We love our town

ECP committees devote hundreds of volunteer hours each year to support OEC businesses, increase the positive visibility of the town, and collaborate with the county to move the historic district into a safe and bright future

ECP Committees

Fresh ideas and energy are always welcome!
As part of the Main Street Maryland program, ECP's focus is spread among 5 committees. For questions or to learn more, please click on the CONTACT US for the committee you wish to email.
Thank you for your interest and support.

Clean Safe & Green


Works to maintain a safe and environmentally friendly historic community by directing attention to waterways, streams, planted areas and public spaces. Provides educational information to the community through workshops & seminars. Organizes area cleanups, invasive plant removal, gardening, and holiday décor.
Meets 4pm on the first Tuesday of each month.




Hosts town events including annual music festivals – SpringFest and Main Street Music Fest, Mardi Gras on Main, Trick or Treat on Main, Girls Night Out and Midnight Madness. Additionally promotes hundreds of smaller events including OEC Pride, Wizarding Weekend, Ellicott Silly Festival, Howl-O-Ween, Concerts on the Courtyard, Summer Outdoor Movie Series, Yappy Hour and history and ghost tours. Works to create a positive image for the community and tells Old Ellicott City’s story to shoppers and diners, investors, potential business and property owners, and visitors.
Meets 6:00pm on the first Wednesday of the month
Please CONTACT US to confirm location and time


Oversees the fiscal management of our organization through the development of budget and fundraising plans for projects and administration.
Meets 8am on the first Tuesday of the month


Economic Vitality


Evaluates how to retain and expand successful businesses to provide a balanced commercial mix, sharpening the competitiveness and merchandising skills of business owners, and attracting new businesses that the market can support.
For Meeting dates and location CONTACT US



Reviews and provides feedback on design projects, improvements to the Main Street Historic District, and Historical Preservation initiatives.
CONTACT US for Meeting dates and location

Just a reminder for TOMORROW...

🏹❤️ Join us for Cupid’s Crawl on Main Street! 🏹❤️

Start your evening at Axe Guard, where the fun begins! From there, embark on a delightful journey to all the bars up and down Main Street, starting at 6pm.

Enjoy exclusive drink specials and discounts at each participating venue throughout the evening! Here's what's in store for you:

🪓 Axe Guard: Speed Dating with Free Axe Throwing from 6pm to 7pm!
🍷 Wine Bin: Get 10% OFF To-Go Purchases!
🔥 Phoenix: Indulge in Exciting Drink Specials!
🍹 La Palapa: Savor Delicious Drink Specials!
📚 Backwater Books: Enjoy Refreshing Drink Specials!
🥃 Ellicott City Distilling: Delight in Irresistible Drink Specials!
🚋 Trolley Stop: Raise a Toast with Special Drink Offers!
🍻 Manor Hill Tavern: Enjoy $6 Drafts & Rails in the Bar Area Only!

Don't miss out on this enchanting evening of love, laughter, and libations! See you there! ❤️🥂 #ValentinesDay #CupidsCrawl #MainStreetFun #DrinkSpecials #SpreadTheLove
💖 Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! 💖

Spread love and support local businesses this Valentine's Day! 🎁 If you're in need of a last-minute gift, why not shop local? Explore the unique treasures at the wonderful shops here in OEC and find that perfect one-of-a-kind gift for your special someone.

And if you're looking to celebrate with a romantic night out, many restaurants in the area are still accepting reservations. Treat your loved one to a memorable dining experience and create cherished moments together. 🍽️✨

For a list of specials that are happening around town click here:
Join us for an unforgettable Mardi Gras celebration starting at noon! 

🎉 Embark on our Mardi Gras mask scavenger hunt, with hidden masks at 30+ locations along the street! 

Claim your beads (while supplies last) and grab your treasure map at the Welcome Center to kickstart the adventure!

🎶 Enjoy live music throughout the day! From 1:00 – 3:15 pm, groove to the tunes of Work In Progress, followed by Zydeco Jed playing zydeco music from 3:45 – 6:00 pm at Carnival at the Bin!

Get ready for a day filled with fun, food, and festivities! See you there! 
Don't forget to check out all the SPECIALS happening around town-

 #MardiGrasMadness #MainstreetParty #mardiparty #OEC #ellicottcity #thingstodoinmaryland #visitellicottcity
🌞 Warmer weather is on the horizon, just in time for our Mardi Gras mayhem on Main Street! 🌞

If you missed out last year, you won't want to miss it this year. More shops and restaurants than ever are joining in to bring you incredible specials.

🎭 Our Mardi Gras party kicks off at noon, and the highlight? The Mardi Gras mask scavenger hunt! Hunt for hidden masks at 30+ locations along the street and claim your beads (while supplies last). Don't forget to grab your treasure map at the Welcome Center to jumpstart the adventure!

🎶 Plus, we've got live music! Groove to the tunes of Work In Progress from 1:00 – 3:15 pm, followed by Zydeco Jed playing zydeco music from 3:45 – 6:00 pm at Carnival at the Bin!

Get ready for a day of fun, food, and festivities! See you there! 🎉🎶🎭