Author: downtownproud

Downtown Ghost Signs

May 19, 2022

A sign of the past – ghost signs can still be found around Downtown Wichita Falls. What do these signs tell us about our local history? Continue reading to see the fascinating history of these buildings. Ghost signs, as defined by Wikipedia are an old hand-painted advertising sign that has been preserved on a building…

Music Line Up at Cajun Fest 2022

May 2, 2022

Get those dancing shoes ready!!! Cajun Fest is coming up and we have a great day of music planned! Join us on Saturday, May 14 from 11am – 7pm in Downtown Wichita Falls. Get tickets here! From a small town in South Dakota, Tyler Halverson’s unique style of country music takes inspiration from classic country…

After Hours Artwalk

Mar 24, 2022

A Wichita Falls’ favorite, the After Hours Artwalk occurs monthly from April to October in downtown. The first Thursday of each month from 5:30pm – 9pm, artists and musicians are invited to share their talent with the community during the After Hours Artwalk. Downtown businesses stay open late for shopping and dining. It truly is…

Things To Do Under 21

Mar 17, 2022

We understand the gap. That age after finishing high school and off to college or training at Sheppard Air Force Base where you can’t yet go to the bars and some venues, but still want to have a night life and some fun. Downtown Wichita Falls Development has compiled a list of activities and business…

Family Fun Downtown

Feb 7, 2022

Downtown over the past few years has gained some fun things for kids to do! Below you will find some ideas of ways to have fun, inspire, and enrich your children’s growth. Bring your family downtown and enjoy! City of Wichita Falls Public Library Along with a great collection of books for every age, the…

Date Night Ideas

Jan 21, 2022

Need some date night ideas? Enjoy a date night downtown! There are several options depending on the vibe you are going for! Below we have compiled some lists of different date ideas to help spur some love! These lists are not a complete list of options, but to give you some inspiration. Most importantly have…

Park Central Activation Project

Jan 6, 2022

Enhancements include all new lighting, 15 new benches for conversation and enjoyment (and based on the kiddos here yesterday these are now the new downtown drum set), a billboard for people to learn about downtown events, a pet station for our 4 legged friends, and our crown jewel sculptural placemaking project with the emblems and…

Anthony Taylor

Nov 14, 2021

20 years and I’m better than you and I’m like, well, I’m better programmer than you are. So we all kind of picked what we practiced.”

Sandi Gant

Nov 7, 2021

“I did my own black and white developing and I had my own darkroom in the bathroom. I was in my early 20s,  when my friends were still going out and partying. I’m like, no, I’m gonna stay home and play with my camera and I was in the bathroom developing photos and printing stuff,…

Madeleine Calcote

Oct 24, 2021

“I grew up always volunteering and doing something, either through church, or through the dance studio because I did ballet growing up. So, either through various like groups in school, I was homeschooled so we did a lot of community service projects because we could work during the day and volunteer during the day, outside…