Harrisonburg International CommUNITY Celebration
Harrisonburg International CommUNITY Celebration!!
Honoring the diverse cultures and backgrounds that make
up our local community. A global celebration for all ages……….!
September 10th – October 1st 2017
Take a Culinary Trip around the World in the Dining Destination of the Shenandoah Valley
Harrisonburg’s variety of both locally-owned and nationally-recognized restaurants will take you on a Culinary Trip around the World, providing flavors from Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America, the Caribbean and more…that will sure to satisfy even the most discerning palette. Many of the area’s melting pot of restaurants also brings the farm-to-table philosophy to life, creating gourmet dishes from locally-sourced ingredients. Whether you prefer to dine rooftop, out on the patio, in a historic building, among local art, or in front of a local food truck, there’s a restaurant with its own distinctive atmosphere for you in the Dining Destination of the Shenandoah Valley.
Downtown Harrisonburg named Virginia’s first Culinary District ~ City of Harrisonburg, 2014
Saturday Breakfast Buffet at a Bowl of Good
Globally inspired, local goodness- A Bowl of Good brings a healthy, hearty, convenient and internationally-influenced eating experience to Harrisonburg with a focus on fresh, all-natural ingredients. Saturdays 8:30am-11:00am
Sunday Brunch at Corgans’ Publick House
Enjoy delicious Bloody Mary’s, Mimosas and Irish coffees! Traditional Irish Breakfast, Breakfast Pizza with Sausage, Eggs, Bacon, and Cheddar, or Corgans’ famous French Toast. It’s Sunday Funday CHEERS!!
Jimmy Madison’s Southern Kitchen and Whiskey Bar
Ukraine – “Loaded Pierogies” – Smoked Tomato Puree | Crispy Pork Lardons | Caramelized Onion |
Roasted Mushrooms | Smoked Gouda | Chives | Creme Fraiche
BoBoKo Indonesian Cafe
Serving Middle East – Baklava
Simmering and Serving West African Peanut Ginger Soup
Friendly City Food Co-op
Offering 4 days of international food on the hot bar – Foods from the Congo, Syria, Columbia and Latin
America, one cuisine on each of the following days. September 18th, 22nd, 26th, and 28th.
Watch their Facebook page to find out which cuisine will be on which day!
Heritage Bakery and Cafe
Serving International-inspired soups and stews.
Forbes Center for the Performing Arts
Prepare to feast your eyes and ears on a rhythmic performance brimming with airtight synchronization, exuberant joy and a sense of humor. Step Afrika! is the first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping. Stepping creates intricate rhythms and sounds through a combination of footsteps, claps and spoken word. Now a worldwide dance phenomenon, Step Afrika! has evolved stepping to include styles such as tap, modern and hip-hop, and seeks to advance the art form through teaching and touring opportunities across the globe. The company has performed on some of America’s most prestigious stages, including the White House, New York’s Lincoln Center and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Don’t miss this electrifying live show perfect for the entire family! www.stepafrika.org Friday September 22nd 8pm @ Wilson Hall
James Madison University International Week
Come celebrate James Madison University’s I-Week
“Global Engagement: Out of Many, One
The Harrisonburg community is one of the most diverse areas in this region: one of 33 Church World Service Refugee Resettlement sites (and one of the sites with the highest rate of refugee resettlement per capita) and one of the most diverse school systems in Virginia (56 languages represented and with more than half of students have a language other than English spoken at home). Join us at James Madison Universities International Week. September 25th – 30th
Hosts: Church World Service Harrisonburg and City of Harrisonburg
Refuge in the Valley: Portraits of Hope introduces the Shenandoah Valley community to some of our
refugee neighbors through beautiful introspective portraits. 33 individuals from 7 different countries, all
local valley residents and recent refugees, are represented in these photographs, and have shared their
stories and hopes in a booklet that accompanies the show. September 10th-24th
Harrisonburg Farmers Market
The Harrisonburg Farmers Market provides the public with easy access to fresh, nutritious, locally produced agricultural goods and crafts of the highest quality, to assist local and regional farmers and other producers to directly market their products to the local customer base, and to support environmental stewardship and community well-being. The market is open Tuesdays & Saturdays from 8 am – 1 pm.
Downtown Wine & Gourmet: International Beer & Wine Tastings
Downtown Wine & Gourmet stocks the largest selection of global fine wine and craft beer in Downtown Harrisonburg. With nearly 300 different beers and over 500 different wines in stock (from as close as Bridgewater, Va. to as far as New Zealand) you’re sure to find something to suit your personal tastes. Also pick up winemaking supplies, locally made chocolates, locally roasted coffee and a selection of gourmet foods from around the world.
(Wine tastings) Friday (Beer tastings) Saturday.
Midtowne Bottle Shop
The Midtowne Bottle Shop has a large, carefully curated selection of craft beer from every corner of the U.S. and around the world. We also feature an all-Virginia beer section, and a variety of gluten-free beers, ciders & meads.
Tastings on Thursday
Harrisonburg International Festival
Serving as the anchor event for the Harrisonburg International CommUNITY Celebration, the Harrisonburg International Festival will be celebrating its 20th year with an extravaganza of performing, visual, and culinary arts and a world of beautiful people offering a remarkable smorgasbord of mouth-watering delicacies, musical talent and dance, creative folk art, language and intercultural learning opportunities, a World Bazaar of exquisite hand-made and imported art and souvenirs, and a world of stories waiting to be shared!
Sat., Sept. 30th – 12-6pm at Hillandale Park
Explore More Discovery Museum: One World Exhibit!
Kids will love the One World Exhibit, where they can learn about other cultures, glance at books from around the world, and learn how various cultures celebrate their own traditions. Kids are also invited to stop by the Art Smart Studio where we’ll feature projects celebrating traditional art forms from many cultures.
Open: Tuesdays – Saturdays from 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Hispanic Film Festival at Court Square Theater
Court Square Theater presents the annual Hispanic Film Festival – “La Granja”
A promising young boxer, a barren midwife and a fat kid with a bike: three intersecting stories about the pursuit of happiness and it’s unanticipated consequences during the economic collapse of the island of Puerto Rico. September 27th – October 1st