Brews, cars, 80's rock bands, and ballerinas are all ahead this April in the Cumberland Valley! Check out April's must see events below.
Spring Carlisle, a collector and classic car swap meet, 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 this show one of the best of its type in the world, it also marks the beginning of the Carlisle based show and swap meet season The event plays host to thousands of collector and classic automotive enthusiasts, who travel to the 150-acre Carlisle PA Fairgrounds from all points of the globe to buy, sell and celebrate all things automotive. This is a fun-filled weekend the entire family will enjoy. While exploring the grounds and 8,100 vending spaces, you will marvel at one of the largest automotive swap meets in the world. Carlisle is the place to purchase any of the 2,000 vehicles at the car corral where you can slip behind the wheel and get a feel for the vehicle. Even better, you can deal directly with the car owner to work out the best price. This is where you can buy, sell and trade with total confidence. All roads lead to Carlisle, Pennsylvania where you’ll find a community of passionate motorheads and a commitment to superb service that can only be achieved through more than three decades of know-how.
Date: April 19-23, 2017• Time: Wed. through Sat. 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Sun. 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Carlisle Fairgrounds
Address: 1000 Bryn Mawr Rd., Carlisle
Phone: 717-243-7855 • Website: http://www.carlisleevents.com/carlisle-events/carlisle-spring-swap-meet-corral-auction
With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million. Responsible for some of rock and roll's most enduring anthems including "Juke Box Hero," "Feels Like The First Time," "Urgent," "Head Games," "Hot Blooded," "Cold As Ice," "Dirty White Boy," "Waiting For A Girl Like You," and the worldwide #1 hit, "I Want To Know What Love Is," Foreigner continues to rock the charts almost 40 years into the game.
At Foreigner's core is the founder and Songwriters Hall of Fame member Mick Jones, the visionary maestro whose stylistic songwriting, indelible guitar hooks and multi-layered talents continue to escalate Foreigner's influence and guide the band to new horizons. He reformed the band after a 2002 hiatus and selected lead singer Kelly Hansen to help write an inspired new chapter in the history of Foreigner. Mick also brought in bassist Jeff Pilson, multi-instrumentalist Tom Gimbel, guitarist Bruce Watson, Michael Bluestein on keyboards, and Chris Frazier on drums. An unprecedented new level of energy lead the group to a re-emergence of astounding music that speaks to long-time Foreigner fans and younger generations.
3. 2017 Harrisburg Beer Week
Harrisburg Beer Week is a collaborative grassroots effort, put together by a group of locals who have equal love for craft beer and Pennsylvania's capital city. We are not connected to any one corporation or other entity. We're just friends who share similar passions and know there are many more like us out there.
Visit www.HarrisburgBeerWeek.com to see the events scheduled for this nine-day, multi-venue series which showcases breweries, restaurants, pubs and more through craft beer-centric events, demonstrations and education.
There is no singular cost to enjoy Harrisburg Beer Week. Many events are free or very low-cost to attend. Some of our events are ticketed, and most directly benefit Harrisburg River Rescue & Emergency Services.
Date: April 21, 2017 - April 29, 2017
Location: In and around the Cumberland Valley
4. CPYB Presents The Sleeping Beauty
Tchaikovsky's illustrious fairytale of a beautiful princess, an evil sorceress, a hundred years' sleep, and the awakening kiss of a handsome prince fills the stage with splendor in Alan Hineline's The Sleeping Beauty. The crowing jewel of classical ballet, The Sleeping Beauty's magnificent blending of drama, lavish theatrical setting, and alluring music intimately provokes the dance -- drawing the audience into a mystical world of fairy tale magic where spells are cast and a would-be demise is thwarted.
Date: April 8-9, 2017 • Time: Saturday at 1:00PM & 7:00PM; Sunday at 2:00PM
Location: Whitaker Center for Science and Arts
Address: 225 Market St., Harrisburg
Phone: 717-214-ARTS • Website: www.whitakercenter.org
5. One Night of Queen
In 2000, Gary Mullen won ITV’s “Stars In Their Eyes” Live Grand Final, with the largest number of votes ever received in the shows history. The record of 864,838 votes was more than twice that of the runner-up. Gary began touring on his own and in 2002 formed a band ‘The Works’, to pay tribute to rock legends Queen. Since May 2002, ‘Gary Mullen and the Works’ have performed throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand to sell-out audiences. The outfit have also twice rocked the prestigious BBC Proms in the Park, in front of a very enthusiastic crowd of 40,000. One Night of Queen is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. This show will ROCK you!
6. 8th Annual Ironmaster's Challenge
The Central Pennsylvania Conservancy and the Susquehanna Appalachian Trail Club invite you to participate in the 8th Annual Ironmaster's Challenge. Choose from a 50k Ultra or a 15k Trek designed to test hikers and trail runners of all experience levels. Both routes traverse rustic trails ranging from single track to jeep roads through the beautiful woodlands of Pine Grove Furnace State Park and surrounding Michaux State Forest. There are numerous scenic spots and vistas throughout the course. Each course is wheel-measured and each event is professionally timed by Pretzel City Sports for instant results. Radio communications, staffed food and water checkpoints, and additional water stations are provided.
Click here to register.
7. Jack Hanna's Into the Wild Live!
America’s most beloved animal expert, Jack Hanna, returns to the Luhrs Center for the third season in a row, bringing his three-time Emmy Award winning television series to the live stage with Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live! In this awe-inspiring event, Jungle Jack will introduce you to some of the world’s most spectacular animals. Jack will also share humorous stories and amazing exclusive footage from his worldwide adventures. From the jungles of Rwanda to the savannas of Australia, Jack has explored the corners of the globe as one of the most visible and respected animal ambassadors. You’ve seen his countless appearances on David Letterman, Good Morning America and so many more – now you can enjoy Jungle Jack’s infectious energy as he takes you “into the wild!” to see some of the world’s most fascinating animals, LIVE!
8. 5th 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. Those arriving prior to the start time will be directed to wait in line outside the business location.
Date: April 8, 2017 • Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Participating Downtown Carlisle Businesses
Address: 56 West High Street, Carlisle
9. 11th Annual Race, Run, Ride & Ramble
The Cumberland Valley Race Series present the Race, Run, Ride or Ramble on the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail. The trail has a smooth crushed stone surface with long sweeping turns through beautiful farmland. Enjoy live music by the Neegly Brothers and a chicken BBQ. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Cumberland Valley Rails-to-Trails Council (CVRTC) and will be used for maintaining the current trail along with extending the trail into Shippensburg and Carlisle.
10. Allenberry Resort's Dinner Detective
Allenberry Resort's first-ever Dinner Detective. Join us for a fun evening of interactive dining. Tickets include entertainment and a family-style dinner. A cash bar will also be available.
Check out all of the events happening in April here.