Center City of Amarillo
Center City of Amarillo, Inc., began in 1991, when a group of concerned citizens joined together to preserve and revitalize Amarillo’s historic downtown area. Center City is a nonprofit organization and is recognized as a Texas and National Main Street City.
Center City is governed by a volunteer board of directors. Our headquarters is at 1000 S. Polk St. in the historic Bivins Building.
Our Vision: Amarillo’s Downtown will be a destination neighborhood that bridges the past and the future in Center City.
Our Mission: Center City of Amarillo, Inc., brings people to downtown Amarillo through organization, events, promotion, design and facilitation of economic restructuring.
What's happening downtown?
Please check out our calendar of events to find all of the great activities going on in Downtown Amarillo!
Electric Light Parade for 2020 is scheduled (pending) for December 4. For information, call Center City at 372-6744 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
High Noon on the Square has been cancelled for the 2020 season due to Covid-19. We look forward to seeing you for the 2021 season!
Amarillo Community Market will open again in June 13, 2020 and continue to September 5, 2020. The market is open from 9 to 1 p.m. on Saturdays at the Santa Fe Depot at 401 S. Grant. We are encouraging our vendors and the community to wear face masks. Temperatures are taken at entry. Free admission. amarillocommunitymarket.com
Jazztober is a free jazz concert on Tuesdays in October at 6:00 p.m. on the lawn of the historic Bivins Home at 1000 S. Polk St. in Center City. Free admission. Bring your own chair and picnic.
City Center Programs
Center City’s mission is to make downtown a better place to live, work, play, learn and worship. Programs include:
Façade Grants – Center City makes matching façade grants to businesses in the downtown area.
Boundaries for the program are:
o East – the railroad tracks
o North – the railroad tracks
o West – Washington/Adams Street
o South –Interstate 40
Historic Tours – Center City organizes historical tours of the downtown area for school and civic groups.
Partnerships – Center City is partners with other organizations in the downtown area with programs including the street banner program, streetscape initiatives and other special events.