February is a great month to spend time with those you love. And there's so much to do with the ones you love in the Cumberland Valley! Check out the Top 10 events this below to plan your February fun...
Spend a weekend exploring Carlisle's first annual Ice Art Festival, featuring extended merchant hours and family-friendly activities including the following:
- Food Trucks
- Indoor Art Show (117 N. Hanover St., Carlisle)
- Ice Sculptures including Ice Throne, Harley-Davison Motorycle and Comfort Suites Ice Bar
- Activities including Carriage Rides (admission fee will apply) and Glass Blowing Demonstrations
Date: February 10 -12, 2017
Time: Friday 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM; Saturday 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM; Sunday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
2. Great American Outdoor Show 2017
The Great American Outdoor Show is a nine day event celebrating hunting, fishing and outdoor traditions that are treasured by millions of Americans and their families.
The show features over 1,100 exhibitors ranging from shooting manufacturers to outfitters to fishing boats and RVs, and archery to art covering 650,000 square feet of exhibit hall space! Not to mention a jam packed schedule including country concerts, fundraising dinners, speaking events, archery competitions, celebrity appearances, seminars, demonstrations and much more!
Dates: February 4 -12, 2017
Time: Feb. 4 & Feb. 11 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Feb. 6 - Feb. 10 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Feb. 5 and Feb. 12 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: PA Farm Show Complex & Expo Center
Address: 300 North Cameron St, Harrisburg
Phone: 1-866-343-1805 • Website: www.greatamericanoutdoorshow.org
3. 2nd Annual Sweetheart Stroll
Come to downtown Carlisle on Saturday, February 4, 2017, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm for the 2nd annual Sweetheart Stroll! This event is geared towards grown-ups, particularly "sweethearts", who will enjoy a brisk walk around downtown Carlisle to discover the small business gems it has to offer. Now what you consider a "sweetheart" is up to you--we think best bros and best girlfriends count! Participating businesses will be offering special treats and deals during the stroll. On the day of the event, a "Map of Hearts" can be picked up at Georgie Lou's Retro Candy, 56 W High Street, which will detail participating businesses and their offerings for the day.
4. Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band
Who’s Bad’s live performance is an unrivaled celebration of pop music’s one true King. Their power-packed performance of Michael Jackson’s expansive catalog has ignited crowds on every continent and can only be described as a jaw-dropping, musical must-see. As the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band, and the only one to predate his untimely passing, Who’s Bad has awed even the skeptics.
Whether you idolized the Jackson 5, fell in love to “Human Nature,” or learned to moonwalk to “Billie Jean,” Who’s Bad is THE ULTIMATE music-and-dance driven Michael Jackson homage.
5. The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
A dramatic retelling of C.S. Lewis' classic tale, this play follows four children as they journey to a magical realm where they participate in a life and death struggle for the control of Narnia against an evil witch. It is an heroic tale of love, faith, courage and self-sacrifice that showcases the triumph of good over evil.
Dates: February 2 - 5, Feb 9 – 12, 2017
Time: Feb. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11 @ 7:00 PM; February 4 and 12 @ 3:00 PM
Location: Messiah College, Miller Theatre, Climenhaga Building
Address: One College Avenue, Mechanicsburg
6. Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Zoso certainly succeeds at raising Led Zeppelin to an unprecedented pedestal. While they certainly do not claim to be a replacement for Led Zeppelin, they have practiced a level of reverence and well-crafted showmanship and skill since 1995 that transports fans back in time, wondering if they are in fact witnessing the real thing.
iLuminate ™ gained fame on America’s Got Talent and, in addition to touring, plays in the heart of Broadway at New World Stages, performing their high-energy shows eight times a week! It is an entertainment technology company, founded by iLuminate producer/creator/director, Miral Kotb that combines state-of-the-art technology with electrifying entertainers who perform dance moves in the dark to create the ultimate performing arts experience, taking viewers on an exhilarating ride! With a mash-up of dazzling wizardry, spectacular dance moves, high-tech effects, and original music, iLuminate delivers this unique dance-in-the-dark event!
8. Earl David Reed with Nipsey @ Shippensburg Comedy Club
A show with Earl David Reed and Nipsey from 105.7 the X, The People's Morning Show. Earl David Reed is a two-time Star Search winner, and has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, HBO, Showtime, FOX's Comic Strip Live, A&E's Comedy on the Road, NBC's Friday Night Videos and Showtime at the Apollo. Earl can also be seen on DVD as one of Bill Engvall's All-Stars of Country Comedy with comedians Larry the Cable Guy and Jeff Foxworthy. He is currently working on his reality-based TV pilot called The Secret of My Unsuccess. The Associated Press said "He may not be famous, but he's hilarious!" The Las Vegas Review-Journal called him "...an urban Don Rickles!" And Don Rickles himself commented "This guy works the room like a Las Vegas showgirl...funny without being offensive." Earl can be heard weekday mornings on WQXA 105.7 the X on the Nipsey, Earl and Jen Shade Show.
9. Murder On The Nile
Simon Mostyn has recently married Kay Ridgeway, a rich woman, having thrown over his former lover, Jacqueline. The couple are on their honeymoon on a paddle steamer on the Nile, accompanied by a bevy of memorable characters. Among those present are Canon Pennefather, Kay's guardian, and Jacqueline, who has been dogging their footsteps all through the honeymoon. Murder and mayhem ensure. By the time the boat reaches its destination, Canon Pennefather has laid bare an audacious conspiracy and has made sure the criminals shall not go free.
Date: February 2 - 5, Feb. 9 – 12, 2017
Time: Thursday, Friday & Saturday shows @ 8:00 PM: Sunday matinees @ 2:00 PM
Location: Oyster Mill Playhouse
Address: 1001 Oyster Mill Road, Camp Hill
Phone: 717-737-6768 • Website: http://oystermill.com/wp/
10. 6th Annual USAHEC Re-enactor Recruitment Day
The US Army Heritage and Education Center invites the public to meet and greet a variety of living history organizations and reenacting groups representing a range of historical periods from world military history at the EXPANDED 6th Annual Re-enactor Recruiting Day! There will be special presentations, living history programs, and fun for everyone. Enjoy our museum exhibits and gift shop. Shop our expanded book sale and purchase lunch specials at Cafe Cumberland. Participating organizations will have representatives on hand to answer questions about their period and to provide information about re-enacting.
Dates: February 11, 2017 • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: US Army Heritage and Education Center
Address: 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle
Phone: 717-245-3972 • Website: www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/index.cfm