Award Winning Main Street
Downtown DeLand is an award winning Florida Main Street community where we have learned to cherish our past while planning for and moving into the 21st Century. DeLand has many dedicated businesses and individuals working daily to maintain a lively and economically successful downtown.
DeLand was the first community to receive the Main Street designation in Florida and was recognized as a “Great American Main Street Award” winner in 1997 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation Main Street Center. In 2017 MainStreet DeLand won the “America’s Main Streets” contest presented by IndependentWeStand.org. We are the only community to have earned both awards!
Spend a little time with us and you will find we are an authentic, thriving, great American downtown. Whether you are here for business or planning to visit our downtown, we hope you will find what you’re looking for on our website.
Thin Man Watts Jazz Fest
October 19 Noon-7:30pm
A celebration of live Jazz, Blues, and Gospel music. The festival honors the lives and works of masters like Watts and Sam Rivers, by providing opportunities to experience this artistic heritage and to find the artists within themselves. Live performances in and around downtown DeLand. For a performance schedule, visit: www.wattsjazzfest.com. Presented by the African American Museum of Art and the MainStreet DeLand Association.
Tickets get you admission to shows at both the “Thin Man” Watts Amphitheater (322 S. Clara Ave., DeLand) and Cafe DaVinci (112 W. Georgia Ave.). Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. If purchasing a ticket online, please bring a copy of your receipt and a photo ID to will call at either gate for entry.
October 23 - October 31
The Artisan Alley Garage
An Epic Haunted House Experience brought to you by MainStreet DeLand Association and The Rotary Club of DeLand.