Q: Where should I park?

A: Public parking in Downtown is free, with time limits. All 4-hour parking is always FREE! Spaces reserved for permit holders become free public parking after 5:00pm and on weekends and holidays. For a list of open lots and street closures to avoid, visit our Street Closures & Parking page.

Q: How will I know what’s happening when and where during the Harrisonburg International Festival?

A: You’ve got choices! Navigate all the activities by app, view online, or download and print a copy of the schedule or map to bring with you on festival day. There will also be map and schedule information located in multiple places at Court Square.

Q: Can I get festival information on my phone?

A: Yes! Use the mobile app made available in partnership with Visit Harrisonburg Virginia! Just download from the app store or online at: https://visitharrisonburgva.visitwidget.com/ and select Harrisonburg International Festival on the TOURS tab to get started.

Q: Where will there be portable toilets and hand washing stations?

A: There will be portable toilets and hand washing stations located in the Pendleton Community Bank parking area at Court Square and at the Worlds of Play Children’s Area in the South Main Street parking lot across from Explore More Discovery Museum.

Q: Will there be seating at Court Square?

A: If you would like seating to watch the outdoor performances at Court Square, we suggest you bring a folding chair.

Q: What do I do if I need assistance at the festival?

A: Visit the Welcome Tent at Court Square or look for folks in festival t-shirts that say “Volunteer!” First Aid and Harrisonburg Police Department assistance will also be available at Court Square.

Q: Can I bring my dog to the festival?

Yes, however all pets must be on a leash during the festival (licensed ADA assistants excepted).

Q: What’s NEW this year?

There will be lots of chances to catch international entertainment and shop vendors on festival day. In addition to performances on the grass near the Global Village in Court Square, plan to attend PRE-FESTIVAL acts from 9am-1pm at the Harrisonburg Farmers Market (Official), INDOOR entertainment at Court Square Theater starting at 12pm, and POST-FESTIVAL entertainment from 6-9pm at Court Square Theater, and Restless Moons Brewing. Sage Bird Ciderworks is hosting an artisan market and Syrian food truck from 12pm-6pm. Use the mobile app or website schedule to navigate everything!