New Downtown DeLand App!

We have a new Downtown DeLand App!  It will welcome you to downtown, show events and parking, and promote our shops and restaurants and specials they might have just because you have the app. It’s free. Just go to the App Store or Google Play and download the DISTRX app.  It will locate you in DeLand and other great Main Street cities and towns across Florida and the U.S.  If your favorite Downtown shop is not signed up, encourage them to do so!

We’ve nominated DeLand in the America’s Main Street contest.  We’d love to win the $25,000 first place prize, but we’re going to need you to vote for us.  Go to: or Like us of Facebook and follow the link from there.  Be sure and help us spread the word.  You can also find it in our weekly e-blast.  Sign up online to get it.

The City of DeLand has re-opened the Gateway Grants application period.  From now through May 2nd.  If you have a business property in one of the gateway areas these matching grant funds are a big help if you need to beautify your property or get a new sign.  To see if you qualify or what the grant can be used for, go to our website at and follow the Gateway grant link.

If you haven’t started building your boat yet, now is the time! The Anything That Floats Boat Race is Saturday April 22nd.  This is a great team building opportunity for your business or service organization.  Applications are available on the website. Call the office at 386.738.0649 if you have questions.

Don’t miss our regular monthly events like Tech DeLand, the DeLand Cruise-In, or the ever popular Wine, Women, and Chocolate.  Also, this month is the Defending Freedom Warrior Weekend, DeLandapalooza music festival, the Majestics Car show, and the weekly Artisan Alley Farmer’s Market and More. 

You can get all the information at our website:

See you Downtown!

Wayne Carter
Executive Director
MainStreet DeLand Association 

Wayne Carter