HBG Blog

Gamut - Shakespeare in the Park
May 13, 2022 by Devan Drabik

Capture Family Memories in HBG

Harrisburg is the perfect place to bring the family for a day of mini‐golf, museums, riverboat tours, kidfriendly theatrical performances, and science‐driven summer camps. There are plenty of free outdoor activities and low‐cost indoor events happening all summer long. Check out a few of our family‐friendly event recommendations below. Outdoor
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City-Fireworks over Susquehanna River
Apr 27, 2022 by Syeda Tayyeba

Capture the Festival Fun

Harrisburg is gearing up for an exciting summer full of fantastic outdoor events. From food truck festivals and art exhibits, to concert series and a wine festival, Harrisburg has events for everyone in the family. Festivals July 4 th Food Truck Festival & Fireworks (July 4) Rather than heating up the grill this Independence Day, head to
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St Patrick's Day Parade
Mar 2, 2022 by Sydney Musser

Harrisburg's St. Patrick's Day Parade is Back!

After a two-year hiatus, one of Harrisburg’s highly anticipated events is back: the Harrisburg St. Patrick’s Day Parade! Step-off is at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 19. Parade participants include authentic Irish dance groups, pipe and drum bands, famous characters, cool cars, festive floats, adorable animals, fire trucks, marching bands, tractors,
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Kid on Ice Slide
Feb 16, 2022 by Cortney Ranck-Cameron

Ice & Fire Festival Returns to Harrisburg

The City of Harrisburg’s 5 th annual Ice & Fire Festival presented by M&T Bank returns on Saturday, March 5, 2022. There will be nearly 60 ice sculptures throughout the City and a street festival in the Downtown area from 11am-8pm. Read on to find out everything you need to know to plan your trip to this free event! Ice Attractions There will be 59
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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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