Main Street Hanford is the leader and coordinator for the continued revitalization of downtown Hanford. As a certified California Main Street community, members of the organization and hundreds of volunteers work to bring quality events to Hanford to promote downtown as the heart and soul of the city.
Saturday, March 17th: Everybody’s Irish in downtown Hanford – Leprechauns looking for fun will want to join in the festivities on St. Patrick’s Day from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in downtown Hanford. This event will include a microbrew tasting at 20+ downtown businesses, traditional Irish music, shopping and fun. Remember to wear green for the event!!
May 3rd-October 25th: Thursday Night Market Place – This premiere event held every Thursday night from 5:30-9:00 p.m. is much more than a farmers’ market but there is always plenty of fresh valley produce for all! The market features a beer garden, live entertainment, local vendors, a petting zoo for the kids and theme nights which include Dairy Appreciation Night, Art in the Park, NASL Flyover Night and Paint Downtown Hanford Pink. It’s the place to be in Hanford!
Saturday, September 15th: Blues & Roots Festival – The blues are alive and well in downtown Hanford and this special event boasts live blues entertainers from 5:30 to 10:00 pm in Civic Park. Enjoy the music, dance under the harvest moon and dine under the stars at this admission free event.
Saturday, October 6th: Moon Festival – Celebrate the completion of the harvest, held the first Saturday in October, when the moon is full. Hanford’s celebration includes tours of the historic Taoist Temple, live entertainment, moon cakes and traditional Chinese food and a tea garden. This popular event is co-sponsored by the Taoist Temple and Main Street Hanford.
Friday, October 19th: Witches Night Out – A spooktacular ladies shopping night held the third Friday in October from 6-9 p.m. Grab your friends, put on your fanciest witch’s hat and join us for this spellbinding event.
Saturday, November 24th: Small Business Saturday– Celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of small businesses by shopping and dining at over 20 independently owned unique downtown businesses. This day is dedicated to supporting the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods.
Friday, December 7th: Wine & Chocolate Tasting – Special wines and chocolates are purchased throughout the year and approximately 25 downtown businesses kick-off the holiday season during this extravagant festival. Participants receive a Main Street Hanford wine glass and sample from the list of over 50 wines and delectable chocolates. Many of the shops use this event as a Holiday Open House with delicious hors d’oeuvres and unique added touches like live music and photo booths.
The downtown district includes over 300 businesses with an incredible variety of respectfully restored historic buildings, locally owned retail shops, unique restaurants, and a refreshingly relaxed atmosphere. Shop, stroll, dine and discover historic downtown Hanford!
For more information contact Main Street Hanford at 559.582.9457 or visit our website www.mainstreethanford.com and like us on Facebook.