Breakfast on the Farm

Come out to Arbogast Farms this Saturday, May 27 from 9 AM – 12 PM for Breakfast on the Farm! Learn a little bit about agriculture, where your food comes from and take a tour!

On the menu: Pancakes and sausage, milk and fruit. Yum!

For those planing to attend the event, you are asked to park at Lacey Springs Elementary school and take the shuttle bus to the farm. Tickets are FREE, but REQUIRED. We look forward to meeting you!

Harrisonburg Strawberry Festival 2017

The Harrisonburg Strawberry Festival is back in town! This is a community fundraiser is being hosted by local Rotary Clubs for local park initiatives.

Admission to the event it FREE, but there will dessert sales to raise funds. $5 for your choice of strawberry shortcake, chocolate covered strawberries or strawberry sundae. To purchase a dessert ticket, click HERE.

There be live music by Strong Water and Who Shot John.

Join us this Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM!

Friendly City Fortune

It’s your chance to win big! The Shenandoah Valley is giving away $250,000 in cash and prizes on July 4th! A prize will be drawn every 5 minutes for 4 hours making it the largest raffle in the valley!

Here’s how it works: only 500 tickets are available for $100 a ticket. You must be at least 18 years of age to purchase a ticket, but don’t have to be present to win. Winners will be contacted and posted at www.downtownharrisonburg.org

Tickets are sold at the following locations with CASH or CHECK only:

BlueRidge Powersports
Glen’s Fair Price
Harrisonburg Ford
Dick Myers Chrysler Dodge Jeep
Hugo Kohl
James McHone Jewelry
Midtowne Market
Rockingham New Holland
Rocktown Bicycles
Shenandoah Bicycle Company
Steven Kia
Steven Toyota
Walkabout Outfitter

Raffle proceeds will support the vitality of Downtown Harrisonburg through beautification projects, community-building initiatives, and business assistance programs.

To purchase a ticket or check out the list of prizes, click HERE.

Harrisonburg Happynings

Check out what’s going on downtown this Friday for First Friday! Here’s the line-up so far:

ACV’S SMITH HOUSE GALLERIES • 311 South Main Street • Flowers and Swans • Oil on canvas by Nadia Louderback

292 NORTH GALLERY AT THE CHURCH OF THE INCARNATION • 292 North Liberty Street • Watercolors by Anita Walter Cooper • Live music

THE ARTFUL DODGER • 47 Court Square • Rock Stars • Photography by Bob Adamek

HARDESTY-HIGGINS HOUSE VISITORS CENTER • 212 South Main Street • Chocolate Walk!

 

THE GALLERY AT LAUGHING DOG • 82 South Main Street  • Jorge Escobar’s photography exhibit titled “Nevermore”

WILSON DOWNTOWN GALLERY AT KLINE MAY REALTY • 83 South Main Street • Paintings by Amanda Dicken

OASIS FINE ART & CRAFT • 103 South Main Street • Contemporary quilling by Deb Booth • Artist demonstration accompanied by live music and a Chocolate Walk station

PALE FIRE BREWING CO. • 217 S. Liberty St. #105 • Descent to Rising: 18 years of photography created while in the midst of fighting depression • Photography by Angela M. Carter • Free samples served by Paella Perfecta

SHENANDOAH JOE • 64 South Mason Street, Suite 100 • Mixed media by Madeline Martinez

SPITZER ART CENTER • 486 West Market Street • The Secret Life of Typewriters •Photography, painting, and sculpture by Howard and Nicole Zehr

ST. STEPHEN’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST • 358 South Main Street  • Hear one of the Valley’s most popular groups, the Harrisonburg Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus, produce fine music for all ages • 5:30-6:10pm

 

VIRGINIA QUILT MUSEUM • 301 South Main Street • Textile and fiber art and quilts • Work accompanied by the Chocolate Walk, featuring specialty chocolates and chocolate-inspired textile and fabric dyes from the VQM Hospitality Committee Chocolatiers

Also, the 6th annual Chocolate Walk! 5 – 8 at multiple downtown locations.

For more info and a list of more business that could be participating, click HERE.

6th Annual Chocolate Walk

Join the Collins Center tomorrow for the 6th Annual Chocolate Walk supporting victims of sexual assault.

From 5 – 8 pm participating businesses and organizations in Downtown Harrisonburg will open their doors and invite you in to taste the mouth-watering chocolates including truffles, fudge, cupcakes, brownies, and cookies.

Registration and day-of ticket purchase will take place in the driveway of the Ice House at the Check-In Tent between 5:00 – 7:00pm, where participants will pick up their maps and trays to collect chocolate at 15 different stops nearby. You may go to as many stops as you like between 5:00 – 8:00 pm and do not need to participate for the entire 3 hours.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. All proceeds with benefit the Collins Center.

For more information or questions, please contact Jess Balac at jess@thecollinscenter.org or 540-432-6430.