Festival Vendor Applications Now Open

Are you a local business interested in setting up a booth at one of our downtown festivals this year?

Vendor opportunities for 2022 downtown events including Best.Weekend.Ever., Block Party in the 'Burg, Skeleton Fest, and the Veteran's Day Parade are now available. Visit this page to learn more and submit an application.

Save the Date for Best.Weekend.Ever.!

Summer Block Party Festival on Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 1 - 7:30 PM

Join us during Best.Weekend.Ever. for a variety of activities and entertainment spread throughout the district for all ages. There will be live music, magicians, community art projects, arts and crafts activities, walking tours, food specials at restaurants, sidewalk sales, touch-a-truck, Sip & Stroll, and more!

Join HDR’s Best.Weekend.Ever. Facebook group for updates and announcements about the event in real-time.

2021 Accomplishments and Projects

Our Friends help make it all possible

Now that 2021 is behind us, we wanted to share some of our most memorable projects and accomplishments. This was all made possible through the generous support of our donors and sponsors — if you’re a fan of what we’ve done in 2021 and want to see more in 2022 and beyond, consider becoming a Friend of Downtown!

2022 Event Sponsorships Are Now 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 Taste of Downtown, Best.Weekend.Ever., Skeleton Fest, Cookie Tour, and Downtown Dinner Party. 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 hdr@harrisonburgva.gov.

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!

Inspiring Tales & Friendly Faces from Taste of Downtown 2022

It's official, Taste of Downtown 2022 has come to a close. Here at HDR, we had the opportunity to connect with many of the hardworking and passionate people who made all of this possible. Ranging from head chefs to line chefs, bakers to brewers, and managers to support staff, we had so many memorable conversations hearing their stories and seeing their passion first-hand. We encourage you to take the time to read these inspiring stories and get to know some of the people who make downtown dining so spectacular.