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Old time charm

IN A MODERN WORLD

New life

Success Stories

Colfax Main Street has encouraged over

5 MILLION DOLLARS of private investment into renovating and preserving Colfax's downtown business district! 

The Spring City Historic Commercial District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in November 2018 through the efforts of Colfax Main Street!

Community

MAKES IT HAPPEN

Do you want to see your community prosper? Like what we're doing?

Colfax Main Street is looking for fun, friendly people to volunteer at our events, help our projects, or serve on our committees. All levels of commitment are welcome. Click the link to contact us and learn more about future volunteer opportunities!

Positive community development can only happen when there are proper funds to move forward.  A lot of our projects are funded through generous community giving. Help Colfax Main Street enact our vision for a better community by donating today!

Fun

HAPPENS HERE!

UPCOMING

Click on the slideshow for more details about each event. Schedule of events for particular events will be posted on the events page.

MARKET STUDIES AND STRATEGIES 2021

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Read Colfax's Market Study and Strategies Report here!

In 2021 Colfax Main Street volunteers participated in Main Street Iowa's Market Studies and Strategies Program. This program helped our volunteers gather market data through consumer and business surveys and ESRI mapping.  This information was used to create strategies, goals, and projects that Colfax Main Street will implement over the next few years to help our vision of making historic Downtown Colfax a vibrant place to live, conduct business, and enjoy!

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DOWNTOWN DESIGN GUIDE

The physical elements of our historic commercial district in Colfax embody our community's past, serve as venue for its present and contain the potential for it's future vibrancy.  The Downtown Design Guide was made by Main Street Iowa and Main Street America as a tool to educate Main Street America coordinating programs, historic business district property owners, city staff,  historic preservation advocates, and local volunteers in the best practices to preserve and maintain the physical assets of our historic downtowns for future economic vibrancy.
 

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2023 FARMERS MARKET

Join us in Mineral Springs Park (34 W. Front St.) for the Downtown Colfax Farmers Market every Tuesday afternoon!
Our small Farmers Market typically has local craft vendors, baked goods, 'Take and Bake' food vendors, vintage items, and fruits and vegetables stands later on in the growing season.

If you'd like to be a vendor at this year's Farmers Market, click the link below for contract and contact information!

 

JOIN OUR BUSINESS COMMUNITY!

Historic Downtown Colfax is looking for small business owners who want to open up an upbeat and eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, and services to our growing business community.  Check out our 2021 Market Study and Strategies Report to see what types of businesses Colfax residents are looking for! Click the link below to see a list of available commercial spaces for rent or for sale in Downtown Colfax!
 

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2023 City Wide Garage Sales

Colfax residents are hosting 32 garages sales around Colfax the Friday and Saturday of September 8-9! Click the link below to see a PDF of the sale addresses and map. You can view the map on your phone or print the map.  Physical copies of the map can be found at Colfax City Hall, Colfax Public Library, AYB, Spring City Pharmacy, and Sheepgate Coffee Co. 
 

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