Main Street vibe. Great American Main Streets are the heartbeat of a city, and Harrisonburg’s historic downtown is the lively center of the city’s innovative and varied culture. Whether you decide to reconnoiter our accessible 40-block downtown district on foot, on bike or by car, you won’t want to miss any of the exquisite dining options, locally-owned shops, beautifully-restored architecture or one-of-a-kind museums. Leave plenty of time for engaging in exciting events, getting engrossed in historic lore and savoring local food and drink, as Harrisonburg’s trailblazing culinary and arts and cultural offerings are inspiring and abundant. Praise for our top-notch local culture is well-deserved.
- Downtown Harrisonburg named Virginia’s first Culinary District – City of Harrisonburg, 2014
- Downtown Harrisonburg named Great American Main Street – National Main Street, 2014
Downtown Harrisonburg was designated a Virginia Main Street Community, 2004
Downtown Harrisonburg was designated National and Virginia Historic District, 2004
Downtown Harrisonburg was designated the first Arts & Cultural District in Virginia, 2001