In April, we welcome warmer weather, the return of outdoor festivals, and the start of car show season in Cumberland Valley. With more than 100 events scheduled, both big and small, it's impossible to list just 10 this month.

If you missed out on Easter activities last month, don't worry. April 6 features two family-friendly events: the Annual Downtown Carlisle Bunny Hop and the Spring Fling and Easter Egg Hunt at Paulus Farm Market.  And Meadowbrooke Gourds will host its Easter Egg Hunt on April 20.

View a full list of April events to stay up-to-date on all the exciting things happening in Cumberland Valley.

Spring Carlisle

Thursday, April 18, 2024 - Sunday, April 21, 2024

Spring Carlisle, a collector and classic car automotive flea market, car corral, and auction, is held each April in America's Automotive Hometown, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. This event was showcased in 2015 by a Fox News web article as one of the top five automotive swap meets in the world. Not only is... Read More 

2024 Central PA Chainsaw Carvers Festival

Thursday, April 18, 2024 - Saturday, April 20, 2024

The original Central PA Chainsaw Carvers Festival is back in 2024! The Central PA Chainsaw Carvers Festival will take place from April 18 to 20, 2024, at the Shippensburg Fairgrounds. The 3-day event showcases the talents of professional chainsaw carvers from across the country, with unique carvings... Read More 

Mechanicsburg's Earth Day Festival

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Stop by downtown Mechanicsburg for a day filled with diverse Earth Day events catering to everyone's interests! The global Earth Day movement unites over one billion people, transcending nationalities and backgrounds. This day is a platform for individuals worldwide to express their gratitude for... Read More 

CCHS 150th Anniversary Kickoff & Exhibit Opening

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Join the Cumberland County Historical Society for fun, food, photos, and nostalgia at their 150th Anniversary Kick-off on Sunday afternoon, April 21, 2024. Please RSVP. Read More 

Annual Central PA PCA Porsche-Only Swap Meet

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Carlisle Fairgrounds welcomes this event again in 2024. Porsche parts, Porsche people, Porsche paraphernalia, and Porsche cars -- there are more Porsches in one place at one time than anywhere else on the planet. The show typically features 650 vendors and around 1,000 Porsches, including exotic... Read More 

Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Join us for our 4th Annual Earth Day Celebration in the wilds of historic downtown Carlisle, PA, on Saturday, April 27, 2024, from 12 pm to 4 pm. We’re excited this year’s event also corresponds with Arbor Day in honor of the trees, and our event will be a complete celebration of Life Wild &... Read More 

Kitchen Shoppe 50th Anniversary Demonstration

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Visit the celebration for many in-store specials. Meet in-house chefs at tasting tables throughout the store and at the outdoor grilling pavilion. Limited edition 50th anniversary hats, t-shirts & aprons will be available for sale. Meet the Diva of Do-Ahead, Diane Phillips, an instructor at The... Read More