Schools are about to dismiss, and the Harrisonburg area will soon be a flurry of summer fun! The Shenandoah Valley boasts pleasant weather throughout June, July, and August, and with that comes a slew of fantastic outdoor events and festivals, plus our vibrant arts culture offers plenty of theater events, concerts, and gallery openings. We've gathered the area's most popular summer events into one big list!
Bridgewater, Virginia, has worked hard over the past few years to provide a variety of fun activities for folks of all ages -- both for residents and visitors alike. The Town of Bridgewater recently published their fiscal year budget for 2017, announcing a new mini golf course and exciting summer events to start up very soon! If you are searching for more fun things to do in our beautiful pocket of the Valley, become a fan of Bridgewater. There's no shortage of excitement!
Have you always enjoyed learning new things, taking special field trips, reading up on new topics, meeting new friends, and creating things with your own two hands? James Madison University's Outreach & Engagement department has been providing all of the above to local adults for the past 20 years. If you fall into this category, you may want to check out JMU's Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI)!
December can be an extremely stressful month, with holiday parties, concerts, and shopping to attend to, but it is also the most joyous month of the year, with celebrations and festivities that bring friends, family, and community together. Take some time this December to enjoy special moments with your loved ones. Looking for something fun to do? Here is a roundup of events and festivities happening in Harrisonburg this December!
Generations Park in Bridgewater had a fantastic first farmers market season, and is now gearing up for ice skating on the new rink! Scheduled to open on Thanksgiving Day, this fun pastime is sure to provide enjoyment for all ages. Bonus: a local favorite restaurant, Jalapeño Southwest Grill, is opening a second location at Generations Park, too!
Harrisonburg boasts a fairly mild climate overall, but did you know that our Friendly City experiences 118 days of precipitation per year? This would account for both snow and rain, with averages of 21" and 36", respectively. That leaves parents and childcare providers with a conundrum for nearly 4 months out of the year. Splash around outside in the mud and get soaked and filthy, or stay indoors while trying to wrangle entertain the littles all day? Relax! With this Guide to Rainy Day Fun with Kids, you'll have just that... FUN on rainy (and snowy) days. Gone are the hours of whining and boredom. Harrisonburg offers plenty of indoor fun for kids of all ages -- with plenty of puddles to splash in, too.