Shop. Dine. Discover.

A variety of unique retail shops, restaurants, professional offices, and entertainment venues are located in a park-like setting in the heart of Hickory. Outdoor dining enables you to experience the seasons in North Carolina’s foothills while consuming the cuisine of award-winning chefs. The community theatre and downtown cinema are a short walk from downtown’s free parking.

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Downtown Hickory Has It All


Everything you need in one place. Shop for unique clothing, shoes, accessories, and jewelry as you take a relaxing walk through historic downtown Hickory. Want to spruce up your home? Browse through our furniture and art shops. Get away from the malls and check out our eclectic boutiques offering everything from olive oil to soap.


Downtown Hickory has something for every taste. Feel like traditional fare? Enjoy a hotdog, burger or some famous NC BBQ. In the mood for fine dining? Try the creations of local chefs in one of several restaurants located in historic buildings. Just in the mood for a drink? There are plenty of options for spirits, wine, and beer.


Find out about everything that’s going on in downtown Hickory. Spend time at our farmers market or relax with a concert or spend the weekend at Octoberfest. There’s always something to do.

Hickory Downtown
Development Association
24 First Avenue NE
P.O. Box 9086
Hickory, NC 28603


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