A Wyoming Main Street Aspiring Community
About the Riverton Downtowners...
The Riverton Downtowners was established in 1995 with the purpose of beautifying Riverton’s Main Street, working with the City of Riverton on beautification projects such as planting flowers and trees, the purchase of Christmas decorations and embedding the river design on the sidewalks...planning and holding holiday events, Christmas shopping open houses, Stay Late [Thursday] and bingo nights...and meeting monthly as a Main Street community, partnering with businesses owners and local community groups and organizations.
In 2020 the Downtowners partnered with the Riverton Ambassadors and facilitated the first free-of-charge vendor show, Riverton Happy Days, to help vendor businesses that had inventory for the many shows that were canceled due to COVID. In 2021 they began inviting guest speakers to their monthly meetings, including the Wyoming Small Business Development Center Network and Wyoming Main Street, which is the coordinating program with Main Street America. In October 2022 they applied as a Wyoming Main Street, and in 2023, the Riverton Downtowners became an Aspiring Community.
Every year the Riverton Downtowners invite local and statewide vendors and businesses to participate in their annual Riverton Fall Harvest Festival held on the 4th Saturday in September. The festival is a highlight of the Fall season, drawing large crowds of families and tourists. They also are a part of the Riverton Holiday Festival, with Main Street businesses hosting open houses and special holiday events.
The Downtowners also partners with the City of Riverton, GoRiverton, and RivertonConnected in expanding its reach to include all Riverton's businesses and community groups with the vision and goal of inclusive community engagement.
The Riverton Downtowners meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at a hosting Main Street business. All Riverton business owners are welcome to attend and collaborate in sharing their promotions, ideas and projects with business owners and partnering with local community groups and organizations.
Flowers on Main Street is a Spring/Summer project in partnership with the City of Riverton and Sweetwater Garden Center.
Arts in Action's "Day in the Park" is an art fair in Riverton's City Park on the 2nd Saturday of July.
The Riverton Fall Harvest Festival is a popular community event and highlight of the fall season on the 4th Saturday of September.