Summerfair is June 23 through July 4

Mini Golf Tournament

Saturday, July 1st 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 1st.

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Opening Ceremonies

​Friday June 23rd at 6:30 PM

​Help us officially kick off Summerfair 2017 at our Opening Ceremonies on Friday June 23rd at 6:30 PM on Dickinson College's Rush Campus.

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Summerfair Concert

Friday, June 23th, 2017 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Like classic rock? Come listen to local band Cheap Sneakers on Friday June 23rd from 7 - 9 pm.

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Ice Cream Social

​Friday, June 23rd at 7

Who doesn't like free ice cream? On Friday, June 23rd 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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Kids Free Carnival Activities

​Friday June 23rd 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.

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Mini-Festival/Craft Show/Food Concessions

​Saturday, June 24th from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Come stroll through Dickinson College's beautiful Rush Campus and find handmade and unique crafts at our craft show.

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Around the Town Bike Ride

​Saturday June 24th 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 24th, 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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Dog Show

​Saturday June 24th from 10 am - noon

Come watch Fido run and jump through a portable obstacle course at Dickinson College's Rush Campus.

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​Saturday June 24th 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 24th. Registration is from 12:30-1 and the race starts at 1.

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 24th 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 24th from 6 pm - 8 pm

Come check out the Carlisle outdoor pool for free on June 24th from 6 pm - 8 pm @1236 Franklin Street.

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Community Day at the Trout Gallery

​Sunday June 25th from 1 - 5 pm

Drop in anytime between 1 and 5 PM to create, investigate, and relax in our Open Arts Lab. Guests can create their own artworks inspired by objects on view in our exhibitions, investigate art ideas in our hands-on learning stations, or relax, enjoy a snack, and read a book in our art library. Open Arts Lab takes place in the Mumper Stuart Education Center located on the lower level of the Weiss Center for the Arts. All ages are welcome. **All programs are open to the public and free of charge. For directions, opening hours or more information, contact The TroutGallery: or (717) 245-1344.

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Jack’s Back Concert at Thornwald Ampitheatre

Sunday, June 25 6:30 PM

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Boiling Springs Open Pool Night

​Monday June 26th 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 June 26th.

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Swing Dance Lessons and Open Swing Dancing

Monday June 26th 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 7-8pm.

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Jim Thorpe Track Meet

​Tuesday June 27th from 6 - 9 pm with registration at 4:45 - 5:45. Please don’t be late!

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All Star Softball Game

​Wednesday June 28th at 6 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 Thursday June 29th.

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Family Game Night at The Carlisle Vault

​Wednesday, June 28th 6-8 PM

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

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Scavenger Hunt

Thursday, June 29th from 10 am - 2 pm

The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center will host an educational scavenger hunt on the Army Heritage Trail. There will be three categories for children to participate—elementary school, middle school and high school.

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Rotary Roast Beef Dinner

Thursday June 29th from 3 - 6:30 pm.

Help support the Carlisle Rotary Club on Thursday June 29th 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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Peanut Carnival

Friday June 30th 10 am - noon

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

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Photo Scavenger Hunt

Friday, June 30th 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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Children’s Fishing Derby

​Friday, June 30th with registration at 5 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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Pickle Ball Demonstration / Participation

Friday, June 30th from 6 - 8 PM

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Art Exhibition - The Trout Gallery

Friday, June 30th 7:00 p.m.-Dusk

7:00 p.m.-Dusk

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5K/10K Run

Saturday, July 1, 2017 Race starts at 8 AM (No Same Day Registration) Bib Pickup is from 7:00 AM - 7:45 AM

Preregistration forms (found on our register page) for the Summerfair 5k/10k need to be submitted no later than 5 pm on June 27th. Please either submit via email listed on the form or at the drop-off location indicated on the registration form. Please pre-register!!! We are moving to a chip timing system to make the race and registration a smoother process. THERE WILL BE NO REGISTRATION THE DAY OF THE RACE! Awards will be presented to the Overall Male and Female winners and age group awards for both races as follows: Male and Female: 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over

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Carlisle Sertoma Club Breakfast

​Saturday, July 1, 2017 7 AM

Carlisle Sertoma Club Breakfast, 311 E. North St. Admission charge - $7:00, children under 5 eat free

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Harrisburg Symphony

​July 2nd, 2016

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 2nd at 7:30PM.

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REACH Dance Performance

​Monday July 3rd 6 PM - 7 PM

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

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Anything Floats

Tuesday 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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Tractor Twang

Tuesday July 4th from 7 - 11 PM

Dust off those cowboy boots and come dance to Scott Donato’s Free Tractor Twang held at the Carlisle Fairgrounds.

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Fireworks - Stars Burst Over Carlisle

Monday July 4th at 9:30 pm

Star Burst Over Carlisle Fireworks Show at the Carlisle Fairgrounds, on Tuesday, July 4th at 9:30 pm funded through private donations collected by the Mayor of Carlisle, Tim Scott. Please note, the mayor would make a rain call if necessary. **THESE ARE NOT HANDLED BY SUMMERFAIR AND WE DO NOT MAKE THE RAIN DECISION. PLEASE EMAIL IF YOU HAVE ANY COMMENTS or QUESTIONS REGARDING THE FIREWORKS.

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