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 palate. 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. As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Canton Main Street Program is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center. 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!
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.
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.
The Ranchers Wife
Downtown Farmer's Market
Our 2nd season will return April 20, 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
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
The Canton Main Street Program is set to launch redevelopment of the downtown area while partnering with the Texas Historical Commission Town Square Initiative .