History, car shows, festivals and performances are all ahead this May in the Cumberland Valley! See which events make the list and where you can experience them...

1. 2016 Army Heritage Days






HD is the USAHEC's popular timeline living history event covering Soldier history from the 16th century to the present. While AHD examines nearly every era of U.S. Army History, this year's event will highlight the Vietnam War era with more re-enactors, well-known Veterans relating their experiences in Vietnam, one of the first helicopters in l-z x-ray, and other events specifically for that time period. There will even be a special display of national importance that we will reveal as we get closer to the event days! As always, this weekend-long event features re-enactors from all different time periods, lectures by well-known historians, military equipment displays, tactics and weapons demonstrations, and a meet and greet session with Army veterans. This family-friendly event will have many children's activities including 18th century games and the AHD passport program. Check back for updates as we begin to reveal our special display via social media. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter via the #countdowntoAHD as we release more information about our special display and guests. The event is free and open to the public. As always, the USAHEC's exhibits will be open. Don't forget to grab lunch at one of the many food vendors throughout the event, and feel free to browse the museum store. Parking is also free, and the USAHEC facility is handicapped accessible.
Date: May 21 to May 22, 2016 • Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM   


Location: US Army Heritage and Education Center
Address: 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle
Phone: 717-245-3972 • Website: www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec


We have reinvented a nearly 30-year tradition by transcending all marques, scenes and styles, the Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals features more than 2,000 show vehicles. Joining together two shows will create a larger, more exciting and action-packed show experience. In addition to the imports, this exciting new event welcomes domestics, kits cars, motorcycles, and trucks as well. From around the world, see the top builds, restorations, clubs and brands. In addition to thousands of show cars, get your high-octane adrenaline rush with autocross, drifting, rolling exhaust competition, burnouts and more. 
Date: May 20 to May 22, 2016 • Time: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM; closed on Sunday at 3:00 PM
Location: Carlisle Fairgrounds
Address: 1000 Bryn Mawr Rd., Carlisle
Phone: 717-243-7855 • Website: www.carlisleevents.com
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. Cash only for food, beverage and Greek grocery store. ATM on site. 
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. 
Date: May 13 to May 15, 2016• 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 • 
Looking for a spring afternoon of old town history, wine tasting, and uptown shops and galleries? Join us for the 15th 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 Mechanicsburg businesses. 
Pick-up your hand painted wine glass to partake in the event. Locations to purchase the glasses will be announced shortly.
Dates: May 14, 2016 • Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Downtown Mechanicsburg
Address: Main & Market Street, Mechanicsburg
Phone: 717-441-3839 • Website:  http://downtownmechanicsburg.com/events/
Shippensburg Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 2nd 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! Vendors will offer a variety of sumptuous foods. Be sure to join us for a full day of flowers, food and fun as old man winter goes away and the colors of spring emerge.
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 14, 2016 • Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Borough Parking Lot
Address: McCreary Avenue, Shippensburg
Phone: 717-532-5509 • Website: https://shippensburg.org/bloom-festival

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6. World of Outlaws Morgan Cup and Fireworks
The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is the premier winged sprint car series in the world. With more than 90 events across the US and Canada, it truly is The Greatest Show on Dirt.
Date: May 20 to May 21, 2016• Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Williams Grove Speedway
Address: 1 Speedway Drive, Mechanicsburg
Phone: 717-697-5000 • Website: www.williamsgrove.com
7. You're a Good Man Charlie Brown
Fun, laughter and sincerity..."The kind of reminder we need!" With the help of his friends, the beloved Peanuts gang, Charlie Brown shares his "average" day with the audience. Filled with delightful and wonderful songs, this show is sure to prove that happiness really is two kinds of ice cream and a warm blanket. An endearing and memorable experience for the whole family.
Date: May 20 to May 22, 2016• Time: See website for performance time
Location: Carlisle Theatre 
Address: 44 West High Street, Carlisle
Phone: 717-258-0666 • Website: http://carlisletheatre.org/
8. First Friday: Carlisle | Mechanicsburg
Dates: May 6, 2016 • Time: Carlisle: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM | Mechanicsburg: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Phone: Carlisle: 717-245-2648| Mechanicsburg: 717-441-3839
Website: Carlisle: www.lovecarlisle.com |
Mechanicsburg: http://downtownmechanicsburg.com/events/first-fridays
The show hosts approximately 80 dealers of fine glass, china, jewelry and more. There will also be exhibits and glass repair. 
Date: May 6 to May 7, 2016 • Time: Friday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Carlisle Expo Center
Address: 100 K Street, Carlisle
Phone: 410-538-5558

A gloomy hunting lodge in rural New Hampshire, an aristocratic recluse, a terrifying death and a riddle that might explain it all are the ingredients in the fright-filled mystery thriller. Death stalks the house, and every character has hidden secrets that become revealed throughout the play, sometimes only after they are murdered. All becomes clear as the play works its way to its spine-tingling ending.


Dates: May 27, 2016 to June 12, 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: http://oystermill.com/wp

Check out the entire events calendar here!