Harrisburg is setting the table for more al fresco dining this summer.
“Saturday Nights in the City,” the outdoor dining experience, is being extended through the end of August, the city announced this morning.
“We are pleased with the success of this weekly event,” Mayor Eric Papenfuse said in a statement. “This program is a great way for us to support our city restaurants, and I encourage residents to come out throughout the summer.”
“Saturday Nights in the City” continues even as restaurants begin to open for indoor seating with Dauphin County now in the “green phase” of reopening. The event gained popularity among residents and visitors to the city, breathing life into the downtown district that looked like a ghost town during the early days of the coronavirus crisis.
The city and the Downtown Improvement District will close the following streets for dining:
- 2nd Street, from Market to Pine streets
- State Street, from Church to N. 2nd streets, westbound
- North Street, from Susquehanna to 3rd streets, westbound, and from 2nd to Buttonwood streets
- Conoy St (Shipoke)
- 3rd Street, from Market to Chestnut streets
Participating restaurants for the upcoming week include:
- El Sol
- Stock’s on Second
- Carley’s Ristorante and Piano Bar
- Café Fresco
- Taco Solo
- Ad Lib Craft Kitchen and Bar
- Bourbon Street Saloon
- Taste Buffalo
- Cork & Fork
- Federal Taphouse
- Mangia Qui
- The Brick Haus
- Los Tres Cubanos
- Second Street Shawarma
- JB Lovedraft’s
- The Vegetable Hunter
“Saturday Nights in the City” lasts from 5 to 10 p.m. Street closures begin at 3:30 p.m.
Originally planned as to last only through the beginning of July, the event will now see the end of summer. The Fourth of July “Food Trucks and Fireworks” festival will coincide with “Saturday Nights in the City,” as well.