Women are encouraged to grab a girlfriend for an evening out during the fourth-annual Diva Night in downtown Noblesville on March 6. From 5 to 8 p.m., bargains, refreshments and special menu items at restaurants will be available at 15 businesses. Following the shopping, customers are invited to relax with a beverage in the diva lounge at Copper Still from 8 to 10 p.m.
“It’s a wonderful event. It really pulls lots of women downtown. Bring your boa ad an attitude and fit right in,” Noblesville Main Street Executive Director Renee Oldham said.
“The concept is the same. It hasn’t changed the concept because it’s worked so well in the past. We have tweaked it to make it better,” said Shannon Loomis, owner of Kiln Creations and chairwoman of the event. “It’s something people can count on, that they can get together and enjoy a night downtown.”
In its four-year history, Loomis said the event has consistently had 15 to 16 businesses – although the stores have changed over the years.
“This is truly a merchant event,” she said. “People are walking into the stores and get to know the businesses in Noblesville. It’s a fun event focused on the stores.”
As an incentive to visit all 15 businesses, Loomis said Diva Night participants will be given a card, which is available at each location. While visiting the businesses, stores will stamp the card. Loomis said no purchase is necessary to receive a stamp. During the after-party at Copper Still, each stamp will equal a raffle ticket, which can be used to win one of 10 prizes that will be raffled at 9 p.m.
“Each prize is valued at $150 or more,” Loomis said. “The 15 businesses each give a $10 gift card or certificate to the prize pack.”
There is no cost to participate in Diva Night, but prize winners must be at least 18 years old.
“It’s geared for women, women dressed in diva attire. Kids are welcome to join in but can’t win any prizes,” Loomis said.
The following downtown Noblesville businesses will be participating in Diva Night on March 6: A Corner Cottage, At Home with Us, Cindy Goyer Photography, Courtney’s Kitchen, Indiana Kitchen Company, Jiana Gifts & Tea, Karisma, Kiln Kreations, Linden Tree, Logan Village Mall, Love’s Hangover, Old Picket Fence, Pam’s Tea Shoppe, The Hamilton and Whimzy.
“Pink balloons will be outside to easily mark each store,” Loomis said. “It’s fun for everybody. Every year is more successful.”