HBG Blog

Category - Special Events

Feb 25, 2019 by Devan Drabik

Fire Dancing, Ice Sculptures, Artist's Market & More

Looking for a fun way to celebrate the winter weather? HBG is hosting a massive Ice & Fire Festival on Saturday, March 2nd with tons of free attractions for the whole family! ICE Starting at 1pm on 2nd Street in Downtown Harrisburg, the Festival will feature 30 illuminated ice sculptures and five life-sized ice sculptures, include a giant ice
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May 21, 2018

Night On the Town: Harrisburg’s Nightlife Scene

When you’re in need of a fun night out, Downtown Harrisburg is ready to host you and your friends with its eclectic array of bars and clubs. Alfresco sipping or bottle service, craft brews or whiskey flights, live jam bands or bass-dropping DJs. With this guide to the city’s nightlife scene, we hope you find yourself in the midst of an unexpected
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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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Jan 9, 2017 by Explore HBG

2017 Pennsylvania Farm Show

Each year, more than half a million visitors – and 6,000 animals - arrive at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. So, it doesn’t come as a surprise that this particular event is hailed as the nation’s largest indoor agricultural exposition. And while we can’t unveil what this year’s butter sculpture will be (trust us, we tried!), we can give you a few farm
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Sep 8, 2016 by Explore HBG

Harrisburg Restaurant Week

Julia Child is famously quoted as saying, “People who love to eat are always the best people.” And we here at Explore HBG agree with them! That’s why we’re so happy to talk about Harrisburg Restaurant Week. Harrisburg Restaurant Week is one of the largest dining events in Central Pennsylvania. More than 15 area restaurants provide unique specials
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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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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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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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Jan 3, 2016 by Allison Rohrbaugh

100th PA Farm Show

The Pennsylvania Farm Show celebrates its 100th year in 2016. What began as a small gathering of agricultural leaders has turned into the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the country. Thousands of cattle, sheep, swine and other farm animals strut their stuff in early January as captivated crowds of young and old savor the sweets and treats and the moos and the baas. Never been? Here are 100 reasons to be at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center January 9-17, 2016. The countdown is on! (And this will just get you started!)
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Cityscape photograph by Erik Larson

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