Downtown Directory / Things To Do

150 Franklin Street Gallery

Established in 1995, the 150 Franklin Street Gallery is the first multicultural fine arts gallery in Harrisonburg. It features original work by outstanding local and national artists, in a variety of mediums: oils; acrylics; handmade paper; bronze; wood; ceramic sculpture; watercolors; fiber and fabric creations; monoprints. more

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

Explore More Discovery Museum

Explore More Discovery Museum is a nonprofit, interactive museum designed especially for children and families. The museum offers a wide range of activities and exhibits such as the TV Studio, the Science Lab, the Virginia Theater, the Super Service Center and more. more

Harrisonburg Farmers Market

The Harrisonburg Farmers Market mission is to provide the public with easy access to fresh, nutritious, locally produced agricultural goods and crafts of the highest quality, to assist local and regional farmers and other producers to directly market their products to the local customer base, and to support environmental stewardship and community well-being. more

Harrisonburg Fire Museum

Discover the history of the Harrisonburg Fire Department, located on the third floor of the Public Safety Building. The Harrisonburg Fire Department Museum features a rich display of historic fire memorabilia such as uniforms, medals, equipment, old fire alarms, and photographs. more