Downtown Directory / Events

Artful Dodger Coffeehouse and Cocktail Lounge

Since 1992, the Artful Dodger has been serving downtown Harrisonburg a unique experience they'll never forget. The Dodger serves everything from breakfast (all day!), lunch, dinner, coffee, and cocktails, as they're up "From Wake Up Call to Last Call." Events like Jazz & $3 Tuesday through Salsa Night every Friday, the Dodger is always waiting for you to stop in. more

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

Darrin-McHone Art Gallery

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

Heritage Bakery & Cafe makes everything in their cozy 200 square foot kitchen, from an ever-changing daily selection of freshly baked goods, breakfast and lunch items, and a variety of special orders for all occasions such as “design it yourself” cakes, italian macarons, cheesecakes, etc. For lunch, they offer seasonal salads, sandwiches, and soups, featuring a kid's menu as well. 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