Celebrating Memories and Achievements:

Graduation Weekend in Harrisonburg

Congratulations graduates, family, and friends! Each year Harrisonburg is host to joyous graduation celebrations. Harrisonburg’s 200+ restaurants offer the perfect place to celebrate great achievements with family and friends (advance reservations are recommended), while the City’s six craft breweries offer spectacular settings to raise a glass and toast to a bright future. Harrisonburg’s many peaceful parks offer quiet places for family bonding time or reflection, or energizing pick-up games. Out-of-town guests can explore the city through a free self-guided downtown walking tour, or make new memories at one of Harrisonburg’s family-friendly sports and entertainment venues.

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Family Fun

Beards N Broads – Axe Throwing for ages 12 and up.

Elevation Sports offering Bubble Soccer, Combat Archery and Nerf Wars.

Explore More Discovery Museum – a children’s museum engaging young minds through interactive, multi-sensory learning.

Funky’s Skate Center – open skating, roller derby, and speed skating.

Horizons Edge – indoor clip and climb climbing walls.

Massanutten Resort offering tubing, zipline, cycling, chair lift rides and much more.

Mulligans Golf Center – Open 10 am – 7 pm daily. Offering 18-hole mini golf and driving range.

Ruby’s Arcade with bowling, billiards, and more as well as brick oven pizza.

Valley Jump – trampoline park with over 7,000 Square feet of fun. (4549 Spotswood Trail, Penn Laird)

Valley Lanes Bowling offering 32 lanes of fun in business since 1960.



Brethren & Mennonite Heritage Center – guided tours of historic homes and meeting spaces set amongst panoramic views of the Shenandoah Valley and a carefully preserved, peaceful agrarian setting.

Court Square Theater – venue offering theatrical and musical performances and showings of a variety of movies, from documentaries, to independent films, to award-winners, and more.

Downtown Art Walk – a collection of nearly 30 murals, mosaics and sculptures that showcase the talent of local artists and the city’s thriving art community 

Edith J. Carrier Arboretum – a woodland sanctuary on the JMU campus. This 125-acre public urban garden and forested greenspace preserves native plant species.

Forbes Center for the Performing Arts – extraordinary dance, theatre and music performances by critically acclaimed guest artists and JMU’s award-winning faculty members, students and alumni.

Heritage Oaks Golf Course – a beautifully manicured course designed by William Love, par 70 layout including link style holes, tree-lined holes and more.

The Virginia Quilt Museum – One of only a few quilt museums in the world.


Agora Downtown Market – an open indoor marketplace bringing several small businesses together under one roof, making it a unique retail destination and exciting shopping experience.

Downtown Harrisonburg – an award winning downtown which includes a Virginia Arts & Cultural District and Culinary district is the lively center of the city’s innovative and dynamic culture.

Friendly City Food Co-Op – a full-service grocery store offering a broad selection of natural, organic, and locally-produced food and products.

Harrisonburg Farmers Market – Tues. and Sat. from 8 am – 1 pm. Locally made and grown food and gift items.

Valley Mall – a premiere shopping destination in the Shenandoah Valley featuring over 60 retail stores and food vendors.