Downtown Harrisonburg Holiday Gift Guide

View the 2022 Downtown Harrisonburg Holiday Gift Guide as seen in the Daily News-Record

Shop local this holiday season with over 35 small businesses in Downtown Harrisonburg! Click the button below to see gift ideas for everyone on your list.

Get Ready to AMP Up Harrisonburg!

We have been selected for a $90K grant from the Levitt Foundation to put on a FREE, three-year live music series downtown starting in 2023!

Harrisonburg was selected as a Levitt AMP series grant recipient and will be hosting 10 free, live music concerts in 2023, 2024, and 2025! We have been awarded a $90,000 matching grant to produce this three-year concert series. This means we need to raise $90,000!

Our work starts NOW! Will you help us reach our fundraising goal? 

If you are excited about free, live music coming to Downtown Harrisonburg, consider making a gift today. Want to be even more involved in the upcoming shows? Sign up here to learn more about volunteer and event sponsorship opportunities coming soon.

Bands and promoters can send booking inquiries to Please note – due to the high volume of emails, we will not be able to respond to all inquiries but our team will review all submissions.

Back the 'Burg 2022 End-of-Year Giving Campaign

We believe in the power of place and celebrate bringing the community together.

Your annual end-of-year gift will sustain the momentum we created in 2022 and create a beautiful, vibrant future for Downtown Harrisonburg. Friends of Downtown are making an investment in our community and helping Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance support small businesses and create a special place where neighbors can come together and enjoy our hometown.

Your words of encouragement. Your fierce commitment to buying local. Your donations to HDR. Everything makes a difference. Thank you!

Handmade Holidays DIY Workshops

Make holiday decorations, gifts, and more at a variety of business locations

Celebrate the holiday season in Downtown Harrisonburg! Participate in DIY workshops throughout November and December thanks to these workshops organized by our downtown retailers.

Make a day out of your Handmade Holiday adventure by knocking out some holiday shopping (We have plenty of gift ideas to get you started!) and enjoying a meal or refreshment from nearly 40 restaurants, cafes, breweries, and bakeries just a short walk away. Discover something new on our Downtown Directory!

2022 Event Sponsorships Available

Download our sponsorship packet to see a full list of available opportunities and sponsor benefits.

Be a part of some of the most anticipated events in Harrisonburg including Skeleton Fest, Veterans Day Parade, Winter Wonderfest, and Cookie Tour. View our sponsorship packet and contact us to learn more.

2022 Downtown Dining Guide

Get a Taste of What Downtown Harrisonburg Has to Offer!
The Valley’s deep and diverse history, food, and agriculture have always been an important thread in the fabric of downtown. Get a taste of the variety of dishes this rich heritage brings to Virginia’s first Culinary District with this new guide.

Downtown Harrisonburg 2022 Digital Magazine

Dine in Virginia's first culinary district, shop small, and explore downtown's arts & culture district.

Download this PDF guide to start planning your own adventure today! Now updated for 2022.

Harrisonburg Downtown Art Walk

Explore Public Art in Downtown Harrisonburg

Use this mobile-friendly interactive map to discover nearly 30 murals, sculptures, mosaics, and more that make up downtown's thriving public art scene.

Downtown Harrisonburg Online Shopping Directory

Support small businesses when shopping online!

Shopping online doesn't have to mean logging onto Amazon! Plenty of downtown Harrisonburg merchants are ready to take your online orders with just a click. Check out our directory of downtown online shopping, shipping, and curbside pickup options:

Black and Brown-Owned Businesses in Downtown Harrisonburg

Support Local Black and Brown Entrepreneurs!

We’ve compiled this directory with the help of Black and Brown Owned Businesses – Shenandoah Valley on Facebook and the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce to make it easier for you to find and support businesses owned by Black and Brown entrepreneurs in Downtown Harrisonburg! To add your business to this directory, please email

Sign Up For the HDR Newsletter

Downtown News, Updates, Events and More — Straight to Your Inbox

The newsletter goes out every other week, and we may also send you an occasional email between newsletters if there's something really cool or important happening downtown. You can see an example of a recent newsletter here!

Explore Downtown

Voted "Best Thing About Harrisonburg" by Daily News-Record Readers

Explore nearly 40 restaurants, one-of-a-kind shops and fun attractions for everyone!

Spirit of S Main: How a Local Real Estate Agency Is Giving Back This Thanksgiving

Nest has teamed up with VA Momentum alongside numerous local sponsors for Rocktown Turkey Trot 2022. The festive fun run is happening this Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, but kicks off with an exciting packet pickup experience at Brother’s Craft Brewing the day before.