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Below are recent news articles from the District, our businesses, local nonprofits, art groups, and our Banner Sponsors.  View our Downtown Calendar to see a list of upcoming events. Subscribe to WHAT'S UP DOWNTOWN to receive these updates via email twice a month! 
Holiday on Main: Downtown ManchesterCelebrate Small Business Saturday with Downtown Manchester! Shop, eat, have some fun, and show some love to our local businesses on Satu...
Downtown Library SurveyOver 120 Manchester residents attended two community input sessions held in October and gave their ideas about and vision for a 21st-cen...
Holiday Fairs on Main Street in ManchesterThe first weekend in November is a great time to hit the fairs in Manchester! Be sure to fuel up with a hot coffee or breakfast at a Dow...
Scarecrows Arrive on Main StreetThe 2023 Downtown Scarecrow Festival has begun! Scarecrows will be on display throughout the month of October. CLICK HERE to download a ...
Join the Walk Audit for Downtown Main StreetA walk audit, led by State Representative Jason Rojas and Desegregate CT, is scheduled for Friday, October 27th from 12 pm - 2 pm. A wal...
Share Your Ideas for the New LibraryThe Town of Manchester would like your input as we plan for the new Main Library! Please join us at one of these sessions to learn about...
Sponsor Spotlight: All Ways There Home CareAll Ways There Home Care is a a downtown business that is committed to the community. Since opening in late 2020, All Ways There Home Ca...
Third Thursdays DowntownImagine Main Street and WORK_SPACE are partnering to bring local music to Downtown Manchester on the Third Thursday of each month! Begin...
Local Musicians Perform DowntownThe Manchester CT Songwriter's Association will be hosting its 5th Annual Concert in the Park on Saturday, 9/9 from 4pm to 8pm. Come on ...
Help MACC Charities Fill the Freezer!The Tri-County Alliance of REALTORs is hosting the 6th annual Fill the Freezer Walk and Fundraiser for MACC Charities! MACC Charities su...
Fall Event Planning Team UpdateWe held our first meeting in mid-August! CLICK HERE To read a summary of what was decided at that meeting! Our next meeting will be on W...
August: Black-Owned Business MonthAs the summer sun continues to shine bright, let's add a splash of celebration to this month of August. You might wonder, what's the occ...

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