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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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Sep 21, 2018 by Jessica Bomgardner

FIND CULTURE, CHARACTER & CUISINE AT THE BROAD STREET MARKET

Spanning three city blocks in Midtown Harrisburg, the Broad Street Market is a gathering place for the community and a must-see spot for visitors looking to get a healthy sampling of the city’s culture. Take a look inside the oldest continuously operating market house in the country. What You’ll Find Simply put, the Broad Street Market is a vibrant
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Aug 24, 2018 by Devan Drabik

12 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 and kids activities, all with FREE admission. Everyone who lives in Central PA probably knows that
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Aug 21, 2018 by Derek Whitesel

HYP Sports Leagues For All

Do you remember the excitement you felt in grade school when the bell for recess would ring? That bell meant fresh air, fun sports and a break from sitting at a desk. I remember heading out to a concrete play area and picking teams to play kickball. Now games like kickball, dodgeball, volleyball and flag football are not just a recess memory - you
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Aug 10, 2018 by Sydney Musser

Coming Soon: HBG Restaurant Week!

Every year, there is an event that comes to Harrisburg – one that makes mouths water, stomachs growl, and lips smack. Tastier and more diversified than ever, it’s Restaurant Week ! Harrisburg’s premier dining event, Restaurant Week has grown from humble beginnings in 2008 (then known as “Pamper Your Palate on Restaurant Row”) into one of the largest
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