It’s that time of year when the Winter Blues can be at their “bluest.” Mother Nature teases us with flashes of sunshine in between monster winds and a cold that just can't say goodbye.

Chin up! Spring (with summer at its heels) really is right around the corner, and we wanted to give you some reasons to be excited about what’s in store as the snow clears out of the Hershey Harrisburg Region.

The Millworks Restaurant Open March 12

 

Artist Studio at The Millworks Restaurant

Artist Studio at The Millworks Restaurant

It’s a restaurant. It’s an artist studio. It’s a gathering place in the center of a revived Midtown neighborhood and it’s very, very cool. The Harrisburg dining scene has been bursting with new or renovated businesses, and we’re excited to share one of the newest, most unique venues to open in our region. The Millworks Harrisburg combines good food, the arts and a sense of history to give visitors a memorable, multi-faceted experience.

The restaurant features a farm-to-table seasonal menu, with pizzas and other select menu items cooked in a wood-fired brick oven repurposed from an historic Perry County property. Everything on the menu has ingredients sourced from a local farm.

Before or after your meal, browse the unique works of more than 30 artists who rent studio space on the property. There are painters, photographers, crafts, weavings, jewelry design, knitters, repurposed clothing and accessories and more.

The Biergarten is an open-air space where patrons can enjoy a full service from the main kitchen and bar, and a view of the main dining area and several artist studios. Learn More.

 

Tuna Salad at Hershey Grille

Tuna Salad at Hershey Grille

Hershey Restaurant Week March 14-20

Hershey’s restaurants offer spectacular meals all year long, but this is the week you don’t want to miss. Nine restaurants operated by Hershey Entertainment & Resorts offer two-course lunches for just $15 and three-course dinners for just $30. Culinary teams create special menus and presentations exclusively for Restaurant Week patrons. Learn More

Senators Baseball First Pitch - April 9 

 

Harrisburg Senators Baseball

Harrisburg Senators Baseball

Few things ring in the spring and summer seasons with nostalgia and excitement the way baseball does. The Harrisburg Senators (AA affiliate of the Washington Nationals) kick off the 2015 campaign on Thursday April 9. Even the casual fan will tell you that Metro Bank Park on Harrisburg’s City Island is a special venue that’s worth the trip. Special promotions from Friday Fireworks to Cowboy Monkey Rodeos thrill fans who come out to the park. Learn More

 

Yellow roses at Hershey Gardens

Hershey Gardens

Hershey Gardens Opening Day – Thursday April 2

 

Flowers = spring. And a nice walk through Hershey Gardens, a beautiful property overlooking Hersheypark®, is the perfect first step to shaking away winter’s cobwebs. Milton Hershey’s original request for a “nice little garden of roses” has blossomed into 23 acres of perfectly pruned flowers, trees and botanical displays. Learn More

 

Springtime in the Park April 3-5 & April 11-12

Close your eyes. Do you hear it? It’s the classic sound of roaring roller coasters and happy cries. Hersheypark® opens for two weekends in early April as a preview of all the fun coming up in the summer season. Rides, entertainment and fun for the whole family at a great price.

Laff Trakk, the nation’s first indoor, spinning glow coaster, opens in May! Learn More

 

Hersheypark

Hersheypark