Our walkable, bikeable community offers much to explore, from nearly 4o restaurants in Virginia's first culinary district to museums to local history. Our quality of life is highly sought after -- downtown Harrisonburg is a livable, vibrant community where people are passionate about the Shenandoah Valley and creating a place that we love together. Downtown is where you can start your business, walk to work, meet your neighbors, raise your family, enjoy the mountains, get involved, and shop local.

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Our breweries host running events, yoga classes, and a lecture series. You'll find trivia nights, poetry readings, live music, and art shows at our shops and restaurants. Festivals and kids' events round out the calendar. There's always something happening downtown. Sync your calendar!

It won’t be long before construction begins on the Hotel Madison and Shenandoah Valley Conference Center at the intersection of Grace and Main Streets near downtown. We have the inside scoop from Developer Paul Gladd.