Press Releases


April 29, 2024: Harrisonburg Tourism, partners pleased with Rocktown Trails improvements Harrisonburg Tourism

April 2, 2024: Harrisonburg Rockingham County Trail Guide wins the Virgo Award Harrisonburg Tourism

March 22, 2024: Harrisonburg Tourism staff honored with Trailblazer Award Harrisonburg Tourism



October 5 – Harrisonburg Tourism Sees rebound in Visitors spending.

July 2022 Strategistico named Harrisonburg one of the 10 Most Livable College Towns in America

May 2022 Harrisonburg Tourism successful again in bringing grant dollars home

April 2022 Harrisonburg is among the top ten for cleanest air in the U.S. in the American Lung Association’s “State of the Air” report

April 2022 Lauf Cycling selects Harrisonburg as U.S. base for high-end gravel bikes



December 2021 Virginia Town that Could Star in a Hallmark Christmas Movie – Travel Awaits named Harrisonburg one of the eight Virginia towns that could star in a Hallmark Christmas movie

August 2021 Harrisonburg Tourism receives Virginia grant for tourism marketing.

 August 2021 Harrisonburg Tourism selected for Drive 2.0 Statewide Tourism Plan implementation.

June 2021 Ranked Number 9 as a Top City for Renters – Dwellsy ranked more than 350 metro areas on their attractiveness for renters. Harrisonburg, ranked No. 9 nationally. was the only Virginia metro landing in the top 50.

April 2021     One of the Best Cities for First-Time Home Buyers – named Harrisonburg on their list for the Best Cities for First-Time Home Buyers.



December 7, 2020: PRESS RELEASE Harrisonburg honored once again as Tree City USA, City of Harrisonburg Public Works

December 2022: Best Tiny Towns to Visit – Film Daily named Harrisonburg a Best Tiny Town to Visit.


November 17, 2020: Harrisonburg Tourism receives grant for tourism marketing Harrisonburg Tourism


October 14, 2020: Harrisonburg Tourism unveils Trip Planner tool Harrisonburg Tourism

October 7, 2020: Harrisonburg Tourism launches new Traipse Scavenger Hunts Harrisonburg Tourism

October 1, 2020: 2019 tourism revenue reached $136 million in Harrisonburg Harrisonburg Tourism


August 31, 2020: Family-Friendly Places to Visit Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance (MATPRA)


July 31, 2020: Explore the Great Outdoors in the Mid-Atlantic! Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance (MATPRA)

July 27, 2020: Grant to support Harrisonburg Tourism efforts Harrisonburg Tourism


June 17, 2020: Harrisonburg declared a Top Dating Destination City of Harrisonburg


April 29, 2020: Contest encourages you to show your LOVE Harrisonburg Tourism


March 12, 2020: Stay Overnight Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance (MATPRA)

March 2, 2020: Warm & Cozy Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance (MATPRA)


January 2, 2020: New in 2020 Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance (MATPRA)



December 13, 2019: Holiday Happenings Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance (MATPRA)


November 20, 2019: Heritage & Culture Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance (MATPRA)


October 29, 2019: Stay Out Late in the Mid-Atlantic Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance (MATPRA)

October 10, 2019: Classroom lessons come to life throughout the Mid-Atlantic Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance (MATPRA)

October 10, 2019: Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance presents Skeleton Festival Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance

October 10, 2019: Visitor Center receives donation Harrisonburg Tourism & Visitor Services


September 10, 2019: Tourism revenue tops $131M in Harrisonburg City of Harrisonburg

September 3, 2019: People Say we have the best _____ Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance (MATPRA)


August 1, 2019: Bell Named New Harrisonburg Tourism Manager City of Harrisonburg 


July 31, 2019: Experience Outdoor Adventures in the Mid-Atlantic Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance (MATPRA)


June 6, 2019: Celebrate Pride in the Mid-Atlantic Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance (MATPRA)


May 6, 2019: The Civil War Goes Green Civil War Trails, Inc.

May 2, 2019: The Mid-Atlantic is a Feast of Farm Fresh Experiences Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance (MATPRA)


April 23, 2019: 2018 Virginia Green Travel Star Awards Virginia Green Travel Alliance


February 26, 2019: Virginia Craftsmen Showroom Opening  Harrisonburg Tourism & Visitor Services

February 26, 2019: Harrisonburg Tourism Receives VTC Grant Harrisonburg Tourism & Visitor Services


January 7, 2019: Visitor Services Expand at the Valley Mall Harrisonburg Tourism & Visitor Services



December 17, 2018: Farm2 Fork Affair is now a Shenandoah Valley-wide event

December 3, 2018: City Hosts Annual Holiday Parade City of Harrisonburg


November 1, 2018: Veterans Parade Press Release – Street Closures Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance


September 19, 2018: International Festival Announces Entertainment, Food, Artisan Lineup Fairfield Center

September 12, 2018: Language of Love Press Release Arts Council of the Valley


August 20, 2018: FairField Center Awarded Virginia Tourism Grant FairField Center


July 31, 2018: Harrisonburg Featured in Where to Retire Magazine Where to Retire Magazine

July 13, 2018: Announcing the first annual Spirit of the Valley Festival Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society

July 10, 2018: Harrisonburg International Festival Announces New Location Harrisonburg International Festival

July 9, 2018: Harrisonburg Tourism Releases New Video Harrisonburg Tourism & Visitor Services


June 22, 2018: July Recognized as Parks and Recreation Month City of Harrisonburg

June 12, 2018: Full Day of Downtown Events and Free Activities Planned for Fourth of July Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance (HDR)

June 12, 2018: The Mid-Atlantic Offers Several Sites to Discover Special Moments in American History Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance (MATPRA)


May 1st, 2018: Harrisonburg Tourism Receives Awards City of Harrisonburg


April 25, 2018: The Shenandoah Valley Tourism Partnership wins peer-voted Best in Show at the Virgo Awards mikula | harris

April 18, 2018: The Mid-Atlantic Region Provides Options Galore to “Take the Waters” Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance (MATPRA)


March 23, 2018: Join the Brotherhood during National Siblings Day! Brothers Craft Brewing

March 13, 2018: The Mid-Atlantic Showcases Beautiful Gardens and Arboretums Each Spring Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance (MATPRA)


February 16, 2018: The Mid-Atlantic Offers a Feast of Media-Friendly Dining Experiences Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance (MATPRA)

February 15, 2018: City Partners to Host Citywide Restaurant Week Harrisonburg Tourism & Visitor Services/Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance (HDR)


January 18, 2018: The Mid-Atlantic Region Provides Options Galore to Celebrate Love Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance (MATPRA)