Downtown Development & Main Street Program

Historic Downtown

The Downtown Calhoun website has all the information you need to know about our downtown.  It has event listings, business directories, access to our Facebook & Instagram links and much more. Visit downtowncalhounga.com today!

The Downtown Development Authority works throughout the year to promote Downtown Calhoun as a great place to do business, be entertained, dine or simply relax in our beautifully maintained downtown.  The DDA supports downtown businesses with various types of marketing and advertising throughout the year.  The DDA is a Fast Lane sponsor of the Keep It in the County campaign that promotes shopping locally.

A DDA FACADE Grant Program is also available to businesses in the downtown district, which offers matching financial assistance for renovations to downtown buildings.

The DDA sponsors events at the newly renovated GEM Theatre and the Harris Arts Center to allow the community to enjoy professional entertainment at a reasonable cost.

Events such as BBQ Boogie & Blues in the spring to Harvest Fest in the fall are available to the community at no cost.  The Historic Preservation Commission has succeeded in obtaining National Registry status for the entire Historic Downtown Business District.  The HPC will continue to strive to preserve our rich heritage.

Downtown Development Authority
Suzanne Hutchinson-Smith, Chairperson
Ray Denmon
David Burton
Lorene Potts
Andrea Brumlow
Matt Robbins
Brian Ruddell

The Downtown Development Authority is a voluntary position appointed by the Mayor and City Council.  Please contact Suzanne Roberts at 706-602-5570 for more information if you are interested in serving on this board when future opportunities arise.

Historic Preservation Commission
Jim Lay, Chairperson
Justin Childress
Jane Weldon
Suzanne Hutchinson-Smith
Ed Weldon

The Historic Preservation Commission is a voluntary position appointed by the Mayor and City Council.  Members are City residents and persons who have demonstrated special interest, experience, or education in history, architecture, or the preservation of historic resources.  Please contact Suzanne Roberts at 706-602-5570 for more information if you are interested in serving on this board when future opportunities arise.

24 hours ago

Downtown Calhoun

This just in! Cash Unchained, The Ultimate Johnny Cash Tribute is coming to The GEM Theatre on 4/13! You won't want to miss this event, grab your tickets now!
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3 days ago

Downtown Calhoun

Calhoun's Quick Draw Art Auction is being held on 2/21 at The Harris Arts Center! In effort to bring back the Sequoyah Ball, The Calhoun Woman's Club will be hosting this event featuring wine, hors d'oeuvres and wine + art created by locals! bit.ly/2UP0pGy ... See MoreSee Less

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5 days ago

Downtown Calhoun

Hey Downtown Calhoun! Did you know Thurston's Cafe is now open on Monday's? If you haven't been in since their re-opening now is the time to go! bit.ly/2FXz808 ... See MoreSee Less

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6 days ago

Downtown Calhoun

If you haven't been already, the Middle & High School Art show is happening now at The Harris Arts Center! Be sure to stop in and see the beautiful artwork!

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1 week ago

Downtown Calhoun

There is a lot happening at The GEM Theatre this year! Grab tickets for Ronnie McDowell and Amber Hayes now! The show is happening on 4/6!

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Historic Downtown Calhoun
Historic Downtown Calhoun