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Mar 22, 2019 by Devan Drabik

Pop-Up Speakeasy Comes to Midtown

On April 5th, on a quiet corner in Midtown Harrisburg, a historic bank will be transformed into a party like no other. I am talking, of course, about the one-night-only Midtown Pop-Up Speakeasy held inside Historic Harrisburg 's 1929 landmark Central trust Company bank building. The party starts at 8pm with Prohibition-era cocktails, mixed by Cafe
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Mar 5, 2019 by Jessica Bomgardner

Best Brunch in HBG

Brunch isn't just a breakfast/lunch mashup, it might be the most important meal of the weekend. Marked by culinary creativity, hearty portions, Instagram-able presentation, and your pick of lavish midday alcoholic drinks, brunch is a sweet start to Sunday.
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Feb 25, 2019 by Devan Drabik

Fire Dancing, Ice Sculptures, Artist's Market & More

Looking for a fun way to celebrate the winter weather? HBG is hosting a massive Ice & Fire Festival on Saturday, March 2nd with tons of free attractions for the whole family! ICE Starting at 1pm on 2nd Street in Downtown Harrisburg, the Festival will feature 30 illuminated ice sculptures and five life-sized ice sculptures, include a giant ice
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Feb 19, 2019 by Jeff Copus

2019 HBG Mural Fest

What color do you think of when you think of happiness? When you think of peace? Of love? All of those colors will brighten the City of Harrisburg this summer during Sprocket Mural Works’ 2019 Hbg Mural Fest. Spanning throughout the city of Harrisburg, the 2019 Hbg Mural Fest will be a focused surge of city beautification through the creation of 10
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Jan 22, 2019 by Devan Drabik & Jessica Bomgardner

6 Kid-Approved Winter Activities

Don't let the cold weather freeze your plans for a winter getaway! The Harrisburg Region is an all-weather, family destination offering tons of winter activities that hold up all season long. From whizzing motorsports and science experiments to museums and animal exhibits, kids love to learn and play here! And let’s face it, you’re looking for a
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Jan 3, 2019 by Jessica Bomgardner

UNIQUELY HARRISBURG: Activities, History & Quirky Sights

Every city has that special something that locals love and keeps visitors coming back year after year. Harrisburg is more than Pennsylvania’s capital, Hershey’s neighbor, or pass-through city along the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Take a peek at Harrisburg’s must-see attractions, fascinating history, and the quirky sights to see along the way. Essential
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Dec 6, 2018 by Devan Drabik

HBG Shopping Guide: Unique Holiday Gifts and Exclusive Brands

The Holidays are upon us and in between the delicious Holiday meals, decorating your homes and attending the Holiday Festivies, it can be hard to find personal gifts for everyone on your Holiday shopping list. HBG has dozens of small businesses filled to the brim with unique gift ideas. Whether you are looking for a handmade artisan piece of
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Dec 3, 2018 by Jessica Bomgardner

PA Farm Show: What to See, Do, Eat

The 103 rd Pennsylvania Farm Show will run from Saturday, January 5 – Saturday, January 12, 201 9  at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. As the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the country, the 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, and one incredible butter sculpture! With 24 acres of agricultural entertainment, where does one begin?
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Oct 17, 2018 by Devan Drabik

Halloween Activities in HBG

Murder Mystery Dinner Cruises Looking for a fun and unique way to spend Halloween? How about a Murder Mystery Dinner aboard the Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat! Throughout October, the Riverboat is hosting six Murder Mystery nights, including a special " I Know What You Did Last Halloween " edition on Oct. 31st. Select audience members will be
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Cityscape photograph by Erik Larson

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