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Category - Special Events

Jun 18, 2019 by Sydney Musser

Summer in Downtown HBG

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 23, 2019 by Devan Drabik

HBG Beer Week (April 26-May 5)

On Friday, April 26th, the 5th Annual Harrisburg Beer Week launches with a packed schedule of specials, tastings, homebrewery battles, and special events! The 10-day series will feature more than 125 beer-centric events throughout the Harrisburg region & four signature events that you won't want to miss. Events Whether you are looking for a bar
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Mar 22, 2019 by Devan Drabik

Pop-Up Speakeasy Comes to Midtown

On April 5th, on a quiet corner in Midtown Harrisburg, a historic bank will be transformed into a party like no other. I am talking, of course, about the one-night-only Midtown Pop-Up Speakeasy held inside Historic Harrisburg's 1929 landmark Central trust Company bank building. The party starts at 8pm with Prohibition-era cocktails, mixed by Cafe
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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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Cityscape photograph by Erik Larson

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