Downtown Rockwall is “the new find!”
The area is experiencing a renaissance and is filled with activity as resident and visitors rediscover its charm. It’s not by chance, as years of thoughtful planning and focused energy have given new life to the downtown district., reestablishing it as the heartbeat of our community.
Foodies will have a field day with the restaurants in Downtown Rockwall.
Have a laid back experience with down-home food with a twist at Book Club Café, the best wood-fired pizza and wine at Zanata, street tacos and a beer at Charlie’s, the freshest seafood in Rockwall at Pier 101, brunch at Casa Mama or the best upscale burgers at Wells Cattle Co., you really cannot go wrong.
Downtown Rockwall is home to numerous shops and boutiques for you to spend the day shopping or browsing while waiting for a table at one of their great restaurants. From high end clothing to locally themed knick-knacks, Downtown Rockwall has it all!
Rockwall is a designated Texas Main Street City
Its Downtown Square is not only home to old town shoppes, the historic courthouse and restaurants but various hometown festivals.
Spring Fling in March
Grab your girlfriends and head to Downtown for an evening of fun at our annual premier shopping event! Refreshments, prize drawings and store specials throughout the downtown district.
Cinco De Mayo Celebration in May
Downtown hosts this festive party as part of the summer kick-off celebration including entertainment on the historic courthouse stage.
Farmers Market in May through September
One of the BEST farmers markets in the Dallas area, established in 2008 by Friends of Downtown. This is a Saturday morning staple from 8AM to noon! The market offers fresh produce and specialty food. Live music each Saturday and exceptional shopping and dining options within walking distance.
San Jacinto Plaza Music Series in May through October
Celebrate Summer spending an evening in Downtown’s San jacinto Plaza. Enjoy free live music Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings from 6:30PM to 9:00PM.
Hometown Farm to Feast in May & October
Dine under the stars in the Plaza. A seasonal menu including produce provided by local farmers and prepared by talented chefs from local downtown restaurants. Ticket sales benefit Downtown.
Rib Rub Run & Roll in October
Each fall, teams fire up their grills for a smokin’ hot barbecue competition! Residents and visitors flock to downtown for a fun filled day featuring good music, good barbecue and tons of vendors. The all day celebration includes a 5k/10k run, live music, car show and IBCA Sanctioned BBQ competition. The Downtown Rockwall Association hosts their Annual Brew stroll during the event.
Scare on the Square in October
Sponsored by Friends of Downtown and Rockwall Downtown Association as well supported by Main Street. Kick off your Halloween celebrations and join us for tick or treating, hay maze, fortune telling temporary tattoos, scary hair, carnival eats, a dance party and pet parade.
Holiday Open House in November
Join us for this annual night of shopping as we kick off the annual holiday shopping season. Our shops will be serving jolly good sips, sweets and specials to help you with your Christmas list!
Shop Small Saturday in November
Downtown shops open early and roll out the red carpet to thank customers for supporting local, enjoy eating gourmet donuts while shopping local!
Hometown Christmas Celebration in December
All your favorite events combined for an all day family celebration. Annual Kiwanis Christmas parade, photos with Santa, find Frosty scavenger hunt, games and more. Wrap up the day at the City’s Annual tree lighting ceremony at City Hall.