The Starkville Main Street Association focuses its efforts on the economic vitality and vibrancy of the Starkville downtown district.
The four major focus areas among the organization are the economic vitality, design, promotion, and organization of downtown Starkville.
Along with hosting many special events throughout the year, the Starkville Main Street Association oversees year-round beautification and improvement projects within the district with the assistance of sponsors and business partners, and the City of Starkville.
Starkville Main Street operates with the support of the Mississippi Main Street Association, a joint program of the Mississippi Development Authority and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The state and national programs assist by providing training, information, and other services.
The Main Street Association includes Main Street, University Drive, and the streets and areas listed on the map below.
Many different events are hosted in the Main Street area each year. These annual events are crowd pleasers, bringing many different people to shop, dine, and buy downtown from our Main Street Association members.
The Starkville Main Street Association hosts special events each month throughout the calendar year. Sponsorship dollars are appreciated and solicited for various events as they are planned each year. To learn more about sponsorships or to inquire about a specific event sponsorship that would benefit your business, email [email protected].
Each year the Starkville Main Street Association offers the newly named Dr. Michael W. Fazio Facade Improvement Grant to its members.
In 2021, seven downtown businesses updated their facades and exteriors to enhance and beautify their storefronts.
In 2021, The Partnership celebrated the official grand opening of the Cadence Bank Pavilion at Fire Station Park, which is home to the Starkville Community Market.
Dr. Michael W. Fazio Façade Improvement Grant
The Starkville Main Street Association (SMSA) Façade Improvement Grant is designed to assist property owners and their tenants in enhancing and improving the physical appearance of their buildings to encourage further downtown revitalization.
The application deadline for Fiscal Year 2022 (October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022) is MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2022 by 5:00 p.m. The project must be completed no later than Friday, September 30, 2022.
Become a Member
The Starkville Main Street program provides the opportunity for businesses, industries, and individuals to cooperate in preserving the city’s historic downtown area, enhancing its vitality, and making it highly attractive to residents and visitors alike.
Members strive to ensure that existing downtown businesses remain successful and that new businesses are attracted to the area. They work together to enhance the appearance of the Main Street area, publicize the shopping and dining opportunities, and plan special events that will draw people to spend time in that part of the city
Join the Starkville Main Street Association today! Members must be located within the Starkville Main Street District.