HBG Blog

Category - Arts and Culture

Jul 12, 2021 by Karen Hendricks

Mural Magic: Harrisburg Mural Festival Returns in 2021

Just like a breathtakingly long fireworks display, this year’s #HBGMuralFest is spread out over the entire summer. There will be pops of color added to the city’s streetscape, now through September, and by the end of the summer, the number of Harrisburg’s murals will surpass a milestone—50! While mural art seems to appear like magic, there’s
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Dogs in the DID Program 20201
Jul 7, 2021 by Sydney Musser

Dogs in the D.I.D.

Sit. Stay. Submit your photos! The Harrisburg Downtown Improvement District (DID) encourages you to enjoy the sights of downtown Harrisburg with their new “Dogs in the DID” initiative. Harrisburg is a great place to live and visit – not just for humans, but also their furry friends! “Dogs in the DID” hopes to bring you and your pups downtown to
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Harrisburg Artsfest Logo
May 7, 2021 by Megan Roby

In-Person Artsfest Returns

Welcome back, Artisans! In-person artisans will return to Harrisburg after the Covid-19 pandemic forced a fully virtual 2020 Artsfest. The 2021 festival will be held Memorial Day weekend (May 29-31) on City Island and offer a hybrid guest experience that combines both in-person juried artisans and food trucks along with virtual presentations and
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Apr 14, 2021 by Devan Drabik

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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Free Parking After 5
Apr 12, 2018 by Devan Drabik

HBG Offers Free Happy Hour Parking

Happy Hour just got a lot sweeter in Downtown Harrisburg. That's because the City of Harrisburg partnered with Dauphin County and the Downtown Improvement District to pre-pay the parking meters from 5-7pm. You can now park directly in front of your favorite happy hour spots for FREE! All 96 meters in the Harrisburg Downtown Improvement no longer
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HMAC John Traynor
Jun 22, 2016 by Explore HBG

Harrisburg Insider John Traynor

How’d you find your way here? I’m a native New Yorker but I grew up in London. Harrisburg was a complete fluke. I was looking for a project and I found a church for sale in Pittsburgh. So I drove from New York City to Pittsburgh with my partner, Gary, and decided it was not the right location. On the way back, we saw a tiny little sign that said
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Girls Night Out in Harrisburg
Dec 18, 2015 by Allison Rohrbaugh

Three Nights Out In Harrisburg

There’s just something about nighttime in the city. As the sun goes down and the lights go up, the city starts to come alive. Whether you’re in need of a unique date experience, a fun night out with the girls or some overdue bro bonding, you need look no further than the city of Harrisburg. If you want to impress your date by thinking beyond the
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