Nestled on top of the Mississippi River bluffs, Belleville Main Street's historic character provides a charming backdrop to our unique boutiques and restaurants. Downtown Belleville's growing loft community and adjacent architecturally significant neighborhoods provides residential living within walking distance of all we offer. And everything comes alive under the lights at night! We pride ourselves on the Mom and Pop shops in business for generations as well as the newer businesses offering fresh alternatives to big chain stores. The variety of shopping offered by our retailers checks off every person's list. Once someone shops till they've dropped, they can fortify themselves at any of our unique and independent restaurants offering everything from Sushi and Tapas to new twists on American Cuisine. Our Belleville Main Street Committee works to make Belleville a lively home and destination location. We host a Craft Beer Walk, Art & Wine Walk, Home Brew & Music Walk, Sparkles, Suds & Sweets Walk, and celebrate St. Patrick's Day in a big way with a Lucky Leprechaun 5K, Hibernian's Parade, and Block Party. Events like a monthly Ladies' Nights Out, and Sidewalk Sale encourage people to engage with and support our local restaurants and shops. We also welcome events sponsored by other organizations such as the Chili Cook-off, Belleville Marathon, Oktoberfest, the only Christkindlmarkt in Illinois South of Chicago, and the #1 Art Fair in the Nation: Art on the Square. Recognizing our farming roots, we host the Old Town Farmers' Market which provides local seasonal produce and meats from May through November. Our community is brimming with dining, shopping, services and entertainment. Your vote for us will allow us to further develop historic, vibrant, and beautiful Belleville Main Street, and support our retail and restaurant owners' American Dream!