Main Street Events

Paris Main Street & Downtown Events: 2023

 March 17 & 18,  St Patty's Downtown Mini Golf- Downtown Mini Golf course inside participating businesses. $5 for adults, Kids 13 and under free with  an accompanying adult.

April 15th , Paris Texas Wine Fest. A ticketed event for adults. Tickets: $40 + small online fee. A tasteful event held in Participating downtown shops. Come taste Texas fine wines and delicious foods with local flare. - Swag given includes a commemorative Paris Texas Wine Fest cup. 

May 6th Farmers & Artisan  Market 400 SW 1st Street. Opening Day: A must every Saturday from 8 - 1p.m. Come see the local farmers and artisans, and bakers. Start every Saturday with this fun community gathering.

September 2nd: Hatch Chile Fest & Salsa on the Square. Hatch Chile Fest: A Fiesta at the Paris Farmers and Artisan Market from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.. Local vendors roast the Hatch chiles fresh from New Mexico. Burger Sliders, Kids Games and vendors with everything Hatch.  Later that  evening around 7;00 p.m.: Join the Main Street Board for the first ever Salsa on the Square Music Event. Salsa dancing fun in downtown under the lights on the plaza

October 21st: Mannequin Night: An evening live Mannequins in store windows. Ghost tours, music food trucks and fun. Come dressed up in your favorite costume and pose as a mannequin for the evening.  

October 28th:  23rd Annual Festival of Pumpkins 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.: The Community event of the year held in beautiful downtown Paris around the plaza.  The event draws 1000's of people, with  over 60 Vendors, food trucks, live entertainment, bounce houses, contest, kids games and more. Interested vendors please visit the events page www.festival of

November 18 from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting - Come to the JJ Culbertson fountain to see the Santa, Mrs. Clause, live reindeer. Enjoy live music, carols, popcorn and hot chocolate while preparing for the tree lighting at 6:00 p.m.

November 25Small Business Saturday. Support local business in downtown on this special holiday shopping day set aside as small business Saturday. You could win a door prize from a participating business or $300 downtown Dollars. 

December 2, 6:00 p.m. : Christmas Parade of Lights. Join the Paris Downtown Association for the 14th Annual Christmas Parade of Lights. for Parade info contact the Paris Downtown Association 

December 9th 2 - 5, Wassail Fest. Downtown businesses craft their version of Wassail and serve it to attendees. Attendees are asked to taste and rate the wassail and cast their vote for the best wassail in downtown. Door prizes, and lots of fun on this special shopping day. That same evening, Paris Area Arts Alliance host  carriage rides through the downtown. 


For more information on these events or to volunteer, contact Main Street office at 903-784-9293 or email Cheri Bedford.