The City of Richardson and CORE District merchants are hosting a Main Street Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 23 from noon-5 p.m. along Main Street between Interurban and McKinney streets. The free event, which will kick off at noon on McKinney Street with a ribbon cutting, will celebrate recent improvements to Main Street, the heart of the Richardson community.

Following the ribbon cutting, the family-friendly day will include street artists, activities for all ages along Main Street and shopping at Main Street’s eclectic mix of retailers along with other area vendors. Food vendors will be located on McKinney Street with existing restaurants such as Del’s Charcoal Burgers, Yummy Burgers & BBQ and Isabelly’s Chocolates & Sweet Treats. Live music at the Main Stage, located on the lawn between Texas and Interurban streets, will begin at 2 p.m. and will be headlined by Texas native Abraham Alexander.

The City of Richardson and area merchants are hosting this event to welcome visitors back to Downtown Richardson. The updated neighborhood in the heart of Richardson now provides a more pedestrian-focused setting featuring wider walkways, additional landscaping, decorative lighting, new community gathering spaces and outdoor restaurant seating.