Summerville Dream

Summerville Has Got It Going On

Summerville DREAM (Downtown Restoration, Enhancement and Management) is the non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the historic identity, ensuring the economic vitality, and promoting a sense of community in the heart of Downtown Summerville. As a member of South Carolina Main Street and the National Main Street programs, Summerville DREAM practices the Four Point Approach to ensure a complete revitalization effort in Historic Downtown Summerville area.

Summerville DREAM was formed in 1992 during a difficult economic climate and has become the organization that helps to bring focus to Summerville and its Historic Downtown district. Summerville DREAM organizes events and promotion efforts to bring tourists as well as local and regional residents into the downtown area. Voted in 2010 by the readership of the Summerville Journal- Scene as the Best Non-Profit organization and sponsor of the Best Free Entertainment venue (Third Thursdays) runner-up, DREAM continues its efforts to foster a sense of community along with ensuring a vibrant economy in the heart of Downtown Summerville.


Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is a success.

-Henry Ford.

Summerville Trolley Tours

Map of Historic Downtown Summerville

Summerville DREAM Gift Certificates now Available!

Summerville Gift certificates

Third Thursdays in 2014

Come and join us in Historic Downtown Summerville as our shops and restaurants will be open late and some will have special promotions.

Date: Every Third Thursday in 2014
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Place: Downtown Summerville - Both sides of Main Street/Hutchinson Square, E. and W. Richardson, Short Central and Cedar Avenue.

We hope to see you there....Rain or Shine!! It's a great way to check out some of our downtown stores and merchants - and please remember to SHOP LOCAL!

Summerville ROCKS!

Have you seen the rocking chairs? Have you seen them all? Which one is your favorite? Check out the photo gallery, then go to view the chairs in person!

Summerville Rocks Rocking chair project carol burno

Are you interested in receiving update texts about Third Thursday happenings?

Join for DREAM updates for Third Thursday and other events

DREAM does events and so much more


Because you love Summerville, please support Summerville DREAM. We are now offering Individual, Business and Corporate memberships! Read more about membership benefits. We thank you very much for your support!

Mailing List

Consider joining our mailing list for bi-monthly newsletters with announcements, deals available to all, deals exclusive to Summerville DREAM members, and more!

Mission Statement

Summerville Dream (Downtown Restoration, Enhancement and Management) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Summerville by enhancing the aesthetic, cultural, social and economic aspects of the Historic Downtown District while preserving the Historic Identity.

What We Do

Affiliated with Main Street SC (MASC) and the National Main Street Association, Summerville Dream works to enhance Community Identity and pride by providing “hometown” events, assisting businesses with design improvements, building tourism, and marketing Historic Downtown Summerville to residents and guests.

218 S. Main St. Summerville, SC 29483

Phone: (843) 821-7260 | Fax: (843) 851-7884 | Email: