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2024 Valentine’s Day Roundup

February 8, 2024 by Annette Williams

With Valentine's Day sneaking up on us, it is important to place your plans in your calendars! From restaurants to flower shops, there is something for everyone this season and with this guide to the holiday's hottest, you will not be missing out on all that downtown has to offer. So grab your loved one, friend, or furry family member and head on out to take a seasonal taste of all things downtown! more

A Look Inside the Black Legacy Project

September 29, 2023 by Haley Thomas

The Black Legacy Project has reached thousands of people in more than 400 communities globally by connecting people of all backgrounds and advocating for equity. You too can witness the work of the Black Legacy Project at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, on the Arts Incarnate stage at the Church of the Incarnation.  more

Compliments to the Chefs: Taste of Downtown 2023 Recap

April 24, 2023 by Annette Williams

This Taste of Downtown Recap highlights some faces around Downtown Harrisonburg with a personal flare! We are so thankful for the participants, whether they are businesses downtown, people of Harrisonburg, sponsors, or anyone who contributed to this fantastic month of community! more

APRIL FOOLS: Downtown Harrisonburg Becoming “The Dog-Friendly City”

April 1, 2023 by Emily Winter

Get ready for a new movement to build Downtown Harrisonburg as a destination where dog-friendly businesses thrive and pets enjoy memorable experiences! On this twentieth anniversary year, we are delighted to announce a new focus for the future of Downtown Harrisonburg: developing programs and events that are dog-forward as well as welcoming new dog-focused businesses to the Downtown Harrisonburg community. We look forward to working on this new focus to make Harrisonburg known nationally as "The Dog-Friendly City." more

Black Sheep Coffee Moving to East Market Street this Summer

March 21, 2023 by Guest

People who visit Downtown Harrisonburg know that coffee shops are a large part of our downtown community’s scene. We are excited to share that one of our neighborhood staples, Black Sheep Coffee, will be moving from its original home in the ICE House on Liberty Street to a different location on East Market Street this summer. more

Meet Me in Downtown Harrisonburg: Valentine’s Day 2023 Roundup

February 8, 2023 by Annette Williams

Looking for fun ways to celebrate Valentine's Day in the Friendly City? Look no further than this year's Valentine's round-up featuring gift ideas, local restaurant specials, sales, and events happening all weekend long! Don't miss out on planning the perfect date night or celebrating your galentine's and loved ones! more

Vote for Downtown Harrisonburg: Best of Virginia Voting Guide

January 25, 2023 by Emily Winter

Voting is now open for Virginia Living's Best of 2023. It's no surprise to locals that several Downtown Harrisonburg businesses and attractions have made the nomination list, but we need your help in order to help these nominees place at the top. more

Looking Back at 2022: Reflecting on Downtown Harrisonburg’s Milestones at Celebration & Reception

January 3, 2023 by Andrea Dono

It’s been a few years since we had a chance to celebrate downtown milestones and the amazing partners and businesses who make our downtown the vibrant place we love so much. Join us as we recap our 2022 Celebration and Donor Reception event and take a look back at all that we have accomplished together in Downtown Harrisonburg. more

Spirit of S Main: How a Local Real Estate Agency Is Giving Back This Thanksgiving

November 18, 2022 by Morgan Rhudy

Nest has teamed up with VA Momentum alongside numerous local sponsors for Rocktown Turkey Trot 2022. The festive fun run is happening this Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, but kicks off with an exciting packet pickup experience at Brother’s Craft Brewing the day before.  more

Furious Flower at The Golden Pony: Bringing Black Poetry to Downtown Harrisonburg

September 26, 2022 by Guest

Furious Flower Poetry Center at James Madison University is excited to announce its first event of the semester, Malika Booker: Open Mic & Poetry Reading on September 29, 2022 at The Golden Pony in Downtown Harrisonburg. more