Did you remember that Fund Fest, a fundraiser for the SPCA, runs every other Wednesday throughout the summer? Oh, you forgot? Well, allow me to retort.
What does Fund Fest look like? It looks like a collection of people having fun”d” and dancing to live music!
Does it look like a party? Why yes, it does. The event usually attracts hundreds of visitors to Turner Pavilion.
Then why haven’t you treated FundFest like the amazing, free party that it is? I…I…am totally out of excuses.
Foolproof logic here. Go to Turner Pavilion this Wednesday, July 23rd from 6:00pm to 8:30pm and all enjoy all things Harrisonburg.
Welcome to Food Bar Food!
Food Bar Food
Food Bar Food Bar Selection
FoodBarFood (126 West Bruce Street) has officially opened for business! The menu, which was released here just a few months ago, has finally come to fruition with a dynamic cooking style that captures the flavors and techniques of various cultures from around the world and a bar menu that is second to none in the city of Harrisonburg. Where else can you get seared scallops with avacado and pico de gallo and a jalapeno margarita while your date gets a bowl of ramen in duck broth with a side of kimchi?!? This isn’t fusion, this is global representation right here in the Shenandoah Valley.
In short, do not wait, do not pass GO, proceed directly to FoodBarFood as soon as you can. There is nothing else like it in town.
Blue Nile (181 North Main Street) will host epic, incredible, blow your mind music by Valkyrie this Wednesday, July 9th starting at 9pm. Doors will open for the show at 8pm. And did I mention Blue Nile will host a simultaneous tap takeover by Three Notch’d brewery which will feature their new exclusive Harrisonburg beers including Supultura and Bloody Roots?!?
In short, this is the kind of event that defines who you are as a person. Are you the type that goes out on a Wednesday to listen to an amazing rock show with one-of-a-kind locally brewed beer or do you just want to stay at home and watch the Bachelorette?
If you need more information, feel free to visit Blue Nile’s Events page.
So many things are happening in Downtown Harrisonburg this weekend, it can be hard to keep track.
Here’s a quick schedule of events:
8:30am: Valley Fourth Run
9:00am: After party for runners and participants at Jack Brown’s (80 South Main Street)
11:00am: The Little Red Hen puppet show (for the kiddies) at Court Square Theater
3:00pm – 700pm: Grillin’ at the Pavilion
4:00pm – 8:30pm: Beers N’ Cheers
6:00pm: THE PARADE (see path above)
9:30pm: Fireworks!!! at Turner Pavilion
Ok, just to recap, there will be exercise, shows for the kids, a grilling cookoff, beers, a parade, and fireworks. Can it get any better?
The event we are most excited for is the Beers N’ Cheers event which will feature Harrisonburg’s very own:
This is a collaboration with Three Brothers and Harrisonburg’s new brewery Pale Fire Brewery which will be opening in the Ice House in early 2015. Make sure to go by and sample the beer and chat up Pale Fire owners and brewers Tim Brady and Jamie Long
So get out, get active, and enjoy all that Harrisonburg has to offer this weekend!
The Valley 4th RUN is THIS Friday, July 4th beginning at 8:30am!
If you have not signed up already, you can register at Capital Ale House (41 court Square) on July 3rd from 4pm to 7pm or register in Court Square downtown on July 4th from 7am – 8am.
The race is even offered in three different sizes, from 1 mile, to 5K, and 10K!
You can check out more race details here.
No really, a Willow Street house is being raised a dramatic 42″. The owner of this old brick house discovered only a few months ago that this was even an option after years of working with architects on how she could expand her home. Dana Harshberger learned of the option in April so after 4 years of planning, she ran with it.
Willow Street Lifted House
The estimated 200 ton house was lifted with hydraulic lifts by Ayers House Movers yesterday and is currently sitting about 4′ off the original foundation. Design Concrete Builders are coming in to remove the current foundation and put a new one in that will provide Dana with a new living space. The whole process, from raising to lowering will take about a month and a half.
Window to Door?
Giant Jenga Anyone?
With all of the activity in downtown and the downtown housing market, it is not a surprise to see owners adding on to what they have instead of looking for new property elsewhere. And after this four year labor of love, I’m sure Dana will be thrilled with the finished product, even if it was not something she ever would have initially considered.
Just look at the flyer above. Doesn’t that look fun?!? There will be music, wine, food from food trucks, AND fireworks!!! There will literally be exploding fire shot into the air for your enjoyment. How cool is that?
Bluestone Vineyards Toast the Weekend Summer series is about as good as it gets for summer fare in the Valley. Cover charge is $10 and showtime begins at 6:30pm.