While Best.Weekend.Ever. is an event for all ages, we have a variety of activities specifically geared toward kids and families. Make sure to check out these activities when you visit downtown on Saturday, June 15!

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Located on N Main Street near WHSV

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Fun and Games with Horizons Edge (12 - 5 PM)

Look for tents on N Main Street near WHSV

It’s fun and games with Horizons Edge!

Urban Wood Windchimes (12 - 5 PM)

Look for tents on N Main Street near WHSV

Make your own windchime using wood provided by Harrisonburg Public Works’ urban wood program. While supplies last.


Located on N Main Street near Jimmy Madison’s

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Explore More Discovery Museum

Free Play Day (10 AM - 5 PM)

Look for Explore More Discovery Museum
Explore More exhibits will also be open from 12 – 5 PM with FREE ADMISSION! No reservations are required; however the museum reserve the right to limit indoor capacity to ensure the safest experience.

Farm-to-City Day (12 - 4 PM)

Look for farm animals, combines, etc. in the parking lot area
Explore a real-life combine, ambulance, tractor, and farm animals

Outdoor Activities & Games (12 - 5 PM)

Find this area on Newman Ave near the Explore More mural
Including hula hoops, sidewalk chalk, and more

Jimmy Madison’s Parking Lot

Fun and Games with Massanutten Resort (12 - 5 PM)

Look for tents at the Jimmy Madison’s Parking Lot

It’s fun and games with Massanutten Resort! Enter to win a gift card and spot the Massanutten mascot!

Lantz Construction Play Zone (12 - 5 PM)

Look for tent on N Main Street in the Jimmy Madison’s parking lot across from Explore More
Dig your fingers into the sand and get building with the Lantz Construction Play Zone!

Bag Painting (12 - 5 PM)

Look for tents on N Main Street in the Jimmy Madison’s parking lot across from Explore More

Paint a bag to carry all of your Best.Weekend.Ever treasures! While supplies last.

Animal Crown Craft (12 - 5 PM)

Look for tents on N Main Street in the Jimmy Madison’s parking lot across from Explore More

Color a crown featuring your favorite barnyard animals. While supplies last.

Community Mural (12 - 5 PM)

Look for the mural next to the “You Belong in Harrisonburg” mural on the outside wall of Ruby’s/Clementime in the Jimmy Madison’s parking lot across from Explore More

Contribute to this year’s “Music Belongs in Harrisonburg” community mural!

Balloon Animals (1 - 3 PM)

Look for the balloon artist on N Main Street in the Jimmy Madison’s parking lot across from Explore More

Free Balloon Animals by Steven Elmore.

Make a Spinning Top with Snapology (12 - 5 PM)

Look for the booth in the KIDS Zone in the Jimmy Madison’s Parking Lot

Join Snapology of Harrisonburg to design, build, and customize your own LEGO® spinning top! Kids can explore the science of physics by testing their tops for the longest spin and learning what makes them stay balanced. Engage in exciting battles with friends and take your creation home for endless fun!


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Court Square

Healthy Zone presented by Sentara Health Plans

Located on Court Square
Meet Sentara Health Plans team for family-friendly games, A1C Checks and Blood Pressing Screening, and to learn all about free services Sentara offers and get your health plan started this summer. 

Free Face Painting

Look for the booth on Court Square

Enjoy free face painting – booth located on Court Square. Note – artist will be taking a 30-minute break at 3 PM.

Make a Catapult with Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline

Look for the booth on Court Square.

Make a popsicle stick catapult! This is a fun way to learn about physics and how simple items around your home and be turned into lever! 

Lawn Games & Picnic Zone

Look for the large games and picnic blankets on the lawn near the Court Square stage (south side of Court Square).

Relax, kick back and enjoy some local live music while playing games!

Liberty Street

Liberty Street Lawn Party down Liberty Street (12 - 6 PM)

Look for a variety of activities all down Liberty Street

It’s BEST.WEEKEND.EVER. & Liberty Street is celebrating with a LAWN PARTY in Downtown Harrisonburg on Saturday, June 15, 12 – 6 PM! Sip & Stroll your way down Liberty Street and discover pop-up vendors, live music, and lawn games, and more at participating businesses.
SIP & STROLL 12 – 6 PM
🥤 Grab a drink and walk downtown!
🥤 Must be 21+ to consume alcohol. Nonalcoholic options available.
GIVEAWAYSGrab a BINGO sheet at participating businesses and enter to win merch or gift cards from those downtown businesses!
🎟️ Earn stamps by following the prompts on the BINGO board.
🎟️ Five stamps in a row (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal) is a BINGO.
🎟️ Earn 1 entry into the giveaway for every activity you do. Earn 10 bonus entries for a BINGO.
🎟️ Turn in your card at a participating Liberty Street location for your chance to win a prize from participating businesses.
🦩 DART Resale & Trade
🦩 Mashita
🦩 Pale Fire Brewing
🦩 Sage Bird Ciderworks
🦩 Restless Moons Brewing
🦩 Magpie Diner
🦩 Aristocat Cafe
🦩 Liberty Street Tattoos
🦩 Blue Ridge Dog
🦩 The Frame Factory & Gallery
🦩 Bittersweet Bakery
🦩 Liberty Street Mercantile
🦩 Rootstock Wine Bar
🦩 Harrisonburg Farmers Market
🦩 Friendly City Safe Space
🦩Horizon Gifts
Family & Dog-Friendly Event. Presented by Glo Fiber.
Dogs Days of Summer at Pale Fire (12 - 6 PM)

Look for activities in the Pale Fire roundabout across from the Harrisonburg Farmer’s Market

It’s the Best.Weekend.Ever…FOR DOGS! Find plenty of activities for all ages around downtown, but there’s only one place where four-legged furry friends are the star of the show.


World Refugee Day at Turner Pavilion (3 - 6 PM)

At the Harrisonburg Farmer’s Market (Turner Pavilion)
This event will help focus community attention community attention on the contributions of refugees in the Shenandoah Valley, and there will be opportunities to support refugees. CWS Harrisonburg and Virginia’s Immigrant Voices will celebrate World Refugee Day with music, cultural activities, food, storytelling, henna, facepainting, kids activities, and more at Turner Pavilion Downtown during the Best.Weekend.Ever!

Other Areas

Silent Disco (1 - 5 PM)

Look for the action in front of Denton Park

Grab a headset and dance in the [Main] street, like you’re having the Best.Weekend.Ever. 
Headphones available on a first come first served basis. In partnership with Any Given Child.
Bach Festival Concert at Central Library (1 PM)

Led by the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival, come enjoy an instrument show & tell, hear classically-trained musicians perform live, and hear wonderful children’s literature read as well.

Tobini the Magician across Downtown Harrisonburg (1:30 - 4:30 PM)

Roaming event, particularly N Main Steet

Rosy Co. Photo Booth presented by Verizon


Take a photo to commemorate your time at our summer festival! Comes with a FREE print-out!

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Scavenger Hunt & Giveaways (12 - 6 PM)

Look for the tent in front of the Visitors Center on Main Street

Check out Visit Harrisonburg’s scavenger hunt kids along with giveaways



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Henna Tattoos (12 - 6 PM)

Located on Court Square

$3 Game Pass at Ruby's Arcade (12 - 4 PM)

Ruby’s Arcade

Special price – purchas a gamepass  for $3 to play all the games in the arcade (with the exception of Halo and photobooth.) Regular price is $7 from 4-Close.

Custom Glass Activity (12 - 4 PM)

Ruby’s Arcade

Customize your very own glass led by one of our amazing Ruby’s Arcade artists, Katie Cousins! Perfect for all ages, this is the perfect way to be creative and bring home a part of the arcade!  $10 to paint, $5 to sticker.

Painting will be for ages 10+ only and waterproof stickers for any age. This is for younger children’s safety. Limited glasses available. First come, first serve.

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