Discover the Ducks Downtown

Have you walked around downtown and seen painted duck sculptures and wondered what they were? Well, wonder no more! Discover the Ducks Downtown is a project by the Downtown Improvement District. These are painted by local artists and can be spotted throughout the city. 

The ducks beautify the city and are enjoyable to see on walks around the city. Here are photos of a few of our favorites, but there is a map that shows where you can spot all of them! Show us your favorite one by snapping a photo and tagging us on Instagram @thecityofhbg. 

–Syeda Tayyeba, Communications Assistant, City of Harrisburg

Broad Street Market

Have you been to our city’s source of locally produced goods? Well, if not, you must come to Broad St. Market! This place features everything from delicious cuisines to groceries to even jewelry and flowers.

There is always something new to try! The options are endless, so it never gets boring. And you won’t be satisfied by just trying one place. The best way to enjoy is by coming here with a few people, dispersing to different vendors and coming back and sharing everything! You never thought of that did you? 

Location: 1233 North Third Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102

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–Syeda Tayyeba, Communications Assistant, City of Harrisburg

Sunsets on the Susquehanna River


One of our city’s greatest asset is the beautiful Susquehanna River that runs along Front Street. Our downtown is developed on the river’s east side and is nearly a mile long, making Harrisburg the largest city located on the lower part of the river. It flows southeast across South Central Pennsylvania.

If you’ve never walked or driven along this route, you need to. There’s never a dull view!

The best time to come out by the river is right before sunset, whether it’s on Front Street or at the concrete beach on City Island. The sunsets you will see are among the most breathtaking anywhere in the world.


–Syeda Tayyeba, Communications Assistant, City of Harrisburg