Food

Summer Fun with the Kids

Happy Summer 2019 all! Days at the pool, dripping ice cream cones, concerts...ahhh, the joys of summer. It's all fun and games until you've run out of activities to keep your kids entertained and active. Well—we are here to help! We've compiled some fun ideas to do with kids during the summer in and around Harrisonburg

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Welcome to the Neighborhood: Urgie’s Cheesesteaks

Urgie's Bar has officially opened their doors in the Carriage House at 245 E. Water Street! It's tucked back behind Urban Exchange, but is just a stone's throw to downtown. The interior is cozy and inviting, and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Founded and owned by two brothers from Philadelphia, Tommy and Steven Urglavitch had a dream to open a neighborhood bar that offered a comfortable and inviting vibe for everyone to come hangout, get a drink, and enjoy some authentic Philly cheesesteaks.

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Freedom Freeze: Italian Ice

Freedom Freeze Italian Ice has moved into the old Dream Cone location right on Court Square in downtown Harrisonburg. Owned and operated by the same people as Freedom Funnel Cakes, this establishment is Veteran owned and operated and serves Gino's authentic Italian Ice from Brooklyn, New York. Vegan Friends rejoice! Their Italian Ices are 100% vegan! Want something a bit creamier of a treat? They also serve Garber's traditional ice cream! The owner and Marine Corp veteran Mel Shtanko was kind enough to share some more about the newest frozen treat in town!

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Harrisonblog’s Summer Preview

It's time to start planning for your summer! With the warmer weather, we're dreaming of summer festivals and time by the water. We've scouted out some of the best summer activities in the Harrisonburg and Rockingham area to keep you entertained all summer long! Read on for just a taste of some of our favorite area summer events and music festivals! Mark you calendars and buy your tickets now - these events tend to fill up quickly!

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Community Event: Downstage Downtown Community Theater Fest

The Valley Playhouse - Harrisonburg's Community Theater - is hosting a Valley-wide community theater festival on March 31st at Court Square Theater in downtown Harrisonburg. The evening will include selected scenes from the area's community theater organizations before a panel of judges, live and silent auctions items, and dinner at Capital Ale House (or around downtown). This is the first event of this type hosted by the Valley Playhouse.

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