Great American Main Street Award Semifinalist

Upcoming Events

First Friday Art Walk
Friday, February 01, 2019 - Friday, December 06, 2019
at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Come and stroll through downtown Ellensburg every 1st Friday of the month.

Plaid Friday
Friday, November 29, 2019
at All Day

Plaid Friday is celebrated nationwide on the Friday after Thanksgiving in lieu of Black Friday. Unlike Black Friday, Plaid Friday is designed to encourage shoppers to shop small and support local businesses as they kick off their holiday shopping season. Many of our downtown merchants will be thrilled to see you in their shops donning your favorite plaid attire. Join the EDA and downtown merchants for this event and enjoy the diversity of small businesses in our downtown!

Cookie Scavenger Hunt
Friday, November 29, 2019
at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Let your child’s creativity run wild as they collect materials to decorate a cookie for the holidays. This event is a favorite for the children and parents alike as they explore downtown businesses, collecting toppings along the way. Start out at the Gallery One where you can grab your Cookie Scavenger map. Once you and your child have reached every location join us back at the Gallery One to decorate! Thank you to Dakota Cafe for for supplying the cookies for this fun family event.

Ellensburg Weather

Nov 13, 2019 - Wed
Ellensburg, US
overcast clouds
overcast clouds
6 mph, E
30.21 inHg

Welcome to Downtown Ellensburg

Downtown Ellensburg is something to behold. Framed by preserved 1890 structures filled with a variety of shops, restaurants, and galleries, this Certified Main Street Community is one of the great historic shopping districts of the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy the day strolling a variety of clothing stores, bookstores, floral and gift shops, galleries, and museums. Stop for a meal at any one of our fabulous restaurants. Enjoy wine or beer tasting along with live music and dancing at one of our local breweries, tasting rooms, or taverns. 

The Ellensburg Downtown Association is part of a powerful network of organizations across the United States called Main Street America, working to preserve and revitalize our nations historic downtown districts. Through promotion, design, economic vitality, and organization, the EDA supports a thriving economic and cultural center that welcomes residents and visitors alike. 

2019 Great American Main Street Award Semifinalist!

Each year, the National Main Street Center recognizes exceptional Main Street communities whose successes serve as a model for comprehensive, preservation-based commercial district revitalization with the Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA). Since the award’s inception in 1995, over 90 Main Street programs have been honored. In 2019, downtown Ellensburg was named a Semifinalist for the award, naming us one of the top ten historic downtowns in the country!