Just 23 miles from Nashville, Downtown Gallatin, Tennessee is a prelude to Southern charm. Listed on the National Register, Gallatin’s historic district features antique shops, gift stores, art galleries, boutiques, great entertainment and dining venues plus so much more. It boasts an award-winning Main Street, brick crosswalks and a host of accolades – including the “ 2002 Silver Quill Award for Preservation of the City of Gallatin,” and the “2013 Reader’s Choice Best Annual Event – Square Fest.” Since it was founded, Downtown Gallatin / Greater Gallatin, Inc., has spearheaded this revitalization of Gallatin’s historic downtown core.

In July 2014, Gallatin was listed as one of the most exciting places in Tennessee by the real estate firm

Any time is perfect for a visit to Downtown Gallatin. We have fun, free events throughout the year – major festivals and happenings that have attracted visitors from all over the world.

From Gallatin’s famous 3rd Thursday on Main free Sumner concert series held on the third Thursday of each month from May through October to two street festivals consistently named as among the best in the Southeast (Square Fest in the Spring and Main Street Festival in the Fall). There are always opportunities to have fun in Gallatin.

You can meet our Downtown Gallatin merchants and explore Main Street through virtual tours… but the best way to experience it is in person. Small business can’t survive on virtual visits–so come see us. You’re part of what makes Downtown Gallatin “One of Tennessee’s most exciting places!




Downtown Gallatin / Greater Gallatin, Inc.

Since it was founded, Downtown Gallatin/Greater Gallatin, Inc., has spearheaded the revitalization of Gallatin’s historic downtown core. We’ve done it by following the four-point program of the National Main Street Center of the National Trust for Historic Preservation: Organization, Design, Promotion and Economic Restructuring.
Working in partnership with property owners, preservationists, city and county government, local businesses and merchants in our historic retail district, the Downtown Gallatin/Greater Gallatin, Inc., has helped create one of the nation’s best Main Streets. We’ve earned recognition as an authentic, eclectic place that offers something for everyone in an atmosphere that reminds locals and visitors alike of a simpler time in our history – a place where community matters.


Greater Gallatin, Inc. is a non-profit, tax exempt organization governed by a 10 or more-member board of directors. Greater Gallatin was created to establish a partnership between public and private sectors dedicated to the re-vitalization of the downtown business district.