Get out and explore the charming towns and enjoy a summer filled with music events, downtown festivals, car shows, historical walks and more.

Welcome to events season in Cumberland Valley! Get out and explore the charming towns and enjoy a summer filled with music events, downtown festivals, car shows, historical walks and more. View the Official Cumberland Valley Events Calendar at for even more fun things to see and do. If you'd like to keep up-to-date on all the Valley events and happenings follow us on Facebook at CumberlandValleyPA , on twitter at @CumberlandPA or find local recommendations on the Cumberland Valley Blog -

Here's a sampling of what's to come this June:

Carlisle Ford Nationals @Carlisle Fairgrounds - June 6-8
The entire family will enjoy the largest and most thrilling all-Ford event in the world. Ford, Mercury and Lincoln fans will have a showcase of over 2,200 vehicles to check out on the National Parts Depot showfield. Also, don't miss the Ford Parade Saturday night in downtown Carlisle!

Foundry Day 2014 in Boiling Springs - June 7
The historic village of Boiling Springs, PA will again be the scene of the 28th Foundry Day Arts & Crafts Festival. The juried arts and crafts festival is held each year in this quaint Cumberland Valley site by the Appalachian Trail.

Ironmaster's Mansion Tours -Sundays through September 7
Come explore the beauty of the building and the fascinating stories of its history. Free tours of the historic Ironmasters Mansion will be offered on many Sunday afternoons from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

12th Annual PA Fly Fishing Heritage Day @ Allenberry -June 14
The day will be filled with fun from beginning to end, with over 70 vendors and exhibitors, speakers and demonstrations, all-day Fly casting instruction, a Fly casting competition, Fly tiers in action, raffles and the always popular Fish Swim Race on the Yellow Breeches.

42nd Street at Allenberry Playhouse - June 18-July 20
Get out your tap shoes, Francis! One of Broadway's most iconic shows returns to Allenberry after nearly two decades. This toe-tapping mega-musical will have you singing along.

Wednesday Hike for the Work Weary @ Kings Gap - Wednesday through September 20
These free weekly hikes are briskly-paced, 3.0 to 3.5 miles over uneven terrain, with a 20 minute break along the trail for a snack. Routes will vary each week.

86th Annual Jubilee Day in Mechanicsburg - June 19
Jubilee Day is the largest, longest-running one-day street fair on the East Coast, attracting up to 70,000 attendees. This annual event features more than 325 vendors from near and far offering food, games, arts & crafts, business information, retail products, carnival rides and more.

Carlisle GM Nationals @Carlisle Fairgrounds - June 20-22
One of the most diverse of General Motors events, this is the place to be each June. Organized by year, make and model, the National Parts Depot showfield will be loaded with top quality restored classics, original muscle cars and modified high-performance new models.

Newville Fountain Festival - June 20-21
The theme for 2014 is "Newville Remembers the Fabulous Fifties." Friday night's festivities include a parade followed by live music and dancing in the streets at the Fountain. Saturday features exhibits, entertainment, food and crafts, a Custom and Antique Car Show, and more.

SHAPE's Solstice Arts Festival - June 21
The 9th annual SHAPE Solstice Arts Festival at Shippensburg Township Park features fine art, live music, great food, children's art activities, eco-village, wellness circle and the art wall.PSsolsticeartsfestival

Music in the Garden on Pomfret Street - Saturdays through September 27
BYOB and listen to free, live music every Saturday evening on Pomfret Street in downtown Carlisle. Be sure to bring your chairs too.

Carlisle Summerfair - June 26-July 6
Summerfair originated in 1978 and has continued ever since with its commitment to provide the community with family-friendly events offered at no cost. Major events include a 5k/10k run, an all-star softball game, a parade and ice cream social, a craft show/festival, a children's fishing derby, a Civil War walking tour, tours of the Old Courthouse, an "anything floats" contest, and fireworks.

Wormleysburg Borough River Day - June 28
Join Wormleysburg in celebrating its largest natural resource, The Susquehanna River. Event features live entertainment from some of our favorite local bands, pontoon boat rides for the family, kayak and paddle board rides, food and plenty of games for the kids.

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