The Borough of Carlisle announced today the Stars Burst Over Carlisle Independence Weekend fireworks display will be held on Sunday, July 2nd at 9 p.m., with a rain date of Monday, July 3rd, at 9 p.m.
Launching from the Carlisle Fairgrounds, the Stars Burst Over Carlisle fireworks display has become Cumberland County’s signature Independence Weekend display.   The eighteen minute show will launch from one of the highest points in the Carlisle Fairgrounds making it visible not only from Carlisle, but from many other municipalities.  Mayor Tim Scott said, “This is a great time to celebrate America and our freedoms and independence.  We experience life like no other country, our freedoms and rights always make and will continue to make America one of a kind.”
The 2017 show will feature all of the favorite display shells such as Saturn Shells, Palm Trees, Falling Leaves and Silver Salutes plus many more, but may also include a few new shells that get created in the states or internationally every year.  Pyrotechnico is the internationally award winning company that launches Carlisle’s fireworks annually.  Their crews launch hundreds of shows on Independence Week, but their website tells of their excellence in not only fireworks chorography and synchronicity, but safety.   Ronnie Greco, lead pyrotecnician with Pyrotechnico, the fireworks vendor stated “Compared to all of our other towns and cities, Carlisle’s fireworks show is special, the location and people make it fun to come here.  We are looking forward to a great show.”
The fireworks display is advertised as part of the Cumberland Valley’s Summerfaire event that runs from June 23rd to July 4th.  Summerfaire has activities and events for the whole family all throughout Carlisle and Boiling Springs area.  More information about Summerfaire can be found at
The fireworks display has always been a community event where the Borough requests corporate sponsorships in return for advertising and special seating for the show. The 2017 Stars Burst Over Carlisle show is sponsored in part by:  Fraternal Order of Eagles, North Middleton Township, RS Mowery, EK Weitzel, Tree of Life Church, Ely and Associates, Eckert Seamans, Land-O-Lakes, Pinnacle Health, and the Carlisle Sentinel.  Each Mayor takes it upon themselves to fundraise throughout the Cumberland Valley for this annual spectacle.  “Usually fundraising has been difficult but we have seen a lot more investment in Carlisle from local companies and corporations making this year’s efforts much easier,” stated Mayor Scott.  Experts say a good fireworks show can be made up of many different attributes, but each one costs money.  The Borough worked with the Downtown Carlisle Association to fundraise almost $17,000 in cash and in-kind sponsorships.  Carlisle spends $18,000 on Stars Burst Over Carlisle and sponsorship donations are still being taken by calling Glenn White at the Downtown Carlisle Association at 717-245-2648 or emailing your interest at

    June 5, 2017


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