Downtown News

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

Takeover Tuesday — Chestnut Ridge Coffee, Mashita, El Paisano, & Sage Bird

October 5, 2021 by Eleanor Weber

For this #TakeoverTUesday, #InternKate and #InternEleanor headed to Chestnut Ridge Coffee, Mashita, El Paisano, and Sage Bird. more

Takeover Tuesday with #InternKate and #InternEleanor

September 28, 2021 by Eleanor Weber

Every Tuesday, Kate and I (#InternEleanor) will be exploring downtown Harrisonburg and uploading all our adventures for your enjoyment. Be sure to view our Instagram stories, and stay tuned through the blog, where Kate and I will upload content every week outlining all the delicious food, amazing shops, and unique places Harrisonburg has to offer, so you can plan YOUR next adventure downtown! more

Oktoberfest Events – Fall Brews

September 28, 2021 by Eleanor Weber

Whether your favorite activities involve pumpkin patching, apple picking, exploring downtown, or just spending a cozy night in, you'll want to keep these witchy brews and spooky "boos" on your radar! Check out the latest from Harrisonburg's finest breweries and plan your next trip to them this Fall! more

Things To Do in Downtown Harrisonburg: 2021 Weekly Fall Events

September 23, 2021 by Eleanor Weber

It's been over a year of sheltering in place and quarantining, but now that more people are getting vaccinated and state regulations are being lifted, we are revving up to welcome everyone back to in-person events in downtown Harrisonburg! Whether you are into live music, trivia, happy hours, BINGO, art workshops, or something else, downtown Harrisonburg has something for you. The downtown Events Calendar is updated weekly with new additions, but there is also a number of weekly events to keep you entertained throughout the week. Check back as we will update weekly events here throughout the spring and summer! more

Event Recap: Best.Weekend.Ever. with Intern Eleanor

September 20, 2021 by Eleanor Weber

Looking back on the events of last weekend, it’s safe to say that Harrisonburg really saw the Best.Weekend.Ever. Between kids events, live music, restaurants galore, and art walk tours, the city came alive Labor Day weekend in a celebration of local businesses and community members.  more

Let the Art Meet You Where You Are: Arts Incarnate’s New Expansion

July 1, 2021 by Kate Harwood

Arts Incarnate is associated with the Church of the Incarnation, an Anglican church located on Liberty Street. Although Arts Incarnate is associated with a church, their commissioned artists do not need to be Christian. Their criteria for art for submission and commissioning is that the art must convey beauty, truth, or justice. Arts Incarnate and the Church of the Incarnation will be moving to their new location, 87 S Mason St, later this fall. The new location will feature a custom-built gallery for commissioned artists and the sanctuary will be repurposed as a music hall for concerts and the performing arts. more

Seven Reasons the Friendly City Fortune Raffle Might Be For You

June 23, 2021 by Emily Winter

It’s that time of year again! The Friendly City Fortune raffle is entering its fifth year of giving contestants fabulous prizes and funding downtown programs. With each ticket giving you TWO chances to win cars, getaways, and cash with proceeds benefiting Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance, entering the raffle really is a win-win. Are you still on the fence about whether the raffle is a good fit for you? Let’s see if we can change your mind. Here are seven (lucky) reasons why you should consider purchasing a ticket this year. more