Welcome to Downtown Staunton!

Staunton, Virginia is located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley and is home to fabulous dining, shopping, service providers, lodging and attractions. We at the Staunton Downtown Development Association work to nurture a culturally vibrant and economically robust Downtown. Whether you are a local looking for a new place to eat or an out-of-town guest wanting to explore all the Queen City has to offer, we can show you how downtown Staunton is home!

Shop Small this Holiday Season

This year, it is more important to shop local than ever before. We have curated a comprehensive list of alternatives to in-person shopping, including online stores and curbside pick-up options. Click the button to the right to see all the ways you can support Downtown Staunton businesses – from your home!

Holiday Happenings

We are excited to announce our holiday happenings! Join us in downtown Staunton on the first three Saturdays in December for safe and fun ways to celebrate the holiday season. From 10am – 2pm, come visit Santa in his Downtown Workshop at 110 E. Beverley, shop at the Winter Market in the Wharf and enjoy the ambiance provided by our strolling Christmas characters and carolers. 

Explore Downtown

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LODGING

SERVICES

Business Resources

FOR SALE/RENT

FUNDING

STREET PERFORMANCES

Recent News

Introducing Staunton’s Best of 2020!

Every year, Virginia Living surveys its readers to vote for their local favorites. The results appear in their “Best of” issue under the Shenandoah Valley category.  Staunton favorites were selected, as follows: Entertainment & Events Best Art Event: Staunton Augusta Art Center’s Art in the Park at Gypsy Hill Best Art Gallery: 3rd Place – CoArt Gallery Best Museum: 1st

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About the SDDA

As a Virginia Main Street non-profit, the Staunton Downtown Development Association nurtures a culturally vibrant and economically robust Downtown.  

The SDDA’s Vision is to connect customers, entrepreneurs, residents and visitors, making Downtown Staunton a genuine community hub.

What is the Downtown Service District (DSD)? All commercial properties located within the boundaries of the Downtown Service District pay a special assessment tax of an additional 15 cents for every $100 of property tax, which supports the SDDA.  Business and property owners within the DSD boundaries receive different benefits as compared to those who are outside those boundaries.