- From Chestnut Street north to State Street
- From Forster Street (SR 3016) north to Muench Street
- From Maclay Street north to Seneca Street
Mayor Eric Papenfuse will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6, in the Atrium of the MLK Government Center, 10 N. Second St., to announce the 2017 Holiday Parade that will be held at noon Nov. 18 in Downtown Harrisburg. This year’s parade theme is “A Season of Giving”.
“We expect this year’s parade to be among our very best,” said Mayor Papenfuse. “People throughout the region see the Harrisburg Holiday Parade as one of the highlights of the season. We expect large crowds again this year to kick off the holiday festivities.”
Mayor Papenfuse extended his appreciation to “Visit Hershey Harrisburg,” for serving as Title Sponsor of the Harrisburg Holiday Parade.
“Without their support, we would not be able to put together this wonderful parade,” Mayor Papenfuse said.
The 2017 parade route is as follows:
• Market Street to Second Street
• Second Street to North Street
• North Street to Front Street
• Front Street to City Island
Road closures will begin at 7 a.m. Nov. 18 and end at approximately 3 p.m.
The Market Square garage will offer $10 all-day event parking for the parade. In addition to the discounted garage rate, parade attendees can utilize the ParkMobile App to get up to 4 hours of free street parking using the “LUVHBG” code.
Following the parade, people can join Santa for hot chocolate and cookies in Strawberry Square, followed by an awards ceremony. Trophies will be awarded to the top Step and Drill Team Units and cash prizes will be given to the top high school marching bands.
Special thanks to all of our sponsors, including PSECU, Downtown Improvement District, Mixed Up Productions, Belco Community Credit Union and Turkey Hill Minit Markets.
Harrisburg City Workers are trying to clean up after the overnight storm that left at least a dozen fallen trees and some residents without power.
Residents should call 3-1-1 or 717-255-3040 to report downed trees and other damage. PPL will need to remove trees near power lines and it is working to restore power to thousands of homes and businesses in our area. Damage assessment is continuing.
If you are behind on your monthly trash bills the clock is ticking to avoid paying a penalty. You have until January 1, 2018 to pay your outstanding balance and avoid a 1.5 percent penalty on what you owe.
Take action now and get your account paid-in-full. Don’t get caught having to pay more money than necessary. Questions? Get connected with Public Works Department by calling 717-255-3040 or simply by dialing 3-1-1 .
“We are pleased to be able to announce the completion of the process to purchase homes in the area of South 14th Street that are directly impacted by the sink holes,” said Mayor Papenfuse. “This process will continue through the end of the year when we expect to have completed the purchasing process for 52 properties.”
Thanks to support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, the City will begin purchasing the homes on Tuesday, with at least 10 acts of sale slated to be completed this week.
The Bureau of Parks and Recreation is seeking public input in regards to the recently completed swimming pool feasibility study. Input can be made simply by leaving a response in the comments section of this post or shared by emailing [email protected].
Communities In Schools of Pennsylvania (CISPA), title sponsor Highmark Blue Shield, and valuable partners will kick-off the official launch of the Harrisburg Bike Share on Thursday, October 5th at 11 AM in Strawberry Square.
One of the largest city bike shares in the state of Pennsylvania, next to Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, the Harrisburg Bike Share will directly benefit local youth. 93% of the revenue generated by the program will support services offered by CIPSA, the Commonwealth’s largest dropout prevention organization, serving nearly 50,000 students and their families.
Following the press conference, invited guests will take part in the Harrisburg Bike Share ceremonial ribbon cutting and inaugural bike ride using Harrisburg Bike Share bicycles. The Inaugural riders will include Representative Patty Kim, Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico, and other active members of our community.
Press conference to launch Harrisburg Bike Share program. Ribbon cutting ceremony and inaugural bike ride to follow.
October 5, 2017, 11:00 am- 11:45 am