Harrisonburg welcomes Best.Weekend.Ever to downtown

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) – Live music, a sip and a ride, and food trucks drove hundreds to the Friendly City on Saturday. For a second year, a summer festival was held along Main Street in downtown Harrisonburg.

Some came with their children to enjoy garden games and face painting while others had a cold drink with friends.

“It’s actually my 21st birthday and I’m so grateful because the weather is so beautiful and there are so many people around and I can enjoy it and walk the streets,” said Tyler Huffman, who was at Best.Weekend. Ever.

There was a lineup of live music in Court Square and photo ops galore for all to enjoy.

“I just wanted to come downtown and hang out,” said Madilynn, who was at Best.Weekend.Ever.

This is the second year that Best.Weekend.Ever has taken place in downtown Harrisonburg and it is supported by Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance.

“I love being around people, so being able to walk around with a group of people is so much fun, I love it,” Huffman said.

Saturday’s event is a way to bring more people into the heart of the friendly city while supporting small businesses.

“My favorite part, I guess, is seeing everyone come together as a community, like peace and have a good time and everything is nice,” Madilynn said.

For some, it was truly the best weekend of their lives.

“I’m going to stick around the whole time it’s my 21st birthday and I’m going to take it because it’s so nice,” Huffman said.

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David H. Henry