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Category - Family Fun

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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Jun 18, 2019 by Sydney Musser

Summer in Downtown Harrisburg

You can hear the whooping of ecstatic children as the school year ends, and smell the smoky-sweet scent of grills heating up in preparation for cookouts. The snow and ice of winter are long gone; the sun is shining, and the skies are blue. The days feel limitless – it’s time to explore and try new things! There’s no better place to start your
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Apr 30, 2018 by Devan Drabik

Outdoor May Events in HBG

The weather is finally warming up and that means its event season in Harrisburg, PA. From outdoor festivals to family-friendly events and home tours, there is plenty to do in the month of May, so be sure to mark your calendars with these events: Artsfest - May 26-28 Over Memorial Day weekend, over 40,000 families, shoppers and art collectors
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Aug 4, 2017 by Explore HBG

Harrisburg City Island

The idea of “something for everyone” can be a little bit cliché in tourism. But sometimes you really do find a spot that covers the bases (literally – more on that in a minute!) in entertainment for families, couples, business travelers and the outdoor-minded.
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Jul 22, 2016 by Explore HBG

Harrisburg Insiders: Lauren Schaller & Cyndee Hitz

Lauren and Cyndee are employees of the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts. How did you find your way to Harrisburg? Cyndee: I’ve lived here my whole life. Thirty-plus years. Lauren: I actually live in Lancaster and commute to Harrisburg. It’s different from other cities. With Restaurant Row down on Second Street, City Island and the sports
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Jul 22, 2016 by Explore HBG

Harrisburg Insider: Nate DeFazio

Nate works with the Harrisburg Senators. How’d you find your way here? I moved here right after I graduated from college. I’m from a small mountain town in the middle of nowhere with a very low population. I didn’t realize that there was another city other than Pittsburgh until I was probably 13 or 14 years old. That being the case, it was a little
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Jul 13, 2016 by Explore HBG

5 Adventures Under $15

Need some staycation inspiration on the cheap? Add these affordably awesome activities to your family’s bucket list for just $15/person and enjoy everything from classic movies to tandem kayaks right in the heart of Harrisburg. 1. Discover PA History - The State Museum of Pennsylvania Learn about local wildlife, stargaze at the Planetarium, and
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Jun 22, 2016 by Explore HBG

Harrisburg Insider Commodore Jack Dillman

How’d you find your way here? This is my 71st year of working on the water. Twenty were in active duty in the U.S. Navy. The rest of the time can be divided up between the Susquehanna Coal Fleet that used to be here on the river, the Millersburg Ferry and of course Harrisburg’s riverboat, the Pride of the Susquehanna. Until I was 81 years old, my
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Jun 9, 2016 by Allison Rohrbaugh

Dinomite Summer

Nearly two decades ago, a Cow Parade came through Downtown Harrisburg. Many of those beautiful painted cows that were part of the city's first big public art installation are still keeping watch over a variety of high traffic spots around the city. Now, we've got dinosaurs. DINOSAURS! The prehistoric painted fiberglass dinos stomped into place ( ok,
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Cityscape photograph by Erik Larson

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