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Hilton Harrisburg Dining Cheers
Jan 21, 2022 by Devan Drabik

Valentine's Date Night Ideas in Harrisburg

It’s time to make your dining reservations, book your concert tickets, and place your bakery orders for Valentine’s Day! Luckily, Harrisburg is the perfect destination to make your Valentine’s Day unforgettable. To help you plan the perfect evening, here are a few date night ideas to get you started: Dining Ideas Stock’s on 2 nd This
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Great American Outdoor Show Exhibit Hall
Jan 6, 2022 by Devan Drabik

Beat the Winter Blues with These Harrisburg Events

Don’t let the winter blues keep you at home. Winter in Harrisburg is packed with low-cost and family-friendly events, live theatrical performances, indoor sporting events and even an Ice Festival! Check out a few of Harrisburg’s upcoming events below or visit our calendar for a complete list of events and attractions. The 106th PA Farm Show
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Harrisburg Holiday Parade 2021
Nov 3, 2021 by Megan Roby

Merry & Bright: Hbg's Holiday Parade Returns

On Saturday, November 20 the City of Harrisburg's Holiday Parade will return to downtown Harrisburg following a reverse parade in 2020. The 2021 parade theme is Merry & Bright. The parade steps off at 10am and will feature 5 high school marching bands, 8 performance groups, local celebrities, musical acts, decorated floats, costumed characters,
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Whitaker Center Holiday
Oct 29, 2021 by Devan Drabik

HBG's Holiday Performances & Family-Friendly Events

The Holidays are quickly approaching and Harrisburg is your destination for Holiday performances and family events that will build precious memories. Below are just a few of the Holiday events and performances that you won't want to miss this season. Be sure to check out our events page for a complete event calendar. Harrisburg's Holiday Parade
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Harrisburg Christmas Present
Oct 29, 2021 by Devan Drabik

Harrisburg's 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for gift ideas this Holiday Season? You might be surprised at the unique, memorable gifts you can put together by shopping in Harrisburg. Not only can you find one-of-a-kind creations, Harrisburg is also home to lots of events and experiences that would make fantastic gift ideas. Here are just a few ideas to get your holiday shopping list
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Kipona 2021 Logo
Aug 11, 2021 by Megan Roby

105th Annual Kipona Festival returns to Riverfront Park & City Island

One of Central PA’s largest end of summer traditions returns to Riverfront Park and City Island with the 105 th annual Kipona Festival. Along the banks of the Susquehanna River on Labor Day Weekend, September 4-6, this 3-day festival features a wide variety of fun & free activities for everyone to enjoy. Here are some attractions you won’t want to
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mural
Jul 12, 2021 by Karen Hendricks

Mural Magic: Harrisburg Mural Festival Returns in 2021

Just like a breathtakingly long fireworks display, this year’s #HBGMuralFest is spread out over the entire summer. There will be pops of color added to the city’s streetscape, now through September, and by the end of the summer, the number of Harrisburg’s murals will surpass a milestone—50! While mural art seems to appear like magic, there’s
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Dogs in the DID Program 20201
Jul 7, 2021 by Sydney Musser

Dogs in the D.I.D.

Sit. Stay. Submit your photos! The Harrisburg Downtown Improvement District (DID) encourages you to enjoy the sights of downtown Harrisburg with their new “Dogs in the DID” initiative. Harrisburg is a great place to live and visit – not just for humans, but also their furry friends! “Dogs in the DID” hopes to bring you and your pups downtown to
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Harrisburg's July 4th Celebration 2020
Jun 23, 2021 by Devan Drabik

July 4th Food Trucks & Fireworks

On Sunday, July 4, 2021, the City of Harrisburg will host the July 4th Food Trucks & Fireworks along Riverfront Park from 3pm to 9:30pm. This event will feature food trucks, live music, a wine garden, kids activities and the largest fireworks display in Central PA! (Click HERE to download the event guide & map.) Fireworks: The PHFA July 4th
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Harrisburg Artsfest Logo
May 7, 2021 by Megan Roby

In-Person Artsfest Returns

Welcome back, Artisans! In-person artisans will return to Harrisburg after the Covid-19 pandemic forced a fully virtual 2020 Artsfest. The 2021 festival will be held Memorial Day weekend (May 29-31) on City Island and offer a hybrid guest experience that combines both in-person juried artisans and food trucks along with virtual presentations and
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