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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.

Jan 8, 2020 by Devan Drabik

Family Events to Beat the Winter Blues

There is no need to go stir-crazy trapped at home when Harrisburg has a packed schedule of family-friendly events, concerts and exhibits. Here are just a few ideas to keep you and your family busy during the winter months: Discover the Harrisburg Heat Bring the kids to a professional soccer game right here in Harrisburg. The Heat is PA's only Major
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Nov 26, 2019 by Devan Drabik

Harrisburg Holiday Gift Guide

Finding great holiday gifts for everyone on your list can be difficult. Our Harrisburg Holiday Gift Guide features unique items and creative ideas that are sure to delight. Instead of shopping online or visiting a large box store, consider shopping small this year. Not only does shopping small benefit our local economy and support small business
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Nov 19, 2019 by Devan Drabik

Harrisburg Holiday Events for the Whole Family

Experience the wonder of dancing ballerinas and dazzling toy soldiers, holiday parades and gingerbread houses, and dozens of memorable holiday events for the whole family in Harrisburg. Check out a few of our top recommendations for making family memories this holiday season. The Nutcracker This beloved holiday classic will delight parents and
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Sep 18, 2019 by Devan Drabik

Harrisburg Book Festival Oct. 3rd-6th

From October 3rd through 6th, the Midtown Scholar Bookstore will host the 7th annual Harrisburg Book Festival. Yes, you read that correctly - this entire 4-day festival is a bookworm's paradise! From award-winning author readings and book signings, to children's illustrators and acclaimed historians, each day is packed with guest speakers and
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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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