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The Heart and Soul of Downtown Trenton

Trenton Downtown Association (TDA) is a nonprofit organization, located in the heart of New Jersey's state capital, devoted to strengthening and promoting downtown Trenton as a great place to live, work and visit.

Established in 1986, TDA is passionate about Trenton, a culturally diverse city with an entrepreneurial spirit known for its amazing food, thriving arts scene and rich history. Downtown Trenton is where you'll find some of Mercer County’s most popular cultural attractions, as well as the wonderful shops, restaurants and businesses that are the backbone of our vibrant community. Come see us! And explore the possibilities.

What We Do

A Little Love Goes a Long Way

"The Love Local Gift Card program has brought many new customers to 1911 Smokehouse BBQ, something we really appreciate during these trying times. When you support small local businesses, you also support local jobs. More than 90 percent of our employees live locally, so dollars spent here are recirculated in the community."

Maurice Hallett, Co-Founder, 1911 Smokehouse BBQ

Love Local Gift Cards can be redeemed at 1911 Smokehouse BBQ and other participating merchants in downtown Trenton. BUY A GIFT CARD

Love Local Gift Cards Help Keep Our Businesses Open

TDA launched the Love Local community gift card to make it as easy and convenient as possible to shop and dine in downtown Trenton. Local businesses need our support to stay open. And we need local businesses to keep downtown Trenton alive.

Love Local Gift Cards can be redeemed at any participating merchant in downtown Trenton, including such favorite as 1911 Smokehouse BBQ, The BigEasy, Haute Nails & Co., Classic Books, BeSuited, Royal Cake Creations, Beauty World and more!

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About TDA

Trenton Downtown Association is dedicated to strengthening and promoting downtown Trenton through programs and partnerships that boost the economic health and viability of New Jersey’s capital city while celebrating its cultural diversity and historic significance.

Events & Attractions

Looking for something new to do? We'll help you find it! Every week, TDA distributes the EventSource newsletter, which lists events that are happening in and around Trenton. Sign up for our events newsletter today!

We also update the events calendar on this website where you will find a variety of cultural, educational, inspirational and just plain fun things to see and do.

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Business Spotlights

Skil-Lit Cafe

Downtown Trenton's newest eatery serves delicious breakfast foods in a friendly, comfortable environment.

Nails Are an Art Form at Haute Nails & Co.

For more than 30 years, Miss Bonnie has been transforming nails into works of art!

Smoked to Perfection: 1911 Smokehouse BBQ

Since opening in 2015, 1911 Smokehouse BBQ has been consistently named one of New Jerseys’ top BBQ restaurants.

TDA Today

Find the latest news from Trenton Downtown Association in the News section of our Blog.

Levitt AMP Trenton Music Series Returns
Levitt AMP Trenton Music Series Returns

The Trenton Downtown Association and the African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County are excited to announce that the 2022 Levitt AMP Trenton Music Series is returning to Trenton this summer.

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TDA Welcomes Board Members and Announces New Workplan
TDA Welcomes Board Members and Announces New Workplan

Trenton Downtown Association has announced the election of five members to its Board and a new workplan. TDA is also actively seeking additional Board members.

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