One of my favorite things to do is go on walks with my family in the evening through our downtown. I grew up in the downtown right on 10 Highway and have seen the dramatic changes that it has brought about in recent years.
Much of this is thanks to the businesses in the downtown coming together to form the Downtown Excelsior Partnership (DEP) that offers beautification, signage, and events each month in the downtown.
On every Second Friday of the month, you will find lots of fun things happening in each shop downtown in the evenings. Everyone extends their hours to 9:00pm and usually have live music, featured artists in studios, and sometimes a band in the pocket park during warmer seasons.
When I was growing up, almost all the business fronts were vacant. Now there are multiple restaurants, specialty popcorn, tattoo parlor, event venues, art studios, antique shops, a soap shop, clothing boutiques, fine jewelry store, and more!
If you’re interested in learning more about the downtown and for a full calendar of events throughout the year, click here to go to our community’s website visitexcelsior.com.