Start your summer season in the Cumberland Valley this June with car shows, festivals, performances, and the largest-running one-day street fair on the East Coast. See the Top 10 below!
1. Foundry Day Arts & Crafts Festival
This festival, surrounding Children's Lake, has over 100 juried craftsmen and artists, mouth-watering food concessions, live music, children's stories by the gazebo, and information about the A.T. at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.
2. Ford Parade and Downtown Street Party
Automotive enthusiasts, specifically those interested in the FOMOCO brands, will line the streets of downtown Carlisle to see a wide array of cars showcased during the Carlisle Ford Nationals. The parade field is limited to only 400 Ford, Lincoln and/or Mercury vehicles. In addition to the parade, spectators will enjoy specialty vehicles, a wide variety of food, fanfare, and quality live entertainment.
Date: June 1, 2019 • Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Historic Downtown Carlisle
Address: Hanover and High Streets, Carlisle 17013
Phone: 717-245-2648 • Website: carlisleevents.com
3. 17th Annual Fly Fishing Heritage Day
The Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Museum Association's 17th Annual Heritage Day will feature indoor and outdoor activities. There will be a large selection of vendors as well as fly casting instruction, fly tiers, bucket raffles, silent auctions, food, and refreshments. Free admission courtesy of Precision Fly and Tackle, 502 Baltimore Ave, Mt Holly Springs.
Date: June 8, 2019 • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Monroe Fire Company
Address: 1225 Peffer Road, Mechanicsburg 17055
4. Heritage Day
Join us to celebrate the history and heritage of Kings Gap. Enjoy tours of the Carriage House and the Cameron-Masland Mansion. Bring a blanket for a lunch picnic featuring the music of the era. Food will also be available for sale. Have fun and learn with historic games and crafts, a cake walk, special exhibits, ice cream making and tasting, and more!
Date: June 9, 2019 • Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Kings Gap Environmental Education Center
Address: 500 Kings Gap Road, Carlisle 17015
Phone: 717-486-3799 • Website: events.dcnr.pa.gov
5. Newville Fountain Festival
The theme is "Music and Dance Come to Newville." The Fountain Festival features a car show, antique farm tractors, and hit and miss engines. A parade will be held on Friday evening. Craft vendors, a wide variety of food vendors, and plenty of live entertainment will take place during the two-day event.
Date: June 14-15, 2019 • Time: 8:30 AM
Location: Downtown Newville
Address: Big Spring Avenue and Parsonage Street, Newville 17241
Phone: 717-776-7633 • Website: newvilleborough.com
6. Appalachian Trail Music Festival
The Boiling Springs Appalachian Trail Community is hosting their annual music festival. Bring a blanket or chair and a picnic lunch, and settle in for a great day of live music. Food and drink vendors will also be on hand. Admission is FREE; donations will be gratefully accepted. Bands include Shrimp Ryan's Jig Band, The Blinds, Cumberland Honey, and more.
Date: June 16, 2019 • Time: 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Children's Lake
Address: 4 East 1st Street, Boiling Springs 17007
7. Central Pennsylvania's Youth Ballet Summer Series
4 Days. 5 Performances. Captivating Choreography! Experience the exhilarating beauty of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet during the Summer Ballet Series, featuring five unique performances showcasing timeless masterpieces, new works, and captivating choreography. Don't miss this must-see cultural experience!
Date: June 19-22, 2019 • Time: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 7:00 PM; Saturday 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM
Location: Whitaker Center for Science and Arts
Address: 222 Market Street, Harrisburg 17101
Phone: 717-214-2787 • Website: cpyb.org
8. 91st Annual Jubilee Day
Jubilee Day is the largest, longest running one-day street fair on the East Coast, attracting up to 70,000 attendees. This annual event features more than 325 vendors from near and far offering food, games, arts & crafts, business information, retail products, carnival rides and more. There is a Children's Area with activities for the very young, and live entertainment on two stages. The festival takes place on Main Street from York Street to Walnut Street and on Market Street from Simpson Street to Strawberry Avenue.
Date: June 20, 2019 • Time: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Location: Downtown Mechanicsburg
Address: Main Street and Market Street, Mechanicsburg 17055
Phone: 717-796-0811 • Website: mechanicsburgchamber.org
9. Carlisle Chevrolet Nationals
Home to a diverse group of General Motors vehicles, from vintage muscle to the modern 5th Generation Camaro, this is the place to be each June. Organized by year, make and model, the National Parts Depot showfield is home to a wide array of classic and modern General Motors products. Buckle up for autocross action, indoor displays of concepts, customs, performance and historic vehicles, industry guests, activities for the kids and special prizes throughout the weekend. You will also find an unbelievable variety of vendors, an all-General Motors car corral and the Manufacturers Midway vending area.
Date: June 21-22, 2019 • Time: Friday 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Saturday 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Location: Carlisle Fairgrounds
Address: 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle 17013
Phone: 717-243-7855 • Website: carlisleevents.com
10. Carlisle Summerfair
Summerfair originated in 1978 and has continued ever since with its commitment to provide the community with family-friendly events offered at no cost. Summerfair offers 30 events over 11 days. In past years, major events have included concerts, baby races, open pool nights, Jim Thorpe track meet, scavenger hunt, outdoor movie, and a fishing derby. Check Summerfair's website and Facebook page for the most up-to-date events, locations, and times.
Date: June 28-July 7, 2019
Location: Various locations throughout Carlisle