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Author: Devan Drabik

Devan is the Director of Marketing and Communications for ExploreHBG. You can always email her with story ideas and questions at devan@explorehbg.com.

Jul 19, 2019 by Devan Drabik

8 Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

Summer is in full swing and with temperatures reaching the triple digits, we've got you covered. Check out these eight cool ideas to fill those scorching summer days: 1. Visit the Moon at the State Museum In addition to the PA State Museum 's 10 permanent exhibits, including their always popular mammal hall and dinosaur exhibit, they also offer a
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Apr 23, 2019 by Devan Drabik

HBG Beer Week (April 26-May 5)

On Friday, April 26th, the 5th Annual Harrisburg Beer Week launches with a packed schedule of specials, tastings, homebrewery battles, and special events! The 10-day series will feature more than 125 beer-centric events throughout the Harrisburg region & four signature events that you won't want to miss. Events Whether you are looking for a bar
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Mar 22, 2019 by Devan Drabik

Pop-Up Speakeasy Comes to Midtown

On April 5th, on a quiet corner in Midtown Harrisburg, a historic bank will be transformed into a party like no other. I am talking, of course, about the one-night-only Midtown Pop-Up Speakeasy held inside Historic Harrisburg 's 1929 landmark Central trust Company bank building. The party starts at 8pm with Prohibition-era cocktails, mixed by Cafe
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Feb 25, 2019 by Devan Drabik

Fire Dancing, Ice Sculptures, Artist's Market & More

Looking for a fun way to celebrate the winter weather? HBG is hosting a massive Ice & Fire Festival on Saturday, March 2nd with tons of free attractions for the whole family! ICE Starting at 1pm on 2nd Street in Downtown Harrisburg, the Festival will feature 30 illuminated ice sculptures and five life-sized ice sculptures, include a giant ice
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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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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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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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Jul 20, 2018 by Devan Drabik

Secret Speakeasies & Unique Clubs Only Found in HBG!

Are you tired of the same old, cookie-cutter bar? Are you looking to try something different on your Thursday or Friday night? If so, HBG has you covered. How about a speakeasy with a secret entrance only accessible through a phone booth, or a barber shop that transforms into an exclusive nightclub? Why not you trade your pool stick for an axe at
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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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