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Author: Syeda Tayyeba

Director of Marketing & Communications, ExploreHBG 

Holiday Gifts
Nov 27, 2023 by Syeda Tayyeba

2023 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 wellness items and more! C.R. Blooms Newly opened wellness boutique and facial spa, C.R. Blooms offers a variety of relaxing and rejuvenating facial treatments like microdermabrasion, enzyme peel, micro
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Nutcracker Ballet
Nov 13, 2023 by Syeda Tayyeba

Holiday Events in Harrisburg

The holiday season is upon us, and Harrisburg is ready to spread the festive cheer! From dazzling parades to magical ballet performances, there's something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Let's explore some top holiday events happening in the city this year. Harrisburg Holiday Parade (Nov 18) Kicking off the holiday season in grand style, the
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Oct 26, 2023 by Syeda Tayyeba

Best Brunch in HBG

Brunch isn't just a breakfast/lunch mashup, it might be the most important meal of the weekend. Marked by culinary creativity, hearty portions, Instagram-able presentation, and your pick of lavish midday alcoholic drinks, brunch is a sweet start to Sunday.
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Halloween Events
Oct 16, 2023 by Syeda Tayyeba

Halloween Activities for the Whole Family in HBG

Halloween is fast approaching, and Harrisburg is all set to celebrate this ghoulish holiday with a range of exciting events. Whether you're a thrill-seeker, a family looking for some spooky fun, or someone who enjoys the more lighthearted aspects of Halloween, there's something for everyone in Harrisburg. Check out some of the top Halloween events
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Fall Fort Hunter
Sep 21, 2023 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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Restaurants Dining
Aug 30, 2023 by Syeda Tayyeba

HBG Restaurant Week 2023

It's time for the culinary extravaganza that is set to tantalize your taste buds and celebrate the vibrant gastronomic scene of our city - Harrisburg Restaurant Week! This year's event is taking place from September 11 – 15 and September 18 – 22 and is sure to take you on an unforgettable journey through the diverse and thriving food scene of our
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Museum-PA National Fire Museum in Harrisburg
Jul 12, 2023 by Syeda Tayyeba

Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

Summer is in full swing and with temperatures rising, we've got you covered. Check out these cool ideas to fill those scorching summer days: Visit the Pennsylvania 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 events and
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outdoor movie being enjoyed by community
May 23, 2023 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! Sunset Music & Movie Series at Fort Hunter Join Dauphin County for music and movie nights under the stars at Fort Hunter Park from June through August. This series will alternate between
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Apr 6, 2023 by Syeda Tayyeba

Capture the Festival Fun

Harrisburg is gearing up for an exciting spring and 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 Wetland's Festival (April 29) Explore Wildwood Park’s treasured wetlands for Dauphin County's 23rd Annual
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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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