Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance presents

Saturday, June 18, 2022 | 1 – 7:30 PM

Downtown Harrisonburg

Watch this video for highlights from last year’s event.


Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance is bringing back its summer festival on Saturday, June 18, 2022, from 1 – 7:30 PM all across downtown Harrisonburg.

This will have 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, food trucks, sidewalk sales, touch-a-truck, Sip & Stroll, and more!

Extend your Best.Weekend.Ever. on Friday by attending workshops downtown (while tickets last!) and don’t forget to try one of downtown’s amazing brunch locations on Sunday!



8 AM – 1 PM

Harrisonburg Farmers Market
Turner Pavilion

11 AM – 4 PM

Art Market
Arts Incarnate

1 – 4 PM

Farm to City Pop-Up

1 – 5 PM

Community Mural Painting
Jimmy Madison’s Parking Lot (near KIDS ZONE)

1 – 5 PM

Balloon Animals, Face Painting and Arts & Crafts

3 – 6 PM

World Refugee Day Celebration
Turner Pavilion

1 – 7:30 PM

Yard Games and Health Screening
Sentara Healthy Zone

1 – 7:30 PM

Pop-Up Pride Celebration
Liberty Park

1 – 7:30 PM

Dog Days of Summer
Pale Fire Roundabout

1 – 7:30 PM

Splash Pad and Touch-a-Truck
Public Safety Building

1 – 7:30 PM

Live Music
Court Square Stage, Cross Keys Stage & Janney Financial Stage




Make-Your-Own Birdhouse Woodworking Workshop

Friday, June 17, 2022 | 5:30 – 8 PM | The Depot | $35 per ticket or 2 for $65

Create your own bluebird house using locally-sourced, urban wood at this interactive (and kid-friendly) workshop.

Each ticket gives you everything you need to build one birdhouse (couples, kids and parents, and small groups may share one ticket/kit). Plus, everyone will get Kline’s ice cream!


Plein Air Painting Workshop

Saturday, June 18, 2022 | 3 – 5 PM & 5:30 – 7:30 PM | Court Square | $30/ student

Harrisonburg artist and instructor Erin Murray will be hosting plein air painting sessions designed for those who are curious about trying plein air painting and have beginner through advanced experience levels.

Message Erin Murray on Facebook or send an email to erinemurrayart@gmail.com to register for a session.



Get Best.Weekend.Ever. Updates on Facebook

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

Be a Best.Weekend.Ever. Volunteer!

Want a FREE Downtown T-shirt and other cool swag? We are seeking volunteers to help set up, check IDs, provided information, and tear down during the Saturday of Best.Weekend.Ever., and as a thank you we are offering merch.

Volunteer spots are in shifts, so there is plenty of time to both volunteer and participate in the fun activities we have planned for Saturday, June 18. Learn more and reserve your spot on signup.com.

Best.Weekend.Ever. would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors!