Find cars, music, fairs, performances, and more this July in Cumberland Valley Pennsylvania!

1. Carlisle Chrysler Nationals

Welcome to a true Mopar-lover’s paradise. There’s nothing quite like it anywhere in the world with over 2,500 vehicles from all eras of the Chrysler brand, classics, muscle cars, high-performance new models all converge on Carlisle for a one of a kind weekend. You need to be here for the enormous show field that is organized by year, make and model, special indoor displays, activities for the kids, industry guests, special prizes and NHRA drag racing. Interested in parts buying? Look no further! You’ll be amazed at the size of the swap meet, the variety of vendors, the car corral, and the Manufacturers Midway. Whether you prefer the A, B or E body style – this show has it all!

Dates: July 14-16, 2017 • Time: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM; closes at 3:00 PM on Sunday
LocationCarlisle Fairgrounds
Address: 1000 Bryn Mawr Rd., Carlisle
Phone: 717-243-7855 • Website:

2. Bluegrass on the Grass Festival

Seating is open. Free admission. Bike racks available throughout campus. The lawn can be accessed starting at 8:00 AM on the day of the festival. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. A wide array of vendors will sell food ranging from French fries to Thai food, plus non-alcoholic drinks. Restrooms will be available. Dickinson College is a smoke-free campus. Festival is held rain or shine. Get ready for great music! 

Date: July 8, 2017 • Time: 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Dickinson College Academic Quad
Address: 201 W. High St., Carlisle
Phone: 717-245-1355 • Website:

3. 60th Annual Shippensburg Community Fair

2017 marks the 60th annual Shippensburg Community Fair, and we've got big things in store! From our newly renovated Fair Office/Information Building to special commemorative contests and awards, this will be a fair that you won't want to miss!

Let the 2017 Shippensburg Community Fair be your local travel destination this July. Experience the music, food, agriculture, exhibits and more that only come from our community! There will be livestock exhibits, home products, tractor pulls, horse shows, rides and games for all ages.

Dates: July 24-28, 2017• Time: 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Shippensburg Fairgrounds
Address: 10131 Possum Hollow Road, Shippensburg
Phone: 717-532-8911 • Website:

4. 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. This year's Summerfair offers 30 events over 12 days. Major events include concerts, craft shows, an outdoor movie, fireworks and so much more!

Dates: June 23 – July 4, 2017 • Time: Check website for details
Location: Carlisle

5. Shrek the Musical

Shrek The Musical, originally directed by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford, is based on the story and characters from William Steig’s book Shrek and the Academy Award®-winning DreamWorks Animation’s feature film. It follows the story of an outcast ogre named Shrek who lives alone in a swamp. When a gaggle of fairy tale misfits is cast out of their homes by Lord Farquaad, they invade Shrek's swampy solitude. Shrek then finds himself on a life-changing journey along with a wisecracking Donkey and the feisty Princess Fiona. Featuring songs from five-time Tony Award nominee Jeanine Tesori and a side-splitting script by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire, Shrek The Musical combines the bawdy humor of the original film with spectacular musical numbers added for the stage production.

Dates: July 7 - 9, 14 - 15, 20 – 22, 2017
Location: Allenberry Resort
Address: 1559 Boiling Springs Rd., Boiling Springs
Phone: 717-462-4401 • Website:

6. Hurst Nationals Powered by Carlisle Events

Welcome to the Hurst Nationals, Powered by Carlisle Events - the first-ever event dedicated to all vehicles prepared by Hurst! Hosted at the Carlisle Expo Center (located just a block away from the fairgrounds), approximately 350 vehicles will gather for this milestone event. All makes and models of cars produced by Hurst are welcome and encouraged to attend. Whether you own a Hurst/Olds, SC/Rambler, a GSS Dart or any other Hurst-prepared vehicle, this is a can't-miss show! Hurst has a long and illustrious history of producing some truly amazing performance cars, so why not have a show dedicated to all of them? This is why Carlisle Events, one of the biggest names in car show production, has added the Hurst Nationals to our roster of events. You can expect the same level of Carlisle professionalism and organization but at a whole new facility with a whole new feel.

Dates: July 14-15, 2017 • Time: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
LocationCarlisle Fairgrounds
Address: 1000 Bryn Mawr Rd., Carlisle
Phone: 717-243-7855 • Website:

7. Shippensburg Festival Symphony Series

Concert I; Concert II; Concert III

This July the sounds of the symphony come to Shippensburg for three concerts at the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center. All three concerts will feature the Shippensburg Festival Symphony with Robert Trevino conducting and special guest artists.

Dates: July 9, 14, 16, 2017 • Time: Check website for individual show times 
Location: H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University
Address: 475 Lancaster Drive, Shippensburg
Phone: 717-477-SHOW • Website:

8. Music on the Mountain

June, July, August, and September are first-Sunday lawn concerts. The lawn concerts are free, but donations are kindly accepted and we encourage you to sign up as a member of the Friends of Kings Gap. Bring your lawn chair or blanket to the top of the mountain and settle in for an evening of music at its best. The view will be spectacular. Food vendors will be ready to serve you. All spring and summer concerts begin at 3:00 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m. Don't worry if rain is in the forecast; we'll have the same great concert, just a bit cozier with music moved into the Mansion. Music on July 2nd will be Blues, Jazz and Classic Rock with Erica Lyn Everest and Second Time Thru.

Date: July 2, 2017 • Time: 3:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Kings Gap Environmental Education Center
Address: 500 Kings Gap Road, Carlisle
Phone: 717-776-3814 • Website:

9. Hollywood Arms

Set in California in 1941 and 1951, Hollywood Arms is the funny and moving story of three generations of women living on welfare in a one-room apartment, one block north of Hollywood Boulevard. The cast of characters includes a tough, funny, tender pill-popping Christian Scientist grandmother; a beautiful wide-eyed and distant mother who is struggling to be a writer, only to drown her ambitions in a bottle; a loving but absent and alcoholic father; and a young girl whose only escape is up on the roof of their rundown apartment house where she creates her own magical world at the foot of the Hollywood Hills. Finally, it's a story about shattered hopes and realized dreams.

Dates: July 7-8, 13-16, 20-23, 2017 • Time: Thur., Fri. & Sat. @ 8:00 PM; Sun. @ 2:00 PM
LocationOyster Mill Playhouse
Address: 1001 Oyster Mill Road, Camp Hill
Phone: 717-737-6768 • Website:

10. Summer Celebration @ Meadowbrooke Gourds

Join us at Meadowbrooke Gourds for our Summer Celebration. We will be having a paint your own birdhouse workshop starting at 4:00 PM on a first come, first serve basis. We will provide all the gourds and supplies you will need, you just need to bring your own creativity. There will also be food, beer from Molly Pitcher Brewing Company, live music, and a horse-drawn wagon ride.

Dates: July 15, 2017 • Time: 4:00 PM
LocationMeadowbrooke Gourds
Address: 125 Potato Road, Carlisle
Phone: 717-776-6029 • Website:

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