Many things return and evolve after winter and into spring. Carlisle Events car shows are one of those things. Spring also gives an appreciation for our planet and the celebration that is Earth Day. Whether it's the car shows, festivals, or performances, spring into the Cumberland Valley for a season full of fun!



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.
Date: April 20 to April 24, 2016 • 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 Rd., Carlisle
Phone: 717-243-7855 • Website:


Million Dollar Quartet is the high voltage Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the phenomenal true story of the famed recording session where Sam Phillips, the "Father of rock 'n' roll" brought together icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one unforgettable night. This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio for a monumental night of rock and roll that explodes off the stage, featuring 21 timeless hits including "Blue Suede Shoes," "Sixteen Tons." "Great Balls of Fire," "I Walk the Line," "Fever," "Hound Dog" and more.
Dates: April 2, 2016 • Time: 7:30 PM
Location: H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center
Address: 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg
Phone: 717-477-SHOW • Website:
Based on the Oscar-nominated film of the same name, the hit musical, The Full Monty, has a warm heart at the center of all the fun. A group of unemployed steelworkers need to make some quick cash any way they can. They overcome fear, self-consciousness, anxiety, and feelings of worthlessness to become the most unlikely group of exotic dancers. Often, musicals tend to depict a story and characters that are larger than life in surreal situation. But, this show is about "us" - real people in real situations facing real issues forced to decide on the best solutions for them. It's a beautiful story that challenges the heart. A Show that "strips" down all defenses and demonstrates that family is first.
Date: April 15, 2016 to April 24, 2016 • Time: See website for performance time
Location: Carlisle Theatre
Address: 44 West High Street, Carlisle
Phone: 717-258-0666 • Website:
4. Mechanicsburg's 8th Annual Earth Day Festival
A fun day for the entire family. The festival will feature: local merchants with eco-friendly products (over 50 vendors), fresh food and refreshments, live music on the PSECU Stage, rain barrel silent auction, and hands-on activities for the kids. Join us for a fun-filled day caring for our planet. This event will be held rain or shine.
Dates: April 23, 2016 • Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Downtown Mechanicsburg
Address: Market Street, Mechanicsburg
Phone: 717-441-3839 • Website:
Admission: Free 



The delightful tale of mischief, mistaken identities and an eccentric doll-maker! When young Franz becomes infatuated at the sight of a beautiful girl who sits by the window in the house of the mysterious inventor Dr. Coppelius, he sets aside his fiancée — the feisty Swanilda who isn't above disguise and breaking into the old toymaker's workshop to win back her fiancé! Come see the world-renowned Coppélia — the liveliest, most amusing ballet ever — LIVE on the Whitaker Center stage.
Date: April 16 to April 17, 2016 • Time: Saturday @ 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM; Sunday @ 2:00 PM 



Location: Whitaker Center for Science and Arts
Address: 222 Market Street, Harrisburg
Phone: 717-214-2787 • Website:



Singer. Songwriter. Composer. Pianist. Author. These are just a few of the titles that can be used to describe Neil Sedaka. His impressive sixty year career ranges from being one of the first teen pop sensations of the 50's, a relevant songwriter for himself and other artists in the 60's, a superstar in the $70's, remaining a constant force in writing and performing presently. This is all thanks to the countless songs he has written, performed, and produced that continue to inspire artists and audiences around the world. Sedaka is known for hits such as "Laughter in the Rain," " Oh, Carol," " Breaking Up Is Hard To Do," "Calendar Girl," and many more.
Date: April 23, 2016 Time: 8:00 PM 


Location: H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center
Address: 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg
Phone: 717-477-SHOW • Website:



Jewel has never had a case of writer’s block; if need be, she can write on command. “I’m lucky for that,” the singer-songwriter says with a laugh, playing down the fact that over the past few decades she’s penned hundreds of poignant songs, many of which she’s been performing in concert for over two decades but has chosen not to record.
Date: April 9, 2016 Time: 8:00 PM 


Location: The Forum
Address: 5th & Walnut Streets, Harrisburg
Phone: 717-214-2787 • Website:


Tickets on sale now to Brad Trackman April 14, 2016 at 7:30pm, at the Shippensburg Comedy Club. Brad Trackman has been seen on Comedy Central, CBS's The Late Late Show, CBS's Comics Unleashed, AXS tv's Gotham Comedy Live, MTV's The Buried Life, CBS's Star Search with Arsenio Hall, New Joke City with Robert Klein, NBC's Later, NBC's Friday Night and his own commercial campaign on Spike tv. Internationally, he's made numerous national late night television appearances in Canada on The Mike Bullard Show and in Holland on Raymaan is Laat and The Comedy Factory. 
Dates: April 14, 2016 • Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Shippensburg Comedy Club (Courtyard by Marriott)
Address: 503 Newburg Rd, Shippensburg
Phone: 717-753-2008 • Website:
The Central Pennsylvania Conservancy and the Susquehanna Appalachian Trail Club invite you to participate in the 7th Annual Ironmaster's Challenge. Choose from a 50k Ultra or a 15k Trek designed to test hikers and trail runners of all experience levels. Both routes traverse rustic trails ranging from single track to jeep roads through the beautiful woodlands of Pine Grove Furnace State Park and surrounding Michaux State Forest. There are numerous scenic spots and vistas throughout the course. Each course is wheel-measured and each event is professionally timed by Pretzel City Sports for instant results. Radio communications, staffed food and water checkpoints, and additional water stations are provided. 
Date: April 24, 2016 • Time: 50k Ultra Registration @ 6:30 AM; 15k Challenge Registration @ 8:00 AM 
Location: Pine Grove Furnace State Park
Address: 1100 Pine Grove Road, Gardners
Phone: 717-241-4360 • Website:
From dating to marriage to family to senior citizen singlehood, this hilarious revue explores the life cycle of romance in a series of vignettes. Anyone who has ever gone on a date, fallen in love, fallen out of love, had to wear a hideous bridesmaid dress in the name of friendship, raised a family, or gritted their teeth through the inevitable "are we there yet" of the family road trip will find this show a relatable exploration of The Relationship.

Dates: April 15 to May 1, 2016 • Time: Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8:00 PM; Sunday at 2:00 PM 


Location: Oyster Mill Playhouse
Address: 1001 Oyster Mill Road, Camp Hill
Phone: 717-737-6768 • Website: