A Main Street Block Party

Downtown Again is an event that was inspired by The Better Block. It is an all-day event created for Waurikans by Waurikans with a primary vision to use creative placemaking and pop-up shops to actively highlight potential uses for currently vacant spaces, and how much enjoyment can be had on Main Street. Each year has a focus project such as 2018’s Farmers Market. The focal point of 2021’s event will be the recently renovated Sorosis Park on the corner of D Ave and Main Street. We are proud of this beautiful space and all of the hard work that went into creating such a special place.

Several key elements have become staples to Downtown Again. These include the Downtown Dash 5K, 3v3 basketball tournament, and the outdoor movie to close out the day. Check this page each spring to see what will be happening in May!

2021 EVENT INFORMATION – May 15, 2021

As mentioned above, the focal point of this year’s event will be celebrating¬† Sorosis Park on the North end of Main Street. There will also be many things to come see, shop, and take part in all up and down Main Street.
  • Downtown Dash 5K & 1¬† Mile Walk
    (Registration 8am, 9am Start. All ages welcome)
  • Farmer’s Market Season Opener 8 AM-11:30 AM
  • Cornhole Tournament – 11 AM
  • 3v3 Basketball Tournament – 1 PM (Adult & Youth divisions)
  • Sorosis Park Fundraiser – 5:30 PM
    • Fish Fry & Calf Fry Fundraiser
    • Live Music
    • Artist Dr. Palmer Mural Signing
  • Pop-up Dog Park @ The Lawn
  • Food (Taco Truck, Circle D Cafe & more)
  • Crafters & Pop-up shops
  • WVFD Beer Garden (D & MAIN)
  • Inflatable Kid’s Zone
  • Dunk Tank
  • Free Activities
  • Evening Movie (9 PM)

Video by Tyler Griffin (Grifster360)

2021 event poster

Downtown Dash Race Director:
Alan Harper
Downtown Again Director:
Jacob Eck – (580) 228-2201