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Minnesota Main Streets

State Conference

April 4-5, 2024
Owatonna, MN
Register here
View Conference Schedule here.

What is the emphasis of this conference?
For 2024 the Minnesota Main Streets Conference is focusing on the Main Street 4 Point Approach™: Organization, Design, Promotion, and Economic Vitality. Each breakout session and keynote will tie into a specific aspect of these basic Main Street building blocks, providing deeper insights into best practices for district revitalization. 
View Conference Schedule here. 
Who should attend this conference?
Anyone interested in historic downtown and commercial district revitalization. City Staff, appointed and elected officials, Chamber Staff, Tourism Staff, local developers, building owners, business owners, and volunteers who are focusing efforts on their downtowns are welcome to attend. It’s important to have community members and volunteers from existing Main Street programs, but we very much welcome folks new to the Main Street world, or others working on Minnesota community and economic development activities.
How much does it cost?
Conference Rates are:
Minnesota Main Street Member (MMS) Communities, which includes Network, Associate, Affiliate, Accredited levels, are noted with a discounted rate. 
  • Full Conference: $225
  • Full Conference (MMS Members): $200
  • Full Conference (Student): $125
  • One Day (Thursday): $125
  • One Day (Thursday MMS Members): $100
  • One Day (Thursday Student): $75
  • One Day (Friday): $100
  • One Day (Friday MMS Members): $75
  • Thursday Evening Social Only: $25

Registration is open here.

Will there be food and drinks available?

Food and drinks for the following meals will be available:

  • Thursday: Lunch, Evening Appetizers Provided

  • Friday: Light Breakfast, Lunch Provided


We will take into account specific dietary needs during the registration process. 

Where should I stay?

We have several room blocks booked at local hotels. Please be sure to use the appropriate code or link as listed below

Courtyard by Marriott-Downtown Owatonna

225 North Cedar Avenue

Owatonna, MN 55060


30 Rooms are being held until March 22nd 

Room booking link:



Country Inn & Suites by Radisson

130 Allan Ave

Owatonna, MN 55060

(507) 455-9295

20 Rooms are being held until March 21st

Room Block Keyword: MN Mainstreet

Room Booking Link:

Room Type: Single

Rate: $109

Room Type: Double

Rate: $119

Room Type: Suite

Rate: $129

Quality Inn Owatonna

150 Saint John Drive

Owatonna, MN, 55060

(507) 446-0228

58 Rooms are being held until March 28th

Room Block Keyword: Minnesota Mainstreet Conference

Room Type: Single  

Rate: $74

Room Type: Double

Rate: $79

Room Type: Suite

Rate: $84

What should I know about driving and parking?

We will share a parking map for registered conference attendees prior to the conference. Parking in 12 hour lots is encouraged, as two-hour street parking is enforced in downtown.

Where are the conference locations?

We will be sharing conference locations soon but can confirm that all sessions will take place in downtown Owatonna. 

How should I dress?

We will be moving between spaces in downtown Owatonna, so plan to wear shoes that are comfortable for walking and clothing that you don’t mind being outside in for a few minutes. The streetscape tour will take place outdoors.

Registration is open here.

2024 Main Street Awards

Awards celebrating achievements in Minnesota’s Main Street Communities will take place on Thursday evening, April 4 from 5-7 pm during the evening social. Please see this link for complete information on awards, and nominate your community’s outstanding Main Street efforts today! All nominations are due by Monday, March 18.


Nominate here!

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