Welcome to Historic Downtown Canton, Texas!

Come discover Historic Downtown Canton Texas.  Experience the charm of a small town that is brimming with antiques stores that will take you all day to explore.  Shop till you drop in unique boutiques that offer items you cannot find on line.  Are you hungry?  Circle our downtown square and find an amazing selection of dining that will quench any pallet.  Get ready to be entertained with fun activities for the entire family from outdoor movies, annual festivals, museums, services of all types and a producer’s only farmers market.  Downtown Canton is coming alive with a renewed energy and atmosphere that is the historic heart of our great city.

Canton entered the Texas Main Street Program in 2001 and has achieved recognition from the National Trust for Historical Preservation for its efforts at revitalization.   Canton Texas is also home to the Famous First Monday Trade Days flea market that started over 150 years ago.  Here, in our beautiful downtown is where First Monday started and the legacy continues and we invite you to experience it for yourself.  Come shop, dine, play and stay in Historic Downtown Canton!

Our Vision

Canton Main Street Program preserves the historical and cultural heritage of Downtown Canton, promotes a positive image, and creates economic growth for our community through historic preservation activities, retail, and tourism opportunities.

 Our Mission

Canton Main Street will preserve our heritage while revitalizing Downtown Canton for the future by implementing the Main Street Four-Point Approach focusing on areas of design, organization, promotion, and economic restructuring.

Business Spotlight

The Dragonfly Inn

 The Dragonfly Inn on the downtown square has opened their doors. This beautiful B&B is stunning with locally bought home decor and furniture. As soon as you walk in you will feel at home and want to stay longer. the Inn will be open all the time so it is not just for First monday. The do serve continental Breakfast and you get a free pie at the local favorite buttermilk restaurant.

The Dragonfly Inn on the downtown square has opened their doors. This beautiful B&B is stunning with locally bought home decor and furniture. As soon as you walk in you will feel at home and want to stay longer. the Inn will be open all the time so it is not just for First monday. The do serve continental Breakfast and you get a free pie at the local favorite buttermilk restaurant.

Downtown Farmer's Market

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Our 2nd season will return April 27, 2019 and we hope to add a Weeknight Market as well. Every Saturday in Downtown Canton will be hosting a Farmer's Market from 8am-12noon . Local fruits, veggies, honey, eggs, and more. Cooking shows, classes and live music. 

Outdoor Movie Series

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Join us this year for our free downtown movies! Bring your lawn chairs, snacks, or buy popcorn and hotdogs from our concession stands!

The Town Square Initiative

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The Canton Main Street Program is set to launch redevelopment of the downtown area while partnering with the Texas Historical Commission Town Square Initiative .