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
Phone: 717-532-5509
 
9. 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. 
Date: May 9, 2015 Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Downtown Mechanicsburg 
Address: Main & Market Streets, Mechanicsburg
Phone: 717-441-3839 • Website: http://downtownmechanicsburg.com/events/art-walk-and-wine-tasting
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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 
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.

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
Phone: 717-243-7855 • Website: www.carlisleevents.com
Admission: Varies by Day 
 

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


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