Downtown Directory / Events

Beyond Restaurant & Lounge

This swanky restaurant brings Asian Fusion flavors to downtown. In addition to tapas, salads, and entrees, Beyond's Sushi Chef Praserth Saesow serves up more than 17 different types of sushi rolls. You can dine inside or opt for the patio on beautiful, warm days. more

Clementine & Ruby’s Lounge

Owner Clay Clark's vision for this restaurant was an innovative space that focused not only on food, but also music and art. This concept is infused into every part of the business, from the changing menus and art-lined walls to the band line-up. Clementine always tops the list of great places to see music in town. With two stages for live music performances - upstairs or downstairs at Ruby's Lounge - they bring in local bands and bigger names on a regular basis. more

Court Square Theater

This 250-seat theater once operated as the Rockingham Motor Co., one of the premier car dealers in downtown from the 1920s to the 1970s. Today, you can enjoy first-run films, plays, and other live performances. more

Downtown Wine & Gourmet

With nearly 300 different beers and over 500 different wines in stock (from as close as Bridgewater, VA to as far as New Zealand) you’re sure to find something to suit your personal tastes at Downtown Wine & Gourmet. They also carry beer and winemaking supplies, locally made chocolates, locally roasted coffee and a selection of gourmet foods from around the world. more

Heritage Bakery & Cafe

Owned and operated by mother daughter duo, Heritage Bakery & Café is truly a passion project. They run an intimate café with a 200-square foot kitchen filled with local art and a collection of coffee mugs and plates in mismatched vintage patterns. There is a small outdoor seating area surrounded by gardens that make the café feel as if it’s tucked away in the French countryside.  more

Ice House Studios

Ice House Studios is the home of The Center Yoga and Breathe Pilates and Fitness. They are located downtown at 217 South Liberty Street Suite 201 across from the Farmer's Market. They are home to several talented health and wellness practitioners, a gallery space, an event space, and the hub of many community happenings. more

Jimmy Madison’s Southern Kitchen & Whiskey Bar

Prepare yourself for a special blend of soulful music, modern southern cuisine, and premium whiskeys at Jimmy Madison's. Chef Isaac's use of fresh ingredients to create menu items such as fried green tomatoes, a selection of southern burgers, baby back ribs, jambalaya, and more will make you feel like you just landed in The Big Easy. more

Larkin Arts

Owned by local couple, Valerie and Scott, Larkin Arts is a community-minded art center, committed to promoting and supporting artists and enthusiasts of all ages and levels by providing quality art products, education, exhibits, and working studio space. Larkin Arts offers 4 main components: a supply store, school, galleries, and studios. more

OASIS Fine Art & Craft

OASIS Fine Art and Craft is a cooperative of talented local artists. Our vibrant, newly renovated gallery features work in many media, styles and price ranges. We offer original art and fine crafts, an opportunity to meet the artists, and programs that enhance the local art scene. To check out our schedule of events, please go to oasisfineartandcraft.org, or visit our Facebook page @oasisfineartandcraft. more

Smith House Galleries

The Darrin-McHone Arts Gallery and Rhapsody Room are located in the historic Smith House in downtown Harrisonburg. Since 2009, the Arts Council has presented over 65 month-long exhibitions in these gallery spaces. Exhibition openings take place on the first Friday of the month in conjunction with First Fridays Downtown Harrisonburg program. more