There’s always something happening on Platteville Main Street.

May 3, 2016

This years WalkDown Main will take place on the Museum Campus.  The evening will start at 5pm with appetizers at the museum.  At 6pm there will be a walking tour of the museum campus and surrounding area, including historical presentations by:

  • Diana Bolander: "Museum History"
  • Ron Boldt: "History of 'The Rock'"
  • Bill Van Deest: "History of the Railroad"

The evening will wrap up with dinner and dessert at Gina's Restaurant on Historic Second Street.  This fundraising event is filled with history, food, and fun!  This years proceeds will be used to refinish the historic Downtown Murals.

Mar 25, 2016

The Platteville Main Street Program in collaboration with the Platteville Community Theatre presents:  

                                 "MAIN STREET BINGO"

                                                 APRIL 1st-21st

         GAME RULES:

  1. Pick up a BINGO card at any participating Main Street Merchant or the Platteville Main Street Program office.
  2. Visit participating Main Street Merchants during regular business hours from April 1-21, 2016.
  3. Receive a stamp on your BINGO card from the participating Main Street Merchant.
  4. Score a BINGO (5 spaces stamped across, down, or diagonal on card) and win a ticket to BINGO! The Winning Musical.
  5. Bring winning BINGO card to Main Street Program's office at 20 S. Fourth Street to receive ticket to BINGO! The Winning Musical.


Feb 9, 2016

Following is the list of musicians sceduled to perform at this year's Music in the Park, which is held on Thursday evenings from 6pm-8pm in City Park.  The Music in the Park series is FREE and open to the public!

June 23rd: The Wundo Band              

June 30th: Okham's Razor                 

July 14th: City Band                             

July 21st: Aquatic Hitchhikers          

July 28th: Classic Big Band

August 4th: Mascot Theory

August 11th: Point Five

August 18th: Class Brass

August 25th: Mighty Wheelhouse

Feb 9, 2016

The 2016 WalkDown Main event will be held on Tuesday, May 3rd.

This year the event will take place at the Rollo Jamison Museum.   

More details to follow.....

Dec 1, 2015

Dec 5, 2015

Join us on December 5 at 115 West Main Street  from 10am to 3pm for a Holiday Pop-Up Event!

Featuring Local Artists: jewelry design, wood crafting, photography, painted and acrylic art.

Kelsey from Massages by Kelsey will be providing chair massage from 11am-1pm.

Relax and enjoy festive music, holiday snacks and a visit from Santa!

Oct 15, 2015

Sweet Treats on Main - October 24, 2015

Safe trick-or-treating at Main Street businesses from 11am-2pm.

Free movie at the Avalon Cinema at 9:30am Hotel Transylvania.

Free train rides at Rollo Jamison Mining Museum from Noon-2pm.

Free pumpkin decorating at Garvey's Auto Service from 11am-2pm.

Costume characters: Goofy, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Cat in the Hat and Maleficent.

Mar 31, 2015
The 2015 WalkDown Main event will be held on Tuesday, May 5th.
          Reservations are required by April 24th -  mail in your payment and reservation information
                                                                                         to 20 S. Fourth Street, Platteville, WI 53818
                                                                                         or call the Platteville Main Street Program office
                                                                                         to reserve your spot - (608) 348-4505
          Ticket prices - $40.00 per person /  $75.00 per couple
              Event Details                  
              5:00 pm - Appetizers at Rountree Hall - 30 North Elm Street
              6:00 pm - Historical Presentation by James Hibbard  -
                                    The program will be held in the Southwest Wisconsin Room 
                                                                                             Ullsvik Hall - UW Platteville
              7:00 pm - Dinner & Dessert - "Burg House" 315 West Main Street
                                     Dinner will be Catered by Los Amigos Restaurant
                                     Entertainment "Cinco de May" - Mariachi Band from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
                                     Dessert catered by Gina's Restaurant
Feb 17, 2015

Following is the list of Musicians scheduled to perform at this year's Music in the Park series, held on Thursday evenings from 6 pm - 8 pm .

June 18th - City Band
June 25th - The Wundo Band
July 9th - Aquatic Hitchhikers
July 16th - Ralph Kluseman Entertainment
July 23rd - Okham's Razor
July 30th - Mighty Wheelhouse
August 6th - Mama's Puddin'
August 13th - Mascot Theory
August 20th - Ken Kilian's Swingtet  (Volunteer Party!)



Nov 25, 2014


Shop at the Platteville Main Street stores for all your holiday gifts!

Free Gift Wrapping at Badger Brothers Coffee - 11 am - 2 pm

Visit with Santa Claus at the following locations:

11:00 - 12:00 - Badger Brothers Coffee

12:00 - 12:30 - Elements

12:30 - 1:00  - Momentum Bikes

For More Information, see our Facebook Page or

find merchant contact information in the BUSINESS DIRECTORY!

Nov 3, 2014

FREE Pop-Up Film Festival - Thursday, Nov. 13th at 6pm

 Platteville Municipal Auditorium - 75 N. Bonson Street, Platteville
 Event is hosted by the Platteville Main Street Sustainability Committee
 The Pop Up film festival includes:
Opening Reception with local food snacks and information tables on:

  • Platteville winter farmers market
  • Driftless Market
  • Two Onion Farm CSA (community supported agriculture)
  • local UW Platteville Sunflower Oil project
  • UW Platteville fall semester student project using GIS technology to map local products
  • 3 Flat Acres Farm
  • backyard composting and vermicomposting
  • information on local ordinances on keeping backyard bees and chickens
  • and details on Platteville recycling and waste management!

The viewing of the 10 Real Food Media contest winning films (approx. 37 min. to view all 10 films); will be followed by moderated discussion.
Childcare will be available during the film.
A Pop Up Event typically refers to some type of art exhibit, social activity or performance in a location not typically used for the that type of event, like a Pop Up Art Gallery in an empty store front. This format is often utilized to draw attention to a space that may be underutilized. This is the
first time that a large screen will be set up in the historic Platteville Municipal Auditorium to view films.