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
Address: 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle
Phone: 717-245-3972 • Website: www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec
Location: Carlisle Fairgrounds
Address: 1000 Bryn Mawr Rd., Carlisle
Phone: 717-243-7855 • Website: www.carlisleevents.com
Location: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Address: 1000 Yverdon Drive, Camp Hill
Phone: 717-920-1579 •
Location: Downtown Mechanicsburg
Address: Main & Market Street, Mechanicsburg
Location: Borough Parking Lot
Address: McCreary Avenue, Shippensburg
Phone: 717-532-5509 • Website: https://shippensburg.org/bloom-festival
With so much to do in the Cumberland Valley this spring, why make it a weekend full of exploration? Find Trip Idea here!
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.
Location: Williams Grove Speedway
Address: 1 Speedway Drive, Mechanicsburg
Phone: 717-697-5000 • Website: www.williamsgrove.com
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
Phone: 717-258-0666 • Website: http://carlisletheatre.org/
Phone: Carlisle: 717-245-2648| Mechanicsburg: 717-441-3839
Website: Carlisle: www.lovecarlisle.com |
Location: Carlisle Expo Center
Address: 100 K Street, Carlisle
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.
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!