We’re changing things up a bit this year!

Based on feedback from the event survey that many of you participated in, we are focusing our three events on slightly different audiences: our first event will be the traditional Ladies Night Out; our second will be a Couples Night Out (hopefully with babysitting services similar to our Merry & Bright event); and our final event will be a Friends Night Out. Each will have a slightly different theme.

We are asking each of you to donate a Gift Certificate of $25 or more for the Grand Prize Winner at each event. In addition, we are asking you to donate a gift of your choice at each event for an individual store winner.

Committee members will pick up gift certificates for all three events in March - this should help facilitate the whole process of gathering gifts and creating the Grand Prize Basket. For each event, the Committee will put together a Gift Basket containing all the donated Gift Certificates as well as several bottles or wine, some munchies, and Downtown Bucks to be spent at the participating shops.


Even if you don’t plan to participate the evening of the event, you can still donate a gift certificate for the Grand Prize Gift Basket! What have you got to lose?

PLEASE NOTE: If you would like to participate with a Gift Certificate donation but not stay open, please fill out the Participation Agreement below and check the final box.

2019 Participation Agreement

Please complete the required fields below. In order to be assured of inclusion in promotional materials, you must submit your information three weeks prior to the date of the event. This year’s events will be on the following dates:

March 21, 2019: Ladies Night Out - It’s the Spring Equinox!

July 18, 2019: Couple’s Night Out - Couples of all kinds are welcome!

October 17, 2019: Friends Night Out - It’s National Wear Something Gaudy Day!

Questions? Email Jennifer Finney, Committee Chair

Requirements to Participate:

  • Provide some sort of in-store munchies and beverages.

  • If serving alcoholic beverages, Do NOT let event-goers leave store with alcohol in hand.

  • Offer some sort of in-store promotion, game or give-away.

  • Provide one gift certificate (valued at $25 or more) per event. These gift certificates will go into the Grand Prize package. To streamline the collection process we will collect gift certificates for all three events in March.

  • Select one in-store gift per event to give away to a single winner to be picked up in your store after the event.

  • If you are a merchant, stay open from 5 pm until 9 pm; if you are a restaurant, offer a drink special from 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm.

  • Promote event using your personal social media and email marketing tools.

Participation agreement:

Contact Name *
Contact Name
Phone *
By submitting this form I agree to the event requirements as stated above.
I own a Downtown Berkley business and would like to participate in all three events
I own a Downtown Berkley restaurant and would like to participate in all three events
I own a Downtown Berkely business but can only participate in the following events (please check all that apply)
I own a Downtown Berkley restaurant but can only participate in the following events (please check all that apply)
I can't participate in any event but would like to donate a Gift Certificate