Effective 5/31/21, all COVID-19 restrictions related to gatherings, restaurants, and others businesses were lifted. The masking order will be lifted on June 28 or when 70% of Pennsylvania adults are fully vaccinated, whichever comes first. Ease back into travel with a Weekend Easy getaway in Cumberland Valley. Our restaurants, shops, attractions, and hotels are ready to welcome you.

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Carlisle Summerfair

2021 Summerfair events have been canceled. The organization is working on planning some activities for later in the summer/fall and will make this information public when finalized.

For more than 40 years, Carlisle Summerfair has provided a community-wide celebration featuring a variety of free family-friendly events. Taking place at the end of June/beginning of July, this annual event includes activities such as open pool nights, concerts, musicals, kids crafts, an ice-cream social, and the popular Anything Floats contest.

Kicking off each year with the Rotary Roast Beef Dinner, Summerfair then continues with fun for all over the course of 10 days. A few highlights include:

  • Concerts by performers such as Cheap Sneakers and the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra
  • Summerfair Musical at the Carlisle Theatre
  • Jim Thorpe Track and Field Meet
  • Star Burst Over Carlisle Festival and Fireworks Show
  • Anything Floats Race at Children's Lake
  • Children's Fishing Derby at LeTort Park
  • 5k/10k Race on the Rush Campus at Dickinson College

While you’re visiting for Summerfair, plan a Weekend Easy getaway. From a cooling treat along our Ice Cream Trail to a craft beverage along our Beer Trail, there's plenty to do to keep you busy.