Spring is in full bloom in downtown Harrisonburg, which means that the Spring menus have been released, the outdoor patios serve as the perfect lunch spot, and there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy. With Easter coming up, take advantage of the activities downtown businesses have planned for you. From Easter egg hunts to special brunch menus, there is something to make the holiday weekend extra special. 

Easter Activities

Blessed Sacrament Church

April 14, 12-1pm
30th Annual Good Friday Prayer Walk

The walk begins at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, and ends at St. Stephens United Church of Christ, stopping at a total of 10 downtown churches and public buildings. A member of the local "Biblical Storytellers Guild" will tell the passage from the Gospel of Matthew and a local church leader will lead in a prayer at each stop.

Friendly City Food Co-op

April 15, 10:30-11:30am
Natural Egg Dyeing Party

Learn how to make egg dyes naturally using produce and herbs, as well as tricks for dyeing eggs with hot and cold baths. Each child will be able to decorate an egg to take home using the new tricks they've learned.


Asbury United Methodist Church

April 16, 10am: Easter Egg Hunt
Before brunch, grab your little ones and head to the Easter egg hunt on the church lawn! 

Easter Basket Goodies

Green Hummingbird Fair Trade Clothing

April 8-April 15
Easter Dress Celebration Sale
Head over to Green Hummingbird Fair Trade Clothing for the perfect Easter dress! Buy a dress and get an accessory item for 25% off. This is a great opportunity to find a matching scarf, necklace or purse to match your new dress. 

Ten Thousand Villages

April 14-15, 10am-6pm
Easter Egg Surprise
After you find the perfect jewelry & accessories to wear with your Easter dress, pick an egg from the basket and receive a free prize inside (with purchase)! 

Walkabout Outfitter

April 10-15
Easter Egg Contest
Head to the store and draw an easter egg from the basket to get a discount off your purchase or a free prize. Or, try to find an egg hidden throughout the store and enjoy the candy tucked inside. Store hours are Monday-Thursday 11am-6pm & Friday-Saturday 10am-7pm. 

Brunch Spots

Cuban Burger

April 16, 11am-2:30pm
Cuban Burger's Easter brunch menu will include Cuban-American inspired items, featuring everything from green eggs & ham and breakfast burritos to eggs benny and their own twist on french-toast. They will also be serving two special cocktails- the Strawberry Fields and the Lavender Pisco Sour. If you're looking to celebrate Easter with a Cuban flair, Cuban Burger is the place for you! 

Jimmy Madison's

April 16, 12-2:30pm
Start your Easter off right with delicious Southern cuisine while enjoying live music from Chloe Youtsey!

Joshua Wilton House

April 16, 10am-2:30pm
The chefs at Joshua Wilton House are serving up a delicious Easter brunch. Reservations are filling up fast, so call soon. 540.434.4464 

Sunday Shopping

These retailers will be open on Sunday afternoon. After brunch, spend some time strolling through downtown. Grab a coffee at Black Sheep Coffee or an ice cream cone at Kline's Dairy Bar, then stop in and say hi to these businesses:

Larkin Arts
Hours: 12-5pm

Stock up on paints, paintbrushes & other supplies

Midtowne Bottle Shop
Hours: 11am-7pm

Impress your dinner guests with local craft beer

Hours: 12-5pm
Stop in for last minute gifts, handcrafts & cards

The Yellow Button
Hours: 11:30am-4:30pm

Get your wardrobe ready for Spring

Written by Alli Nolte, a senior at James Madison University & HDR marketing intern.