HBG Blog

Category - Outdoor

Blackberry St. Mural Harrisburg 2020
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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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's July 4th Celebration 2020
Jun 23, 2021 by Devan Drabik

July 4th Food Trucks & Fireworks

On Sunday, July 4, 2021, the City of Harrisburg will host the July 4th Food Trucks & Fireworks along Riverfront Park from 3pm to 9:30pm. This event will feature food trucks, live music, a wine garden, kids activities and the largest fireworks display in Central PA! (Click HERE to download the event guide & map.) Fireworks: The PHFA July 4th
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Artsfest 2017 Glass
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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Harrisburg City Island
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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Commodore Jack Dillman on the Pride of the Susquehanna
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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Dinomite Summer in Harrisburg
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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Harrisburg Fireworks
May 6, 2016 by Allison Rohrbaugh

Harrisburg Summer Festivals

We should come up with a new word that describes how we all feel headed into a summer holiday weekend. It’s like a magical mixture of anticipation for the celebrations and a patriotism that’s there all the time but bursts to the surface just like the fireworks that cap the holiday. It. Is. Summer. And we're ready for flip flop feet and flag-lined
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Running Quote
Mar 9, 2016 by Explore HBG

Run, Walk and Race in Harrisburg PA

Capital Cardio! Run with us! Walk with us! Come out at night and glow with us! From serious runners and weekend warriors to first-timers and walkers, every level of athlete can appreciate the beautiful Harrisburg scenery and sense of community and cause that comes with a well-organized race event. We've put together a list of race events taking
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