HBG Blog

Feb 1, 2021 by Devan Drabik

Date Night in Harrisburg

Whether you are looking to surprise your sweetheart tonight, or you are planning a Valentine's evening to remember, Harrisburg is your destination for a great date night. Indoor Dining in the City Many Harrisburg City restaurants are open for indoor dining, with limited capacity, so it's worth making your reservations early. Here are just a few of
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Blackberry St. Mural Harrisburg 2020
Nov 19, 2020 by Karen Hendricks

Five New Murals Added to the Harrisburg Mural Trail

Grab your walking shoes or plan a virtual tour, because Harrisburg's Mural Trail by Sprocket Mural Works is expanding! Paint is drying on five new Harrisburg murals facilitated by Sprocket Mural Works this fall, to bring the capital city’s total number of murals created by the nonprofit to 45. The public is warmly invited to enjoy them, via
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Harrisburg Reverse Holiday Parade 2020
Nov 5, 2020 by Megan Roby

Harrisburg's Holiday Parade - with a Twist!

If you are looking for a fun, FREE, social-distanced, family event, mark your calendars for Harrisburg's Reverse Holiday Parade! On Saturday, November 21st, The City of Harrisburg will be holding a Reverse Holiday Parade from 10am-12pm on City Island. In a reverse parade, the parade entrants are stationary and rather than large groups of
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Oct 13, 2020 by Devan Drabik

Explore the Theatre this Fall with Live & Virtual Performances

As the weather gets chilly and kids are back in school, virtually or in person, many of us are looking for fun, safe, affordable activities to do this Fall. With the current pandemic, maybe you haven't considered exploring Harrisburg's theatre scene, but with social distancing, new safety protocols and even virtual performances, the Theatre is the
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Aug 24, 2020 by Sydney Musser

Harrisburg's Takeout Month

September just got a whole lot tastier with takeout options for everyone. The Harrisburg Downtown Improvement District (DID) is excited to introduce Takeout Month throughout the month of September 2020 to support our local restaurants. It has never been easier to taste all the unique flavors of our great Harrisburg restaurants. Takeout Month is a
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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 Megan Roby


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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