June 23 to July 3, 2023
Carlisle Summerfair returns in 2023.
For over 40 years, Carlisle Summerfair has provided a community-wide celebration featuring various 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, a craft show, a fishing derby, sporting events, and more.
Kick off the event at the opening ceremonies (5 pm on June 23 on John Dickinson Campus, Dickinson College), featuring a free ice cream social and a concert by Cheap Sneakers, followed by an outdoor movie (Minions: The Rise of Gru, from 8:30 pm to 10 pm on Alumni Commons, Dickinson College). Summerfair then continues with fun for everyone over the course of 10 days.
While you’re visiting for Summerfair, plan a Weekend Easy getaway. There's plenty to do to keep you busy. From delicious food and delightful beverages to charming downtowns and off-the-beaten-path hiking destinations, Cumberland Valley has something for everyone.