The 23rd Annual Harrisonburg International Festival is going VIRTUAL in 2020! 

To everyone looking forward to the 2020 Harrisonburg International Festival,

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Harrisonburg International Festival Planning team, in partnership with FairField Center, Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center, and other organizations, will be transitioning the 2020 event to an online format. We hate to postpone all the hugs and handshakes that always happen at this wonderful gathering, but feel it is more important to help keep our community healthy and safe.  In place of the in-person event, we will be adding lots of activities to our website this summer and fall such as:

  • International food features and listings for dining, take-out, and delivery of our area’s wonderful international food choices.
  • International artist/artisan features and listings for purchasing goods online, curbside, and in-store.
  • Recorded performances by local international performing artists, plus information on how to purchase their music.
  • Free activities, downloads, and educational items just for kids on international topics.

The goal of 2020’s activities is to showcase international entrepreneurs and performers that call Harrisonburg and Rockingham County home, as well as provide engaging cultural information that is the hallmark of the International Festival experience. More virtual activities are being explored for inclusion in late 2020/2021, such as interactive games, live streamed performances, a marketplace, and special presentations. Additions will be announced as they are developed.

Unprecedented times call for finding innovative ways to stay connected. We hope you will join us as we meet online for the 2020 Harrisonburg International Festival!

Thank you for your continuing support. Please follow us on social media to keep up with the latest developments.

The Harrisonburg International Festival team

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