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Center City of Amarillo

Center City of Amarillo, Inc., began in 1991, when a group of concerned citizens joined together to preserve and revitalize Amarillo’s historic downtown area. Center City is a nonprofit organization and is recognized as a Texas and National Main Street City.

Center City is governed by a volunteer board of directors. Our headquarters is at 1000 S. Polk St. in the historic Bivins Building.

Our Vision: Amarillo’s Downtown will be a destination neighborhood that bridges the past and the future in Center City.

Our Mission: Center City of Amarillo, Inc., brings people to downtown Amarillo through organization, events, promotion, design and facilitation of economic restructuring.

 

 

 

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    What's happening downtown?

    Please check out our calendar of events to find all of the great activities going on in Downtown Amarillo!

    Calendar of events

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    Events

    Center City’s  Electric Light Parade canceled for 2016

    Electric Light Parade for 2016 has been canceled for Dec. 2, 2016 due to a weather forecast of rain and snow.  The city of Amarillo Christmas Tree Lighting will be rescheduled at a later time.  For information, call Center City at 372-6744 or e-mail info@centercity.org 

    High Noon on the Square is a free concert every Wednesday at noon in June, July, and the first two weeks in August on the lawn of the Potter County Courthouse at Fifth Avenue and Taylor Street. Music is free, and lunch is only $8.

    Amarillo Community Market  will open again in June 2017 and continue to October 2017.  The market is open from 10 to 2 p.m. on Saturdays at 10th Avenue and Polk Street. Free admission. 

    Create! is a family art festival that will be taking place on the third Saturday in August.   

    Jazztober is a free jazz concert on Tuesdays in October at 6:00 p.m. on the lawn of the historic Bivins Home at 1000 S. Polk St. in Center City. Free admission. Bring your own chair and picnic.



     

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    Center City Programs

    Center City’s mission is to make downtown a better place to live, work, play, learn and worship.  Programs include:
    Façade Grants – Center City makes matching façade grants to businesses in the downtown area. 
             Boundaries for the program are:
             o   East   – the railroad tracks
             o   North   – the railroad tracks
             o   West   – Washington/Adams Street
             o   South   –Interstate 40
    Historic Tours – Center City organizes historical tours of the downtown area for school and civic groups.
    Partnerships – Center City is partners with other organizations in the downtown area with programs including the street banner program, streetscape initiatives and other special events. 

Save the Date for

The Electric Light Parade

Friday, December 2, 2016