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Our Town

We are Cleveland, Mississippi, and we are proud to call the Mississippi Delta our home. 

In the truest spirit of a Delta, we are composed of folks from many places. Our diversity of experiences and influences has created a rich community that has long focused on being a great place to live and work, with quality schools and forward-thinking leaders.


We are proud to be the home of Delta State University, and we celebrate the wealth of resources and knowledge they bring to our region. With a dedication to higher learning combined with down-home spirit, we are firmly positioned as the Delta's College Town. 


We are proud to be surrounded by the arts, from the Bologna Performing Arts Center to the Ellis Theater; from our potters, painters, and poets to the Delta Music Institute and Grammy Museum Mississippi. Every day, the arts add color to our life and culture to our community.

We are proud of our preserved downtown, where you can spend the day getting lost in our shops and restaurants, and discover for yourself that small town charm and personal service are still alive and well. 

We invite you to be our guest, and are pleased to help you discover a different delta flavor.

We are Cleveland, Mississippi: Small Town, Big Vibe


Save the date!

Holiday Open House:

Saturday, November 13th & Sunday, November 14th

Mark your calendars for the second weekend in November! We'll be celebrating the arrival of the holiday season in high Southern Style with downtown Cleveland's Holiday Open House! Beginning Saturday from 10am until 5pm and Sunday from 1pm until 4pm, we hope you and yours will visit our downtown businesses to sip, shop, and enjoy all that downtown Cleveland has to offer. Make your list, check it twice, and join us for the kick-off to 50 Nights of Lights at 6:30pm on Saturday, November 13 along the downtown greenstrip. Over 100,000 lights will transform the Crosstie Walking Trail into a Winter Wonderland that the whole family can enjoy!

Downtown Cleveland's annual window decorating contest sports some of the most creative and elegant décor in the Delta, and the winners will be announced that evening at the Christmas Tree Lighting. Book your room early if you plan to stay downtown, and be sure to make reservations in one of our many fantastic local restaurants.


Local Deep Roots group Variety will be playing some fun tunes from 6pm-8pm the night of the Tree Lighting. The ceremony will be broadcast live on the walking trail and on WDSW The Trail, a broadcast service of Delta State University. 

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thanks to everyone who made our first  WineDown(town) a great success! 



Cleveland Wins
State-Wide Award for Public Arts Project

The town of Cleveland was recently recognized with the 2020 Mississippi Main Street Award for best public arts project for the installation of multiple sculptures on the downtown green-strip and on the campus of GRAMMY Museum Mississippi as part of the expansion of the Mathews-Sanders Sculpture Garden at Delta State University. Representatives from Team Cleveland, the City of Cleveland, and the Mathews-Sanders Sculpture Garden Committee were in attendance at the annual awards ceremony, held in Jackson on Thursday, June 17, 2021.

To learn more about the Mississippi Main Street Awards and Cleveland's arts partnerships, please see our press release and photo gallery!

Small Town. BIG Vibe.


Getting around Cleveland, Mississippi

Need to get around Cleveland Main Street? Download our handy walking map from any of our participating retailers! Just scan the QR code on the poster in-store, and the map to your left will pop up on your smartphone. Explore phenomenal restaurants and some of the best boutique shopping in the state!

And don't forget to hit up our attractions! The Sue and Martin King Railroad Heritage Museum is home to the largest O-Gauge Model Train in the southeast, and Delta Escape offers a unique activity for families looking for an hour or two of themed fun! 



101 South Bayou Avenue

Cleveland, MS 38732



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