alley Gallery has transformed these unused alley spaces with art, lights, and plants. Doorways mounted on the walls in the alley frame selected works of art. The doors will open to reveal works of art hidden within the frame.

Check it out today and open the door to Art! Funding for this project was by the Lyndhurst Foundation.



Downtown Building Inventory GIF Map.

Introducing a great new interactive map for downtown building inventory. Using GIS mapping, at a glance you can see property status and with a simple click you can see more detail for each property. It's a great way to find your downtown business opportunity!

July Events & Meetings

For additional space, the membership luncheon will be held at the Museum Center on Monday, July 20, from 12-1 p.m.  The program is by Cameron Fisher regarding the Greenway. $10 boxed lunches, please RSVP for the food count

Market at the Mill – The 12th season of the farmers market opens at the Old Woolen Mill on Thursday, June 11 from 3-6 p.m.  Market At the Mill has plenty of parking, grassy location, and SHADE offering customers a cool, relaxed atmosphere.  It will be located in the terraced area on the East side, with the group of shade trees and stage.  Spaces are Free to growers, farmers, and crafters.  Market at the Mill continues each Thursday afternoon from 3-6 p.m. throughout the season. Presented by Mainstreet Cleveland and Cleveland Life. 

Mainstreet Cruise In – Check out hundreds of classic cars and special interest vehicles as they line the streets of downtown the 4th Saturday of each month from -6 p.m., through October.

Downtown Dine Around is rescheduled for Sept. 17

Mainstreet Mutt Strut – October 1

* Dates of scheduled events are subject to change.  


Get on the Map!  - Click Here

We have a great new map tool to keep everyone informed on business and restaurant hours and special services that you may be offering. 


Coronavirus Update: More Info Here


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.


Mainstreet Cleveland Announces
Pet Friendly Downtown

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Downtown Cleveland Events

Downtown Dine Around - Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 - 5-8 p.m. Tickets to this very popular annual event are $25 each and will be available in advance.

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

April 25 - Cancelled   Aug. 22, 2020
May 23, - Cancelled   Sept. 26, 2020
June 27, 2020   Oct. 24, 2020
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Downtown Mutt-Strut - October 1, 2020. Celebrate a pet friendly downtown, in support of SPCA of Bradley County. First Street Square: 6 - 7 p.m. check-in, 7:00 p.m. start.

Friday Festivals - June 5, 12, 19 & 26 2020
Fridays from 7-9:00 p.m. at the Courthouse Square

Downtown Farmer's Market - June 11 - Aug. 2020
Thursdays from 3-6 p.m. at the Old Wollen Mill

Cleveland Apple Festival - Mid-Oct. 2020
Visit clevelandapplefestival.org for more information

Halloween Block Party - Friday, Oct. 31, 2020

A Classic Christmas in Cleveland featuring the Downtown Christmas Parade & more


MainStreet Cruise-In
Join us during the 2020 Cruise-In season. This year it celebrates the 19th anniversary of this monthly event held around the Courthouse Square. 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. One of the best cruise-ins around. Held in downtown Cleveland, Tennessee around the courthouse. 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.


Shop Your Downtown Merchants...

  • AR Workshop Cleveland
  • Brik Brak’s Antiques
  • Carroll Printing Co.
  • Church Street Candle Company
  • Creative Custom Works
  • Downtown Wig Studio
  • Element Womens Boutique
  • Ever-After Bridal & Formal Wear
  • Express Athletics
  • Glassworks - Kim Currin Creations
    Gallery & Studio
  • Grit & Grace Market
  • Haskell Interiors
  • Hetzel Art Studios & Gallery
  • Hyderhangout - Quilt Fabric & More
  • Isbill Floral Gallery
  • Joe Rodgers Office Supply
  • King's Furniture & Décor
  • Musuem Center Store
  • Ocoee Cigars
  • Project:Free2Fly
  • Stamper's Furniture
  • Terra Running Company
  • The Bench Jeweler
  • The Red Ribbon
  • The Small Town Girl Boutique
  • Trailhead Bicycle Co.
  • What-A-Hat

Restaurants & Dining Options

The Museum Center at 5ive Points tells the story of the Ocoee Region through dynamic exhibits, creative programming, and local arts and crafts available for purchase in our Museum Store that feature local artists within a 150-mile radius. Our temporary gallery features rotating exhibits that highlight regional and national treasures while our permanent exhibit tells the story of Cleveland and Bradley County. We engage visitors of all ages through classes, lectures, camps, and demonstrations throughout the year. Visit museumcenter.org to find out more.

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