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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Free Valentine Scavenger Hunt

Join us for a FREE Valentine Scavenger Hunt on February 12th! Come by the HDDA tent on Union Square, between 11am and 3pm, on February 12th, to pick up a Scavenger Hunt Card. Or print this one. Find all 15 Valentine locations and return your card to be entered into a...

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2nd Annual Valentines From the Heart of Hickory

The Hickory Downtown Development Association is hosting a special Valentine event! When you purchase a ticket to the Valentines From the Heart of Hickory event you will receive a thoughtfully crafted item from each of these participating businesses: AR Workshop...

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Children’s Book Reading On Union Square

The event date: Saturday, Dec. 23, 2021 from 12pm to 1:00pm -------------------------- Joe Garrick, the author of “Whose Hoof Is That?”, “Billy the Dentist” and “The Best Bagel Book” is a North Carolina native who grew up in Hickory, NC, and attended Appalachian State...

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Candy Cane Scavenger Hunt, 12/11

The event date: Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021 from 11am to 3:00pm -------------------------- Join us in Downtown Hickory for a Candy Cane Scavenger Hunt! Pick up a Scavenger Hunt card at the HDDA tent on Union Square on December 11, between 11am and 3pm. Find the candy...

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2nd Annual Downtown Hickory Cookie Crawl

The event date: Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021 from 11am to 3:00pm -------------------------- Tickets are on sale now for the Downtown Hickory Cookie Crawl! Join us in Downtown Hickory for the Downtown Hickory 2nd Annual Cookie Crawl! Tickets are on sale now through December...

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Shop Small In Downtown Hickory

The event date: Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021 -------------------------- Downtown Hickory’s small, independent businesses welcome you to SHOP SMALL on Saturday, November 27. The Farmers’ Market will be open on Union Square from 10am till 1 pm. When you Shop Small you are...

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Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

The event date: Friday, Nov. 19, 2021 from 5:45pm to 8:30pm -------------------------- 𝐒𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐚! 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐞! 𝐓𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐋𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠! 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐬! 𝐋𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐌𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐜! 𝐋𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐒𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐚! Join us in Downtown Hickory for the Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting on Friday, November 19, at 5:45 p.m. The...

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Trick or Treat on Your Downtown Streets!

The event date: Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021 from 10am to 1:00pm -------------------------- Eek! It's time for another Downtown Hickory family fun event! The HDDA tent will be set up on Union Square during the Saturday Fall Farmers Market. There will be three different...

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Downtown Hickory Art Crawl

The event date: Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 from 5pm to 8:30pm -------------------------- On Thursday September 9, 2021 the Downtown Hickory Art Crawl brings artists, art demonstrations, and music to Downtown Hickory. Many artists and galleries will be displaying their...

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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.

Hickory Downtown
Development Association
24 First Avenue NE
P.O. Box 9086
Hickory, NC 28603

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