• Alton Eats Cookbook Fundraiser

    Seven downtown restaurants have contributed recipes for this awesome cookbook as a fundraiser for Alton Main Street and the non-profits we support - place your order by Dec 7th!   CLICK HERE for more details

  • Check out the video from Alton’s virtual Tree Lighting Ceremony

    The ceremony was live-streamed on Riverbender.com on Fri, Nov 20th. CLICK HERE to watch from the comfort of home; Santa shares a special message for the kids!

  • Taste of Downtown “to-go” has sold out!

    15 area establishments will be preparing a wide variety of appetizers, entrees, desserts and beverages for guests to pick up and enjoy at home. Thanks to our supportive community, all 200 tickets have sold out! [...]

  • Green Gift Bazaar

    On Small Business Saturday, November 28, 2020, from 10 am-4 pm At two locations simultaneously this year to spread out the crowd: Post Commons, 300 Alby St., Alton, Illinois Jacoby Arts Center, 627 E. [...]

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Alton Eats Cookbook Fundraiser

November 18th, 2020|

Seven downtown restaurants have contributed recipes for this awesome cookbook as a fundraiser for Alton Main Street and the non-profits we support - place your order by Dec 7th!   CLICK HERE for more details

Downtown Alton

All over the country, towns and cities are looking back to their traditional downtowns as great places to work, play, live and shop! Here in Alton, we are blessed with a unique turn of the century riverfront streetscape that has offered all those options for a long time.

Our unique and vibrant downtown has so much to offer. Downtown residential units offer captivating river views and a walkable lifestyle. Shopping options range from quality lifestyle shops to contemporary fashion. We’ve always been known as the place to party, and more fun bars and new restaurants are opening up all the time. Our artistic community is thriving, with public art and our wonderful arts center.  It’s no wonder Alton was voted “Best Hidden Gem on the Mississippi”!