Bring the whole family for a weekend of fun surrounding the Bluegrass on the Grass Festival held in Carlisle on July 8, 2023. This free event is held on the Academic Quad lawn at Dickinson College and features a variety of music acts, food vendors (from French fries and n bratwurst to Thai food and ice cream), and non-alcoholic drinks, including smoothies. You can start setting up blankets and lawn chairs at 8 am, and the event runs from noon to 8 pm, rain or shine.

Musical acts for this year's festival include:

  • Authentic Unlimited
  • New Dismembered Tennesseans
  • Tray Wellington Band
  • Five Mile Mountain Road
  • Seth Mulder and Midnight Run

Make it a Weekend

If you plan to visit for the festival, you can make an affordable, family-friendly weekend getaway out of your trip. July is a great time to explore Cumberland Valley. Visit a farm market, hike a trail, take a ride aboard the Pride of the Susquehanna riverboat, enjoy old-fashioned fun at a drive-in movie theatre, visit an escape room, or play to your heart's content at Carlisle Sports Emporium.