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To explore all that Harrisonburg has to offer, get the scoop from locals. Our blog is carefully crafted to provide a variety of relevant information about Harrisonburg: from trip ideas, to upcoming events, local college information, activity guides, insight on town happenings, and more. Find relevant information here to make the most out of your trip to Harrisonburg. Our blog provides ideas on how to spend your time when you are in the area. If you are looking for outdoor excursions, take a look at our hiking blog for favorite local spots. Want to know about the night-life you can find that here as well. Visiting James Madison University (JMU) or Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) or Bridgewater College you can learn how to make the most of your visit. Harrisonburg is Friendly By Nature!

Your Ultimate Guide to Fall Fun in Harrisonburg

As the leaves start to turn and the air becomes crisp, it's time to embrace the beauty of fall in and around Harrisonburg. From pumpkin patches to lively festivals, here's your guide to all the fall fun the area has to offer.Fall Farms Back Home on the Farm – Fall...

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Journey Through Time

Travel back in time and immerse yourself in the Shenandoah Valley’s rich history. Just a short drive from downtown Harrisonburg, the Brethren & Mennonite Heritage Center (BMHC) is home to several carefully preserved buildings from the 1700s, 1800s and 1900s,...

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Unleash Your Adventurous Spirit this Fall!

Harrisonburg, the Outdoor Recreation Capital of the Shenandoah Valley, offers competitive opportunities for trail running, cycling and more. The City and surrounding areas have lined up a series of races this fall inviting participants to discover gravel trails,...

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Forbes Center Fabulous 2023 Season!

Get set for an extraordinary season at the James Madison University Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, featuring an impressive lineup of music, vocal, dance, and theatre ensembles.The season kicks off with "Collision of Rhythm" and its unique blend of music,...

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Affordable Family Fun

Your family weekend getaway doesn’t have to break the bank! Plan a family vacation to Harrisonburg, VA, just two hours from Richmond and Washington, D.C. Whether your family is seeking a getaway to be active and playful, adventurous and curious, or silly and...

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Harrisonburg is a Dog Friendly Destination

Photo Credit: Jake WoetzelHarrisonburg is the perfect place to bring your dog on vacation, with walkable downtown streets and over 15 pet-friendly hotels, restaurants, and breweries. Your dog can walk, sniff and explore the streets of Harrisonburg’s historic downtown...

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