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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

Spend Your St. Patrick’s Day Downtown

March 12, 2019 by Noelle Dondero

St. Patrick's Day is wildly fun in downtown Harrisonburg, where all the businesses chip in with something special to make this holiday stand out. Whether it's a featured food item at a local restaurant or a one-of-a-kind activity for the occasion, this year's St. Patrick's Day is sure to be the best you've ever celebrated. more

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Downtown Harrisonburg

February 7, 2019 by Rebecca McDonald

How are you planning to celebrate Valentine's Day? If you're looking for the perfect spot for dinner, gift ideas, or recommendations for a special evening at home, we've got you covered ? more

Downtown’s Newest Addition: Urgie’s Bar at The Carriage House

January 30, 2019 by Rebecca McDonald

Walking into the newly renovated Carriage House, the new home of Urgie’s Cheesesteaks, it’s difficult to imagine that this brightly lit space used to house offices. With authentic wooden bar tops, massive windows, and a state-of-the-art bar, the new space feels like a place that you’d never want to leave. more

Feel the Holiday Spirit in Downtown

December 6, 2018 by Guest

Want to know everything happening in downtown for the big parade? Here's a list of all the fun and cool things the businesses are helping out with! more

Celebrating Rocktown And All Of Its Rockstars

March 9, 2017 by Guest

Last week at our annual Celebration & Reception, we threw a party for all of the downtown rockstars. more

Bella Diversifies

March 8, 2017 by Guest

Executive Chef Colin Auckerman is busy making a special for Taste of Downtown week: house-made fettuccine with local braised pork, local kale, smoked paprika and parmesan. If you only know Bella Luna for its incredible wood-fired pizzas, you’re missing out on some of the best pasta dishes in the Valley and Auckerman’s latest creation will likely join their ranks. more

Food.Bar.Food An Inside View

August 20, 2014 by Kim Kirk

It’s been only two short months since Food.Bar.Food opened their doors on Bruce Street, but it’s already changing the dining scene in downtown. This restaurant introduces an innovative culinary cuisine not yet seen in the ‘burg. The amazing flavors come together to create a menu described as “global comfort food.” more

Friendly City Food Co-op: Bringing Local Farmers, Producers, Vendors And Cooperators To Downtown Harrisonburg

March 3, 2014 by Guest

You probably know that Friendly City Food Co-op strives to bring local products from a variety of local growers, bakers and producers to downtown Harrisonburg. Their collaboration with local vendors means there are local items in every single aisle and every department of the co-op grocery store. more