Welcome to LoveCarlisle.com, your all-inclusive portal to the unique blend of historic charm and modern vibrancy that makes Downtown Carlisle the town to love. The Downtown Carlisle Association has been fostering  civic, cultural, and economic vitality for the entire community, making us one of the longest-running Main Street programs in the Commonwealth. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a lifelong local, we invite you to explore our modern art district, antique showrooms, diverse culinary offerings, and distinctive shopping outlets. Carlisle is more than just a small town; it's a community woven together by friendly and passionate residents who live, work, and play in this special corner of Pennsylvania. 

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March 15th - 31st

Peep Show: Take a peep into Downtown Carlisle!

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Bring your PEEPS to Downtown Carlisle - March 15 - 31 and experience our Downtown PEEP...more

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April 27th

Spring Clean-Up Day

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Love Carlisle? Have a few hours to spare? We invite you to come make a difference in your...more

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June 1st

Ford Parade, Park & Party!

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The Downtown Carlisle Association and Carlisle Events invite you to the 2024 Ford Parade, Park &...more

Downtown Carlisle Association
Established 1981

Our Mission: The Downtown Carlisle Association focuses on revitalization, beautification, and historic preservation. Our primary mission is to increase tourism and economic development in the C1 District, the downtown area of the Carlisle Borough. With oversight from a volunteer board of directors, organization liaisons, dedicated volunteers, and borough leadership, the DCA provides a variety of programs, and hosts signature events that are dedicated to enhancing the vitality of the entire community. As one of most established accredited Main Street programs in the Commonwealth, we work to ensure that Carlisle remains a wonderful place to live, work, stay, play & invest.

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Spend Leap Day in Downtown Carlisle!

Make sure to spend your extra day in Downtown Carlisle on Thursday, February 29th! Many downtown merchants will be celebrating with extra deals and specials that will make you leap! EAT – Have a sit-down dinner or grab a beverage and bite to go at one of our many diverse eateries, bars & breweries. Sample authentic cultural cuisine or savor the flavor of some local favorites. ENJOY – Our many galleries, shops, studios and unique boutiques offer a variety of art, antiques, vintage goods and...read more
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What's happening around town Ice Art Fest Weekend!

  Ice Art Fest returns to downtown Carlisle on Friday, February 2nd at 4pm and runs through Sunday, February 4th at 3pm. We have over 120 sculptures throughout downtown this year and we hope you’ll check out everything downtown Carlisle has to offer including our specilty shops, boutiques, restaurants and breweries! We’ve compiled a list of what specials our merchants have going on over Ice Art Fest weekend. 1794 Whiskey Rebellion at the Comfort Suites (Located at 10 S Hanover Street): Make...read more
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8th Annual Ice Art Fest - February 2-4, 2024!

  The 8th Annual Ice Art Fest, hosted by the Downtown Carlisle Association and sponsored by UPMC, will feature more sculptures than ever before. The coolest event of the year will take place February 2-3-4. A ribbon cutting ceremony in Veteran’s Courtyard will kick-off the event Friday, February 2 at 5pm. UPMC’s royal Ice Throne will be unveiled, along with more than 120 other unique sculptures throughout historic downtown Carlisle. After the ceremony, guests can enjoy libations at the illustrious Ice...read more