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2020 Kipona
Aug 17, 2020 by Megan Roby

2020 Kipona: Food Trucks & Virtual Entertainment

The City of Harrisburg’s 104 th annual Kipona celebration will look a bit different this year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this longstanding tradition has been modified to feature a hybrid of in-person (Saturday only) and virtual activities (all 3 days). The in-person activities will include 15 food trucks offering takeout from some of your
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Jun 23, 2020 by Cortney Ranck-Cameron


The City of Harrisburg’s annual Independence Day Celebration will look a bit different this year due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, but there is still plenty of food and fun to be had! The event features a hybrid of in-person and online offerings and will run from 12-9pm with fireworks to follow at 9:15pm. Numerous health safety practices have
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Jun 10, 2020 by Devan Drabik

Outdoor Dining in Harrisburg

Stay-at-home orders have been lifted, and outdoor dining is now open across the City. It's the perfect time to get outside and try the flavors of the City. Harrisburg has outdoor dining options sure to entice your taste buds. From Saturday night's Dining in the Street program, to rooftop bars and restaurant patios, we have a little bit of
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Virtual Harrisburg Artsfest
May 4, 2020 by Megan Roby

Harrisburg's Virtual Artsfest

Artsfest 2020 is going virtual! Artsfest is an annual festival held over Memorial Day weekend that typically draws thousands to Riverfront Park for a celebration of the arts. It features juried artisans and craftsmen from across the United States and Canada, entertainment, children’s activities, food trucks and more. This is the 52nd year of this
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Apr 2, 2020 by Devan Drabik

Harrisburg's Virtual Events, Tours and Live-Stream Performances

Stay-at-home orders are in place, social distancing has become the new normal, and many of us are sitting inside to keep our communities safe. But did you know that you can still experience many of Harrisburg's events and attractions from the safety of your own home? That's because Harrisburg's businesses are getting creative and offering virtual
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Ice & Fire 2020
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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state museum indians
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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State Museum of PA
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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