Picayune Main Street, Inc. Mission is to enhance our community and encourage investment in Picayune MS through Downtown Revitization & Beautification Projects.
Committed to the belief that “Community Development precedes Economic Development”, the Main Street Association of Picayune, MS remains a driving force behind the booming economy of our Downtown District.
Through Partnership Sponsors, Fundraisers & Grants, we have changed our aesthetic from barren and derelict to colorful, usable, exciting, and Instagram worthy through facade grants for storefront improvements, creation of murals by local artists on once barren walls, and the full transformation of two alleys into vibrant public spaces.
Our semi-annual Street Festivals see our population more than double. Shop by Candlelight and Christmas on the Rails are staples of the holiday season, while music events and sidewalk sales keep our downtown bustling year-round. Headline music events and a gumbo cookoff, benefitted the creation of a new state of the art playground that is the second largest in the state.
While we focus our attention and resources in the heart of the city, our events and projects have a positive effect on Picayune and Pearl River County.
Time to Discover the Charm in Downtown Picayune, MS Enjoy Events, Arts, Antiques, Shopping & Dining
We would like to invite you to join Picayune Main Street, Inc. Call 601.799.3070 for more information or email us [email protected]
Come grow with us!
Main Street Community Revitalization Grant
Picayune Main Street, Inc. Board of Directors are thrilled to announce MS Main Street Association received legislative funding for the Main Street Community Revitalization Grant program in the amount of $100,000.00 that will directly benefit Historic Downtown Picayune, MS
MS Main Street Association
The Main Street Community Revitalization Grant program will provide $5 million in funds for eligible projects in MMSA Designated Communities. Communities with a population under 25,000 will each receive $100,000, and communities over 25,000 population will each receive $125,000.
“Our team is excited to roll up our sleeves and help our local programs get to work on significant downtown projects that will make a huge impact in their communities!”
MS Main Street State Executive Director , Thomas Gregory
Funded Mural on Wilson Printing Building- Andy Green, Artist
Funded Mural on Picayune Drug Building & Stewart Insurance Building by Artist Ashley Mason
Awarded Funds to complete 5 Façade Projects in Downtown Picayune
Assisted with location of a permanent stage location and provided funds to floor stage for downtown events
Added a 3rd Bridge over a drainage ditch to connect Shay Park Pavilion for downtown events
2021 Civic Award 1st Place Picayune Main Street, Inc. Elee Reeves, First Lady of MS presented award- Christy Goss, Reba Beebe, Eric Morris & Tom Milar accepted award.
2020 Law Enforcement Recognition 1st Place Award City of Picayune Code Enforcement Tom Milar Winner
2020 Business/Industry Award 1st Place Mississippi Power Company Environmental Stewardship Council Eric Morris, City of Picayune Public Works accepted award.
2020 Civic/Non-Profit 2nd Place Picayune Main Street, Inc. Reba Beebe, Director accepted award
Greater Picayune Area Chamber of Commerce Awards
Norman Howell- Board Member was Awarded Volunteer of the Year
Suzan Wilson- Board Member Awarded Cheerleader of the Year by Chamber Director Terry Farr
Picayune Main Street, Inc. Organization Accomplishments
Awarded Payroll Protection Program Grant #2 to secure staff during Pandemic
Sponsor General Membership Meetings & Breakfast Event Planning & Christmas Appreciation Luncheon for City. Continue to Share Members & Local Organization Events via Social Media upon request
Participated in Save Our Park Campaign to help raise funds to rebuild a local playground & upgrade sport fields. Jail & Bail Campaign & Raffle Tickets Raised $42,834.21
Listed as 1 of 20 Premier Programs in the 2021 MS State Tour Guide
Sponsored Picayune 53rd Spring in April 54th Bi-Annual Fall Street Festival in November
Co-Sponsor with City of Picayune the Annual Christmas on the Rails and Shop by Candlelight Event
Partnered with City to provide essential service support of downtown events
Selected City Rexall Drug as the 2021 Historic Collectible Christmas Ornament (# 22 in Historic Collection)
Created New event Main Street Music Event- 3 Day Downtown event promoting local artist and businesses. Proceeds from event will purchase Christmas Decorations for Jack Read Park.
Held the 1st Maker’s Market with 18 local artisans participating.
Awarded MS Main Street- 2021 Outstanding Façade Improvement Project “Making Downtown More Lovable 2”Received $40,000.00 in Grants for Downtown Revitalization Purpose
Received $4000.00 Grants from Visit MS to promote Picayune MS
Received $ 13,7500.00 in Sponsorship Support for 2021 Alley Projects
Received $1,000.00 Grant Downtown Beautification Grant from Wal-Mart
Awarded $50,000.00 in Grants to Downtown Business/Property Owners/Downtown Parking lot
Economic Vitality Team Successfully Completed Revitalization of an Alley “Creative Outdoor Spaces” on East Canal
Community Development Precedes Economic Development
2020 MS Main Street Awards – Picayune Main Street, Inc. won the 2020 Outstanding Façade Improvement Project for Making Downtown More Lovable Promotion
2019 MS Main Street State Awards Luncheon, Mr. Bill Edwards was Nominated Home Town Hero. Reba Beebe Board Member Beth Stewart Jarrell and House 108 Representative Stacey Wilkes accepted award in Mr. Bill’s absence. Mayor Ed Pinero Presented Mr. Bill Edwards 2019 Award @ City Council Meeting
City of Picayune received 2 awards during the 2018 MS Main Street Association Awards at the Old Capitol Inn Building in Jackson MS.