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What to Expect: Rocktown Festival 2019

April 18, 2019 by Rebecca McDonald

Returning for its ninth year, Rocktown Beer & Music Festival is back and better than ever with an incredible selection of food, beer, cider, and music. Presented by Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance, this festival is one of the most popular downtown events, bringing around 3,000 people to Turner Pavilion every spring. more

Rocktown Rockstars Take II

February 27, 2019 by Noelle Dondero

These local businesses and people are the backbone of the downtown Harrisonburg community. Read about their contributions to our city and why they received this well-deserved recognition at this year's Celebration & Reception. more

HDR Announces New Executive Director

December 9, 2015 by Kim Kirk

Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance (HDR) is pleased to announce the selection of Andrea Dono as its new executive director. Andrea will lead the organization in its continued efforts to spearhead downtown Harrisonburg’s growth and vitality. more

Bluestone Vineyard And Dynamic Aviation Fly HDR To Detroit, M

May 20, 2014 by Guest

On Sunday, May 18th, Mayor Ted Byrd, City Councilman Kai Degner, and members of the Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance's Board of Directors, committees and staff were aboard three planes that touched down in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit was the location of the 2014 National Main Streets Conference, where more than 1,300 people gathered to reflect on the Main Street movement that is transforming cities across the U.S. more

Remembering An HDR Friend

May 1, 2014 by Kim Kirk

David Denman’s tragic death on March 26th was a tremendous loss to HDR, downtown, and as a very close friend and colleague, me personally. I wish to pay tribute to David’s life and remember his significant contribution. more