Every year on the first Saturday in June, the Yellow Breeches Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and the Boiling Springs Civic Association organize the
Foundry Day Arts & Crafts Festival in Boiling Springs. This JURIED Festival has a national reputation for featuring the original works of the finest artists and craftsmen in Pennsylvania. It runs from 9am to 4pm, whatever the weather, taking over the streets alongside the historic and picturesque Children's Lake. Find more information at: the YBCrafts.org website
Carlisle GM Nationals - 2 rooms available!
Friday June 20 through Sunday June 22 at Carlisle Fairgrounds. One of the most diverse of General Motors events, this is the place to be each June. Organized by year, make and model, the National Parts Depot showfield will be loaded with top quality restored classics, original muscle cars and modified high-performance new models. Buckle up for autocross action, indoor displays of concepts, customs, performance and historic vehicles, NHRA drag racing, industry guests, activities for the kids special prizes throughout the weekend.
Full information at the Carlisle Events website
Sunday June 15, 12 noon to 9pm
19th Annual Bluegrass on the Grass
Nine hours of free great Bluegrass music in Carlisle on the Dickinson campus featuring Big Country Bluegrass, Vickie Vaughn Band, Jake Krack & Bing Brothers, Nora Jane Struthers and The Party Line, The Dismembered Tennesseans, and Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
Saturday June 21, 6-8pm
Live Music on our block at the Castlerigg Wine Shop
featuring guitarist Dan Dropkin!
Thursday June 26 through Sunday July 6
With events on all of the ten days of this festival, the 37th Annual Summerfair brings fun for the whole family! With a free concert from local group "Cheap Sneakers", to the historic re-enactment for the 250th anniversary of the "Return of the Captives" organized by HistoricCarlisle.com, and from the "side-splitting shenanigans" of "Once Upon a Mattress" at the Carlisle Theatre (which brings a whole new level to the "Princess and the Pea"), to the 5k and 10k runs, to the Tractor Twang Country Line Dance, and the July 4th "Star Burst Over Carlisle Fireworks Show" you just have to be here for the greatest summer celebration in Central Pennsylvania!
Of course, everybody loves the fireworks, but for us, the real high spot of the Summerfair is the free performance on Sunday July 6th by the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra on the Rush Campus of Dickinson College. An evening of great music, including a medley of the Official Music of the United States Armed Services, usually ends with a spectacular rendition of the Cannons and Bells of the 1812 Overture! What a great finale to Summerfair!
Details of Carlisle's great summer celebration can be found at
the Carlisle Summerfair website.
The Whitaker Center in Harrisburg
In July and August there are some great performances coming up at the Whitaker Center. You may particularly enjoy these three!
|Thursday July 10, 7:30
The Bacon Brothers - Michael & Kevin (yes, that one!) and their band perform their music described as "laden with the brothers’ trademark gritty rock and a touch of Philly soul, hearkening back to those roots in the City of Brotherly Love, when life was less complicated and music filled the air". See them on youtube at this link
Friday August 8, 8:00
The Mavericks, once described as the "most interesting band in the world" are back. The country-steeped garage band with a Cuban American lead singer that had emerged from Miami in 1989 with their sultry debut that was equal parts innocence, intensity, and vintage influences has reunited in 2012 after an eight-year hiatus, once more making their genre-defying soul music. See them on youtube at this link
Wednesday August 13, 7:30
Indigo Girls - needing no introduction at all, we are thrilled that Amy Ray and Emily Saliers are back in our area with an amazing concert. Seriously, if you have never seen them live, this is a great opportunity! See them on youtube at this link