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Subject: do November downtown!



Downtown Harrisonburg always has something going on.  Check out this month's events!




Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance Events


Taste of Downtown | Nov. 9-15


This week-long event boasts more than 30 restaurants and eateries in downtown's culinary district. Restaurants showcase their creative dishes and offer specials that please your palate and your wallet.


Click here to see the full event menu.


Veteran's Day Parade | Nov. 8

Come downtown and show your pride and support for our local Veterans.The parade will start at 2pm and travel South on Main Street

Harrisonburg High School | 3:30pm

A recognition ceremony and reception followed by the 7th Annual Veterans Day Concert performed by the Harrisonburg High School Music Department.

Join the Facebook Event Page for up to date information.



Downtown Events


'Tis the Reason

Ten Thousand Villages will be hosting holiday shopping benefits for local non-profits throughout November and December. Check their calendar to make your shopping dollars stretch even further.


25% off everything you can fit in your bag.




This exciting monthly event gets downtown buzzing. Enjoy musicians, visual, literary, and culinary artists who entertain and enlighten.



This semi-annual sale is open to the public and will include thousands of books, CDs, DVDs, & books on tape. All proceeds benefit the library.

The MRL is sponsoring Hampstead Stage Company from Center Barnstead, New Hampshire and its production of the C.S. Lewis Narnia stage saga The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.






Resolute Weekend | Nov. 13-15

This weekend celebrates the release of Brothers Craft Brewing Resolute Beer.  This three day event will be the ultimate craft beer fan's celebration.

Resolute Weekend Barrel-Aged Tap Takeover
Nov. 13 | Capital Ale House | 5pm



Second Saturday: 

Family Learning Series

Global Food | Nov. 14 | 11am - 1pm
Try yummy foods from several different cultures! Admission is free with paid membership.

The gift that keeps on giving. Become a member!




Downtown Tours | Nov 7 & 28 | 2pm 

Join the tour as they stroll through Harrisonburg's newest pubs and breweries! Sample food truck grub and everyone's favorite bar food along the way.



Rocktown Turkey Trot | Nov. 26

The perfect mix of fun and fitness for the whole family. Make this your newest can't miss tradition on Thanksgiving morning.





Save the Date


Choose Local First: Shop for the Holidays Downtown.

When preparing your holiday shopping budget,

downtown invites you to "shop small" this holiday season.  Choosing local first is a way for shoppers to recognize the important contributions small businesses make to our downtown. Local businesses return 80% of each dollar to your community. When you make a purchase at a locally owned business you help a neighbor make a living, leave with a more unique purchase than you will at a big box store, and get more personalized service. 


Downtown Harrisonburg Holiday Events and Promotions :

Small Business Saturday - Nov. 28

Kick off your Holiday Shopping Downtown!

Downtown Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting - Dec. 4 | 7:30pm

Enjoy a Winter Wonderland parade down Main Street. Following the parade Mayor Chris Jones will light the tree, and the JMU Dukes will perform on Court Square.

Downtown Holiday Tour - Dec. 5 | 11am - 4pm

Tour historic homes, downtown business restorations, and loft living. The new City Hall will be the host location this year- a great chance for a peak inside. Proceeds benefit HDR.

Celebrate Downtown - Dec. 5-12

During this new week-long event, downtown retail businesses will offer extended store hours, holiday workshops, sales, discounts and more. Larkin Arts will kick off the week with their

annual Holiday Art Market. Visit for a full schedule of this extravaganza.

Shop Small, Give Big - Dec. 10

During Celebrate Downtown, you are giving back to your community by shopping small, our businesses are too! On December 10, a portion of sales throughout downtown will be donated to a charity of every businesses' choice.




News & Updates


Bridging the Gap Community Project

Nov. 14 | Ice House Rm. 117 | 11am

Help build connections between downtown and students.This community development project wil be implemented this fall. Don't miss this chance to join the conversation.


Ask Eddie


Q. What is the history and future of the historic train depot located on the corner of Chesapeake Drive and Bruce Street?


A. The Chesapeake Western Railway Station was built in 1913, just over 100 years ago. The depot was built as the second passenger station in Harrisonburg. After a proposal to share facilities was denied by Union Station, the Chesapeake Western Railway decided to compete by building a "bigger and better" station within sight of each other. 


The station accommodated passengers on the lower level of the front section, offices on the second floor, and freight in the rear wing. The railroad terminated passenger service in the 1950's, however continued office use of the building until 1982 when the building experienced significant fire damage. With the completion of the Ice House and several other projects nearby, the time for restoration has arrived.


Property owners Jim and John Monger of J-M Apartments in partnership with architect Charles Hendricks of The Gaines Group have begun to restore the building consistent with the Department of Historic Resources standards. When completed in the spring of 2016, the first floor front section will function as a doors and windows showroom for Monger Lumber, professional offices will be located on the second floor, and the rear wing will serve as warehouse space.



Invest in Downtown


Friends of Downtown

Everyday, the continued growth of Harrisonburg's dynamic, thriving downtown scene depends on the support of individuals and businesses just like you.

Investing in HDR impacts downtown and our entire community. Not only do we support existing small businesses, recruit new businesses, create a downtown experience for all to enjoy with community events, we also sustain a dynamic destination for families, employees, students, and business owners to call Harrisonburg home.

Our Friends are "the best of the Burg". Join us!


Become a Friend of Downtown Today!


Thank you to our October Friends!



James Madison University

Harrisonburg Electric Commission



Scott & Shaena Rogers




Jimmy Madison's

Harrisonburg Homes Team


Caitlin Boyer

The Golden Pony

Harrisonburg City Schools

Harrisonburg Rockingham -

Chamber of Commerce

R&P Wilkins Photography

You Made It!


R.S. Mongers






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