Downtown Harrisonburg hosts Renaissance Night on May 17

dt-harrisonbugHarrisonburg Downtown Renaissance (HDR) will host Renaissance Night, its major fundraiser for downtown revitalization, on Saturday, May 17th from 6:30 to 11pm at Capital Ale House in Downtown Harrisonburg.

This themed event, “An Evening Downtown” will provide a full night of entertainment, including dinner and drinks, live and silent auctions, a trip raffle, and dancing to music by DJ Neals Barkley.

A silent auction will take place until 8:30 pm followed by a live auction at 8:45 pm. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on items from local businesses and artists, as well as a number of travel getaways, shopping sprees, and dinner parties. A raffle will also be held to win one of three trips for two to New York City, the Caribbean or Arizona.

Some featured items in this year’s auction include:

  • A Summer Dinner Party for ten in Bella Luna’s private event room
  • Create-your-own craft beer at Three Brothers Brewing
  • A black pearl necklace from James McHone Jewelry
  • A personalized Rocktown Bites! Downtown Food Tour for ten

The last item in the live auction is traditionally a special project for downtown. This year’s project is “Brighten up the ‘Burg”, which will raise funds to beautify downtown through visuals, lights, and art.

Tickets for Renaissance Night are $75 in advance and $100 after May 12. Tickets may be purchased by phone, in person at the HDR office, or online at

Proceeds from the event support Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance’s mission to revitalize downtown Harrisonburg into a prosperous and vibrant city center by supporting programs for economic development, beautification, historic preservation, promotions, and special events.

For more information about Renaissance Night, please call 540.432.8922 or visit

Renaissance Night is proudly sponsored by the Harrisonburg Homes Team; Ameriprise Financial – Huggins & Associates; Capital Ale House; Ken Surber with Edward Jones; LD&B Insurance and Financial Services; Matchbox; Newman Avenue Associates, Union First Market Bank; and is made possible through the support of numerous other businesses and committee members.

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