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Author: Devan Drabik

Guest Contributor & Former Director of Marketing and Communications for ExploreHBG from 2018-2021

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Jun 8, 2022 by Devan Drabik

Celebrate Juneteenth in Harrisburg

June 19 th is Juneteenth National Freedom Day in Pennsylvania, and Harrisburg is celebrating with a full week of events. Organized by the Young Professionals of Color, this year’s Juneteenth celebrations will include live musical entertainment, a restaurant crawl, art workshops, theatrical performances, and so much more. Check out a selection of
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Gamut - Shakespeare in the Park
May 13, 2022 by Devan Drabik

Capture Family Memories in HBG

Harrisburg is the perfect place to bring the family for a day of mini‐golf, museums, riverboat tours, kidfriendly theatrical performances, and science‐driven summer camps. There are plenty of free outdoor activities and low‐cost indoor events happening all summer long. Check out a few of our family‐friendly event recommendations below. Outdoor
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Hilton Harrisburg Dining Cheers
Jan 21, 2022 by Devan Drabik

Valentine's Date Night Ideas in Harrisburg

It’s time to make your dining reservations, book your concert tickets, and place your bakery orders for Valentine’s Day! Luckily, Harrisburg is the perfect destination to make your Valentine’s Day unforgettable. To help you plan the perfect evening, here are a few date night ideas to get you started: Dining Ideas Stock’s on 2 nd This
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Great American Outdoor Show Exhibit Hall
Jan 6, 2022 by Devan Drabik

Beat the Winter Blues with These Harrisburg Events

Don’t let the winter blues keep you at home. Winter in Harrisburg is packed with low-cost and family-friendly events, live theatrical performances, indoor sporting events and even an Ice Festival! Check out a few of Harrisburg’s upcoming events below or visit our calendar for a complete list of events and attractions. The 106th PA Farm Show
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Whitaker Center Holiday
Oct 29, 2021 by Devan Drabik

HBG's Holiday Performances & Family-Friendly Events

The Holidays are quickly approaching and Harrisburg is your destination for Holiday performances and family events that will build precious memories. Below are just a few of the Holiday events and performances that you won't want to miss this season. Be sure to check out our events page for a complete event calendar. Harrisburg's Holiday Parade
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Harrisburg Christmas Present
Oct 29, 2021 by Devan Drabik

Harrisburg's 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for gift ideas this Holiday Season? You might be surprised at the unique, memorable gifts you can put together by shopping in Harrisburg. Not only can you find one-of-a-kind creations, Harrisburg is also home to lots of events and experiences that would make fantastic gift ideas. Here are just a few ideas to get your holiday shopping list
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Harrisburg's July 4th Celebration 2020
Jun 23, 2021 by Devan Drabik

July 4th Food Trucks & Fireworks

On Sunday, July 4, 2021, the City of Harrisburg will host the July 4th Food Trucks & Fireworks along Riverfront Park from 3pm to 9:30pm. This event will feature food trucks, live music, a wine garden, kids activities and the largest fireworks display in Central PA! (Click HERE to download the event guide & map.) Fireworks: The PHFA July 4th
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Little Amps Sweet Treat Coffee Shot
Apr 14, 2021 by Devan Drabik

4 Must-Try Coffee Shops in HBG

Calling all morning caffeine seekers, afternoon coffee hunters and sweet aroma seekers... Harrisburg is home to unique flavors and inviting atmospheres that you won't find at national coffee shop chains. From craft-roasted beans, to cold-brew tricycles and cookie frappes, these cafes are definitely worth a visit! Elementary Coffee Elementary
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ZeroDay Taproom Bar
Mar 23, 2021 by Devan Drabik

Explore ZeroDay Brewing Co.'s New Taproom

This week, ZeroDay Brewing Company opened their brand new taproom and restaurant at 925 North 3rd St. in Midtown Harrisburg. Featuring a full-service restaurant, a massive courtyard, lounge areas, gift shop, private event space and a variety of craft brews on tap, the new Taproom is a must-visit! Located only a short walk from the PA Capitol and
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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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