Effective 5/31/21, all COVID-19 restrictions related to gatherings, restaurants, and other businesses were lifted. The masking order was lifted on 6/28/21. However, businesses and organizations may continue to implement mask policies and individuals may continue to mask if they choose to do so. Our restaurants, shops, attractions, and hotels are ready to welcome you. We encourage visitors to seek and heed the latest expert guidance and take any necessary precautions.

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Carlisle Summerfair

June 25 to July 4, 2022

Carlisle Summerfair returns in 2022.  A schedule of events will be finalized in May 2022.

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.