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man on ice throne
Feb 27, 2023 by Cortney Ranck-Cameron

Ice & Fire Festival 2023

The City of Harrisburg’s 6 th annual Ice & Fire Festival presented by M&T Bank will return on Saturday, March 4. There will be 65 ice sculptures throughout the City and a street festival in the Downtown area from 11am-8pm featuring an ice slide, fire dancers, live ice carvings, fire pits and smores, food trucks, an artist market, entertainment
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Raffia Mural
Feb 1, 2023 by Syeda Tayyeba

Ways to Celebrate Black History Month in Harrisburg

Black History Month is a time to celebrate the accomplishments, contributions and history of Black people in the United States. February was designated as the national African American History Month by President Gerald Ford in 1976. The purpose of the month is to honor those individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of
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Hilton Harrisburg Dining Cheers
Jan 24, 2023 by Explore HBG

Valentine's Date Night Ideas in Harrisburg

It’s time to make your dining reservations 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 farm-to-table restaurant, located in the
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Farm Show Carriages
Jan 3, 2023 by Syeda Tayyeba

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, 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. PA Farm Show January 7h through the 14th, the largest
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Vivi on Verbeke Pottery
Nov 3, 2022 by Syeda Tayyeba

2022 Holiday Gift Guide

Shop small this holiday season and find unique gifts for everyone on your list. Our Holiday Gift Guide features everything from fashion to art to floral arrangements and more! Amma Jo Did you know that Harrisburg is home to fashion designer, Amma Jo’s showroom? Located in Strawberry Square, Amma Jo’s features expertly crafted Italian leather
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Nutcracker Ballet
Oct 27, 2022 by Devan Drabik

Holiday Events in Harrisburg

This holiday season, Harrisburg is home to all of your favorite holiday events and family-friendly attractions. Bring the kids for a shopping trip with Santa’s Elves, enjoy hot chocolate with Santa in Strawberry Square, and capture precious holiday memories at live theatrical performances or the City’s annual Holiday Parade. The Pennsylvania
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Fall Fort Hunter
Sep 20, 2022 by Syeda Tayyeba

Leaf Peeping in Harrisburg

It's officially fall which means Harrisburg will be bursting with color soon. Check out these five places to take in the crisp natural phenomenon that is autumn! Riverfront Park Running parallel to the Susquehanna River between the shoreline and Front Street, Riverfront Park is one of the best places to catch the leaves changing. Besides the
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Sep 13, 2022 by Melissa Mesones & Syeda Tayyeba

How to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in HBG

With the ever-growing diverse population in Harrisburg, it has quickly become a multicultural destination. As we recognize, Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 – October 15, 2022, we wanted to provide you with a listing of some opportunities throughout the City! Celebrating La cultura Hispana comes in different ways. Some people enjoy
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Restaurants Dining
Aug 31, 2022 by Sydney Musser

HBG Restaurant Week 2022

Put on your comfiest pair of stretchy pants, Harrisburg – the eating event of the year is here. No, we’re not talking about Thanksgiving. It’s time for Harrisburg Restaurant Week! The event encourages locals, visitors, and foodies of all sorts to dine, drink, and discover downtown Harrisburg. Taking place from September 12 – 16 and September 19 –
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Native American Ceremony
Aug 23, 2022 by Ellerie Krot & Syeda Tayyeba

10 Reasons to Visit HBG's Largest Outdoor Festival

As the summer comes to an end and the kids go back to school, what could be better than an end-of-summer celebration along the mighty Susquehanna River? How about including three days of live music, art vendors, food trucks, a Native American Pow Wow, kids activities and more, all with FREE admission! If you don't already know, we are talking about
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