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Carlisle Summerfair

June 25 to July 4, 2022

Carlisle Summerfair returns in 2022.  

For more than 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 each year with the Rotary Roast Beef Dinner, Summerfair then continues with fun for all over the course of 10 days. A few highlights for 2022 include:

  • A craft show on the campus of Dickinson College (Saturday, June 25)
  • Concerts by Cheap Sneakers (Saturday, June 25) and the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra (Saturday, July 3)
  • Historic Carlisle Walking Tour (Monday, June 27)
  • Jim Thorpe Track and Field Meet (Tuesday, June 28)
  • Children's Fishing Derby at LeTort Park (Friday, July 1)
  • 5k Race at Dickinson College (Saturday, July 2)
  • Anything DON'T Float Derby Race at Carlisle Fairgrounds (Saturday, July 2)

Click here to see a more detailed schedule of Summerfair activities or 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.