Auto enthusiasts, beer lovers, ballet buffs, outdoor enthusiasts, and families...everybody will find something to enjoy this April in the Cumberland Valley!
1. Kinky Boots
KINKY BOOTS is Broadway's huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen's shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.
2. 7th Annual Downtown Carlisle Bunny Hop
This day of spring fun will center around a downtown-wide "egg hunt", where children 12 and under will frolic from business to business collecting eggs and treats. 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, located at 56 W. High Street, on the day of the event and will be handed out starting at noon.
3. Alan Hineline's Romeo & Juliet
The greatest love story of all time! Journey with the dancers of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet through loss, hope and true love in Alan Hineline's telling of Shakespeare's cherished tale, Romeo and Juliet. If you loved the beauty and elegance of Hineline's A Midsummer Night's Dream, you'll want a seat at this performance! Appropriate for all ages.
Dates: April 13 & 14, 2019 • Time: Saturday 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM; Sunday 2:00 PM
Location: Whitaker Center for Science and Arts
Address: 222 Market Street, Harrisburg 17101
Phone: 717-214-2787 • Website: cpyb.org
4. Mechanicsburg's 11th Annual Earth Day Festival
A fun day for the entire family. The festival will feature local merchants with eco-friendly products; fresh food and refreshments; live music; a rain barrel silent auction; hands-on activities for the kids; and a variety of activities taking place at downtown Mechanicsburg businesses. Join us for a fun-filled day caring for our planet. This event will be held rain or shine.
Date: April 20, 2019 • Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Downtown Mechanicsburg
Address: Market Street, Mechanicsburg 17050
Phone: 717-441-3839 • Website: mechanicsburgearthdayfest.com
5. Spring Carlisle
One of the top five automotive swap meets in the world, Spring Carlisle plays host to thousands of collector and classic automotive enthusiasts, who come to buy, sell and celebrate all things automotive.
Date: April 24-28, 2019 • Time: Wednesday through Saturday 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Sunday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Carlisle Fairgrounds
Address: 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle 17013
Phone: 717-243-7855 • Website: carlisleevents.com
6. 2019 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. This 10-day, multi-venue series showcases breweries, restaurants, pubs and more through craft beer-centric events, demonstrations and education. See a full list of events at HarrisburgBeerWeek.com.
Date: April 26-May 5, 2019
Location: Throughout Dauphin and Cumberland counties
7. 2019 Art, Music, and Wine Walk
Join us on the block for our annual celebration of springtime -- the Art, Music, and Wine Walk. Take a stroll through the shops on wild, wonderful West Pomfret Street, custom wine glass in hand, as you savor local art, listen to fun music, and taste fine wines.
Date: April 27, 2019 • Time: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Participating Merchants
Address: West Pomfret and South Hanover Streets, Carlisle 17013
Phone: 717-245-0382 • Website: ThePomfretGroup.com
8. Cumberland Valley TrailFest
This year the Cumberland Valley Rail-to-Trail Council's 13th annual Race, Run, Ride & Ramble is joining forces with the Shippensburg Historical Society's 3rd annual BrewFest to create the Cumberland Valley TrailFest. The BrewFest includes craft brews and spirits from local breweries and distilleries, food trucks, and live music from 11:30 AM to 5 PM! Registration for the Race, Run, Ride, or Ramble gets you entry into the BrewFest and a discounted wristband to enjoy the craft brews and spirits from local breweries and distilleries.
Date: April 27, 2019
Location: CVRT Shippensburg Station Trailhead
Address: Corner of Fort and Earl Streets, Shippensburg 17257
Phone: 717-300-1337 • Website: cvraceseries.us
9. Battle of the Homebrewers
The official homebrew competition and beer fest of #HBGBeerWeek presented by Scotzin Bros. Local homebrewers go head-to-head to compete for top prizes.70+ unique brews you won't find anywhere else! 5th Year Anniversary tasting glass included with ticket; food vendors from the market will be open for purchase; official HBG Beer Week merch for sale; live acoustic music from Jason Carst; Hop Hedz Gear merch stand; designated driver drink stand provided by The Traveling Tap.
10. Tim Hawkins Live!
Tim's gut-busting comedy show entertains the entire family while doubling down on the funny, a daunting task in an age where the obscene has become routine. His act is 1 part gifted + 2 parts twisted - the only certainty being his on-the-nose observations that expose the ridiculousness of daily life while marveling in its hilarity. The perils of marriage, homeschooling, and growing up in the Midwest may not exemplify the rock star life, but they make for really good punchlines.