We want to know how much you LOVE your community.

Love has been the foundation of Virginia’s travel message for more than 50 years. In an effort to bring people together (while staying socially distant!), Harrisonburg Tourism, in partnership with Virginia Tourism Corporation, is asking the public to develop signs with the word LOVE and share them on social media to show their support for our community during these difficult times. Those who do will be entered into a contest to win Virginia is for Lovers merchandise from the Rocktown Gift Shoppe, and Harrisonburg Tourism will encourage people to like their favorite images on social media. We will select a winner from the most popular images.

The LOVE signs have become one of the most recognizable symbols of Virginia, and a way for many to show their affinity to our state and local communities. Everyone is encouraged to take part – whether that means displaying a LOVE sign in your yard, the window of your business, or anywhere else you can to help bring our community together. Use sidewalk chalk or paint; flower petals or wine bottles; tree branches or household items – get creative! Whether it’s in your front yard, back yard or hanging in your windows, show the world some LOVE. We could all use a little more of it right now.

Participants should use the hashtags #VisitHarrisonburg and #LoveVA! Post the images on your social media page, and then we will pick the top four liked photos and post them on our Facebook and Instagram where you’ll get to vote and the one with most likes will be declared the winner.

Posts should be made by May 15, and a winner will be announced on June 1.