Princeton Renaissance Project, empowered by The Blueprint Communities Program, is working to improve life in Princeton, West Virginia.

We envision by 2016, we will have an attractive, economically vibrant downtown environment that inspires a sense of pride and renewal, where community members are engaged, active, and excited.

There are a multitude of projects in process, including the restoration of the historic Lavon Theater (formally The Royal Theatre), a multi-wall mural project, a community garden and more.  A series of fundraisers and special events are being held in and around the theater as we move towards renovation. Stay up to date on event announcements and the progress of The Renaissance on our facebook page and on the events calendar below.  Please be a part of this exciting development!
---  Embracing the Past, Engaging the Future!  ---

Stay tuned!

You can support the renovation of the theater by sponsoring a chair! 
CLICK HERE to make a tax-deductible contribution. Several levels of sponsorship are now available; 
CLICK HERE to Download our Brochure! 
Click Below to purchase an MP3 of the Blueprint Communities Program's theme song,
written and performed by Princeton's own Option 22

Upcoming Events

All Together Arts Grand Finale PARADE and Day of Merriment

Mercer Street , downtown Princeton


The sixth annual celebration of All Together Arts Week concludes with the most colorful and whimsical day of the year in dowtown Princeton!

The arts community brings Mercer Street to life, and anyone is welcome to be a part.

We will meet at 11am for Arts Alive in the Streets! We will sidewalk chalk, hair paint, get in costume, and make music & merriment! (Meet right in front of The RiffRaff and/or The Town Square!)

At 12:30 we'll make our way down to the PARADE starting point (the parking lot next to Service Cleaners) and the PARADE will march at 1pm.

After the parade, we will proceed to the Town Square for a Drum Circle, and more music & merriment!

No motorized vehicles are permitted, but costumes, wings, puppets, and glitter are highly encouraged. Non-motorized floats are also encouraged!

questions? ideas? Please call! 304-425-6425

(If the weather does not cooperate, the same schedule of activities will take place on May 25.)

Stay tuend here: https://www.facebook.com/events/809023222459257/?ref=br_tf


West Virginia Day

Princeton Public Library


Music, vendors, history and more, celebrating WV's birthday. Organized by Jump Start.


Celebrate Princeton! Street Fair

Mercer Street, downtown Princeton


a day full of music and family fun including an apple pie contest, quilt show, classic car show, games and more- and top it off with a movie in the park.


Princeton Pooch Party

Knob Park, Princeton, WV


The second annual dog friendly celebration, featuring fun for the whole family, including Man's Best Friend! A Jump Start event.


Clean Up Day!

Mercer Street, Princeton, WV


The volunteers who organize the Crusiser's Reunion also rally the troupes for a day of cleanup in the downtown. Join them and help make Princeton shine!


EVERY MONDAY! Open Stage Night

The Room Upstairs @ The RiffRaff, 869 Mercer Street, Princeton, WV


The Room Upstairs, a beautiful turn of the century ballroom, plays host to a weekly music and creative gathering. All ages and all styles are welcome. Comfortable couches make for a laid back living room style theater atmosphere, and great sound and lighting make for a top notch performance experience. No alcohol is served, and coffee, drinks and snacks are complimentary. There is a $3 charge for audience members and $2 for performers. For more info., visit theriffraff.net.

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EVERY WEDNESDAY @ 2PM- Jump Start Volunteers Meeting

Various Locations , downtown Princeton


Volunteers gather every Wednesday afternoon at various locations in downtown Princeton to discuss ways to support and contribute to the renaissance. They participate in events and often organize their own. Everyone is welcome! Stay tuned to their facebook page for weekly locations: https://www.facebook.com/jumpstartprinceton?ref=br_tf


EVERY WEDNESDAY AT NOON- Music in the Square

Princeton Town Square


Beginning May 7, every Wednesday in the park catch a local music act and enjoy concessions from a nonprofit organization. Make the most of your lunch break!


*Cover Art by Kira Shoemaker