The Trenton Downtown Association (TDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to making Trenton, NJ's capital city a more competitive location for business owners and a more engaging center for workers, residents and visitors.
Patriots' Week celebrates Trenton's unique and pivotal role in the American Revolution. The Trenton Times praised the TDA-organized festival as a "major step" toward turning Trenton's history to its economic advantage. Held annually during the week between Christmas and New Year's, Patriots' Week attracts thousands of visitors to enjoy art music, literature, battlefield re-enactments, and living history events. Patriots' Week is the most comprehensive effort ever undertaken to promote cultural tourism in Trenton and is the cornerstone of TDA's heritage tourism imitative. Patriots' Week 2006 received an Award of Recognition from the New Jersey Historical Commission.
Studios@219, an 8,000-sf artist studio workspace, won a City of Trenton Landmark Award for best re-use of a vacant space in 2005.
Wednesdays on Warren (WOW) features lunchtime outdoor concerts, sidewalk art shows, and jazz-serenaded restaurant seatings. The event takes place along South Warren Street, which is reminiscent of Soho with its eclectic blend of retail and recreational offerings.
Capital City Market, founded by TDA in 1993, is a summer-long weekly farmer's market and crafts fair located at the center of downtown Trenton. Each Market features an outdoor concert, food, and a festival atmosphere. In the summer of 2005, over 26,000 people patronized the market.
The Trenton Downtown Association is pleased to play an integral part in the transformation of what Mercer Business Magazine calls "one of the hottest urban redevelopment sites in the state of New Jersey."
Trenton: The Right Place, The Right Time