School is letting out, temperatures are climbing, and the festivals are beginning. Whether it's a parade of beautiful cars, a collection of art works, or delicious fair food, it's all ahead this summer in the Cumberland Valley!
June 6, 2015 • 9am - 4pm • 101 Front Street, Boiling Springs
The historic village of Boiling Springs will host 100 juried artists and craftsmen for the 29th annual Foundry Day Arts and Crafts Festival on Front Street overlooking picturesque Children's Lake. The event will include fine art, pottery, furniture, fiber, jewelry, handmade brooms, decorative painting, leather, metalwork, glass, photography and ironware. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy will offer butterfly-based activities for children and adults with the theme "Find Your Wings on the Appalachian Trail." Second Street offers a variety of food and drink, with musical entertainment by The Bookends and activities for the children, including balloon animals and face painting. Free shuttles will run from the Boiling Springs High School. Handicapped parking is available. This event takes place rain or shine. No pets.
June 6, 2015 • 7pm • Hanover and High Street, Carlisle
Carlisle Events and the Downtown Carlisle Association present the third annual Ford Parade and Downtown Street Party. All makes and models of Fords cruise down Hanover and High Streets in Carlisle, shops and restaurants offer specials and are open late and live music fills the streets.
June 19-20, 2015 • 8:30am – 3:30pm • Big Spring Avenue and Parsonage Street, Newville
The theme for 2015 is "Celebrating 225 Years of Small Town Charm." Friday night's festivities include a parade followed by live music and dancing in the streets at the Fountain. Saturday features exhibits, entertainment, food and crafts. other activities include a Custom and Antique Car Show, a 5k race, quilt raffle, historic tours of Newville, a petting zoo, Kids' Alley, a baking contest and much more.
June 20, 2015 • 8:30am - 4pm • 1559 Boiling Springs Road, Boiling Springs
The Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Museum Association is happy to present the 2015 Annual Heritage Day. Angling enthusiasts and supporters are invited to the Meadow and Picnic Pavilion at Allenberry Resort to take part in a great day of fly fishing activities. The day will be filled with fun from beginning to end, with over 60 vendors and exhibitors, speakers and demonstrations, all-day Fly casting instruction, a Fly casting competition, Fly tiers in action, raffles and the always popular Fish Swim Race on the Yellow Breeches.
June 20, 2015 • 9am - 4pm • 304 Britton Road, Shippensburg
SHAPE's 10th Annual Solstice Arts Festival will feature fine art, live music, great food, children's art activities, an eco-village, a wellness circle and the Art Wall. Designed for art lovers, foodies, and music enthusiasts, this dynamic festival is sure to appeal to everyone in your family. There is no fee to attend this family friendly event, and parking is free. Sponsored by Shippensburg Arts Programming and Education (SHAPE), this year's festival will feature the Solstice 10k, part of the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail Series.
June 18, 2015 • 10am - 9pm • Main Street and Market Street, Mechanicsburg
Jubilee Day is the largest, longest running one-day street fair on the East Coast, attracting up to 70,000 attendees. This annual event features more than 325 vendors from near and far offering food, games, arts & crafts, business information, retail products, carnival rides and more. There is a Children's Area with activities for the very young, and live entertainment on two stages. The festival takes place on Main Street from York Street to Walnut Street and on Market Street from Simpson Street to Strawberry Avenue. Free parking and shuttle service are available from the Mechanicsburg High School (500 S. Broad Street) and Immanuel Alliance Church (800 S. Market Street). Due to large crowds, please do not bring your pets or bicycles.
June 25 – July 5, 2015 • Throughout Carlisle
Summerfair originated in 1978 and has continued ever since with its commitment to provide the community with family-friendly events offered at no cost. Major events include a 5k/10k run, an all-star softball game, a parade and ice cream social, a craft show/festival, a children's fishing derby, a Civil War walking tour, tours of the Old Courthouse, and an "anything floats" contest. Summerfair wraps up with an evening of fine music by the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra on the Rush Campus at Dickinson College on Sunday, Juy 5, at 7:30 pm. Bring your lawn chairs or blanket. Please be sure to visit our website for the most up-to-date events, locations and times.
July 11, 2015 • 9am - 4pm • 101 Pine Grove Road, Fayetteville
Come celebrate the summer with us at the second oldest state park in the Commonwealth. Approximately 150 skilled crafts people and artists will display and sell a wide variety of hand-crafted items including wood carvings, custom leather, folk art, baskets, needlework, pottery, stained glass, wreaths, furniture, walking sticks, and must more. Free Admission, Great Food, Entertainment!
July 20 – July 25, 2015 • 4pm - 10pm (10am - 10pm on Wed. & Sat.) • 10131 Possum Hollow Road, Shippensburg
Come and celebrate the rich heritage of our community and learn about the importance of agriculture, Pennsylvania's number one industry! Join us during the 58th Annual Shippensburg Community Fair for lots of food, fun, entertainment and more. The Fair features events that bring town and country together, including livestock exhibits, home products, tractor pulls, horse shows, rides and games for all ages!
The Corvette Parade is a downtown Carlisle staple. Held the Saturday of the annual Corvettes at Carlisle auto show, spectators line Hanover and High streets to watch over 400 Corvettes of all years and makes cruise through downtown. The night culminates into a street party.
August 29, 2015 • 8am - 4pm • King and Earl Streets, Shippensburg
Shippensburg's downtown main streets are closed to vehicular traffic and transformed into a huge street fair for the day. Crafts, an antique car show, food booths, entertainment, and children's activities offer something for the entire family. There are more than 300 crafts and antique vendors. Food booths feature corn in every available form. Entertainers perform all day at three sites and there are a variety of strolling acts and demonstrations. The Corn Festival is easily reached off of Exits 24 and 29 of Interstate 81. Parking is available at the Shippensburg Fairgrounds located off South Fayette Street. A shuttle bus provides transportation from the fairgrounds.
The Annual Steam Engine Show in Mechanicsburg is a must for any railroad enthusiast. Watch steam engine and tractor parades, horse and tractor pulls, find a deal at the farmer's flea market or enjoy the nightly live music. There is a fee for this event.