Award Winning MainStreet
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.
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.
Rufus Pinkney Mural Unveiled!
The mural honoring long time DeLand icon Rufus Pinkney was presented to the public on Saturday, September 8th. Rufus operated a shoe shine business in Parking Lot #4 for nearly 40 years. The Mural is located in Parking Lot #4 off of East New York Avenue.
Over 80 different individuals, organizations, and businesses have contributed to the mural fund. Here are major donors: Fred Mezydlo, Quilt Shop of DeLand - Judy Hansen, Dr. Mac Steen, Commissioner Jessica Davis, Greater Union Baptist Church, Mt. Calvary Free Will Baptist Church,
$500 Donors: M & K Used Auto Parts - Tim McMillon, Florida Hospital DeLand
$1000 Donors: DeLand Breakfast Rotary Club, Maria’s Travel - Paul and Maria Jones,
Mainstreet Community Bank of Florida, Morgan Stanley- Charles Matousek, and Anonymous.
Donations can be made to: MainStreet DeLand Association, memo "Rufus" at 100 N. Woodland BL, Ste.4, DeLand 32720. Or click the "Donate" button below.
DeLand Craft Show 2018
Sep 29, 2018 – Sep 30, 2018
Vendor spaces now available.
The following categories are now closed: wood, jewelry, wreaths, dips, household textiles (including knit & crochet work), books (author) and pets.