Fall Downtown Hickory Art Crawl and Side/Show Are Back!

On Thursday, September 21, the Downtown Hickory Art Crawl brings artists, art demonstrations and music to Downtown Hickory. Artists will be displaying their creations in a four easy walkable city blocks. There will be pottery, paintings, woodworking, photography and...

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Jazz On Tap Legacy Concert Series

In partnership with the City of Hickory, Hickory Jazz Society and Hickory Downtown Development Association, this free downtown event will include 8 outdoor concerts on the Commscope Stage in front of the Olde Hickory Taproom. Each concert is from 4-6pm. The concerts...

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Saturday Screenings In Downtown Hickory

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the remaining free movies this summer! Saturday Screenings take place at 8:30 p.m. on the following dates. August 12: The Karate Kid August 26: Remember the Titans* Weather permitting, the outdoor screenings will take place at Union Square...

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Family Film Fridays

Sit back, relax and enjoy the show! Family Film Fridays will take place at Union Square in Downtown Hickory on the 2nd & 4th Fridays of June, July & August. The movies are free to the public and are weather permitting. Concessions and games will also be...

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Hickory’s Oktoberfest Is Now Taking Vendor Applications

The Hickory Downtown Development Association is excited to announce that Oktoberfest is back for 2022. The dates are October 7, 8 and 9, 2022. Vendor applications are now available online at Watch the Oktoberfest Facebook page...

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Local Artists Create New Murals In Downtown Hickory

We have two new murals and photo opportunities in downtown Hickory! Chris Parsons and Bob Dennis have donated their time to paint these murals for Downtown Hickory. The murals are located on the HMS wall across from the parking deck, at 246 1st Ave NW, Hickory, NC...

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The City of Hickory is a North Carolina Main Street community, designated by the N.C. Department of Commerce Main Street & Rural Planning Center.  Hickory Downtown Development Association is charged with administering the program at the local level and building public-private partnerships to spur economic development that achieves measurable results such as investment, business growth, and job creation. 

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As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Hickory Downtown Development Association is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities that share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by Main Street America.

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P.O. Box 9086
Hickory, NC 28603

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