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Harrisonburg offers visitors and residents a like many opportunties to experience our vibrant downtown and surrounding area by providing great events throughout the year! Our annual events and festivals bring everyone of all ages together. Take a look at some of the amazing things to do. There is always something fun happening in Harrisonburg! ...

Harrisonburg: Virginia's "Heart of the Arts" A designated Arts & Cultural District, Harrisonburg, Virginia is home to a thriving arts community that represents a variety of different backgrounds. Our galleries glorify the dedicated work of local artists and artisans, our theatres proudly boast exciting lineups of performing art entertai...


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Nestled in the heart of the serene and breathtaking Shenandoah Valley, Harrisonburg offers visitors a rich historical and cultural experience, a plethora of ethnic dining options, and an abundance of outdoor activities. It’s here you can relax with your activity of choice, whether it be sipping on locally-made beer and wine, digging into farm-fresh dishes, scooping up tickets to see the area’s performing artists, or renting a bike to tour the city’s picturesque landscape and acclaimed trails all during your trip to Harrisonburg.

Harrisonburg is also known for its vibrant downtown; the first designated Arts & Cultural District and the first Culinary District in Virginia. This 10-block walk is rich in Civil War History, iconic 19th century architecture, bike-friendly streets, family-friendly museums, innovative foodie spots, and trendy locally-owned shops. It also lures visitors and residents alike with buzz-worthy festivals and events, including a summer film and music series, weekly live music performances, biannual Taste of Downtown week, and numerous beer, wine and music festivals.

Begin your adventure at the Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center, where you can chat with a hospitable travel expert and learn more about the city's many amenities. With a variety of lodging options that warmly welcome travelers, Harrisonburg is ready to welcome you during your stay. While you're here, our rich supply of recreational activities, local and ethnic dining, boutique shopping, Civil War history and family fun will allow you to see why "It's Better in the Burg."

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