Carbondale Main Street is proud to help improve and promote the downtown district of Carbondale, Illinois. As a part of the National Main Street program, we specialize in economic development, organization, design as well as promotion in the downtown area.

We are a resource for the businesses 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 to coordinate all of the special events in downtown, including the Friday Night Fairs and The 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

Carbondale 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

 Erin Dickson, Carbondale Park District, Molly Maxwell*, City of Carbondale, Jessica Sergeev*, Community Member/Carbondale Park District, Tom Redmond, Southern Illinois Brewers Jane Adams, Friends of Carbondale Dog Parks Craig Reeves, Barrett, Twomney, Broom, Hughes & Hoke, Adam Fletcher, Local Musician Gena Albert, SIU Events and Planning,Cordy Love, Michelle Stokes*, The Cellar   *Indicates Executive Members