Summerfair is June 28 through July 8

Rotary Roast Beef Dinner

Thursday June 28th from 3 - 6:30 pm.

Help support the Carlisle Rotary Club on Thursday June 28th from 3 - 6:30 pm at Lamberton Middle School, 777 S. Hanover Street by purchasing a roast beef dinner. Tickets are $10.

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Opening Ceremonies

​Friday June 29th at 6:30 PM

Help us officially kick off Summerfair 2018 at our Opening Ceremonies on Friday June 29th at 6:30 PM on Dickinson College's Rush Campus. Rain Site - ATS: 360 W. Louther Street

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Summerfair Concert

Friday, June 29th, 2018 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Like classic rock? Come listen to local band Cheap Sneakers on Friday June 29th from 7 - 9 pm.

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Kids Free Carnival Activities

​Friday June 29th from 7 - 9 pm

We'll have free carnival games for the kids through age 12. They'll be able to go fishing, toss hula hoops, race ducks, get their face painted and a balloon animal friend and do other fun games. Around 8 PM we'll have a candy scramble. Rain Site: ATS: 360 W. Louther Street.

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Ice Cream Social

​Friday, June 29th at 7:00 pm - till gone

Who doesn't like free ice cream? On Friday, June 29th after our Opening Ceremonies at 6:30, we dish out free ice cream to you on Dickinson College's Rush Campus. Listen to Cheap Sneakers and let the kids play some free games and win prizes. They'll be several food vendors if you get hungry. It'll be a great night and it won't cost you anything!

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Mini-Festival/Craft Show/Food Concessions

​Saturday, June 30th from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Crafts, Food, and Entertainment fill this beautiful summer day. Come out and find something uniquely yours.

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Around the Town Bike Ride

​Saturday June 30th at 9 am

Meet up with other bicycle riders in the Allison Hall (the old Allison United Methodist Church) parking lot , 99 Mooreland Avenue for a unique tour of the town. Please note: Helmets are required and parents must sign a waiver.

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Children’s Art Activities

​Saturday, June 30th, 10:00am - Noon

During the craftshow on Saturday, there will be free children’s art projects at the mini festival in the shade to the left of the stage.

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​Saturday June 30th 11 am - noon

​Bring the kids out to see our Magician from 11 am - noon on the stage by the craft show on Dickinson College's Rush Campus.

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Baby Races

Saturday, June 30th at 1 pm. Registration is prior from 12:30 - 1 pm.

Have a baby who isn't walking yet? Enter them in our Baby Race and win a trophy for having the fastest crawler in town! Kiddos have to be under 1 year old.

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Carlisle Town Band

​Saturday June 30th from 1 - 2 pm

After you've shopped the craft show, grab a bite to eat from one of our food vendors and prop your feet up under our tent and listen to the Carlisle Town Band from 1 - 2 PM on Dickinson College's Rush Campus.

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Carlisle Open Pool Night

Saturday, June 30th from 6 pm - 8 pm

Come check out the Carlisle outdoor pool for free on June 30th from 6 pm - 8 pm @1236 Franklin Street.

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Community Day at the Trout Gallery

​Sunday, July 1st from 1 - 5 pm

Drop in anytime between 1 and 5 PM to create, investigate, and relax in our Open Arts Lab. Click Read More for programming specifics. All ages are welcome. **All programs are open to the public and free of charge. For directions, opening hours or more information, contact The Trout Gallery: or (717) 245-1344.

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Harrisburg Symphony

​Sunday, July 1st, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Harrisburg Symphony - Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket and enjoy an evening of fine patriotic music by the Harrisburg Symphony on the Rush Campus at Dickinson College on Sunday, July 1st at 7:30PM.

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Boiling Springs Open Pool Night

​Monday, July 2nd from 5 - 8 pm

The Boiling Springs Pool is the place to cool off! Come check it out at 2 Mountain Road, Boiling Springs from 5-8 PM on July 2nd.

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Pickle Ball Demonstration / Participation

Monday, July 2nd from 6 - 8 PM

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Family Game Night at The Carlisle Vault

Monday, July 2nd 6-8 PM

We'll supply the games! You show up and play with them and your family and friends!

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Historic Carlisle Walking Tours

​Monday, July 2nd from 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Join Historic Carlisle for an evening of interactive education concerning little known tales of Carlisle. Meet at the square in Carlisle.

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Swing Dance Lessons and Open Swing Dancing

Monday, July 2nd from 7 - 9 pm

The Central PA Swing Dance Club hosts free beginner swing dance lessons and dancing at their downtown Carlisle studio, The Green Door. Drop by 14 East North Street for a free beginner lesson from 7-9pm.

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Fireworks - Stars Burst Over Carlisle

Tuesday July 3rd at ~ 9:45 pm

Star Burst Over Carlisle Fireworks Show at the Carlisle Fairgrounds, on Tuesday July 3rd at 9:30 pm. The decision about rain will happen at 5 pm and will be made by the Chief of Police advised by a group of producers. Rain date will be the next day at 9:45 pm. (i.e. July 4th, July 5th, etc. if multiple rain cancellations) **THESE ARE NOT HANDLED BY SUMMERFAIR AND WE DO NOT MAKE THE RAIN DECISION.

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Jim Thorpe Track Meet

​Tuesday, July 3rd from 6 - 9 pm. PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY - due 6/29/18

Registration forms (Click READ MORE for the links) are due back to the Stuart Community Center or emailed to Kelsey at by Friday, June 29th.

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Anything Floats

Wednesday, July 4 at 11 am. Boat inspection is from 9 - 10:30 am.

Build your own boat out of anything that floats and race it for bragging rights and a trophy in the Boiling Springs Lake.

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Summerfair Musical - Snoopy

July 5th 2018 @ 7 pm

​The Carlisle Theatre Company presents Snoopy the Musical. This is free and seating is first come first served.

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All Star Softball Game

Thursday, July 5th at 7 pm.

Summerfair Board members and local elected officials will battle it out against a determined group of athletes at the Dickinson Park. Rain date is Friday, July 6th.

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Girls Youth Softball Game

​Thursday, July 5th 2018 5:45 - 6:45 pm

Girls Youth Softball Game at Dickinson Park, 1240 Ritner Highway (Rain Date – Friday, July 6th)

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REACH Dance Performance

Thursday, July 5th 6 PM - 7 PM

REACH Dance Performance, ATS Auditorium, Dickinson College, 360 W. Louther St.

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Summerfair Musical - Snoopy July 6th

July 6th @ 7 pm

​The Carlisle Theatre Company presents Snoopy the Musical.

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Photo Scavenger Hunt

Friday, July 6th at 10 am

Meet at the YMCA, 311 S West Street for a fun walking photo scavenger hunt. Probably best done in a group, you'll need at least one phone or camera to do this event.

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Peanut Carnival

Friday, July 6th 10 am - noon

Ages 3 - 10, trade peanuts to play games and win more peanuts! Held at LeTort Park.

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Wayne Powell Benefit Golf Outing

Friday, July 6th

Wayne Powell Benefit Golf Outing - Benefits Project Share. 10 AM shotgun start. Go to the Register section for the registration form.

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Children’s Fishing Derby

​Friday, July 6th with registration at 5 - 6 and the derby from 6 - 8 PM.

Registration starts at 5 pm and the fishing starts at 6 pm at LeTort Park for ages 4 - 12.

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Art Exhibition - The Trout Gallery

Friday, July 6th 7:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

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Carlisle Sertoma Club Breakfast

​Saturday, July 7th from 7 AM - 11 AM

Carlisle Area Sertoma Club First Annual All You Can Eat Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, Sertoma Building at Biddle Mission Park, 311 E. North St. Admission charge - $7:00/person, children under 5 eat free.

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5K/10K Run

Saturday, July 7, 2018. Race starts at 8 AM (No Same Day Registration) Bib Pickup is from 7:00 AM - 7:45 AM

We'll be using online registration instead of email and forms this year, so we want to be sure everyone is aware of that and also understands that they MUST register before race day. (cut off is 5pm July 3rd). Click Read More for registration link.

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Mini Golf Tournament

Saturday, July 7th from 8 - 10 am

​Free Mini Golf Tournament at the Sports Emporium, 29 South Middlesex Road, Carlisle from 8 am - 10 am on Saturday July 7th.

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Summerfair Musical - Snoopy July 7th at 2 pm

July 7th @ 2 pm

​The Carlisle Theatre Company presents Snoopy the Musical. This is free and seating is first come first served.

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Summerfair Musical - Snoopy July 7th 7 pm

July 7th 7 pm

​The Carlisle Theatre Company presents Snoopy the Musical. This is free and seating is first come first served.

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Summerfair Musical - Snoopy July 8th

July 8th @ 2 pm

The Carlisle Theatre Company presents Snoopy the Musical. This is free and seating is first come first served.

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Summer Artist Series:  Mountain Ride

Sunday, July 8th 2018 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Summer Artist Series: Mountain Ride, a Bluegrass band at Thornwald Amphitheatre, 350 Walnut Bottom Rd

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