Jana Schmader, Executive Director

Jul 16, 2020

Jana was born and raised in Wichita Falls. After graduating from Rider High School, she attended Midwestern State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing. She also holds her Nonprofit Management Certificate and is a graduate of the Nonprofit Management Institute. Prior to work at Downtown Wichita Falls Development, Jana worked…

Retail To-Go Options

Apr 24, 2020

Listing of downtown Wichita Falls merchants offering curbside, delivery, or shipping options.

Restaurant To-Go Options

Mar 27, 2020

Downtown Wichita Falls restaurants, breweries, and wineries are adapting to best be able to serve Wichita Falls during this time. Please be patient with local businesses as they change/adapt and please don’t forget to tip! Check their Facebook pages for latest hours and info! #DOWNTOWNWFCURBSIDE Delivery & Curbside Offered: 8th Street Coffee House Casa Mañana…

St. Patrick’s Day Festival Cancellation

Mar 13, 2020

Tomorrow’s St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival has been cancelled in the best interest and well being of the community. While this will undoubtedly have an impact on both our organization and the local economy we as a local charity are committed to the safety and vitality of residents and visitors. This decision is not one that…

Artwalk Set-Up FAQ

Feb 28, 2020

Here are some frequently asked questions about participating in the After Hours Artwalk in Downtown Wichita Falls. What days are the Art Walk? The 2021 AHA! season is the first Thursday of each month from March to November. Where is the Art Walk held? The art walk actually covers quite a bit of downtown with…

St. Patrick’s Day Festival’s 2020 Band Line Up

Feb 24, 2020

Downtown Wichita Falls turns green on Saturday, March 14! You’re invited to join us as we celebrate everything Irish! Food trucks, kids area, games and live music all day long. Click here for more information about the festival. Shane Smith and the Saints – 8:30pm Shortly after Terrell native Shane Smith moved to East Texas…

Student Discounts Downtown

Sep 23, 2019

Who’s doesn’t love a discount?! Downtown Wichita Falls is proud of our Midwestern State Mustangs and Vernon College Chaparrals! We encourage students to explore off campus and come downtown to study, be entertained and to shop! Here is a list of downtown Wichita Falls businesses that offer discounts/ specials for students: FOOD STUDENT DISCOUNTS •…

Downtown, the Community Living Room

Aug 29, 2019

This year Downtown Wichita Falls Development is encouraging citizens to help us make Wichita Falls’ “community living room” a more welcoming and engaging place.  How to do we create a “community living room”? Downtown Wichita Falls is the heart of our city and we are working hard to create a place that people want to…

709 Indiana Avenue

Jun 25, 2019

A New Adventure! On Friday, June 21, 2019, Downtown Wichita Falls Development embarked on a new adventure! We purchased 709 Indiana Avenue. This 100+ year old building was once the Jolesch – Thomas Shoe Company in the 20’s and Goodies in the 60’s – 70’s. After renovations it will be the new home to the…

Real Estate in Downtown Wichita Falls

Jun 3, 2019

Likely you have noticed the energy downtown Wichita Falls growing and want to be a part of it! Real estate to buy or lease is going fast in the heart of Wichita Falls. The past couple years there has been quite an economic boom in downtown; from makers hubs, restaurants, to more residential housing. With the…