HBG Blog

Feb 11, 2020 by Megan Roby

Experience Harrisburg's Ice & Fire Festival

Warm up your winter blues at the 3 rd annual Ice & Fire Festival in Downtown Harrisburg on Saturday, March 7 th from 11am – 8pm with tons of free activities for the whole family! Ice The festival will feature dozens of illuminated ice sculptures with Instagram-worthy photo opportunities. Five life-sized ice sculptures, including the opportunity to
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Jan 17, 2020 by Jessica Bomgardner

The State Museum of Pennsylvania

The State Museum, affectionately known as the Smithsonian of Pennsylvania, is the official museum of the Commonwealth. There’s a lot to explore, from our region’s Native American history to the people, places, and products that put Pennsylvania on the map. Set aside at least 2-3 hours to explore it all! Did You Know? According to the 1681 PA
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Jan 8, 2020 by Devan Drabik

Family Events to Beat the Winter Blues

There is no need to go stir-crazy trapped at home when Harrisburg has a packed schedule of family-friendly events, concerts and exhibits. Here are just a few ideas to keep you and your family busy during the winter months: Discover the Harrisburg Heat Bring the kids to a professional soccer game right here in Harrisburg. The Heat is PA's only Major
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Dec 10, 2019 by Jessica Bomgardner

PA Farm Show Guide

Saddle Up. Get Your Ducks In A Row. You Butter Be Coming! The PA Farm Show returns to Harrisburg, January 4-11, 2020. As the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the country, the PA Farm Show welcomes more than half a million visitors each year, along with 6,000 animals, hundreds of exhibits and vendors, dozens of demonstrations and contests,
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Dec 2, 2019 by Jessica Bomgardner

Give This PA Distillery A Shot!

Harrisburg's budding spirits scene features an award-winning craft distillery located in Uptown Harrisburg. Midstate Distillery handcrafts incredible spirits from locally sourced ingredients that are eager to occupy a spot in your liquor cabinet. Midstate Distillery Established in 2016, Midstate Distillery is Harrisburg’s first distillery since
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Nov 26, 2019 by Devan Drabik

Harrisburg Holiday Gift Guide

Finding great holiday gifts for everyone on your list can be difficult. Our Harrisburg Holiday Gift Guide features unique items and creative ideas that are sure to delight. Instead of shopping online or visiting a large box store, consider shopping small this year. Not only does shopping small benefit our local economy and support small business
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Nov 19, 2019 by Devan Drabik

Harrisburg Holiday Events for the Whole Family

Experience the wonder of dancing ballerinas and dazzling toy soldiers, holiday parades and gingerbread houses, and dozens of memorable holiday events for the whole family in Harrisburg. Check out a few of our top recommendations for making family memories this holiday season. The Nutcracker This beloved holiday classic will delight parents and
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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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