EVENT SCHEDULE

Saturday, June 18, 2022 | 1 – 7:30 PM

MUST-SEE ACTIVITIES

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
KIDS ZONE

1 – 5 PM

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

1 – 5 PM

Balloon Animals and Arts & Crafts
KIDS ZONE

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

 

WORKSHOPS WITH PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED

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.

MORE ACTIVITIES ON SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2022

Harrisonburg Farmer's Market (8 AM - 1 PM)

Turner Pavilion

Enjoy tunes from Corrie Green & the String Geeks from 10 AM to noon while you shop fresh and local summer produce, farm products, BBQ, crepes, and artisanal products.

Cat Café (9 AM – 6 PM)

Cat’s Cradle

$20 donation towards Cat’s Cradle’s spay/neuter and medical programs will get you 15 min in a cat room with coffee and snacks. Merchandise is also available.

Free Admission & Crafts (10 AM – 4 PM)

Virginia Quilt Museum

Enjoy free admission, create your own non-sewing quilt square, work on the community crazy quilt, or grab a coloring page.

Free Admission day at Explore More (10 AM – 5 PM)

Explore More

As if Best.Weekend.Ever couldn’t get any *better*, now Explore More Discovery Museum will be open all day on Saturday, June 18 with FREE ADMISSION for all! Take a break from the hot sun and join us inside Explore More to play and explore through our wonderful, hands-on exhibits. Your free admission is provided by our good friends at Park View Federal Credit Union.

Up with Upcycling at Friendly City Food Co-Op (11 AM – 12 PM)

Friendly City Food Co-Op

Lids cannot be recycled, so they are perfect for upcycling. The Friendly City Food Co-Op will be making art with an assortment of lids. There will also be a creative challenge posed and anyone who comes up with a solution will receive a prize!

Art Market (11 AM - 4 PM)

Arts Incarnate

Check out local artisans at this pop-up art market!

Vendor Market and Music at Dart (12 – 7:15 PM)

Dart Resale and Trade

Vendors from 12 – 5 PM:

Reclothe VA – Great selection of pre-loved and vintage clothing and accessories
Turn & Twist – Embroidered pockets and embellished tees
Eirotropot – Original screen printed work
Paper Snacks Studio is offering a visible mending pop-up. Hooray for extending the life of clothing! Collect and bring 1-2 clothing items with small stains, rips, or other mendable defects. Select and purchase a design from Candace’s mending flash sheet and she’ll alter your clothing on the spot.

Live Music from Walkie Talkie 6:30 – 7:15 PM.

Best.Weekend.Ever. at Court Square Theater (12 – 9:30 PM)

12 PM – Rocktown Improv (Suggested $5 donation)

1:30 PM – Charlie Chaplin Movies (Suggested $5 donation)

3 PM – Pride Film Festival: “Hedwig & The Angry Inch” (Ticket required)

7:30 PM – The Stephanie Nakasian Band (Ticket required)

Book Notes Kids’ Concert and Story Time (1 – 2:30 PM)

Massanutten Regional Library

Come enjoy an instrument show & tell, hear classically-trained musicians from the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival perform live, and meet JMU’s Furious Flower Poetry Center founder Dr. Joanne Gabbin, as she reads her children’s book “I Bet She Called Me Sugar Plum.” Free for children of all ages and their caregivers.

Free Make Your Own Lip Scrub (1 – 3:30 PM)

East Market Street

Join us outside withSimplicity’s NEW location on East Market Street for a fun, “Make Your Own Lip Scrub” station that’s fun for all ages. They’ll provide the container and ingredients…you provide the creativity.

Farm to City Pop-Up (1 - 4 PM)

KIDS Zone

Meet a real-life cow and other farmyard friends! Pose with a tractor and combine! Get your hands dirty with soil and roll around in corn kernels at this fun zone provided by Explore More!

Community Mural Painting (1 - 5 PM)

Jimmy Madison’s Parking Lot (near KIDS ZONE)

Add your unique thumbprint to a community pointillism-style mural featuring the surrounding mountains.

Balloon Animals and Arts & Crafts (1 - 6 PM)

KIDS Zone

Featuring Face painting, DIY Slime, Tote Bag Painting, Sand Art, Balloon Twister, and Art with Mrs. Jaynie!

Yard Games and Health screening (1 - 7:30 PM)

Sentara Healthy Zone

Get health screenings and enjoy some sports activities on Court Square!

Sidewalk Sale & Promotions (1 - 7:30 PM)

Downtown Harrisonburg

Don’t forget to stop in our wide variety of locally-owned and independent downtown retailers as you adventure across our 40-block event footprint. Many shops are offering special promotions, sidewalk sales, and more fun!

Caricature Artist (1 – 3:30 PM)

Court Square

Sit for a free caricature portrait on Court Square!

Pop-Up Pride Celebration (1 - 7:30 PM)

Liberty Park

Featuring activities led by the Friendly City Safe Space!

Airbrushed Tattoos (1-4 PM)

Liberty Park

Get photo booth ready with FREE colorful airbrush tattoos from Air Illusions!

Sip & Stroll (1 - 7:30 PM)

Downtown Harrisonburg

Adults aged 21+ can purchase a beer, wine or cocktail at a participating brewery, cidery, or restaurant and enjoy it while strolling within the downtown event footprint with the purchase of a wristband.

Tarot Cards, Herbal Tea & Live Music

Horizons Gifts

Horizon Gifts will have 10 outside vendors in their parking lot along with live music from Trouthmouth and Rebecca Porter, Tarot Card reading, and Herbal Tea Tasting inside.

Balloon Arch Selfie Station (1-7:30 PM)

Liberty Park

Don’t miss this colorful photo-op sponsored by Matchbox Realty!

Splash Pad & Touch-a-Truck (1 - 7:30 PM)

Public Safety Building

Cool down with sprinklers and more at the Harrisonburg Fire Department’s Splash Pad. Budding firefighters can also explore a real firetruck!

Live Music (1 - 7:30 PM)

Downtown Harrisonburg

Grab a Sip & Stroll drink and discover some great local music on our various stages! Visit our live music page for details.

Skateboard Demos & Tracks (1-7:30 PM)

Wonder Skate Shop

Shred it up with Wonder Skate shop as they bring out their ramp and demo skateboarding stunts outside the shop.

Photos with Snoopy (1-7:30 PM)

TJ Dermagraphics

Take a photo with your favorite Peanut character and some of his friends outside of TJ Dermagraphics and the old Jess’s with $3 donation. Proceeds from this activity will help support the service dogs, as well as nonprofits Love Thy Neighbor and the Jaws Foundation.

Latin’s Flavor Photo Op (1 – 7:30 M)

Latin’s Flavor

Take a cute pic at the Latn’s Flavor photo booth! Don’t forget to grab a $1.50 chicken and cheese empanada or $3 daiquiri while you’re there!

Lawn Games (1 – 7:30 PM)

Court Square

Play some of your favorites including giant Connect Four, Spyder Pong and basketball!

Tie Dyed Socks (1 PM)

Matchbox Parking Lot

Show off your colors at this tye-dye station in the Matchbox Realty parking lot!

Salsa Lessons (1:30 – 2:30 PM)

Behind Turner Pavilion

Learn some salsa moves and practice your new skills behind the Turner Pavilion.

Pink Ambition Pole Fitness Demos (2 – 4 PM)

Court Square

Pink Ambition will have a pole set up on Court Square and will demonstrate tricks of all levels. For those that want to give it a try, they will be teaching a beginner trick to give a taste of what pole is all about and also be holding a raffle for a chance to win a private lesson!

Tobini Roaming Magician (1 – 7:30 PM)

Court Square & Main Street

Presto! Make sure you find the mysterious Tobini, our Best.Weekend.Ever. roaming magician around Court Square and Main Street.

Grip Strength Challenge (1 – 7:30 PM)

Public Safety Building

Try your hand and grip strength challenges and learn about upcoming competitons. Kids, tweens, and teens welcome!

Terra Overland (1 – 7:30 PM)

Matchbox Parking Lot

Free skottle-cooked popcorn and photo op with the Terra Overland jeeps!

Henna Tattoos (1 – 7:30 PM)

Court Square

Get yourself painted with henna tattoos on the Court Square lawn by SKS Artworks.

The Rosy Co. Photo Booth

Court Square

Snap a picture to remember your Best.Weekend.Ever.!

Dog Days of Summer (1 - 8 PM)

Pale Fire Roundabout

It’s the Best.Weekend.Ever…FOR DOGS! Four-legged furry friends are the star of the show with treats, “doggie” pools, activities, merch, and a photo booth. Vendors include Anicira, Blue Ridge Dog, Scotty’s Italian Ice, and Hops Kitchen.

Plein Air Painting Workshop (3 - 5 PM & 5:30 - 7:30 PM)

Court Square

Are you eager to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather this spring and summer? Interested in learning some new art skills while enjoying the downtown scenery and the company of a few other adventurous students? Beginner through Advanced-level artists are welcome to a fun outdoor art experience! 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. Sessions will take place on Court Square (downtown Harrisonburg). Sessions are 2 hours long and will include group and individual instruction and all necessary supplies.

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

Turner Pavilion

Family fun is sure to be had at Church World Services’ World Refugee Day celebration at Turner Pavilion. A celebration for refugees and immigrants, shining a spotlight on the many accomplishments and stories that make this community strong and diverse. Enjoy music, cultural activities, recognition ceremony, kids activities, food, and fun.

Live Music: The Backroad Hitchhikers (4:30 – 10 PM)

Restless Moons

Live music in the parking lot with The Backroad Hitchhikers from 4:30 – 7:30 PM, followed by an indoor show from 8 – 10 PM.

Best.Weekend.Ever. After Party (8 PM – 12 AM)

Sage Bird Ciderworks

HarriSYNTHburg Volume IV, synth music showcase with BODY DRAMA, LEMONSQUARE, ONOKIO, PANDASTAR, JAGUARDINI, and NOAH SEE