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SoMa block parties to return to Harrisburg for the summer with drinks, music, food

A past SoMa Block Party. Photo by Michael Yatsko Photography.

It’ll soon be time again for warm summer nights spent in downtown Harrisburg.

SoMa block parties are returning to the city on May 19 with food, drinks and entertainment.

“They are a really great community event and a fun place to be,” said Sara Bozich, whose marketing company organizes the events. “It’s like discovering this little secret part of Harrisburg.”

The block parties will take place in the SoMa, “South of Market,” neighborhood, on S. 3rd Street, between Market and Chestnut streets. During the parties, the block will be closed to vehicle traffic.

Block parties will run through October and feature food trucks, live music and vendors. Tasting rooms Sip@17 and Sip@soma will be open, along with taproom Boneshire Taps@SoMa. There will also be at least one non-alcoholic vendor present. Stash Vintage x The Midtown Dandy, located on S. 3rd Street, will be open during the event, as well.

The May block party will feature East End Brewing Co., Mark and Val’s Wine, Pour Man’s Brewing Co., Englewood Brewing, Tröegs Independent Brewing and Boneshire Taps@SoMa. Live music will be performed by Nate Myers & the Aces. The Cheesesteak Guy and Walk-O Taco will serve food on site, and Reign & Taij’s Homemade Lemonade will offer a non-alcoholic drink option. Art by Vibrant Flow Creations and Reina 76 Artist will be on display, and vendors Moonrise Candle Co. and Why Knot will sell their creations.

The SoMa Block Party Series will take place on the following dates:

  • Thursday, May 19
  • Thursday, June 30
  • Thursday, July 28
  • Thursday, Aug. 25
  • Thursday, Sept. 29
  • Thursday, Oct. 20

All events run from 7 to 10 p.m and are free to attend.

Street parking is available on Market, Chestnut and 4th streets, among others in the area. Parking is free after 5 p.m. in most of downtown Harrisburg.

For more information on the SoMa Block Party Series, visit Sara Bozich’s website.


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