In 2003, Eden joined the North Carolina Main Street program, which is designed to revitalize downtown areas. Both the Old Leaksville Shopping District and the Draper Village Shopping District are members.
Eden has received four statewide Main Street awards:
In 2005, Draper Village's Adopt-A-Veteran was named the Best Downtown Special Event.
In 2006, Draper Memory Day was recognized as the Best Fundraising Event.
In 2006, RiverFest was selected as Best Downtown Event.
In 2010 Main Street Conference in New Bern, North Carolina: Best Printed Promotional Item: Text and Graphics - Eden RiverFest Promotional Materials