Welcome to poteau!
Poteau is in an exciting place of growth- the city is constantly adding new businesses, creating new entertainment venues, and engaging with the community through exciting events. The old town district, more commonly known as 'downtown,' is transforming into a hot spot for your next family outing, date night, or friends weekend.
Poteau Mainstreet Matters, Inc. dba Historic Downtown Poteau continues to work on projects that improve the downtown district. We believe Poteau is becoming a true destination point for people throughout the region.
A special thank you to James E. Fesperman III for our beautiful home page cover photo.
We love our volunteers!
Spotlight on volunteers who make an impact in our community!
Howe High School Senior Career Internship
Currently, we have 3 interns working for Benzer Pharmacy, Poteau Mainstreet Matters, & Mark it Place.
The goal of the program is to provide "truly relevant, career experiences for soon-to-be graduates."
Meet Joseph Bacon- Senior at HHS
He is learning to interpret "I want this" (client shows example), by finding the balance between artistic copyright and the client's needs.
Joseph wants to pursue Computer Science/ Data Research.
First Fridays have returned to the Pocket Park! We kicked off our 1st First Friday in April with musical guest artist Aaron Emberton. FIRST FRIDAY SCHEDULE: First Friday in MAY, SEPTEMBER, and OCTOBER. *We will not host a First Friday event during the ‘hot’ months of June, July, and August.
The Mega Raffle was a huge, or should we say, MEGA hit! Poteau Mainstreet- Historic Downtown Poteau partnered with local businesses for raffle prizes to include a Bad Boy mower, a John Deere mower and Stihl trimmer, a year of wellness for two, a year of tanning and tanning accessories, a $2500 gift card for Read more about Mega Raffle 2019[…]
Poteau Mainstreet Matters, Inc. dba Historic Downtown Poteau accepts checks, cash, and/or Paypal donations. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Link to make a donation through Paypal: Paypal.me/poteaumainstreet
We understand that not everyone can make a monetary donation. Your time, your talents, and your energy are always welcome donations! Please contact us if you need volunteer hours, or want to get involved with Poteau Mainstreet Matters, Inc. dba Historic Downtown Poteau as a volunteer! Gallery of Volunteer fun with Read more about We Love Our Volunteers![…]
Kim Hoffman- Wilson, Poteau Mainstreet Matters, Inc. DBA Historic Downtown Poteau Board President and board member for 2 years, is the Owner/Buyer of Downtown’s renowned boutique, The Purple Plume. Kim is the CFO for JoB Const. Co., Inc., a family owned and operated business for 50 years. She enjoys working and giving back her time Read more about Meet Our Board Members[…]
Downtown Christmas Extravaganza A Christmas tradition: the Christmas Extravaganza and Synchronized Light Show in the Pocket Park is a fun event for the whole family!
Laissez les bons temps rouler!! On Tuesday, February 28, 2016, join us for a Mardi Gras celebration in Historic Downtown Poteau!! The event will be centered in the town square and will feature live performances, music and entertainment, and a costume party and contest! The event starts at 6pm and ends at 10pm. BE SURE Read more about Downtown Poteau Mardi Gras in the Park[…]
Take a journey back in time during Historic Downtown Poteau’s Pioneer and Steampunk Festival! HDP has been gearing up for this event for awhile and it looks to be one of the biggest things to hit Poteau in years. Experience the excitement as gunfighters battle it out on the streets in downtown Poteau. Take the Read more about Poteau Pioneer and SteamPunk Festival[…]