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‘Tis the season to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. Plan your visit around one of these much-loved Harrisburg events where you’ll find fantastic food, exciting entertainment, awe-inspiring art, and plenty of unique things to do.
Join your fellow cyclists for a refreshing ride along the 20-mile Capital Area Greenbelt, a century-old system of parks and open spaces. All participants receive a t-shirt and lunch.
It started last summer with Death Cab for Cutie. This summer, Harrisburg University is expanding its concert series along Riverfront Park to include three more shows at this unique stage. The lineup consists of some of Indie/Al-Rock’s hottest acts: Of Monsters & Men (June 4), Cage The Elephant (June 18), and Steve Aoki (June 26).
Say “Happy Birthday, America” at this Riverfront block party, starring a seemingly endless line of food trucks and an impressive fireworks display over the Susquehanna. In addition to the eats, festival-goers can enjoy live music, a wine garden, and free things to do for kids, including face painting and patriotic crafts! Find a sweet spot to enjoy the largest fireworks display in Central PA, shooting off at 9:15 PM.
You might be wondering why a firetruck show is one of the city’s top events, but hundreds of families come out to enjoy these vintage vehicles. More than 100 pieces of antique apparatus will be on display or participate in activities. Attendees can also shop flea market tents and enjoy fire-related contests and games.
Craft beer lovers look forward to this beer celebration every year. You’ll find a beer for every palate, with selections ranging from sours and stouts to hazy IPAs and crisp pilsners. Set on the front lawn of the historic Fort Hunter Mansion overlooking the Susquehanna River, it’s a perfect place to pack a picnic and enjoy refreshing adult beverages. Rounding out the party are food trucks, live music, and local vendors. Get your tickets early because this event often sells out!
Harrisburg locals and visitors come together to celebrate our differences at this free block party in Downtown Harrisburg. Enjoy a summer evening filled with music, food, and vendors. There will be a variety of games and activities for the kiddos, too.
Give summer the sendoff it deserves with a weekend-long riverfront celebration with 30 food vendors, two live music stages, an artist market, family fun zone, biergarten, carnival games, and more. The party extends onto City Island for a Native American Pow-Wow and into the Susquehanna River for canoe and kayak races.
Fort Hunter Park plays host every year to this much-loved festival where attendees soak up the sweet sounds of jazz while sipping on flavorful samples from some of the region’s best wineries. Bring your lawn chairs, pack a picnic, and purchase a bottle of wine to share while national, regional, and local jazz musicians take the stage.