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All Things Main Street

     Welcome to the official page for all things Main Street in Livingston. This is the hidden jewel of the Piney Woods that everyone has been searching to find. Livingston is the setting that gives a nostalgic old time feeling without having to give up the modern benefits everyone loves. The place to find hand made chocolates, antiques and cute cafes all within walking distance. Somewhere to enjoy a Saturday morning Farmers’ Market at a park around the corner from a restaurant that delivers through door dash. 

     This Historic Downtown Main Street is proof that this little town can overcome anything when it comes together. The major fire of 1902 caused most of the town between Abbey and Polk Street to be destroyed. Only the courthouse and few businesses survived. However, later that same year Livingston was incorporated and the process of rebuilding began. 

     Early businesses in town included general stores, a livery and feed stable, brick factory, cotton gin, hotel, sawmills and blacksmiths. Now Main Street is the place for different kinds of Shopping, Dining, Entertainment and more in the heart of downtown. There is no limit to what this little town has to offer. Main Street is full of unique shops with great finds for all ages and a variety of foods and treats. There is even a park directly on Main Street. There is plenty of side street parking available, or park on the back side of most businesses in the parking lots like a local.

     The Livingston Main Street program envisions historical downtown as the heart of the city and county where social, economic, and civic activities generate a welcoming environment in which local citizens and visitors enjoy diverse experiences. The Historical Downtown Main Street District of Livingston invites all to come and see how #livlocal on Main Street

Livingston

Historical

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Main Street 

Mission

     In 1977 the National Historic Trust developed the Main Street Program to address the decaying traditional commercial districts across America. The advent of shopping malls, highway bypasses, and changing consumer trends in the 1960s and early 1970s led to a mass exodus of these downtown districts, with the buildings being boarded up and falling into disrepair.

     The program goals are to restore the buildings and revitalize the downtown economy. There are over 1,600 Main Street cities in the United States, and 90 of them are in Texas, overseen by the Texas Historical Commission. The Main Street Program offers member cities guidance in historic preservation and renovation, economic development, and architectural assistance.

Click Here for a list of Main Street Boards and Committees

See how we #livlocal at these events...

Livingston Hometown Christmas 2023

Livingston Hometown Christmas 2023

Posted Date: 10/25/2023

Livingston Hometown Christmas 2023      It is time for a special event all the locals look forward to and all the visitors turn into a holiday tradition. Livingston Specialty Merchants' Guild and . . .
Letters to Santa At Effie’s Cottage

Letters to Santa At Effie’s Cottage

Posted Date: 10/29/2023

Letters to Santa At Effie’s Cottage      In Livingston, there are many clubs and organizations for people of all ages to join. These groups provide so much for the community, especially during the . . .
A Scavenger Hunt

A Scavenger Hunt

Posted Date: 11/03/2023

City of Livingston’s Special Events Presents: A Scavenger Hunt        It’s the time of year for fun, family and friends. Get a group together or enjoy some self-care alone time and join the . . .
Local Christmas Tree Farm Opens

Local Christmas Tree Farm Opens

Posted Date: 11/07/2023

Local Christmas Tree Farm Opens      The Piney Woods of Texas is just that. Piney woods. With the thick forests full of beautiful trees all over, sometimes the views are taken for granted. . . .
“All Aboard” for Local Holiday Tradition, Christmas Train Village

“All Aboard” for Local Holiday Tradition, Christmas Train Village

Posted Date: 10/26/2023

“All Aboard” for the Christmas Train Village      The Polk County Heritage Society ushers in the 2023 holiday season with their 21st Annual Christmas Train Village event. This favorite has been . . .
Annual Drive Through Bethlehem

Annual Drive Through Bethlehem

Posted Date: 10/29/2023

Annual Drive Through Bethlehem        Step back in time this December 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, to see a live depiction of what life was like long ago. Come experience “A Drive Through Bethlehem” and . . .
Anniversary Park Farmers and Artisans Market

Anniversary Park Farmers and Artisans Market

Posted Date: 09/18/2023

Anniversary Park Farmers and Artisans Market coming on October 7th . . .
Livingston Trade Days Weekends

Livingston Trade Days Weekends

Posted Date: 09/18/2023

Livingston Trade Days        Trade Days is a family friendly environment welcoming locals, day-trippers, weekenders, lake lovers, and outdoor enthusiasts who come to have a good time in the piney . . .
Shop Small to Win Big Bucks

Shop Small to Win Big Bucks

Posted Date: 10/19/2023

Shop Small to Win Big Bucks         Livingston is a small town, but the people here love to do the holidays with big style. Everyone is so excited to start celebrating this season and have some . . .
Lighting Up Livingston For Christmas

Lighting Up Livingston For Christmas

Posted Date: 10/25/2023

Lighting Up Livingston For Christmas      There are so many traditions that people use to get into the holiday spirit. In Livingston, one of the favorites is the annual moment of lighting all the . . .
Live Music in Downtown Livingston

Live Music in Downtown Livingston

Posted Date: 10/05/2023

Live Music at Across The Tracks in Downtown Livingston . . .
Local Halloween Fun

Local Halloween Fun

Posted Date: 10/14/2023

Local Halloween Fun      Leaves on the trees are changing. Football games are the small town friday night sensation. Fall decorations are out. It is almost time for Halloween and it is time for . . .
Wine & Whiskers in the Vines

Wine & Whiskers in the Vines

Posted Date: 10/05/2023

Wine & Whiskers in the Vines        Tempe Creek Vineyard and Farm has been a local favorite since they opened. This wine vineyard on the edge of town gives everyone the beautiful views of the . . .
Dinner and a Show at Alma's Courthouse Whistle Stop Cafe

Dinner and a Show at Alma's Courthouse Whistle Stop Cafe

Posted Date: 10/05/2023

Dinner and a Show at Alma’s Courthouse Whistle Stop Cafe      Alma’s Courthouse Whistle Stop Cafe is a local diner int he middle of Historical Downtown Main Street District. It gives off that . . .
Another Great Show at Across The Tracks Music

Another Great Show at Across The Tracks Music

Posted Date: 09/20/2023

Another Great Show at Across The Tracks Music      This rustic venue is excited to bring “Live, Local, Music” to downtown. Across The Tracks is located in the Historical Livingston Main Street . . .
Picnic in the Park & 4th of July Fun

Picnic in the Park & 4th of July Fun

Posted Date: 07/01/2023

Picnic in the Park & 4th of July Fun      There are a number of things to do in and near Livingston for this very special holiday. The streets are already overlooked with stories and pictures of . . .
62nd Polk County Youth Rodeo

62nd Polk County Youth Rodeo

Posted Date: 06/30/2023

62nd Polk County Youth Rodeo      The 62nd Polk County Youth Rodeo will be held at Barney Wiggins Rodeo Arena in Livingston. There will be food and fun for people of all ages. Come on down to taste . . .
Anniversary Park Farmer's Market

Anniversary Park Farmer's Market

Posted Date: 07/01/2023

Anniversary Park Farmers and Artisans Market        Every year Livingston Main Street hosts a fun and family friendly event in Anniversary Park located in the heart of the Historical Downtown Main . . .
23rd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza hosted by City of Livingston

23rd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza hosted by City of Livingston

Posted Date: 03/29/2023

23rd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza hosted by City of Livingston        Join the town for a local favorite at the City of Livingston’s 23rd annual Easter Eggstravaganza. Pedigo Park will be full of . . .
Across The Tracks hosts Another Great Show

Across The Tracks hosts Another Great Show

Posted Date: 03/30/2023

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