10. Bloom Festival


Shippensburg Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 1st annual Bloom Festival. Bring the family to enjoy craft vendors, flower sales, local produce, children's activities. The event will take place at the Borough parking lot on McCreary Avenue and the Shippensburg Firefighters Activity Center on Orange Street. Festival visitors can use the new walkway (between the post office and historical society) to access both areas.


Date: May 2, 2015 Time: 8:00AM to 3:00PM
Location: Shippensburg Borough Parking Lot
Address: McCreary Avenue, Shippensburg
Phone: 717-532-5509
9. 2015 Art, Music & Wine Walk
Browse the shops, taste wine, and enjoy the beautiful downtown Carlisle arts district. Local artisans will be displaying their crafts and the Pomfret Street shops will have special wine tastings featuring local wineries. Pre-order your wine glass at Pat Craig StudiosLili's PlaceMarjorie's GemsThe Artist Market, and Castlerigg Wine Shop or click here to purchase online. Proper identification is required. Your glass will be available for pickup on the day of the event and will act as your pass. Join the Pennsylvania Wine Guild in the Pomfret Street Garden for their annual Homebrew Wine Competition. Swap tips, tricks and sips! New this year: a free art lecture at Carlisle Arts Learning Center at 11:30 am. Enjoy the music of Scott Peeple and enter to wine fantastic prizes at our finale concert at 5:00 pm at Castlerigg Wine Shop.
Date: April 25, 2015 Time: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Participating Merchants along West Pomfret and South Hanover Streets
Address: 30 West Pomfret Street, Carlisle
Phone: 717-245-0382
Admission: $18 pre-order; $20 day of the event 
Multi award-winning singer/songwriter Phil Vassar is teaming up with writer and vocalist Lyndsey Highlanders for an evening of country music star power.
Vassar has been named Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year and has written No. 1 songs for artists including Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson, and Jo Dee Messina.  
Lyndsey Highlander is an inspired writer and top-notch performer who is hitting her musical stride. Lyndsey has a style all her own, powered by massive vocal chops, soothing falsettos, and intimate storytelling. 
Date: May 1, 2015 Time: 8:00 PM
Location: H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University
Address: 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg
Phone: 717-477-SHOW • Website: www.luhrscenter.com
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
Back by popular demand Neil Simon's treasured classic returns to Allenberry! Three charming comedies, all in one show, and all set in Room 719 of New York City's Plaza Hotel. You'll love meeting a couple trying to rekindle the flame; a Hollywood producer on the prowl, and a bride who has locked herself in the bathroom!
Dates: April 22, 2015 to May 10, 2015 Time: See Website for performance times
Location: Allenberry Resort Inn and Playhouse 
Address: 1559 Boiling Springs Road, Boiling Springs
Phone: 717-258-3211 • Website: www.allenberry.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
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
The West Shore Symphony Orchestra presents their third Masterworks Concert of the season: "A Call to Dance" featuring:
  • On the Beautiful Blue Danube by Strauss 
  • Selections from Hungarian Dances Nos. 1-21 by Brahms 
  • Symphony No. 6 "Pastoral" in F Major, Op. 68 by Beethoven 
Join us at 2:15 pm for a pre-concert talk, hosted by Music Director and Conductor Matthew Hooper. Matthew will explore the background of the composers and pieces of music, tell stories, and answer your questions about the concert.
Dates: May 3, 2015 Time: 3:00 PM 
Location: Carlisle Theatre
Address: 44 West High Street, Carlisle
Phone:  717-697-6531• Website: http://westshoresymphony.org/
Admission: General $15; Seniors $12 
NOTE: There is a free family concert on May 2, 2015 at 11:15am. Find more information here.

Jackie Evancho’s first performance on NBC’s variety show America’s Got Talent left audiences and judges astonished that such a perfect, beautiful, soprano voice could come from a 10 year-old girl. It wasn’t just her musical gift and her age that floored the audience, but Jackie’s presence, poise and charm that truly made them take notice. The young soprano from Pittsburgh with the stunning voice won runner-up and launched her soon-to-be legendary career, signing with Columbia Records shortly thereafter. In a little over two years, Jackie’s unique, gorgeous, soprano voice has won her millions of fans and her recordings have dominated the music and DVD charts. Now 14, Jackie has garnered the support of legendary music producers like David Foster and filmmakers such as Robert Redford. Billboard Magazine named Jackie to their list of music movers-and-shakers under the age of 21 in 2011 and again in 2012 because the soprano’s “spellbinding, operatic vocals possess a power and poignancy that often moves listeners multiple times her age to tears.” Jackie is currently touring with orchestra in support of her third studio album, “Awakening.”
Date: April 23, 2015 Time: 8:00 PM
Location: H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University
Address: 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg
Phone: 717-477-SHOW • Website: www.luhrscenter.com
Spring Carlisle – a collector and classic car swap meet, car corral and auction – is the third event of the calendar year for Carlisle Events and marks the beginning of the Carlisle based show and swap meet season. The event plays host to thousands of collector and classic automotive enthusiasts, who travel to the 150-acre Carlisle PA Fairgrounds from all points of the globe to buy, sell and celebrate all things automotive. This is a fun-filled weekend the entire family will enjoy. While exploring the grounds and 8,100 vending spaces, you will marvel at one of the largest automotive swap meets in the world. Carlisle is the place to purchase any of the 2,000 vehicles at the car corral where you can slip behind the wheel and get a feel for the vehicle. Even better, you can deal directly with the car owner to work out the best price. This is where you can buy, sell and trade with total confidence. All roads lead to Carlisle, Pennsylvania where you’ll find a community of passionate motorheads and a commitment to superb service that can only be achieved through more than three decades of know-how.
Dates: April 22, 2015 to April 26, 2015 • Time: Wednesday through Saturday 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Sunday 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Carlisle Fairgrounds
Address: 1000 Bryn Mawr, Carlisle


Admission: Varies by Day