Get ready for spring in the Cumberland Valley with exciting performances, holiday crafting, and plenty of delicious food and beverage items! Check out the Top 10 events below!

1. Jay Leno

Acclaimed TV late night show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, much-in-demand corporate speaker, lovable TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist. An indefatigable performer, Leno loves to test his humor live on audiences across the nation, performing over 100-150 live appearances in nightclubs, theaters and stadiums each year. 

Date: March 24, 2018 • Time: 8:00 PM
Location: H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University
Address: 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg
Phone: 717-477-7469 • Website:

2. Taste of Carlisle

Hosted by the Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Carlisle Association, Taste of Carlisle is Cumberland County's premiere tasting event. We bring together the best of the best from local restaurants, pubs, caterers, cafes, bakeries, and chocolatiers to offer taste samplings to our attendees. 

Date: March 11, 2018 • Time: 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Location: Carlisle Expo Center
Address: 100 K Street, Carlisle
Phone: 717-243-4515 • Website:

3. The Beach Boys

You can capsulize most pop music acts by reciting how many hits they’ve had and how many millions of albums they’ve sold. But these conventional measurements fall short when you’re assessing the impact of The Beach Boys. The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who along with Jeffrey Foskett, Brian Eichenburger, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten continue the legacy of the iconic American band. Few, if any, acts can match The Beach Boys’ concert presence, spirit and performance.

Date: March 22, 2018 • Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University
Address: 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg
Phone: 717-477-7469 Website:

4. 5K Irish Jig Jog

This festive 5K is for all ages and skill levels. There is a costume contest, so you are encouraged to dress in a festive outfit! All participants receive a medal and t-shirt. Prizes are awarded to top runners for both male and female. 

Date:  March 17, 2018 • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
LocationStony Ridge Park
Address: 50 Bernheisel Bridge Road, Carlisle
Phone: 717-766-1657 • Website:

5. 6th Annual Downtown Carlisle Bunny Hop

This day of spring fun will center around a downtown-wide egg hunt, where children 12 and under can go from business to business collecting eggs and treats. Some businesses may also have a game or craft for the children. Children are encouraged to dress in their Sunday best to form their very own Easter Parade. Maps of participating locations will be available at Georgie Lou's on the day of the event and will be handed out starting at noon. 

Dates: March 24, 2018 • Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Downtown Carlisle
Phone: 717-243-1002 • Website:

6. The Righteous Brothers

The Righteous Brothers are back with a string of #1 classics, including the most played song in radio history, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’,” the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield topped the charts in four decades. After Bobby’s death in 2003, Bill Medley continued to perform to sold-out crowds around the world, but fans and friends pleaded with him to keep The Righteous Brothers alive.

Dates:  March 10, 2018 • Time: 8:00 PM
Location: H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University
Address: 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg
Phone: 717-477-7469 • Website:

7. Spring Create-Your-Own Gourd

There are many spring gourd designs to choose from this year! All ages and levels of artistic skill are welcome. Bring friends and family for a fun day of creativity. You add your artistic touches with the help of skilled crafters to make a unique gourd that is all your own. Prices range from $2 to $35. 

Dates: Mar 10 - 11, Mar 17 - 18 2018
Time: 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 1:00 PM, and 2:00 PM
Location: Meadowbrooke Gourds
Address: 125 Potato Road, Carlisle
Phone: 717-776-6029 • Website:

8. Beer and Girl Scout Cookie Pairing

This event is pretty self explanatory. Head over to Market Cross Pub & Brewery to enjoy four beers paired with delicious Girl Scout cookies. I can't think of a better way to spend a Thursday night.

Dates: March 1, 2018 • Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Market Cross Pub & Brewery
Address: 113 North Hanover Street, Carlisle
Phone: 717-258-1234 • Website:

9. The Cat in the Hat

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and the craziest of ideas, he is certainly fun to play with. And he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will Mum find when she comes home?

Dates: March 18, 2018 • Time: 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM
Location: H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University
Address: 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg
Phone: 717-477-7469 • Website:

10. Spring Wreath Workshop

Floral designer, Nedra, will instruct you on how to create a gorgeous spring wreath on a 16 inch grapevine base. Decorations include silk spring flowers, ivy, and a bow. Preregistration required. 

Dates: March 10, 2018• Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses
Address: 906 West Grantham Road, Mechanicsburg
Phone: 717-766-7611• Website:

Check out all of the events happening in March here.