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Main Street

Bounded by Beecher, Clay, Lafayette, and Church Streets, the Jacksonville Main Street District covers 44-square-blocks and contains over 300 properties and more than 190 businesses. Within it are 107 properties comprising the Downtown National Register Historic District.

Parking

Downtown is great for events! There are over 2,000 parking places within downtown!

Upcoming Events

  • Miss Jacksonville Pageant
    Miss Jacksonville Pageant
    Fri, May 31
    Jacksonville
    May 31, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Jacksonville, E Central Pk Plz, Jacksonville, IL 62650, USA
    May 31, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Jacksonville, E Central Pk Plz, Jacksonville, IL 62650, USA
    This pageant encourages youth to get involved in the community and to learn and share the history of Jacksonville. The pageant offers girls in Jacksonville the opportunity to represent and volunteer in our community.
  • Downtown Concert Series 2024
    Downtown Concert Series 2024
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, May 31
    Jacksonville
    May 31, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Jacksonville, Jacksonville, IL 62650, USA
    May 31, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Jacksonville, Jacksonville, IL 62650, USA
    The 2024 Downtown Concert Series is back with a fresh lineup of talent of free music in a variety of styles!
  • Downtown Concert Series 2024
    Downtown Concert Series 2024
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Jun 28
    Central Park
    Jun 28, 2024, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Central Park, Jacksonville, IL 62650, USA
    Jun 28, 2024, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Central Park, Jacksonville, IL 62650, USA
    This favorite summer entertainment is back with a whole new line up of talent for 2024! Enjoy free music from a wide variety of genres over 8 dates throughout the summer!
  • Pumpkin Festival
    Pumpkin Festival
    Sat, Oct 19
    Jacksonville
    Oct 19, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Jacksonville, E Central Pk Plz, Jacksonville, IL 62650, USA
    Oct 19, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Jacksonville, E Central Pk Plz, Jacksonville, IL 62650, USA
    Join us downtown Jacksonville at Central Park Plaza for our annual Pumpkin Festival.
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immerse yourself in the

Walldog Murals

During the Summer of 2006 and 2019, Jacksonville Main Street hosted professional sign painters from around the world called Letterheads or Walldogs to develop heritage-based public art projects throughout the historic central business district. The result was a collection of murals that highlight Jacksonville’s rich history. The murals were created and installed during week-long events, dubbed “The Jacksonville Walldog Extravaganza” in 2006 and “Wham Bam Mural Jam” in 2019. The Four Corner Churches was a digital addition to the existing projects in 2010. Jacksonville Main Street intends to add to the collection over the coming years.

History of Downtown

Discover the 

Downtown Jacksonville History

Downtown is where Jacksonville began with the 1825 survey that platted early streets and town layout. A marker on the base of the Civil War Monument commemorates this occasion.

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Jacksonville Architecture

Explore some of the historical buildings in downtown Jacksonville.

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Learn about Abraham Lincoln

Learn about Abraham Lincoln's connections to Downtown Jacksonville with the "Looking for Lincoln" Wayside Exhibits and Voices of Jacksonville Audio Tour.

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