In 2014, the LDDA was awarded the formal designation from the State of Colorado as a Certified Creative District. The program, established by the Legislature in 2013, is administered by Colorado Creative Industries (CCI). and encourages the development of creative districts in communities around the state, and such districts work to enhance cultural and economic vitality and serve as a focal point of community identity.
The Downtown Longmont Creative District features an eclectic mix of restaurants, breweries, retail shoppes, art galleries, theaters, music venues, events and entertainment options. Hop off your bike and stroll around the district to enjoy all we have to offer.
The 2nd Friday program includes gallery openings, promotions and activities that also take place throughout the downtown district. Visit the ten downtown galleries to speak with artists and watch them as they create their masterpieces.
Thanks to a decade of creative planning and on-going revitalization, the downtown Longmont district (between 1st and Longs Peak Avenues) is laid out on a clear and elegant grid that provides easy walking and graceful tree-lined streets. Situated in the shadow of the spectacular Rocky Mountains, Downtown Longmont is an area rich in heritage with dozens of buildings dating back to the early 1900s. These eclectic buildings now house more than 300 businesses and organizations. Thousands of Longmont residents and visitors come downtown throughout the year to enjoy a wide range of arts and entertainment, shopping, and dining.
Longmont Downtown Development Authority
528 Main Street
Longmont, CO 80501