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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.

Center City of Amarillo, Inc. envisions the historic preservation and revitalization of Downtown Amarillo, by focusing community, social, aesthetic, recreational and economic interests in a historic core area.

Downtown is where it's at!

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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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    Center City’s special events bring thousands of people downtown.
    High Noon on the Square is a free concert every Wednesday at noon in June and July on the lawn of the Potter County Courthouse at Fifth Avenue and Taylor Street. Lunch is only $7.
    Center City Block Party will be from 4 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Aug. 16 on Polk Street with more than 20 bands, food, fun and a Car Show and Shine.
    Jazztober is a free jazz concert on Tuesdays in October at 6 p.m. on the lawn of the historic Bivins Home at 1000 S. Polk St. in Center City.
    Center City Electric Light Parade welcomes the holidays on the First Friday night in December. The parade starts at 6 p.m. on Polk Street and continues to the Amarillo Civic Center for the lighting of the city’s Christmas Tree.

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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. 

Center City Block Party 2015!

Center City Block Party from 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Aug. 15th on Polk Street for entertainment, food and fun.