Downtown News

Black Friday & Small Business Saturday Downtown Harrisonburg Roundup

November 22, 2021 by Emily Winter

The holiday shopping season kicks off this week with Black Friday on November 26 and Small Business Saturday on November 27! Shopping at local, independent businesses, like the 50+ retailers in Downtown Harrisonburg, helps build up our community by keeping funds circulating in Harrisonburg's economy. The variety of shops in our downtown district ensures that you'll find something for everyone on your list! more

Downtown Harrisonburg Holiday Gift Guide 2021: Expanded Digital Version

November 19, 2021 by Emily Winter

Explore 30+ unique locally owned businesses online & in-person more

Pass the Gravy: Downtown Harrisonburg Thanksgiving Roundup

November 16, 2021 by Emily Winter

Whether you are looking to outsource your Thanksgiving meal or pick up a few sides, desserts, and drinks for your holiday feast, Downtown Harrisonburg has you covered! Check out our roundup for all things Thanksgiving, including ways that you can sweat it out before and after the big day! more

Celebrating Veterans Day: Liberty Statue Restoration

November 11, 2021 by Jennifer Bayes

One of the many great things about Harrisonburg is all the history. The downtown area alone is home to 100+ contributing historic structures, earning it its national historic district designation. In celebration of Veterans Day, we’re highlighting one historic structure in particular.  more

Takeover Tuesday — Village Juice and Kitchen

November 9, 2021 by Eleanor Weber

After months of construction, Village Juice and Kitchen has finally made its way to downtown Harrisonburg! more

Friendly Faces of the Friendly City — Berenice of El Paisano Bakery

November 3, 2021 by Eleanor Weber

Meet Berenice Rodriguez of El Paisano Bakery, "If you’ve never been to El Paisano Bakery, you’re missing out." more

Takeover Tuesday — Candle Takeover!

November 2, 2021 by Eleanor Weber

Takeover Tuesday with #InternKate and #InternEleanor — Candle Takeover! more

Takeover Tuesday – Where to Stay in Harrisonburg!

October 20, 2021 by Eleanor Weber

This #TakeoverTuesday, the interns explored the local places to stay in Harrisonburg! more

Takeover Tuesday — Farmers Market, Rocktown Yarn, Branch’s, and the Parks

October 12, 2021 by Eleanor Weber

This week, Kate and I celebrated a few national days to feature some of Downtown Harrisonburg’s amazing businesses, including Rocktown Yarn, Farmers Market, and Branch's. more

Friendly Faces of the Friendly City — Kara Miller at Ten Thousand Villages

October 11, 2021 by Eleanor Weber

Meet Kara Miller, Executive Director of Ten Thousand Villages in Downtown Harrisonburg. more