Skeleton Festival

Start off Halloween week on the right foot by joining the Harrisonburg community this Saturday, October 22nd for the Skeleton Festival! The event will take place from 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Turner Pavilion and Park. Activities will kick off with trick-or-treating at downtown businesses and will conclude with an all-ages party featuring kids, dog, and adult costumes contests, face painting, fire dancing, food trucks, live music, video art, “trunk-or-treating”, wacky shack, goober blobs, and whisker biscuits.

Bend & Brews at Three Notch’d Brewing Co.

Three Notch’d Brewing Co. invites you to yoga and a cold brew with Bend & Brews! Aka the best of both worlds if you just happen to enjoy yoga and sipping on a cold one. Every Saturday from 10:00 am – 11:30 am go and start your morning right with a vinyasa flow in the taproom, led by a rotating roster of yoga instructors from various Harrisonburg studios. $10 (seriously, it’s that cheap) gets you an hour long class followed by a pint.

Back the Burg

What is “Back the Burg”?

Downtown thrives on the support of individuals and businesses. Back the Burg is a three month campaign focused on growing the number of downtown’s “Friends” and funds for the on-going revitalization of downtown Harrisonburg.

What are you backing?

Donating allows the HDR staff to continue economic development, supporting small businesses and their owners, creating a welcoming downtown for everyone, and cultivating an environment that helps industry thrive. Your donations help fund downtown events, facade enhancement grants and business development workshops.

Referral Program

If you’re already a friend of downtown you can still participate by referring new friends. You will receive $10 Downtown Dollars for every NEW Friend you refer to Back the Burg at the $100 level or higher.

For more information on Back the Burg check them out on Downtown Harrisonburg Renaissance .

Harrisonburg Farmers Market

Make a weekly visit to the The Harrisonburg (summer) Farmers Market between now and Thanksgiving for your shot at fresh, nutritious, locally produced agricultural goods and crafts. Located at  the Turner Pavilion in Downtown Harrisonburg, the market is currently open from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Hours will change for the winter market (December – March) 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

The Latino Film Festival

The annual Latino Film Festival returned to Court Square Theater last night! Over the course of the week, and in celebration of Hispanic culture, Court Square Theater will be screening a selection of Spanish language films. All films will be subtitled in English. 

This year’s festival will feature the following films:

Truman: Argentina
Pelé: Birth of a Legend: Brazil / USA
La Novia: Spain
Embrace of the Serpent: Colombia
Amir: Mexico


Adults – $9.50
Seniors – $8.50
Matinee (before 5 pm) – $5.00
Students –  $5.00

Local Spa Night with Valley Green Naturals

Needing some serious “me time”? Come and pamper yourself with Valley Green Naturals  and Friendly City Food Co-op for a start to finish spa-night. From cleansers and toners to mud masks and creams, you won’t want to miss out on this amazing opportunity. This is your chance to relax and learn all about local, natural products while enjoying a 4-step facial!

Those attending the events will be able to experience the following cleaners, toners, and facial therapies: Activated Charcoal Honey Cleanser, a Lemon Honey Facial Cleanser, Skin Brightening Facial Toner, Dead Sea Mineral Mud Masque, Daily Hydration Facial Therapy, and Nightly Hydration Facial Therapy.

There will be Co-op snacks to enjoy everyone will be sent home with great goodie bags containing all these items and more!

Run, Sweat & Beers

After launching last spring, Run, Sweat & Beers is a friendly event meant to bring people who love running and drinking beer together. It’s totally free and no pre-registration required! The event starts and finishes at Brothers Craft Brewing on the fourth Friday of every month at 5:30 pm. They  have a 1 mile, 3 mile, or a 5 mile running option so you pick what you’re feeling that day. And as if you needed any more convincing, the run is completed with discounted brews in the tasting room at Brothers Craft Brewing.

Run Routes:

1 mile turnaround at Gay Street and N. Main Street
3 mile turnaround on S. Main Street directly in front of Quad at James Madison University
5 mile turnaround just past El Charro on S. Main Street