Rockingham County Culture & History

No matter the reason, arts and culture are always in season all throughout the County and in the City of Harrisonburg. Court Square Theatre, the Forbes Center at James Madison University and a number of clubs throughout Harrisonburg are just some of the places for live performances throughout the year. We also have First Fridays Downtown with live music, art exhibitions and performing arts as you walk around town as well as bigger annual events like the Rocktown Beer & Music FestivalValley Fest and the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival. And all of these live events are set around an area rich in both Native American and Civil War history.

Music & Performing Arts

o   From fine arts like ballet and symphony to rock bands, we have year round entertainment LEARN MORE


o   Learn about both our Native American, revolutionary and more recent history LEARN MORE

Museums & Galleries

o   Get an in-person look at the history of quilts, battles and more LEARN MORE

Unique Finds and Shops

o   Where to find everything from Colonial-era antiques to art pieces from our locals LEARN MORE