Main Street Program
Establish a resilient downtown community in Taylor, diverse in experiences for local residents and visitors that includes retail, dining, parks and cultural history.
To strengthen and continue business/historical preservation and culture in downtown Taylor by using the comprehensive approach of design, economic restructuring, organization and promotion.
In the Heart of The Blackland Prairie
The Main Street Program is a downtown revitalization within the context of historical preservation. The Taylor Main Street Programs support the redevelopment of the downtown area through historical preservation, education, economic development and heritage tourism.
We envision a culturally diverse and economically viable downtown which attracts both Taylor citizens and visitors to its unique mix of historic buildings, shops, restaurants, services and old town atmosphere.
The Downtown Rental/Purchase Assistance Program is available for those new businesses who need help getting started.
Blackland Prairie Days
Every spring, Taylor Main Street hosts Blackland Prairie Days on the first weekend in May. The festival is held in the heart of downtown and features horticultural speakers and demonstrations, arts and crafts vendors, food booths, children's activities and live entertainment. Blackland Prairie Days is a Taylor Made Texas signature event.
Main Street Car Show
Each fall, the Main Street Car Show attracts more than 300 vintage, historic and exotic cars, trucks, motorcycles and military vehicles to the streets of Downtown Taylor. The MCS offers a variety of vendors, entertainment, exquisite vehicles and family-friendly fun for all to enjoy. The Main Street Car Show is a Taylor Made Texas signature event.
Let's Swirl | Wine Swirl
It's an exciting night to kick off the holiday season in December. The 2018 date will be announced this summer. The event is held in Historic Downtown Taylor and typically includes tastings from 10 different wineries, food establishments, a tasting glass and wine bag. Food trucks and live music round out the night.
Main Street Christmas Bazaar
The 2018 date is to be announced. The Bazaar typically is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at City Hall, 400 Porter St. Booths will be indoors in the Auditorium and outdoors in the parking lot. Food vendors will be on site. Fee for a booth was $50 for a 10'x10' space in 2017. Electricity is a set fee on a limited supply, first-come, first-served.
For more information on any Main Street events or activities, contact Main Street Manager Deby Lannen at 512-352-3463 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Texas Downtown Association
Certified Scenic City
1999 Best New Construction - Louie Mueller
2000 Best Rehabilitation - Investment Centers
2001 Best Adaptive Reuse - Hair Trendz of America
2002 Best New Construction - 4th Street Station
2009 Nationally Accredited Main Street Program
2010 Nationally Accredited Main Street Program
2011 Nationally Accredited Main Street Program
2012 Nationally Accredited Main Street Program
2013 Nationally Accredited Main Street Program
2014 Nationally Accredited Main Street Program
2015 Nationally Accredited Main Street Program
2016 Nationally Accredited Main Street Program
Winner: 2017 Texas Downtown Association | Best Commercial Interior, cities under 50,000 population for both Curb Side Coffee House. Finalist: Main Street Farm 2 Market
Main Street District Map.