Carlisle Summerfair

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.

Kicking off with the free ice cream at the opening ceremonies, Summerfair then continues with fun for all over the course of 10 days. A few highlights include:

  • Concert by Cheap Sneakers (June 23)
  • Outdoor Movie: Minions: The Rise of Gru (June 23)
  • Craft fair on the campus of Dickinson College (June 24)
  • Community Day @ The Trout Gallery (June 24)
  • Swing Dancing @ Green Door, 14 E. North St. (June 24)
  • Jim Thorpe Track and Field Meet @ Carlisle High School (June 27)
  • Peanut Carnival @ LeTort Park (June 29)
  • Open Swim @ Carlisle Community Pool (June 30)
  • Photo Scavenger Hunt (July 1)
  • Concert by Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra (July 2) 

Check the Summerfair website or Facebook page for the latest updates.

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.