HBG Blog

Jun 28, 2018 by Devan Drabik

Celebrate July 4th with the Taste of Independence Festival

July 4th is just around the corner and for many of us that means cookouts and fireworks. This year, instead of firing up the grill, why not head to RiverFront Park in HBG, where you can enjoy the Taste of Independence Day Festival for FREE! Live Music Kicking off at 3pm with Maudlin Moon on the main live music stage, and Alex Allegra on the
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Jun 15, 2018 by Devan Drabik

5 Kid-Friendly Summer Attractions in HBG

Looking for something fun to do with the kids this weekend? From pirate cruises and princess parties, to scientific discoveries and water golf, HBG has you covered. Pirates on the Pride For the young adventurers, the Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat offers a special family cruise that they are sure to remember. After setting sail on the Pride,
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May 31, 2018 by Devan Drabik

Celebrate 25 Years of FREE Shakespeare in the Park

Looking for a fun, FREE event this weekend? Whether you are looking for a family activity, a creative date night idea, or a unique girl's night out, Shakespeare in the Park has you covered. Bring your lawn chair or picnic blanket and settle in along the rolling hills of Reservior Park in Harrisburg. The large Bandshell performing arts venue is
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May 21, 2018

Night On the Town: Harrisburg’s Nightlife Scene

When you’re in need of a fun night out, Downtown Harrisburg is ready to host you and your friends with its eclectic array of bars and clubs. Alfresco sipping or bottle service, craft brews or whiskey flights, live jam bands or bass-dropping DJs. With this guide to the city’s nightlife scene, we hope you find yourself in the midst of an unexpected
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May 10, 2018 by Explore HBG

Restaurant Profile: Stock's on Second

Plating farm-to-fork comfort food and pouring barrel-aged bourbon cocktails, Stock’s on 2 nd is warm and inviting restaurant on Restaurant Row in Harrisburg that gives guests a sophisticated dining experience at a casual diner’s cost. Nothing about their locally sourced menu is intimidating, and everything about their whiskey list is impressive.
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Apr 30, 2018 by Devan Drabik

Outdoor May Events in HBG

The weather is finally warming up and that means its event season in Harrisburg, PA. From outdoor festivals to family-friendly events and home tours, there is plenty to do in the month of May, so be sure to mark your calendars with these events: Artsfest - May 26-28 Over Memorial Day weekend, over 40,000 families, shoppers and art collectors
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Apr 12, 2018

Restaurant Profile: Home 231

With menu creations as fresh as their veggies, the region’s first farm-to-table restaurant, Home 231 , delivers sensational seasonal flavor in its cozy spot next to the Capitol. General Manager Richie Vickroy introduces us to Home 231, an atmosphere and menu built on a passion for food.
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Apr 12, 2018 by Devan Drabik

HBG Offers Free Happy Hour Parking

Happy Hour just got a lot sweeter in Downtown Harrisburg. That's because the City of Harrisburg partnered with Dauphin County and the Downtown Improvement District to pre-pay the parking meters from 5-7pm. You can now park directly in front of your favorite happy hour spots for FREE! All 96 meters in the Harrisburg Downtown Improvement no longer
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Aug 4, 2017 by Explore HBG

Harrisburg City Island

The idea of “something for everyone” can be a little bit cliché in tourism. But sometimes you really do find a spot that covers the bases (literally – more on that in a minute!) in entertainment for families, couples, business travelers and the outdoor-minded.
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Mar 30, 2017 by Explore HBG

Brunch in the City

The weekend is finally here, and you know that means it’s brunch time! In the city there are plenty of places to explore for that late morning early afternoon meal. So grab your family and friends and go enjoy some of these excellent restaurants. 11 Places for Brunch in the City Ad Lib Craft Kitchen and Bar Brunch is better with music! On Sundays
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Cityscape photograph by Erik Larson