SCHEDULE

Saturday, September 4, 2021

 ALL DAY ACTIVITES

Category Time Activity

🎨

🗺️

All Day

Public Art Self-Guided Walking Tour

Downtown Harrisonburg (Brochures Available at Court Square Info Booth – Zone B1)

Grab a brochure or access the digital guide at downtownharrisonburg.org/artwalk for a self-guided tour of the public art in downtown Harrisonburg.

 

🎨

All Day

Winged Selfies

Horizons Gifts (Zone A)

Snap a selfie with the new wing mural installation outside of Horizons gifts. Make sure to use the hashtag #wingsathorizon with your photos!

🗺️

All Day

Roots Run Deep Self-Guided Walking Tour

Downtown Harrisonburg

The Shenandoah Valley Black Heritage Project has developed an African American history tour of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. This tour has 24 stops. It starts in what was the historic jail hill area where freeborn families owned and built homes in the early 1800s and ends back downtown at Harry Solomon’s Shoe Shine Parlor. A well-known musician, we will end our tour with music and the Arts. Along the way, you will learn where the churches, schools, businesses were, how much of it was destroyed during the 1960s, and what remains today. Download the Traipse App to explore the tour.

🗺️

All Day

Pollinator Self-Guided Tour

Downtown Harrisonburg

The City of Harrisonburg has redesigned its landscaping practices from traditional annual plants to a more progressive, native perennial pollinator-friendly selection. Take this self-guided tour to visit the pollinator gardens and landscaping areas and learn more about the importance of pollinator habits in urban environments. The tour is available online here.

🗺️

All Day

Traipse Tours

Downtown Harrisonburg

Download the Traipse app and discover something new in Harrisonburg. Choose from a selection of curated tours, or make a custom tour of your own, it’s all up to you! Download the Traipse App.

 

MORNING ACTIVITIES (8 AM – 12 PM)

Category Time Activity

🧸

8 AM – 1 PM

Harrisonburg Farmer’s Market Family Fun

Turner Pavilion (Zone B2)

Enjoy live music, fresh produce, face painting, and henna art all under Turner Pavilion.

🍴

9 AM – 3 PM

Magpie & Brothers Craft Brewing Beer & Bubbly Brunch

Magpie Diner (Zone A)

Join us for the best brunch in town–this time with a fun, Brothers beer-inspired twist! Enjoy breakfast beer pairings and your favorite brunch cocktails.

🧘

10 AM

Barre/ Pilates Class with The Grace

Elks Lodge Lawn (Zone B2)

Come for a community exercise class with The Grace outside at the Elks Lodge Lawn. Participants should bring their own mat.

🗺️

10 AM – 2 PM

Self-Guided Tours of Museum Of American Jewelry Design and Manufacturing

HUGO KOHL (ICE House – Zone B2)

Walk through a free self-guided tour of the recently reopened Museum Of American Jewelry Design and Manufacturing at Hugo Kohl.

🧸

10 AM – 5 PM

Free Play Day at Explore More

Explore More (Zone B2)

Enjoy free admission all day at this popular childrens museum sponsored by Park View Federal Credit Union. Capacity limits and mask requirements will be in place to follow posted COVID protocols and keep families safe.

 

🎨

🛍️

10 AM – 6 PM

IncARTnate

next to Elizabeth Street Parking garage (Zone B1)

Join Arts Incarnate for an Art Market with local artisan vendors, a food truck and live music!

🧸

🎨

10 AM – 6 PM

Fun for All at Rocktown Yarn

Rocktown Yarn (inside Agora Downtown Market) (Zone B2)

Whether you are young or just young at heart, Rocktown Yarn has something for crafters of all ages. Swing by for free kid’s crafts and a community yarn-bomb project. Plus stop by and say hello to store mascots, Lousia Ferncliff and Shannon Hill. two angora bunnies!

🛍️

10 AM – 6 PM

Free Samples and Deals at Ten Thousand Villages

Ten Thousand Villages (Zone B2)

12 – 2 PM Free samples of Fair-Trade Cinco Tucanes coffee and discounts all day on select merchandise!

🧸

11 AM – 12 PM

Co-Op Explorer’s Edible Science Class

Friendly City Food Co-Op Patio (Zone B1)

Join Kari for a new chapter of Co-op Explorer’s Learning for Kids.

This time she’ll be conducting science demonstrations and hands-on experiments which will introduce the basic principles of science by incorporating everyday foods and ingredients in a fun and imaginative way.

🗺️

11 AM – 1 PM

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX…with Matchbox!

202 N Liberty Street, Suite 101 (Zone A)

Matchbox Realty & Property Management will be hosting an Open House, at our downtown location. Stop by and learn about various Matchbox properties, PLUS you’ll have the opportunity to take a guided tour of our current project, the historic Kavanaugh Hotel Annex. The Kavanaugh Flats & Lofts will feature 1 and 2-bedroom units, as well as commercial space. Celebrate with us the history and revitalization of our vibrant downtown community!

🗺️

🎭

11 AM – 2 PM

Court Square Theater Tour & Live Reading

Court Square Theater (Zone B1)

Court Square Theater will be open for visitors during Best.Weekend.Ever.! Stop by to tour the facilities, grab some free popcorn and meet the new managing director, JP Gulla. Then from 1 – 2 PM, stop in for a live reading of the classic comedy Harvey, by Mary Chase. Presented by Valley Playhouse.

🎵

🍴

11 AM – 2 PM

Live Jazz During Golden Pony Brunch

Golden Pony (Zone B1)

Enjoy live music during your brunch at Golden Pony from jazz duo Mark Whetzel and Tom Harbeck.

🛍️

11:30 AM

Sidewalk Sale

Downtown Harrisonburg 

A variety of downtown merchants will be having special collections outside for purchase along with fun surprises like live models.

Participating retailers include:

🛠️

11:30 AM – 2 PM

Make Your Own Lip Scrub with withSimplicity

withSimplicity (Zone B2)

Join withSimplicity outside their storefront for a fun, “Make Your Own Lip Scrub” station that’s fun for all ages. They’ll provide the container and ingredients…you’ll provide the creativity.

 

Shir AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES (12 – 5 PM)

Category Time Activity

🧸

8 AM – 1 PM

Harrisonburg Farmer’s Market Family Fun

Turner Pavilion (Zone B2)

Enjoy live music, fresh produce, face painting, and henna art all under Turner Pavilion.

🍴

9 AM – 3 PM

Magpie & Brothers Craft Brewing Beer & Bubbly Brunch

Magpie Diner (Zone A)

Join us for the best brunch in town–this time with a fun, Brothers beer-inspired twist! Enjoy breakfast beer pairings and your favorite brunch cocktails.

🗺️

10 AM – 2 PM

Self-Guided Tours of Museum Of American Jewelry Design and Manufacturing

HUGO KOHL (ICE House – Zone B2)

Walk through a free self-guided tour of the recently reopened Museum Of American Jewelry Design and Manufacturing at Hugo Kohl.

🧸

10 AM – 5 PM

Free Play Day at Explore More

Explore More (Zone B2)

Enjoy free admission all day at this popular childrens museum sponsored by Park View Federal Credit Union. Capacity limits and mask requirements will be in place to follow posted COVID protocols and keep families safe.

 

🎨

🛍️

10 AM – 6 PM

IncARTnate

next to Elizabeth Street Parking garage (Zone B1)

Join Arts Incarnate for an Art Market with local artisan vendors, a food truck and live music!

🧸

🎨

10 AM – 6 PM

Fun for All at Rocktown Yarn

Rocktown Yarn (inside Agora Downtown Market) (Zone B2)

Whether you are young or just young at heart, Rocktown Yarn has something for crafters of all ages. Swing by for free kid’s crafts and a community yarn-bomb project. Plus stop by and say hello to store mascots, Lousia Ferncliff and Shannon Hill. two angora bunnies!

🛍️

10 AM – 6 PM

Free Samples and Deals at Ten Thousand Villages

Ten Thousand Villages (Zone B2)

12 – 2 PM Free samples of Fair-Trade Cinco Tucanes coffee and discounts all day on select merchandise!

🗺️

11 AM – 1 PM

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX…with Matchbox!

202 N Liberty Street, Suite 101 (Zone A)

Matchbox Realty & Property Management will be hosting an Open House, at our downtown location. Stop by and learn about various Matchbox properties, PLUS you’ll have the opportunity to take a guided tour of our current project, the historic Kavanaugh Hotel Annex. The Kavanaugh Flats & Lofts will feature 1 and 2-bedroom units, as well as commercial space. Celebrate with us the history and revitalization of our vibrant downtown community!

🗺️

🎭

11 AM – 2 PM

Court Square Theater Tour & Live Reading

Court Square Theater (Zone B1)

Court Square Theater will be open for visitors during Best.Weekend.Ever.! Stop by to tour the facilities, grab some free popcorn and meet the new managing director, JP Gulla. Then from 1 – 2 PM, stop in for a live reading of the classic comedy Harvey, by Mary Chase. Presented by Valley Playhouse.

🎵

🍴

11 AM – 2 PM

Live Jazz During Golden Pony Brunch

Golden Pony (Zone B1)

Enjoy live music during your brunch at Golden Pony from jazz duo Mark Whetzel and Tom Harbeck.

🛍️

11:30 AM

Sidewalk Sale

Downtown Harrisonburg

A variety of downtown merchants will be having special collections outside for purchase along with fun surprises like live models.

Participating retailers include:

🛠️

11:30 AM – 2 PM

Make Your Own Lip Scrub with withSimplicity

withSimplicity (Zone B2)

Join withSimplicity outside their storefront for a fun, “Make Your Own Lip Scrub” station that’s fun for all ages. They’ll provide the container and ingredients…you’ll provide the creativity.

🎨

12 – 3 PM

Chalk Art

Court Square (Zone B1)

Watch local artists Ben and Heidi Fraits create beautiful chalk art murals and join in on making your own! All ages encouraged. Chalk provided.

🗺️

🧸

12 – 4 PM

Get to Know Your Library

Massanutten Regional Library (Zone B2)

Curious about what the local library has to offer? Check out this booth for special tours, treats, and kids’ activities. Plus, you can sign up for a free library card.

🧸

12 – 4 PM

Postcard Craft at Virginia Quilt Museum

Virginia Quilt Museum (Zone B2)

Make fabric postcards in the style of quilt squares with the Virginia Quilt Museum. The event is mostly geared towards children, but everyone is welcome to participate. All supplies are provided.

 

🧸

🎨

12 – 5 PM

Best. Weekend. Ever. KID ZONE!!!

SBC/Jimmy Madison parking lot and in front of Explore More (Zone B2)

In Partnership with Explore More Discovery Museum and OASIS Fine Art & Craft. From face painting and sand art, to rockets and bubbles, there is plenty of fun to be had for kids of all ages at the B.W.E. KID ZONE! Children will enjoy a wide variety of arts and crafts, STEM activities, and an outdoor open play area with jump ropes, sidewalk chalk, and more! Activity fees may apply.

  • Face & Body Painting: We can do faces, arms, and legs!  PRICE: $3, 5, 7
  • Sand Art Necklaces: using the vials and sand provided, fill with colored sand!  The vials have a cord so that they can be worn as necklaces. FREE
  • Jewelry: work with Sarah to create your own copper disk pendant.  FREE
  • Bracelet Weaving: Come learn how to create your own wearable artwork. FREE
  • Collaborative Painting: Create your own paintbrush with unexpected materials and contribute to a collaborative piece of art that will be displayed in Harrisonburg FREE
  • Animal Portraits: Create your own animal portrait using recycled materials and crayons
  • Button Making: Create your own button!  First design your button on paper, using materials provided. Then Jackson will turn that into a button!  FREE
  • Play with Explore More: Activities include film canister rockets, kaleidoscope craft,  bubble station, and play area with hula hoops, jump ropes, and sidewalk chalk.

🧸

12 – 5 PM

Tobini the Magician!

Zone  B (roaming)

Magic! Tricks! Oooh! Ahhhhh!

🧸

12 – 5 PM

Balloon Twister

Turner Pavilion (Zone B2)

Get a funny balloon hat!

🛠️

🛍️

12 – 5 PM

Dye Your Own Silk Scarf

OASIS Fine Art 7 Craft (Zone B2)

Dye your own silk scarf using the shibori method. You can buy an already made silk Shibori scarf or you can make your own! Anyone can make a beautiful scarf with the colors of your choice, no experience is needed! Scarves’ prices range from $20 – $30 depending on size and they take about 5-7 minutes to make.

🎨

🛍️

12 – 5 PM

 

Glass bead making Demos with Dinah Mitchell Bailey

OASIS Fine Art & Craft (Zone B2)

Watch Dinah and Mark Bailey of Studio D Beads demonstrate making glass beads by melting glass with a torch. Items for sale as well.

 

🎨

12 – 5 PM

Collaborative Mosaics with Barbara Camph

OASIS Fine Art & Craft (Zone B2)

Come contribute to the town’s next public art! We will be using art glass off-cuts and tile adhesive…and we will have supplies to clean up, too!

🎨

🛍️

12 – 5 PM

Meet the Artist: Bahir al Badry’s Outside Studio & Deb Frasier

OASIS Fine Art & Craft (Zone B2)

Come watch Bahir paint, talk to him about his paintings and the stories behind those paintings. He will have items for sale, too. Deb Frasier will showcase her botanical pictures, new bracelets, coasters, and fabric art!

🧸

12 – 5 PM

Costumed Character Fun with Glen’s Fair Price!

Glen’s Fair Price (Zone B1)

Come take a photo with a special mascot friend on the hour from 12 – 5 PM! Plus the Salvation Army will be serving up hot dogs. Plus don’t miss out on 50% off almost everything in the store!

 

🧸

12 – 5 PM

Touch-a-Truck and Splash Pad!

Public Safety Building (Zone B1)

Visit with the Harrisonburg Fire and Police Departments for a “Touch-a-Truck” experience (fire engine and police vehicles for the community to see), as well as a splash pad in front of 101 N Main Street.

 

🎲

12 – 5 PM

GIANT GAMES

Court Square (Zone B1) and Bird District (Zone A)

Enjoy large versions of your favorite classic games including Connect Four and Checkers. Plus, plenty of lawn games to challenge your friends.

🎲

12 – 5 PM

Mercy House Cornhole Tournament

Liberty Gas Lot (Zone C)

Do you have what it takes to be cornhole champion?

ℹ️

🧸

🛍️

🍴

12 – 6 PM

Global Village Celebration

Side Lawn at Asbury United Methodist Church (Zone B2)

Stop by the Global Village “pop-up” for cultural displays and a small sampling of international food, artisan wares, and entertainment presented by the many international communities that call Harrisonburg home.

ℹ️

🧸

🎨

 12 – 6:30 PM

 Decorate T-Shirts with Massanutten Resort

Court Square (Zone B1)

Join your favorite local resort in this fun t-shirt decorating activity suitable for all ages? Interested in working at Massanutten? Speak to an HR representative at their booth!

ℹ️

🧸

🛍️

🗺️

🎲

12 – 8 PM

Informational Booths and Activities

Court Square (Zone B1)

Stop by for information about Best.Weekend.Ever. at the HDR info tent, located in front of Pendelton Bank. We will also be checking IDs for the Sip & Stroll – grab a wristband!

Learn more about the Welcoming Harrisonburg Council and enjoy trivia with prizes and other interactive activities.

Learn about the difference between minimum wage and a “Living” wage and win prizes and get some giveways.

Bridge of Hope Harrisonburg-Rockingham is working to end family homelessness in our community. As a Christian faith-based organization, their program model follows the guiding principle of Love Your Neighbor. Come and learn how you can be involved in this important community-based work.

Jon Henry General Store is bringing its eclectic vibes to the BWE. Expect to go home with local artisan products like Dog Treats & Soap or Whimsical Socks & a full stomach of nostalgic candy with a side of heirloom tomatoes.

Stop by the SVBHP booth to learn more about the organization, browse our books for sale, pick up a Roots Run Deep self-guided walking tour brochure. Take one of the scheduled guided tours for more in-depth African American local history ( Starting at 1 PM, 3 PM, and 5 PM at various locations).

Come meet Bill Helsley, our delegate candidate in the 26th District! Register to vote, take some campaign goodies, and play a few rounds of Kan Jam: a family-friendly game where two teams compete to get their frisbees into a can. First team to 21 wins! We can’t wait to see you there!

Have you heard about the Bio Blitz? The Bio Blitz is a month-long event where people take pictures of pollinators (bees, butterflies, bats, and hummingbirds) and pollinator plants using the iNaturalist app where a snapshot of the pollinators in Harrisonburg is created.  Why? To learn about pollinators in Harrisonburg.  Public Works will be hosting the Bio Blitz during the entire month of September and we need LOTS of community participants! Stop by their booth to learn more.

Plus, make sure to check out these other booths and activities:

  • Pink Ambition
  • Mist Tent
  • Cargill
  • Character Artist
  • Photo Booth
  • Water Refill Station

🎵

 12 – 6:30 PM

 Performances at Cross Keys Live Music Tent

Cross Keys Music Tent (Behind Shenandoah Bicycle Company) (Zone B2)

12:00 -1:30 PM – The Highlander String Band

1:45 – 3:15 PM – Jeremiah Prophet & Friends

3:30 – 5:00 PM – The Mutton Busters

5:15 – 6:30 PM – Bluegrass Jam

🧸

🛠️

12 – 7 PM

Outdoor Activities with Horizons Edge

Turner Pavilion Lawn (Zone B2)

  • 12 – 1 PM – Soccer 101 with Horizons Edge Sports Campus
  • 1 – 2 PM – Kid’s Soccer Open Play with Horizons Edge Sports Campus
  • 2 – 3 PM – Soccer Skills with Horizons Edge Sports Campus
  • 3 – 4 PM– Knot tying station with NROCKS Outdoor Adventures
  • 4 – 5 PM – Make a Bird Feeder and Learn Animal Tracking Identification with the Outdoor Learning Center at Horizons
  • 5 – 6 PM – Soccer 101 with Horizons Edge Sports Campus
  • 6 – 7 PM – Kid’s Soccer Open Play with Horizons Edge Sports Campus

🎵

12 – 8 PM

Live Music Along North Liberty Street

Liberty Street between Noll and Rock (Zone A)

12:00 – 2:00 PM – Cardinal Folk (One-Man Band)

3:00 – 5:00 PM – Todd Schlabach (Experimental Acoustic Blues, Folk, & Rock)

6:00 – 8:00 PM – The Strays ft. Ben Kunkle (Appalachian Rock)

🥤

12 – 8 PM

Sip & Stroll

Downtown Harrisonburg

Adults aged 21+ will be able to purchase a beer, wine, or cocktail at a participating establishment and enjoy it while strolling within three separate sections of downtown. Find a handy Sip & Stroll guide on the BWE Facebook Group.

🎵

12 – 8 PM

Live Music at the Library Amphitheater

Library Amphitheater (Zone B2)

12:00 – 1:00 PM Applachian Crabgrass Revival (Bluegrass Duo)

1:15 – 2:15 PM – Sam Suggs ( Accordion)

2:30 – 3:30 PM – Claudia (Viola)

3:45 – 5:45 PM – David Berry & Joshua Dove (Piano)

6:00 – 7:00 PM – Alex Lagoda (Ukrainian Folk)

7:15 PM – Autry Harper (Vocalist)

🎨

12 – 8 PM

Henna by SKS.ArtWorks

Court Square (Zone B1)

Become a canvas for beautiful artwork. SKS.ArtWorks will be doing henna at Court Square!

🎵

12 – 8:15 PM

Live Music at Court Square

Court Square (Zone B1)

12:00 – 1:00 PM – Ben Schalbach

1:15 – 2:15 PM – Jesse Payne (acoustic covers, mashups and originals)

2:30 – 3:30 PM – Mallory McKendry and Her One Mal Band

4:45-5:45 – Keynote Illidge

6:00 – 7:00 PM – Troutmouth

7:15 PM – Clymer and Kurtz

🎵

🎨

1 – 5 PM

Harrisonburg Homes Team Open House

83 S. Main Street (Zone B1)

Stop by to enjoy live flute music (1 – 2 PM), light refreshments, and a chance to see Justin Poole’s art exhibit entitled “Around the World and Back Again,” a travel-inspired art show. Plus, check out the “historic graffiti” discovered in this office during renovations from the 1890s!

🧸

2 – 4 PM

Stilt Walkers

Court Square and Main Street (Zone B)

Spot the stilt walkers in downtown Harrisonburg, only during Best.Weekend.Ever.!

🎨

2 – 4 PM

Community Sculpture Painting Day

Language of Love Sculpture (Zone B2)

Community members are invited to put the last touches on the Language of Love Art Installation behind the Smith House.

🎵

2 – 4 PM

Juniper Tree

Sculpture Grounds (Behind the Arts Council of the Valley Building) (Zone B2)

Listen to this valley-inspired indie folk band.

🎵

2 – 6 PM

Live Music at Pale Fire

Pale Fire (Zone B2)

Enjoy live music from solo singer/guitarist Derrick Eppard, and at 5PM Jake Gerl on guitar.

🧸

3  – 4 PM

Co-Op Explorer’s Edible Science Class

Friendly City Food Co-Op Patio (Zone B1)

Join Kari for a new chapter of Co-op Explorer’s Learning for Kids.

This time she’ll be conducting science demonstrations and hands-on experiments which will introduce the basic principles of science by incorporating everyday foods and ingredients in a fun and imaginative way.

🎵

3 – 6 PM

Live Music at Restless Moons Brewing

Restless Moons Brewing (Zone A)

Listen to live music from Cousin Jimmy’s String Band at Restless Moons!

🛠️

3 – 6 PM

Create Your Own Mini Pin at Dart Resale and Trade

Dart Resale and Trade (Zone B)

Make your own mini pin-pack button from 3 – 6 PM in the lot outside of Dart Resale and Trade. All Materials will be provided.

🎵

 3 – 5 PM

 Live Music at Denton Park

Denton Park (Zone B2)

Enjoy cello music in Denton Park/

🎵

🎲

🍴

3 – 8 PM

Magpie & Brothers Craft Brewing Beer Garden

Magpie Diner (Zone A)

Enjoy drinks from one of two bars while you wait for your brunch table (brunch service ends at 3 PM). Play some lawn games, listen to music, pick up some Proud & True for the tailgate! Starting at 3 PM, we’ll add beer snacks to the mix for a fun beer garden vibe into the evening.

• 3 – 5 PM Todd Schlabach–experimental acoustic blues, folk, and rock
• 6 – 8 PM The Strays ft. Ben Kunkle–appalachian rock

🎵

3 – 8 PM

Mardi Gras at Jacktown

Jack Brown’s & Billy Jack’s (Zone B1)

Stop by Jack Brown’s and Billy Jack’s for mardi gras themed fun including drinks, a DJ, and high-top tables for you to take a breath and chill.

🎵

3:30 – 5 PM

Macrock Fundraiser at Three Notch’d

Three Notch’d (Zone C)

Enjoy live music and beer at this fundraiser supporting the upcoming Macrock Festival.

3:00 PM – Ebony Nicole

3:30 PM – DJ

3:45 PM – Cardinal Folk

4:15 PM – DJ

4:30 PM – Siera Lambert

4:50 – DJ

5:00 – Soap Opera

5:15 PM – DJ

5:30 PM – Lai

 

 

🎵

4 – 6 PM

Live Music at the Frame Factory Lot

Frame Factory (Zone A)

Bring your Sip & Stroll drink and chill with 2/3 of Price Bellerose and special guest Clayton Ware.

💃

4 – 7 PM

TRYST Movement Workshop

Court Square (Zone B1)

Outdoor site-responsive, collective dance: devised choreography and performance, somatic meditation, embodied collective music making, and authentic movement in urban places.

 

 

 EVENING ACTIVITIES (AFTER 5 PM)

Category Time Activity

🎨

🛍️

10 AM – 6 PM

IncARTnate

next to Elizabeth Street Parking garage (Zone B1)

Join Arts Incarnate for an Art Market with local artisan vendors, a food truck and live music!

🧸

🎨

10 AM – 6 PM

Fun for All at Rocktown Yarn

Rocktown Yarn (inside Agora Downtown Market) (Zone B2)

Whether you are young or just young at heart, Rocktown Yarn has something for crafters of all ages. Swing by for free kid’s crafts and a community yarn-bomb project. Plus stop by and say hello to store mascots, Lousia Ferncliff and Shannon Hill. two angora bunnies!

🛍️

10 AM – 6 PM

Free Samples and Deals at Ten Thousand Villages

Ten Thousand Villages (Zone B2)

12 – 2 PM Free samples of Fair-Trade Cinco Tucanes coffee and discounts all day on select merchandise!

ℹ️

🧸

🛍️

🍴

12 – 6 PM

Global Village Celebration

Side Lawn at Asbury United Methodist Church (Zone B2)

Stop by the Global Village “pop-up” for cultural displays and a small sampling of international food, artisan wares, and entertainment presented by the many international communities that call Harrisonburg home.

ℹ️

🧸

🛍️

🗺️

🎲

12 – 8 PM

Informational Booths and Activities

Court Square (Zone B1)

Stop by for information about Best.Weekend.Ever. at the HDR info tent, located in front of Pendelton Bank. We will also be checking IDs for the Sip & Stroll – grab a wristband!

Learn more about the Welcoming Harrisonburg Council and enjoy trivia with prizes and other interactive activities.

Learn about the difference between minimum wage and a “Living” wage and win prizes and get some giveways.

Bridge of Hope Harrisonburg-Rockingham is working to end family homelessness in our community. As a Christian faith-based organization, their program model follows the guiding principle of Love Your Neighbor. Come and learn how you can be involved in this important community-based work.

Jon Henry General Store is bringing its eclectic vibes to the BWE. Expect to go home with local artisan products like Dog Treats & Soap or Whimsical Socks & a full stomach of nostalgic candy with a side of heirloom tomatoes.

Stop by the SVBHP booth to learn more about the organization, browse our books for sale, pick up a Roots Run Deep self-guided walking tour brochure. Take one of the scheduled guided tours for more in-depth African American local history ( Starting at 1 PM, 3 PM, and 5 PM at various locations).

Come meet Bill Helsley, our delegate candidate in the 26th District! Register to vote, take some campaign goodies, and play a few rounds of Kan Jam: a family-friendly game where two teams compete to get their frisbees into a can. First team to 21 wins! We can’t wait to see you there!

Have you heard about the Bio Blitz? The Bio Blitz is a month-long event where people take pictures of pollinators (bees, butterflies, bats, and hummingbirds) and pollinator plants using the iNaturalist app where a snapshot of the pollinators in Harrisonburg is created.  Why? To learn about pollinators in Harrisonburg.  Public Works will be hosting the Bio Blitz during the entire month of September and we need LOTS of community participants! Stop by their booth to learn more.

Plus, make sure to check out these other booths and activities:

  • Pink Ambition
  • Mist Tent
  • Cargill
  • Character Artist
  • Photo Booth
  • Water Refill Station

ℹ️

🧸

🎨

12 – 6:30 PM

 Decorate T-Shirts with Massanutten Resort

Court Square (Zone B1)

Join your favorite local resort in this fun t-shirt decorating activity suitable for all ages? Interested in working at Massanutten? Speak to an HR representative at their booth!

 

🎵

 12 – 6:30 PM

 Performances at Cross Keys Live Music Tent

Cross Keys Music Tent (Behind Shenandoah Bicycle Company) (Zone B2)

12:00 -1:30 PM – The Highlander String Band

1:45 – 3:15 PM – Jeremiah Prophet & Friends

3:30 – 5:00 PM – The Mutton Busters

5:15 – 6:30 PM – Bluegrass Jam

🧸

🛠️

12 – 7 PM

Outdoor Activities with Horizons Edge

Turner Pavilion Lawn (Zone B2)

  • 12 – 1 PM – Soccer 101 with Horizons Edge Sports Campus
  • 1 – 2 PM – Kid’s Soccer Open Play with Horizons Edge Sports Campus
  • 2 – 3 PM – Soccer Skills with Horizons Edge Sports Campus
  • 3 – 4 PM– Knot tying station with NROCKS Outdoor Adventures
  • 4 – 5 PM – Make a Bird Feeder and Learn Animal Tracking Identification with the Outdoor Learning Center at Horizons
  • 5 – 6 PM – Soccer 101 with Horizons Edge Sports Campus
  • 6 – 7 PM – Kid’s Soccer Open Play with Horizons Edge Sports Campus

🎵

12 – 8 PM

Live Music Along North Liberty Street

Liberty Street between Noll and Rock (Zone A)

12:00 – 2:00 PM – Cardinal Folk (One-Man Band)

3:00 – 5:00 PM – Todd Schlabach (Experimental Acoustic Blues, Folk, & Rock)

6:00 – 8:00 PM – The Strays ft. Ben Kunkle (Appalachian Rock)

🥤

12 – 8 PM

Sip & Stroll

Downtown Harrisonburg

Adults aged 21+ will be able to purchase a beer, wine, or cocktail at a participating establishment and enjoy it while strolling within three separate sections of downtown. Find a handy Sip & Stroll guide on the BWE Facebook Group.

🎵

12 – 8 PM

Live Music at the Library Amphitheater

Library Amphitheater (Zone B2)

12:00 – 1:00 PM Applachian Crabgrass Revival (Bluegrass Duo)

1:15 – 2:15 PM – Sam Suggs ( Accordion)

2:30 – 3:30 PM – Claudia (Viola)

3:45 – 5:45 PM – David Berry & Joshua Dove (Piano)

6:00 – 7:00 PM – Alex Lagoda (Ukrainian Folk)

7:15 PM – Autry Harper (Vocalist)

🎨

12 – 8 PM

Henna by SKS.ArtWorks

Court Square (Zone B1)

Become a canvas for beautiful artwork. SKS.ArtWorks will be doing henna at Court Square!

🎵

12 – 8:15 PM

Live Music at Court Square

Court Square (Zone B1)

12:00 – 1:00 PM – Ben Schalbach

1:15 – 2:15 PM – Jesse Payne (acoustic covers, mashups and originals)

2:30 – 3:30 PM – Mallory McKendry and Her One Mal Band

4:45-5:45 – Keynote Illidge

6:00 – 7:00 PM – Troutmouth

7:15 PM – Clymer and Kurtz

🎵

3 – 6 PM

Live Music at Restless Moons Brewing

Restless Moons Brewing (Zone A)

Listen to live music from Cousin Jimmy’s String Band at Restless Moons!

🛠️

3 – 6 PM

Create Your Own Mini Pin at Dart Resale and Trade

Dart Resale and Trade (Zone B2)

Make your own mini pin-pack button from 3 – 6 PM in the lot outside of Dart Resale and Trade. All Materials will be provided.

🎵

 3 – 5 PM

 Live Music at Denton Park

Denton Park (Zone B2)

Enjoy cello music in Denton Park.

🎵

🎲

🍴

3 – 8 PM

Magpie & Brothers Craft Brewing Beer Garden

Magpie Diner (Zone A)

Enjoy drinks from one of two bars while you wait for your brunch table (brunch service ends at 3 PM). Play some lawn games, listen to music, pick up some Proud & True for the tailgate! Starting at 3 PM, we’ll add beer snacks to the mix for a fun beer garden vibe into the evening.

• 3 – 5 PM Todd Schlabach–experimental acoustic blues, folk, and rock
• 6 – 8 PM The Strays ft. Ben Kunkle–appalachian rock

🎵

3 – 8 PM

Mardi Gras at Jacktown

Jack Brown’s & Billy Jack’s (Zone B1)

Stop by Jack Brown’s and Billy Jack’s for mardi gras themed fun including drinks, a DJ, and high-top tables for you to take a breath and chill.

🎵

3:30 – 5:30 PM

Macrock Fundraiser at Three Notch’d

Three Notch’d (Zone C)

Enjoy live music and beer at this fundraiser supporting the upcoming Macrock Festival.

3:00 PM – Ebony Nicole

3:30 PM – DJ

3:45 PM – Cardinal Folk

4:15 PM – DJ

4:30 PM – Siera Lambert

4:50 – DJ

5:00 – Soap Opera

5:15 PM – DJ

5:30 PM – Lai

 

🎵

4 – 6 PM

Live Music at the Frame Factory Lot

Frame Factory (Zone A)

Bring your Sip & Stroll drink and chill with 2/3 of Price Bellerose and special guest Clayton Ware.

💃

4 – 7 PM

TRYST Movement Workshop

Court Square (Zone B1)

Outdoor site-responsive, collective dance: devised choreography and performance, somatic meditation, embodied collective music making, and authentic movement in urban places.

🎵

5 – 8 PM

Women Artist Showcase at Brother’s Craft Brewing

Brother’s Craft Brewing (off map)

Join us for some amazing music at our Women Artist Showcase!
Host Ebony Nicole has two days of music lined up from talented women musicians from around the area including Ebony Nicole , Jessica Del-Vecchio, Spectator Bird, Valerie Bess of Juniper Tree, and Margo-X.

🎵

6 – 8 PM

Live Music at Pale Fire

Pale Fire Brewing (Zone B1)

Listen to Walkie Talkie at 6 PM and the afterward, DJ Mr. Fraysh at 7 PM.

💃

6 – 10 PM

Dancing Under the Pavilion

Turner Pavilion (Zone B2)

Get your dancing shoes ready! Friendly City Dance Room is having open dance lessons and live music under at Turner Pavilion. No previous dance experience necessary.

🧸

6 PM

Piñata fun at El Paisano Bakery

El Paisano Bakery (Zone B1)

Piñatas and a special taco food truck!

 

🎵

6 PM

Live Music at Dart Resale and Trade

Dart Resale and Trade (Zone B2)

Enjoy the evening with live music at this indoor/outdoor show at Dart Resale and Trade. 6 PM jam to Uncle Bengine and 7 PM enjoy the band, Cahoots.

🎵

8 PM

Tall Tall Trees Live at Clementine – $10/ticket

Clementine (Zone B1)

Tall Tall Trees is the pseudonym of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mike Savino. Moving to New York in the early aughts with aspirations of being a bassist in the city’s vibrant jazz and experimental music scene, Savino soon switched his focus to banjo and writing songs, resulting in the eponymous 2009 debut, Tall Tall Trees. In the decade since, Savino has toured non-stop, pioneering a world of psychedelic electric banjo music, captivating audiences with his loop-based one man shows, as well as alongside frequent collaborator, Kishi Bashi.

🎵

8 – 10 PM

Live Music at Sage Bird Ciderworks

Sage Bird Ciderworks (Zone A)

Live Music and cider! Listen to Bodydrama from 8 – 10 PM with a break for fireworks.

🎆

8:30  PM

Fireworks

Downtown Harrisonburg

Enjoy a festive light show, courtesy of the City of Harrisonburg, HEC, InterChange Group, and Glofiber.