Destination Dauphin County
US News & World Report ranked the nation’s 125 most populous Metro areas as it relates to the quality of life, choosing Harrisburg as #1 in Pennsylvania and #44 in the nation. The information cited in the article is confirmation of the position we at The Urban Connection have taken for numerous years.
What started with highlighting the Dauphin County Music Festivals grew into recruitment and retention strategies for multicultural, multi-ethnic, geographically diverse individuals. The Urban Connection coupled with the Access & Opportunity Career Fairs and Breakfast Series along with Make The Connection to the Capital Region all laid the foundation for Destination Dauphin County…Come To Visit Decide To Stay™.
We at The Urban Connection of the Capital Region wish to express our sincere gratitude to all the stakeholders, event partners, sponsors and speakers that gave voice and invested in this dynamic regional initiative.
Vera Cornish & The Urban Connection Team
Vera Cornish, Publisher The Urban Connection It was brought to my attention that every program The Urban Connection produces involves music. If you come to the Access & Opportunity Breakfast, there’s music. If you attend a Women of Heritage Leadership Breakfast,...read more
Everyday, more than 4,000 people arrive and depart Harrisburg International Airport (HIA) traveling to and from great cities like Chicago, London, Denver, Tokyo, Orlando and Paris. In addition to people, more than 425,000 pounds of air cargo are flown through the...read more
Nobuntu, a female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe, will perform at Penn State Harrisburg at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13, in the Mukund S. Kulkarni Theatre (SEC Building). The award-winning five-member group brings us the exhilarating sound of traditional and...read more
https://www.facebook.com/joshgracin/ A Michigan native who grew up listening to country and R&B music, Josh Gracin catapulted to fame after auditioning for the second season of the hit television series American Idol. Josh, who was serving in the United States...read more
https://www.wardhaydenandtheoutliers.com/ Ward Hayden and the Outliers is a band from Boston, Massachusetts. They currently release music independently but formerly had signed with Lonesome Day Records and released albums with Sony RED, MRI and Dry Lightning Records...read more
http://www.dionpride.com/biography/ Dion connects with crowds of all types, and works feverishly, through His performances, to win over crowds of all ages. Dion Pride is the son of legendary Country Music Hall of Famer, Charley Pride. Dion is also a songwriter and...read more
www.dauphincounty.org Dauphin County Commissioners Jeff Haste, Mike Pries and George P. Hartwick, III invite the public to the county’s 12th Annual Cultural Fest, a free open-air street festival celebrating cultural diversity, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Friday,...read more
https://www.danieldmusic.com/ Daniel D. is a three-time 1st place Apollo Theater winner and studied at NYC's Julliard School of Music. He has become one of the most popular new-age social media superstars with a constantly growing international fan base. A seasoned...read more
http://piecesofadream.net/ Pieces of a Dream emerged out of Philadelphia’s music scene in 1976. Keyboardist James Lloyd, drummer Curtis Harmon and former bassist Cedric Napoleon, were (and still are) managed by the drummer’s father and uncle, Danny and Bill Harmon,...read more
https://www.jjsansaverino.com With multiple Billboard-charting singles and three highly acclaimed CDs over the past twenty-five years, New York guitarist JJ Sansaverino has reached millions touring the world with his “Benson meets Santana” musical style. An...read more
We Invite You To Make The Connection to Dauphin County
With Dauphin County as your hub, we invite you to embrace our curated collection of places to go and things to do. Each represents a cultural snapshot of the diversity that embodies the region inclusive of Harrisburg, the Capital of Pennsylvania; the culture of Lancaster and York; and the fun and excitement of Hershey. Imagine a walk along the river, biking the Capital Area Greenbelt, exploring Wildwood Park, or enjoying the beauty of Detweiler Park. The juxtaposition of urban, suburban and rural creates a quality of life that has earned national recognition.
The richness of the culture of the Capital Region is captivating with amazing venues; The Hershey Theatre, The Appell Center for the Performing Arts, and the Giant Center. If your preference is music festivals, then it’s Destination Dauphin County. Stimulating, passionate, and bold there is always something amazing to do in the region!
With quick, easy access to Baltimore, Washington DC, Philadelphia, and New York, the allure of the big city is only a short drive or train ride away! Add the easy access of Harrisburg International Airport; Dauphin County is a transportation hub.
Make Dauphin County your destination!