Main Street Week 2023

We’re proud to announce the second annual Main Street Week, taking place June 12-16 across the state!

Main Street Week is a celebration of the more than 70 towns and cities in the Washington State Main Street Program network. Through their efforts to create welcoming public spaces and preserve historic character, bolster small businesses, and bring people together downtown, these Main Street organizations truly embody the heart and spirit of their communities.

Plus, we know that over the past decade and especially throughout the pandemic, Main Streets have been powerful drivers of economic growth and opportunity in their communities, fostering entrepreneurship, helping generate jobs, supporting small businesses, and creating places where people want to live and visit.

It’s official! June 12-16, 2023, has officially been designated as Main Street Week by Governor Inslee, in acknowledgment of the important role that Main Street plays in our towns and cities.

Read the Proclamation

Celebrate with us!

There’s no one way to celebrate Main Street Week, but we encourage you to:

  1. Support local downtown businesses throughout the week by dining, shopping, or even just writing a friendly review.
  2. Share your own story on social media about why your downtown matters to you (make sure to tag @preservewa and @WashingtonMainStreet on Facebook and @preservewa on Instagram).
  3. Join us for one of the many Main Street Week celebrations below!
  • Monday, June 12, 3:00-7:00 pm – Buckley
    • Head over to The Scoop on Main (880 Main Street) to share your love for downtown Buckley! Join Buckley Downtown Association volunteers and local middle school students in this celebration of small business and community gather places.
  • Monday, June 12; Wednesday, June 14; Friday, June 16 – Roslyn
    • The Roslyn Downtown Association will be hanging out in the Roslyn Yard (104 W Pennsylvania Avenue) throughout these days, giving out locally baked cookies, canvas bags, and lots of enthusiasm about their Main Street efforts.
  • Tuesday, June 13, 11:00 am-4:00 pm – Chehalis
    • Swing by Experience Chehalis‘ booth at the local farmers market (located at Boistfort and Market Streets) where you can win giveaways, contribute to a community survey, and learn about this Main Street organization’s investment in downtown Chehalis.
  • Tuesday, June 13, 4:00-7:00 pm – Centralia
    • Join us and the Centralia Downtown Association for a walking tour followed by happy hour that will celebrate the power of Main Street in this beautiful, historic downtown.
  • Tuesday, June 13, 5:30 pm – Mount Vernon
    • Join the Mount Vernon Downtown Association for a festive and informational event that celebrates MVDA volunteers and provides an update on programs and upcoming strategic planning efforts.
  • Wednesday, June 14, 3:00-7:00 pm – Camas
    • Stop by the Main Street Celebration booth at the farmers market (located on NE 4th Avenue, between NE Everett and NE Franklin Streets), where the Downtown Camas Association will be playing downtown trivia, hosting a corn hole competition, and hosting plenty of fun activities for families.
  • Wednesday, June 14, evening – Chelan
    • Learn more about the Historic Downtown Chelan Association‘s work while attending the local farmers market and Music in the Park at the downtown community’s Third Thursday event.

Main Street as a National Movement
and Statewide Program

Who started the Main Street movement nationally?
What is the Main Street movement?
What impact do Washington Main Street Communities have statewide? (Part 1)
What impact do Washington Main Street Communities have statewide? (Part 2)
When were the National Main Street Center and the Washington State Main Street Program established?
Where are Washington Main Street Communities and Affiliates located across the state?

Why are our local Main Street Communities so important to us?