May is filled with activities and events the entire family will enjoy. Check out what's ahead and start planning your weekend fun today!
Downtown Carlisle's First Friday events returns in 2015. Join in the fun, bring the family, and enjoy downtown. May's theme is Art Walk. This year's sponsor is Carlisle Regional Medical Center.
Date: May 1, 2015 • Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Participating Downtown Carlisle Merchants
Phone: 717-245-2648 • Website: www.lovecarlisle.com
Come to downtown Mechanicsburg and celebrate the start of the weekend with our First Fridays. First Fridays are the First Friday of the month from 6pm – 9pm all throughout the year. Get to know our downtown area businesses. Enjoy food, art, live music, dining, specials and downtown shopping at its finest. There is plenty of free parking along the street and in the Municipal Lot on Strawberry Alley between Frederick and N. Market Streets. Please join us!
Shippensburg Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 1st annual Bloom Festival. The streets of Shippensburg will come alive with color, scents, music, and activities that signify the arrival of spring time. Bring the family to enjoy children's activities; music, craft & food vendors; local produce & floral sales; and much more! Although no streets will be closed, areas of downtown will be reserved for the event. Food, craft and retail vendors will be located in the Shippensburg Borough parking lot with access from either King Street or McCreary Avenue. Children's activities will be available along McCreary Avenue, which runs parallel to the Shippensburg Chamber building and leads visitors to King Street. King Street will be staffed by fire police for ease in crossing to the new pedestrian walkway between the Shippensburg Post Office and the Shippensburg Historical Society, which also leads to free parking available in front of the Firefighters Activity Center. Free informational maps will be available at the Festival. This event will be held rain or shine.
Date: May 2, 2015 • Time: 8:00AM to 3:00PM
Location: Shippensburg Borough Parking Lot
Address: McCreary Avenue, Shippensburg
The Amani Festival is a one-day multi-cultural festival designed to bring people together from various backgrounds to learn more about each other. Amani means "peace" in Swahili. The festival will include an opening parade, street vendors, local businesses, live entertainment and music, a children's alley, a teen arts and music area, and community service tents.
Date: May 2, 2015 • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Downtown Carlisle
Address: High Street, Carlisle
Phone: 717-317-7538 • Website: www.amanicarlisle.com
Annual street fair hosted by Dillsburg Borough and the Northern York County Historical and Preservation Society (NYCHAPS). Arts and crafts, community services and local businesses line Greenbriar Lane, leading to "Publik Tyme," a living history encampment of exhibitors and historic demonstrators at Dill's Tavern. Stage entertainment and refreshment are located at historic Maple Shade Barn at 35 Greenbriar Lane. Activities include the 5k Pickle Chase, 1-mile Fun Run, magic show, musical performance, bounce house, and pickle-eating contest.
Dates: May 9, 2015 • Time: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Downtown Dillsburg
Address: Greenbriar Lane, Dillsburg
Phone: 717-432-9969 • Website: www.dillsburg.com
14th Annual Art Walk & Wine Tasting
Looking for a spring afternoon of old town history, wine tasting, and uptown shops and galleries? Join us for the 14th annual Art Walk & Wine TAsting in downtown Mechanicsburg. Artists will be showcasing their talents throughout downtown. Enjoy music, art exhibits, and wine tastings at all of your favorite local downtown Mechancisburg businesses.
Take a tour of our church (see website for schedule), enjoy watching our Greek dancers, stop by the hand-crafted jewelry and artisan booths, and visit our Gyro, Souvlaki & Saganaki booths. Free parking is available on the church property. Street parking is available in the neighborhood but please respect our neighbors and refrain from blocking driveways.
Dates: May 15, 2015 to May 17, 2015 • Time: Fri & Sat 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM; Sun 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Address: 1000 Yverdon Drive, Camp Hill
Phone: 717-920-1579 • Website: www.holytrinityhbg.org/PAGreekFest.html
This is a truly unique and engaging festival that showcases over 1,200 classic and high-performance vehicles. Take a tour through the grounds to enjoy imports and kit cars from at least seven different countries, representing thirty-seven unique manufacturers. Don’t miss the unbeatable parts shopping experience and a vending opportunity without comparison. Bring the family for a weekend full of fun with everything from prizes via the Passport Program to onsite autocross racing, club gatherings, cruises to historic scenic locations and even an activities area devoted to kids – the future of the hobby.
Date: May 15, 2015 to May 17, 2015 • Time: Varies by Day
Location: Carlisle Fairgrounds
Address: 1000 Bryn Mawr, Carlisle
The Rocky Knob Folk Music Festival will be held May 15, 16, and 17 at the Deer Run Camping Resort in Gardners PA. The event will consist of 35 Folk bands, food vendors, art and craft vendors, and activities including a Cornhole Tournament, volleyball, miniature golf and hiking on the Appalachian Trail.
Date: May 15, 2015 to May 17, 2015 • Time: Friday 3:00 PM to Sunday at 6:00 PM
Location: Deer Run Camping Resort
Address: 111 Sheet Iron Roof Road, Gardners
Steam traction engines, an old PRR steam train, antique tractors, working saw mill, model train exhibit, and food. Free admission.
- Tractor Pulls May 15 at 7:00 pm
- Consignment Sale May 16 at 8 am
- Car Show May 17 from 10 am to 2:30 pm
Date: May 15, 2015 to May 18, 2015 • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Association Show Grounds
Address: 1 Steam Engine Hill, Mechanicsburg
Phone: 717-766-4001 • Website: www.wghsea.org
Army Heritage Days is an annual, two-day living history event full of different demonstrations and activities. Hundreds of living history interpreters occupy the Army Heritage Trail and recreate historical military moments throughout history. It includes Soldiers from as far back as the French and Indian War continuing through current operations. The building is also open throughout the day hosting lectures and panels, in addition to highlighting the current exhibits. The event runs from 9:00am-5:00pm each day at the USAHEC.
Dates: May 16, 2015 to May 17, 2015 • Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center
Address: 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle
Phone: 717-245-3972 • Website: www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/index.cfm
Come out and watch the Keystone Kiters fly their kites and make one yourself for free. Food will be available for purchase. Event location: soccer fields along Route 581 and behind Camp Hill United Methodist Church. No rain date.
Dates: May 17, 2015 • Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Fiala Field
Address: South 21st St., Camp Hill
Phone: 717-737-4548 • Website: www.camphillborough.com
This FREE festival for people of all ages & skill levels features a juried competition for painters and photographers, quick draw and quick shoot competitions, youth “paint out,” student competitions, free workshops, demonstrations, lectures, live music and food. The Borough’s Prosser Hall, 2145 Walnut Street, Camp Hill, will display paintings and photography juried into the competition and for sale. Festival activities also at Willow Park at 24th and Market Streets, Camp Hill. Guests can walk Walnut, Market and other tree-lined streets and alleyways of historic Camp Hill Borough with its Victorian-style houses, watching and talking with artists as they paint plein air (from the French en plein air, meaning “in the open air”).
Dates: May 30, 2015 • Time: 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Location: Camp Hill Borough's Prosser Hall
Address: 2145 Walnut Street, Camp Hill
Phone: 717-909-4332 • Website: www.pleinaircamphill.org