Looking Back on 2021 and Forward to 2022

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Looking Back on 2021 and Forward to 2022

January 10, 2022 by Emily Winter

This year has gone by in a blur and when we look back at what we accomplished this year, it's easy to see why! Our small but mighty team at HDR had a different focus each season adjusting to a "new normal" and keeping our community members engaged with downtown and our locally owned businesses. Let's take a look back at how we celebrated and contributed to the Downtown Harrisonburg community in 2021 and see what is on the horizon for the new year! more

3-2-1, Happy New Year!: Downtown Harrisonburg’s New Year’s Eve Weekend Roundup

December 20, 2021 by Emily Winter

Are you ready to count down to 2022? Usher in the start of the new year with family, friends, and community in Downtown Harrisonburg! Some of your favorite Downtown businesses are offering up special events, promotions, and extended hours, check out the roundup below to plan your festive weekend. more

Black Friday & Small Business Saturday Downtown Harrisonburg Roundup

November 22, 2021 by Emily Winter

The holiday shopping season kicks off this week with Black Friday on November 26 and Small Business Saturday on November 27! Shopping at local, independent businesses, like the 50+ retailers in Downtown Harrisonburg, helps build up our community by keeping funds circulating in Harrisonburg's economy. The variety of shops in our downtown district ensures that you'll find something for everyone on your list! more

Downtown Harrisonburg Holiday Gift Guide 2021: Expanded Digital Version

November 19, 2021 by Emily Winter

Explore 30+ unique locally owned businesses online & in-person more

Pass the Gravy: Downtown Harrisonburg Thanksgiving Roundup

November 16, 2021 by Emily Winter

Whether you are looking to outsource your Thanksgiving meal or pick up a few sides, desserts, and drinks for your holiday feast, Downtown Harrisonburg has you covered! Check out our roundup for all things Thanksgiving, including ways that you can sweat it out before and after the big day! more

Seven Reasons the Friendly City Fortune Raffle Might Be For You

June 23, 2021 by Emily Winter

It’s that time of year again! The Friendly City Fortune raffle is entering its fifth year of giving contestants fabulous prizes and funding downtown programs. With each ticket giving you TWO chances to win cars, getaways, and cash with proceeds benefiting Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance, entering the raffle really is a win-win. Are you still on the fence about whether the raffle is a good fit for you? Let’s see if we can change your mind. Here are seven (lucky) reasons why you should consider purchasing a ticket this year. more

Things To Do in Downtown Harrisonburg: 2021 Weekly Spring & Summer Events

May 10, 2021 by Emily Winter

It's been over a year of sheltering in place and quarantining, but now that more people are getting vaccinated and state regulations are being lifted, we are revving up to welcome everyone back to in-person events in downtown Harrisonburg! Whether you are into live music, trivia, happy hours, BINGO, art workshops, or something else, downtown Harrisonburg has something for you. The downtown Events Calendar is updated weekly with new additions, but there is also a number of weekly events to keep you entertained throughout the week. Check back as we will update weekly events here throughout the spring and summer! more

Celebrating Mothers of All Kinds: Earth Week and Mother’s Day Promotions Downtown

April 19, 2021 by Emily Winter

How appropriate is it that Mother’s Day and Earth Day are so close together? Check out how businesses downtown can help you celebrate Mother Earth and every other kind of mother in your life in the upcoming weeks ahead.  more

4 Reasons to Support Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance During the Great Community Give

April 8, 2021 by Emily Winter

Are you interested in supporting Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance during the Great Community Give? Here are four reasons why you should support HDR on April 21st! more

Easter Promotions Springing Up Downtown

March 29, 2021 by Emily Winter

As flowers start blooming and the weather starts warming up this week, local businesses are ready to welcome you downtown to celebrate Easter and the spring season! Check out these activities and promotions below and plan your trip downtown to enjoy the warm sunshine. more