HBG Blog

Author: Syeda Tayyeba

Director of Marketing & Communications, ExploreHBG 

Raffia Mural
Feb 1, 2023 by Syeda Tayyeba

Ways to Celebrate Black History Month in Harrisburg

Black History Month is a time to celebrate the accomplishments, contributions and history of Black people in the United States. February was designated as the national African American History Month by President Gerald Ford in 1976. The purpose of the month is to honor those individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of
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Farm Show Carriages
Jan 3, 2023 by Syeda Tayyeba

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, 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. PA Farm Show January 7h through the 14th, the largest
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Vivi on Verbeke Pottery
Nov 3, 2022 by Syeda Tayyeba

2022 Holiday Gift Guide

Shop small this holiday season and find unique gifts for everyone on your list. Our Holiday Gift Guide features everything from fashion to art to floral arrangements and more! Amma Jo Did you know that Harrisburg is home to fashion designer, Amma Jo’s showroom? Located in Strawberry Square, Amma Jo’s features expertly crafted Italian leather
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Fall Fort Hunter
Sep 20, 2022 by Syeda Tayyeba

Leaf Peeping in Harrisburg

It's officially fall which means Harrisburg will be bursting with color soon. Check out these five places to take in the crisp natural phenomenon that is autumn! Riverfront Park Running parallel to the Susquehanna River between the shoreline and Front Street, Riverfront Park is one of the best places to catch the leaves changing. Besides the
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Museum-PA National Fire Museum in Harrisburg
Jul 21, 2022 by Syeda Tayyeba

Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

Summer is in full swing and with temperatures continuously rising, we've got you covered. Check out these cool ideas to fill those scorching summer days: Visit the Moon at the State Museum In addition to the PA State Museum's 11 permanent exhibits, including their always popular mammal hall and dinosaur exhibit, they also offer a series of summer
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Business Man Statue
Jul 12, 2022 by Syeda Tayyeba

Insta-Worthy Spots in Harrisburg

There are plenty of photo opportunities in Harrisburg. The city is filled with beautiful sites and hidden gems waiting to be discovered. We’ve gathered a list of all the best spots to photograph your way through Harrisburg. Butterfly Mural Spread your arms and pose in front of this strikingly beautiful butterfly mural in Midtown. This mural was
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outdoor movie being enjoyed by community
Jun 3, 2022 by Syeda Tayyeba

Outdoor Movie Nights in Harrisburg

Outdoor movies are an essential part of summer in Harrisburg. Bring your family, friends, blankets and a picnic for a great time watching movies under the stars! Midtown Cinema Friends of Midtown and Midtown Cinema are hosting free movie nights in the Midtown Cinema parking lot. Don't forget to grab your lawn chairs and bring a donation for
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City-Fireworks over Susquehanna River
Apr 27, 2022 by Syeda Tayyeba

Capture the Festival Fun

Harrisburg is gearing up for an exciting summer full of fantastic outdoor events. From food truck festivals and art exhibits, to concert series and a wine festival, Harrisburg has events for everyone in the family. Festivals July 4 th Food Truck Festival & Fireworks (July 4) Rather than heating up the grill this Independence Day, head to
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