HDR announces return of Downtown Dinner Party

The event will be held at Turner Pavilion. | Photo: WHSV
The event will be held at Turner Pavilion. | Photo: WHSV(WHSV)
Published: Apr. 6, 2022 at 10:59 AM EDT
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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - After a two-year hiatus, Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance (HDR) is thrilled to bring back its annual fund-raiser event, Downtown Dinner Party on Saturday, May 21, 2022, from 7 – 11 p.m. at Harrisonburg’s Turner Pavilion.

Downtown supporters and foodies alike are invited to enjoy more than a dozen tasting stations, sip local beer and wine, and join in a dance party. Past attendees have reportedly hailed this party as the “best event of the year,” and tickets are expected to sell out.

Through this event, HDR will celebrate the Valley’s love for Downtown Harrisonburg by partnering with downtown culinary businesses and acclaiming their ability to endure and thrive amongst the challenges of the pandemic during the last two years.

This year’s event will have the “Future in Focus,” inspired by the potential within the new Harrisonburg Downtown 2040 Plan.

“Our community cherishes our amazing restaurant and craft beverage scene and many identify downtown Harrisonburg as one of the best places in the Valley for excellent food experiences,” says Andrea Dono, HDR’s executive director. “We wrap those values into a magical and delicious night where we invite people to come together to build community and to support our work.”

Proceeds from this event will support HDR’s mission of building downtown Harrisonburg as a destination where businesses thrive, and people enjoy memorable experiences.

Past fundraising activities have funded public art, small business grants, festivals, downtown’s first dining guide, and more. People may purchase tickets on DDP2022.eventbrite.com and RSVP to the event on Facebook.

Sponsorships make events like Downtown Dinner Party possible and HDR wants to recognize two presenting sponsors, Matchbox Realty and MSL Consulting, for supporting the return of this event.

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