Downtown

UPCOMING EVENTS!
First Friday Flyer
Make plans to visit Historic Downtown Conroe on Friday June 7th! First Friday features a vendor market at Founders Plaza and exciting promotions from participating establishments. This month visitors can collect cards from various stores and play your best hand for a prize in our Downtown Conroe Poker Run. The fun starts at 5pm!

Welcome to Downtown Conroe! Discover historic charm, vibrant shops, delicious dining, and live music. Explore our streets, indulge in local cuisine, and join us for festivals. Experience the heart of Montgomery County in Downtown Conroe. Discover Downtown Conroe
1911 Conroe Fire
Beginnings
Downtown Conroe's history is marked by the devastating fire of 1911. On February 21st, the blaze destroyed much of the business district. The community swiftly came together to rebuild, leading to the historic buildings we see today. This event showcased Conroe's resilience and strengthened its community spirit, shaping the vibrant downtown we cherish now.
The Boom
Downtown Conroe's history was significantly shaped by the oil boom of the early 1930s. The discovery of the Conroe Oil Field in 1931 brought rapid growth and prosperity to the area. This boom attracted businesses, workers, and wealth, transforming Conroe from a small town into a bustling hub. The influx of people and money led to the development of infrastructure, businesses, and cultural institutions, many of which still contribute to Conroe's vibrant downtown today.
Historic Downtown Conroe Photo 1940s
   
Downtown Buildings Revitalization
The City of Conroe along with property owners, business owners, and community partners have come together in recent years to revitalize Downtown Conroe. Efforts to preserve historic buildings, combined with new developments, have breathed new life into the area. The introduction of trendy shops, diverse restaurants, and lively entertainment venues has made downtown a popular destination for both locals and visitors. In 2021 The City of Conroe joined the Texas Main Street Program, a program committed to both the preservation and economic development of historic downtowns. In 2022 Downtown Conroe was recognized by The Texas Commission of the Arts as a Cultural District. One of just 54 in the State.
Downtown Development Department
The Role of the Downtown Development Department is to promote the vitality and exceptionalism of Downtown Conroe through economic development, Main Street programming, historical preservation, infrastructure improvements, cultural arts, destination marketing, grant funding initiatives, and maintaining strong working relationships with the business community and government agencies. 
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Ready to plan your visit to Downtown Conroe? With dozens of unique shops, restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues there is something for everyone to enjoy. For business directories, maps, parking information and more check out our Guide To Downtown Conroe