Seasonal Activities in the Cumberland Valley

With no shortage of year-round choices, each season in Cumberland Valley promises an endless variety of experiences that offer just the right mix of relaxation and fun. Find curated suggestions below or read more about Weekend Easy for all seasons. From quiet walks in the spring and fresh foods in the summer to breathtaking foliage in the fall and holiday magic in the winter, Cumberland Valley is always easy to enjoy.

Seasonal Festivals & Events

Cumberland Valley is home to an array of festivals and events covering interests ranging from history to crafts to food. Held in a variety of settings, all of these annual festivals and events are family-friendly and most are free! Get planning for next year with spring, summer, fall and winter... Read More 


Spring is the perfect season to uncover outdoor beauty and fresh-picked-fun in the Cumberland Valley. Read More 


Summer is travel season in the Cumberland Valley. Every other weekend you can discover one of the famous Carlisle Auto Shows, relax or get adventurous at our seasonal attractions or uncover our downtowns with a special event. Read More 


We invite you to browse our collection of fall fun in Cumberland Valley! We picked the best fall attractions, events, and happenings just for you. Read More 

Fall Foliage in Cumberland Valley

View luscious green trees fade to yellow, red, and orange. The Valley's state parks and scenic roadways are the perfect backdrop for seasonal leaf-peeping. The best time in Cumberland Valley for high color is mid-to late-October. Read More 

Harvest of the Arts

The annual Harvest of the Arts Festival, held in historic downtown Carlisle, proudly hosts over 100 juried artists exhibiting works in all mediums including pottery, photography, paintings, wood, glass, jewelry, and metal. Read More 


Don’t stay hidden inside this winter! We found the best attractions, events and shopping opportunities that will keep you exploring Cumberland Valley well into the chilly months. Read More 

Christmas Magic

The magic of Christmas comes alive with holiday-inspired sights and delights. Enjoy performances, events, shopping, and more during the holiday season. Read More 

Carlisle's Ice Art Fest

Spend a magical winter weekend in historic downtown Carlisle. You'll find plenty of photo opportunities among the almost 90 ice sculptures along the streets in downtown Carlisle. Read More 

Luxury Lodging, Flowers, Chocolate, Jewelry & More

Plan a romantic Valentine's Day weekend or date night in Cumberland Valley. We've even got you covered in the gift department! Find something one-of-a-kind for your special someone. Read More 


Must-See in Cumberland Valley

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