Valentine’s Day Chocolate Walk 

Feb. 11-14, 2019

Various Hours • Downtown Henderson
Locals and visitors alike enjoy shopping with downtown Henderson merchants while sampling a unique chocolate creation at each store.


25th Annual Awards Breakfast

March 22, 2019

7:30-9:30am • Rookies Banquet Center • 117 Second Street
An opportunity to celebrate the success of downtown merchants and honor those who support the mission of the Downtown Henderson Partnership.


Market on Main

May 18, 2019

10am – 3pm • Main Street between Washington Street and 1st Street
Come shop! Saturday, May 18, will be the first Market on Main, hosted by Beachbum Farms and the Downtown Henderson Partnership. Artisans and handcrafters representing a wide variety of media will be set up on Main Street between Washington Street and 1st Street. Come browse antiques, handcrafted goods, food, and good ol’ junk at this vibrant and diverse community event!


Mother’s Day Brunch at the Vineyard

May 12, 2019

Time 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. • Farmer & Frenchman
Treat Mom to a special day with a brunch at the vineyard.


First Fridays

First Friday of Every Month

March 1 & April 5 • 11:30am-1pm • Field & Main Bank
May 3, June 7, August 2 • 11:30am-1pm • Audubon Mill Park
Enjoy lunch downtown with live music. Attendees can bring their own lunch, grab a to-go lunch from a local restaurant, or support local food vendors.


Downtown Henderson Porchfest

June 1, 2019

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm • South Main Street
There are few things more perfect on a summer night than live music on a front porch, and on June 1st we’re bringing downtown Henderson’s first ever Porchfest! Enjoy this FREE family-friendly music festival featuring live local musicians on historic S. Main Street!


W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival
DHP Events

Handy Lunch Breaks & Happy Hours
June 10-13, 2019

Live music at various downtown locations

Children’s Art Camp & Umbrella Workshop
June 13, 2019

1-3 pm • JFK Center • 515 S. Alvasia Street

William Branaman Street Strut Parade
June 15, 2019

10am • Central Park
Dress in your best New Orleans Dixieland Jazz attire and strut your stuff at the annual Street Strut Parade beginning in Central Park (10 S. Main Street)


Independence Bank 4th of July Celebration

July 3, 2019

5:30-9:30pm • Henderson Riverfront
More than 5,000 attendees gather for live music, food, family-friendly activities, and fireworks over the river.


Downtown Summer Sales

July 19-20, 2019

Various Businesses • Downtown Henderson
Come check out our downtown merchants’ hot summer sales!


Breakfast in the Park

August 10, 2019

7-10am • Audubon Mill Park
Kick off a day of listening to fantastic live bluegrass music in Audubon Mill Park with a hearty breakfast of pancakes, sausage, eggs, and more.


Dinner on the River

September 21, 2019

6-10pm • Audubon Mill Park
Our signature fundraiser, Dinner on the River features live music, a cash bar, and a customized dinner menu of choice provided by local restaurants.


Fall Market on Main & Chili Cook-Off

October 19, 2019

10am – 3pm • Main Street between 1st and Washington
Shop for unique handmade goods by local artisans.
Come hungry and enjoy a variety of chilis while supporting local non-profits.




Downtown Trick-or-Teating

October 31, 2019

3pm – 5pm • Downtown Merchants
Bring your little spooks and goblins downtown and visit participating businesses for special treats.


11th Annual Art Hop

November 1, 2019

5-9pm  • Downtown Henderson
Downtown locations turn into pop-up galleries for this annual event celebrating artists from the Tri-State area and beyond.



Christmas Open Houses

November 8-9, 2019

Downtown Henderson
Get in the holiday spirit by visiting downtown merchants. Special sales and offers are sure to check more than a few items off your Christmas list.


Black Friday & Small Business Saturday

November 29-30, 2019

Downtown Henderson
Spend the official kick-off of the holiday shopping season by shopping local in downtown Henderson.


Downtown Christmas Parade

December 7, 2019

10am  • Downtown Henderson
One of the happiest events of the holiday season, the Christmas Parade has been a can’t-miss annual event in downtown Henderson for over 50 years.


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