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Oct 17, 2019 by Jessica Bomgardner

Appalachian Brewing Company

When it comes to Harrisburg craft beer, Appalachian Brewing Company is the OG. Founded in 1997, ABC was the first brewery in Harrisburg since 1951. They’re nothing fancy – Just your local brewpub with crowd-pleasing craft beer, a mouthwatering food menu, and seven locations (and growing). Read on for more about their beer, free production tours, soda works tours, Abbey Bar, and more!
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Sep 18, 2019 by Devan Drabik

Harrisburg Book Festival Oct. 3rd-6th

From October 3rd through 6th, the Midtown Scholar Bookstore will host the 7th annual Harrisburg Book Festival. Yes, you read that correctly - this entire 4-day festival is a bookworm's paradise! From award-winning author readings and book signings, to children's illustrators and acclaimed historians, each day is packed with guest speakers and
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Sep 3, 2019 by Sydney Musser

Countdown to Harrisburg Restaurant Week

Put on your comfiest pair of stretchy waistband pants, Harrisburg – the eating event of the year is here. No, we’re not talking about Thanksgiving. It’s time for Harrisburg Restaurant Week! Harrisburg Restaurant Week encourages locals, visitors, and foodies of all sorts to dine, drink, and discover downtown Harrisburg. Running from September 9 – 13
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Aug 23, 2019 by Megan Roby

10 New Attractions at Harrisburg's Largest Festival

One of Central PA’s largest end-of-summer traditions continues with the 103 rd Kipona Festival along the banks of the Susquehanna River. Held over Labor Day weekend, August 31 – September 2, this three-day festival attracts over 70,000 guests each year, and features attractions for the entire family. Returning this year, will be the Native American
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Aug 13, 2019 by Jessica Bomgardner

Explore the Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat

All aboard The Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat, an iconic Harrisburg attraction and one of the last remaining paddlewheel riverboats in America. The Pride has sailed this stretch of the Susquehanna River for more than 30 years, carrying more than one million passengers. Discover the unique history of The Pride and how you can take a tour or
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Jul 19, 2019 by Devan Drabik

8 Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

Summer is in full swing and with temperatures reaching the triple digits, we've got you covered. Check out these eight cool ideas to fill those scorching summer days: 1. Visit the Moon at the State Museum In addition to the PA State Museum's 10 permanent exhibits, including their always popular mammal hall and dinosaur exhibit, they also offer a
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Jun 24, 2019 by Megan Roby

July 4th Food Truck Festival

Rather than heating up the grill this Independence Day, head to Riverfront Park for the annual July 4 th Food Truck Festival and Fireworks. This free event runs from 3-9pm but select trucks will begin serving at 1pm, and trust us, you will want to take advantage of this extra belly stuffing time! Read on for more details on everything the festival
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Jun 18, 2019 by Sydney Musser

Summer in Downtown Harrisburg

You can hear the whooping of ecstatic children as the school year ends, and smell the smoky-sweet scent of grills heating up in preparation for cookouts. The snow and ice of winter are long gone; the sun is shining, and the skies are blue. The days feel limitless – it’s time to explore and try new things! There’s no better place to start your
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Cityscape photograph by Erik Larson

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