Downtown News

Friendly Faces of the Friendly City: Mary Yoder at Dart Resale and Trade

April 26, 2021 by Guest

Even during the pandemic, the friendly city of Harrisonburg has seen several stores open and flourish, one of which being Mary Yoder’s Dart Resale and Trade store located on South Liberty Street. Downtown, one can find a few secondhand clothing stores, but Dart is the first to really take off with the buy-sell-trade system Yoder utilizes.  more

Celebrating Mothers of All Kinds: Earth Week and Mother’s Day Promotions Downtown

April 19, 2021 by Emily Winter

How appropriate is it that Mother’s Day and Earth Day are so close together? Check out how businesses downtown can help you celebrate Mother Earth and every other kind of mother in your life in the upcoming weeks ahead.  more

4 Reasons to Support Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance During the Great Community Give

April 8, 2021 by Emily Winter

Are you interested in supporting Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance during the Great Community Give? Here are four reasons why you should support HDR on April 21st! more

New Green Space Underway on Court Square

April 5, 2021 by Guest

While COVID has kept many of us inside this year, construction began in earnest on First Presbyterian Church's new outdoor courtyard. When completed, the vacant space on the north side of Court Square adjacent to the church will be transformed into a grassy area bordered by pavers that will accommodate numerous church and community activities. more

Easter Promotions Springing Up Downtown

March 29, 2021 by Emily Winter

As flowers start blooming and the weather starts warming up this week, local businesses are ready to welcome you downtown to celebrate Easter and the spring season! Check out these activities and promotions below and plan your trip downtown to enjoy the warm sunshine. more

Friendly Faces of the Friendly City: The Perch at Magpie

March 24, 2021 by Guest

The Perch, formerly known as “The Hub,” is a co-working space above Magpie Diner where entrepreneurs and organizations come together to spark new ideas and concepts. An entrepreneur herself, Kirsten Moore, founder and owner of The Perch, is a Harrisonburg native who’s always had knowledge of what can best serve a community. She began The Hub about five years ago, after seeing how similar spaces were working in Richmond, Virginia.  more

Sweets, Treats, Flowers, and Surprises Downtown for Valentine’s Day

January 26, 2021 by Jeslyn Stiles

From classic red roses to fair trade jewelry to heart-shaped pizzas and beyond — you can find everything you need for a unforgettable Valentine's Day downtown. Order ahead and use curbside pickup or delivery for a safely distanced celebration! Check out some thought-starters below and explore our shop online guide and downtown business directory for even more inspiration. more

What’s Up with that Construction Zone Near the Farmers Market?

December 11, 2020 by Andrea Dono

For two months now, green fencing has blocked off an area near our LOVE sculpture and our new downtown sculpture is slowly taking shape. We wanted to update you on the progress. more

2020 Black Friday and Small Business Saturday in Downtown Harrisonburg

November 18, 2020 by Jeslyn Stiles

Pack away the Thanksgiving leftovers and kick off your holiday shopping in downtown Harrisonburg! Many downtown businesses are offering sales and specials for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. For the full downtown holiday shopping experience, be sure to check out our holiday gift guide and online shopping directory! more

Savory and Sweet Thanksgiving Treats in Downtown Harrisonburg

November 18, 2020 by Jeslyn Stiles

Let downtown do the cooking this year! No matter the size of your gathering or where you prefer to give your thanks, there are plenty of options downtown for those looking for a hand with the side dishes, desserts, or even the whole meal. more