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 22nd   – Sunday October 5th  2014

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


JMU International Week 
Come celebrate James Madison University’s I-Week
“One World, Many Stories.” All events are free and open to the public:
Mon., Sept. 22

11:30am - International Bazaar & Drumming Circle (JMU- Commons)
4pm – Featuring Dr. Geoffrey Dabelko (JMU- Taylor 405)

Tues., Sept. 23

6:30pm – International Week Public Debate (JMU- Grafton Stovall)

8pm - Concert Musically Speaking (JMU- Forbes Center Concert Hall)

Wed., Sept. 24:

7:30pm- I’d like to buy an enemy (Harrisonburg- Court Square Theater)

Thur., Sept. 25:

5:30pm - Poetry Reading - One World, Many Poems (Harrisonburg- Larkin Arts)

7pm - I-Week Trivia Night (Harrisonburg- Beyond)


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. 26 and Fri., Oct. 3
(Beer tastings) Sat., Sept. 27 and Sat., Oct. 4

Harrisonburg International Festival
Serving as the anchor event for the Harrisonburg International CommUNITY Celebration, the Harrisonburg International Festival will be celebrating its 17th 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. 27 – 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 28

On Monday the infamous food truck “Mama’s Caboose” will be located at Hardesty-Higgins House serving Americana style fare from 11am-2pm. Try a mouthwatering Philly-Style Angus cheese steak or the Rueben an American favorite!
Mon., Sept 29

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. 
Tues., Sep. 30 – Thu. Oct 2.

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., Oct.1 – Sun. Oct. 5.

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