Located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley nestled between the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, Harrisonburg is the outdoor adventure capital of the Shenandoah Valley.  With access to the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, Shenandoah National Park, and numerous parks, trails, and waterways, the city is an outdoor lover’s paradise. Outdoor enthusiasts flock to Harrisonburg each year to attend events such as the Shenandoah Mountain Bike Festival, Alpine Loop Grand Fondo, or Rocktown Rambler, while heart-pumping activities keep adventure seekers engaged throughout the year.  Harrisonburg holds the distinction of being a IMBA Bronze Level Ride Center and is the home of nationally recognized cyclists.

Serving as a hub for all these activities is the city’s vibrant downtown district, a designated First Arts and Cultural District, First Culinary District of Virginia and award-winning Main Street Community. Harrisonburg is home to James Madison University and Eastern Mennonite University offering world class entertainment and unique attractions from a beautiful arboretum to an enthralling planetarium. There are over 200 restaurants, 5 craft breweries, and plenty of charming accommodations in Harrisonburg. The city’s International Festival, which features food, music, and culture from around the world, is an enduring tradition that celebrates the rich diversity of this unique, welcoming community.

Harrisonburg is friendly by nature.

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Harrisonburg Tourism & Visitor Services
212 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801


(540) 432-8935