Mayor Eric Papenfuse will hold a press conference at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 to announce the first “Ice & Fire” winter street festival, slated for 1-9 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2018 in Downtown Harrisburg.

“The ‘Ice & Fire’ winter festival is designed to bring families downtown to enjoy our city during this beautiful time of year,” said Mayor Papenfuse. “We look forward to welcoming adults and children from throughout the region for a day of great food, music, ice skating and fun!”

The Ice & Fire Festival will feature an ice skating rink on Second Street, dozens of illuminated ice sculptures, a 50-foot winter themed snow mountain slide, toboggan snow tunnel, ice castle with appearances by Elsa, Anna and Kristoff, live musical performances, fire dancers, food trucks, ice bar and more.

There also will be a winter HBG Flea market in Strawberry Square from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

All performances and activities are free, including ice skate rentals.

“I especially would like to thank our Title Sponsors , Capital BlueCross and D&H Distributing, as well as our Ice Skating Rink Sponsor, Kamionka Entertainment Group,” said Mayor Papenfuse. “We also thank Visit Hershey Harrisburg, Marketing Sponsor; and Klock Entertainment, Lighting Sponsor. Without their support, we would not be able to organize this wonderful winter festival.”

The Ice & Fire festival will be held on Second Street between Market & Pine Streets. Road closures will include:
• Second Street between Market & Pine Street: closed at 10 p.m. Friday, March 2.
• Walnut, Locust & Pine Streets between 3rd and Front Streets: closed at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 3.

All road closures will end at noon Sunday, March 4.

The Market Square garage will offer $10 special event parking from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. In addition to the discounted garage rate, attendees can utilize the ParkMobile App to get up to 4 hours of free street parking using the “LUVHBG” code. Parking on City Island will be free.

Special thanks to all of our sponsors, including Brick Haus, First National Bank, Gamut Theatre, Harrisburg University, Harristown/Strawberry Square, Harrisburg Young Professionals, Memorial Eye Institute, Open Stage Harrisburg and SP+.


Harrisburg, PA – Mayor Eric Papenfuse will announce the start of a project to repave several sections of North Third Street in Harrisburg at a ground-breaking ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, at the corner of Third and Sayford Streets.
Repaving will involve the following areas in the estimated $5.5 million project that is expected to be completed in October 2018:
  • From Chestnut Street north to State Street
  • From Forster Street (SR 3016) north to Muench Street
  • From Maclay Street north to Seneca Street 
Doug Lamb Construction Inc. has been contracted to do the repaving.  The City of Harrisburg is sharing costs for the work with Capital Region Water (CRW). The City will pay an estimated $3.5 million, with CRW paying the remaining $2 million.
The project also will include new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant curb ramps, traffic signal improvements and new street trees and tree pits.
Residents may experience some inconvenience during the work, as it will be necessary to prohibit or to alter parking on the street during construction.  “No Parking” signs will be posted approximately 24 hours in advance of the start of work.
For more information, contact Joyce M. Davis, Director of Communications, at or call 717-255-3015.

Mayor Papenfuse And Civil War Museum To Announce New Agreement

Mayor Eric Papenfuse and officials of the National Civil War Museum will announce a new agreement between the City of Harrisburg and the museum at a press conference slated for 11:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, in the atrium of the MLK Government Center, 10 N. Second St.

“I am pleased to be able to announce a new collaborative relationship with the Civil War Museum that will benefit the people of Harrisburg,” said Mayor Papenfuse in announcing the press conference.

The Mayor and Civil War Museum officials will offer details on the agreement resolving issues that have divided them in past years.

For more information, contact Joyce M. Davis at or call 717 255 3015.