Creating a downtown we all love.

HDR brings ideas and people together, helping to create an exciting and attractive place to live, work and invest. We find new uses for old buildings, fill the year with festivals, beautify downtown and help businesses thrive.

A vibrant downtown benefits the entire city and our success depends on people like you. Over the past 15 years, we have changed downtown into a place where people choose to be. When we started, people came here with one stop in mind, now the entire downtown is the destination, earning national recognition as a Great American Main Street Award winner and HDR as a leader in revitalization. Together, we keep downtown’s momentum going.

Valley Fourth

Red, white and blue plus you! It's Harrisonburg's 17th annual Independence Day celebration. Great food, music and entertainment attract thousands of people to downtown Harrisonburg for a fun day with family, friends and neighbors.

Skeleton Fest

This event blends aspects of Halloween and Dia de los Muertos in a big, community celebration. Activities kick off with trick-or-treating at downtown businesses and culminate with a fun, all-ages party at the Turner Pavilion & Park. The festival features kid, dog, and adult costume contests; music; food trucks; a community ofrenda; “trunk or treating”; wacky shacks, goober blobs and whisker biscuits and more!

A Guide to Spending Summer Downtown with the Kids

With summer quickly approaching, kids all over the Valley are getting excited for summer camps, pool parties, the beach, and hanging out with their pals! Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love summer?

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