Downtown Main Street


Downtown Main Street in Lake Wales, Florida is a group of businesses and organizations that have come together to create a community experience. It is recognized as one of the state's first Main Street programs. Their goal is to make the downtown area an historical destination for shopping, leisure and business activities. This is done through the four point approach that Main Street programs have found successful and includes organization, promotion, design and economic restructuring. Special effort is made to bring people to the downtown area through events, attractive housing, shopping opportunities, dining and business recruiting. This revitalization has proven successful for the Lake Wales area and they have one of the best Main Street programs in the state. One of the most popular Main Street events is the Car Show. The show is held the fourth Saturday of every month on Stuart Avenue from 4 pm until 8 pm. Many of the area businesses sponsor the show and it gives residents and visitors of the area a chance to admire the vehicles in the show, shop and dine in the restaurants in the downtown area. There is usually a DJ providing a selection of family-friendly music and the show is a great place to meet up with friends and have an enjoyable evening.

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