Looking for fun, engaging activities for your family to enjoy this holiday season? Gather together at one of Harrisonburg’s bowling alleys, arcades, or sports venues for a memorable bonding experience. From cosmic bowling to classic arcade games, to nerf wars and interactive game shows, there are so many ways to play in Harrisonburg, VA! 


Ruby’s Arcade

Ruby’s Arcade is a sprawling hangout space with duckpin bowling, pool tables, darts, foosball, shuffleboard, arcade games and more. With its quirky, modern murals, exposed brick, and plush seating, you and your friends will feel that you’ve stepped into your very own living room. Gather ‘round the table and break out one of your favorite board games. Try your hand at one of these games or allow your competitive side to come out with a round of pool or ping pong

Happy Hour specials and events are offered throughout the week, including drink specials and discounts on wood fired pizza. Every Tuesday night, the arcade hosts “Bingo is Life!” the city’s only interactive game show. Prizes can be won through your winning bingo card or your success in games like What’s in the Box, Wheel of Fate, or Pins of Destiny. During the last game of the evening, you’ll have the chance to win $100!

At Ruby’s Arcade, you’ll come for the games and stay for the atmosphere. 

Great for: adults, teens, kids



Explore More Discovery Museum

Explore More Discovery Museum is designed to engage young minds through interactive, multi-sensory learning experiences that promote a greater understanding of themselves and the world. Many of the exhibits are connected to daily life in the Shenandoah Valley, including a kitchen and farmer’s market, construction zone, medical center, TV studio, service center, theater, and makerspace. The museum also hosts exhibits that invite children to dive head first into the sciences, such as an air fuselage, discovery tree, and science lab. 

Great for: kids



Mashita Multicade

Mashita has expanded its space to include a sixteen foot bar and arcade. This new space will serve sake cocktails and craft brews, as well as fresh, Korean-inspired cuisine. While you are enjoying your time at the bar, engage in classic arcade games or new favorites through the restaurant’s seven FREE multicades. The multicades hold 3,500 games each, providing hours of entertainment.

Great for: adults, teens, kids



Elevation Sports

Elevation Sports offers unique, family-friendly recreational activities that are sure to be a hit with your friends and family. Battle it out with a round of Bubble Soccer, Combat Archery, or Nerf Wars or engage in all three! Groups may walk into Elevation Sport’s location at the Valley Mall for Pay & Play activities or pre-book their reservation online. Party and event reservations are also available, granting your group exclusive use of their facilities.

Great for: adults, teens, kids



Gamer Oasis

Gamer Oasis is a destination for gamers everywhere with a variety of interests. It is a space for anyone and everyone to gather with friends, chat with staff, or play tabletop games with fellow enthusiasts. Events are scheduled nearly every night of the week, from board game nights to competitions that cater to fans of Pokemon, Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons, Super Smash Bros., Pathfinder, or Warhammer games.

Gamers can also build a sense of community online through the store’s Discord channel, Gamer Oasis Community. Through the Discord, you will be able to learn new painting tips, play a round of MTG Arena, or find your perfect Dungeons & Dragons group. 

Please note: tablespace is currently limited due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Great for: adults, teens



Valley Lanes

Valley Lanes is a family-owned and operated bowling center. Its 32 lanes come to life each night with cosmic, neon lights, a disco ball, and glow-in-the-dark wall art. Down the hall, classic arcade games entice kids of all ages to play. A small menu is also available, including pizza, snacks, soft drinks, and draft beer.

Great for: adults, teens, kids



These are just a sampling of the fun and unique experiences that Harrisonburg has to offer! Click here for a full listing of businesses and attractions.