Carbondale Main Street is proud to help imporve and promote the downtown district of Carbondale, Illinois. As a part of the National Main Street Program, we specialize in economic development, organization as well as promotion in the downtown area. We are a resource for the businsses in our district; we offer design assistance grants and promotional tools for all of our retail and service locations, restaurants, and other establishments. We also plan and help coordinate special events downtown, including the CarbondALE Brew Fest and the Carbondale Lights Fantastic Parade. If you are a Downtown business owner, a Carbondale resident, or a visitor to the capital of Southern Illinois, please feel free to take advantage of what our district offers. We’ll see you Downtown!

Mission Statement

Carbdonale Main Street’s mission is to enhance and promote the economic and social vitality of Carbondale’s Main Street district through the ongoing cultivation of unique and quality atmosphere that attracts businesses and shoppers to our downtown. 


Board Members

Adam Fletcher*, Events Coordinator,  Erin Dickson*, Community Member, Molly Maxwell*, City of Carbondale, Jessica Sergeev*, Community member/Carbondale Park District, Tom Redmond, Southern Illinois Brewers,  Craig Reeves, Barrett, Twomney, Broom, Hughes & Hoke, Gena Albert,  SIU Events and Planning, Cordy Love

*Indicates Executive Members