Featured Event

Reds of Christmas 2018

Jingle and mingle in Monticello this holiday season! There’s no better way to kick things off than with Reds of Christmas, a wine-walk and shop event in our historic downtown.Ticketed guests check-in and receive a commemorative tasting glass to pop in and out from spot to spot for red wine sampling and shopping.
 
Tickets are available online only.  Cost is $20 through November 9th. Online ticket sales only, which will close two weeks prior to the event, or upon sell-out, whichever comes first. A final map of participating shops will be posted prior to the event.


Learn About Facade Improvement

Monticello Main Street and the City of Monticello have teamed up for the past 19 years to offer Facade Improvement Matching Grants to Monticello businesses. To date there have been over $1.1 million of improvement to building facades due to this program.

Monticello Main Street administers the program and offers design assistance, while the City of Monticello provides the funding. The purpose of the grants is to stimulate efforts to improve the street appearance of Monticello's commercial and business facades located in the historic downtown.

There is a $3,000 maximum per grant which must be matched by the applicants. The total grant amount for each fiscal year is limited, so the grants will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis and will be limited to one application per business per fiscal year. Following is the the formal description and application for the Facade Improvement Matching Grant Program and a link to the actual application form which you can print out.

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