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Rocktown Bites: A Delicious Walking Tour of Downtown Harrisonburg’s Culinary District

March 19, 2019 by Jeslyn Stiles

There are so many great restaurants in Downtown Harrisonburg, it can be overwhelming trying to visit them all! Wouldn't it be great to spend a beautiful afternoon walking through Downtown, learning some Harrisonburg history, and checking a bunch of food spots off your culinary checklist? With the Rocktown Bites Downtown Food Tours, brought to us by Hotel Madison, you can do just that. With tickets at just $49, this three-hour-long walking tour chock full of scenery, history, and generous food samplings will definitely NOT leave you hungry for more. more

So, The Revitalization Of Downtown Harrisonburg Is Done. Right?

March 27, 2016 by Guest

Often when I meet new people, they tell me about what downtown used to be like 15 years ago. They talk about how empty it was and marvel at our night-and-day transformation. The city and private developers have been hard at work investing almost $90 million downtown, and dedicated volunteers have given more than 90,000 hours of their time to the revitalization effort. Almost every week I am contacted by someone who wants to open a business here. more

The Downtown That Love Built: Chance And Miranda’s Story

August 11, 2015 by Kim Kirk

Chance Ebersold, the owner of Black Sheep Coffee and Miranda, the owner of The Yellow Button share a lot more than a wall in the Harrisonburg Icehouse. They share a marriage, an adorable little boy, another baby on the way, and a love for downtown! more

Running For a Cause

July 9, 2015 by Guest

It's easy to see why Harrisonburg is naturally a great place for outdoor recreation. With the mountains surrounding us, there are endless opportunities to be active in Rocktown. This year’s Valley Fourth Parade celebrated this very idea with the theme “Get Outdoors and Get Moving!”  Leading this year’s parade were two people that motivate the Harrisonburg community to live healthier lifestyles, Kevin Gibson and Alan Maynard, the co-founders of VA Momentum. more