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……….!

Monday September 21st - Sunday October 4th, 2015


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. Just check out the Video!
Downtown Harrisonburg named Virginia's first Culinary District ~ City of Harrisonburg, 2014

Why not stay a few days with us, and cozy up at one of Harrisonburg's countless hotels, refurbished historic homes, extended stays or bed and breakfasts

James Madison University International Week 
Come celebrate James Madison University’s I-Week
“Food & Food for Thought: Feed your Global IQ.” Sept. 21-25

  • Sept. 21st, 4:30 - 6 pm - Hunger for Haiti: What Haitians Want You to Know
    Location: Highlands Room, Festival Conference Center
  • Sept. 21st, 8-9 pm - Food for Though Concert
    Location: Forbes Center Concert Hall
  • Sept. 22nd, 6-8 pm - Film Screening & Discussion: Living on One Dollar a Day
    Location: Graton-Stovall
  • Sept. 24th, 6:30-8 pm - Landmines, Bosnia, and the Legacy of Princess Diana
    Location: Festival Conference Center, Grand Ballroom


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.

Visit Gloria's Pupuseria on Tuesdays. Gloria offers Pupusas (corn tortillas stuffed with combinations of cheese, beans, veggies, pork and/or chicken) and other Salvadoran food.

Also, while at the market stop by Jan Carter Designs.  Jan will be there Tuesdays & Saturdays. She makes jewelry from horn beads from Africa, inlaid beads from Nepal, Tibetan and Chinese beads. Turquoises used include browns, yellows and blues, as well as purple turquoise from Peru, white turquoise from China and green turquoise from Africa. Jan has a knack for choosing unusual stones and beautifully incorporating multicultural items into stunning one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry. It is not unusual for one of her pieces to include materials from five or more different nationalities. All clasps and findings are either sterling silver or copper. Special orders are welcomed, and prices begin at $20.00.

Downtown Wine & Gourmet: International Beer & Wine Tastings
Taste a variety of beers and wines from around the world at Harrisonburg’s Downtown Wine & Gourmet, home to hundreds of craft beers and fine wines, as well as locally-made chocolates, locally-roasted coffee, gourmet foods, and homebrew supplies. Tastings are free and ID is required.
(Wine tastings) Fri.Sept. 25 and Fri., Oct. 2
(Beer tastings) Sat., Sept. 26 and Sat., Oct. 3

Harrisonburg International Festival
Serving as the anchor event for the Harrisonburg International CommUNITY Celebration, the Harrisonburg International Festival will be celebrating its 18th 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. 26 – 12-6pm at Hillandale Park

Harrisonburg International Festival Community Cookbook
If you haven't already discovered these delicacies for yourself, you’re invited to pick up this remarkable collection of recipes from local intercultural cuisines at the Harrisonburg International Festival. The cookbook features recipes inspired by different cultures around the world with submissions from the local international community and others who have kept in touch after returning home from their time in friendly-city. Proceeds will help keep the festival going for future generation to enjoy!

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 Corigans’ famous French Toast. It’s Sunday Funday CHEERS!!
Sun., Sep 27

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

Latino Film Festival at Court Square Theater
Court Square Theater presents the annual Latino Film Festival, offering internationally-acclaimed films from Latin countries with English subtitles for your viewing pleasure.
Wed., Sept. 30 – Sun. Oct. 4.

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