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. 



June 1st

Ford Parade, Park & Party!

Downtown Carlisle Association  @ Downtown Carlisle

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


June 8th

W High & Pitt Streets Second Saturday!

Downtown Carlisle Association  @ West High & Pitt Streets

Second Saturday powered by: Brightspeed is coming up on Saturday, June 8th, showcasing merchants...more


August 24th

Corvette Parade, Park & Party!

Downtown Carlisle Association & Carlisle Events  @ Downtown Carlisle

The Downtown Carlisle Association and Carlisle Events invite you to the 2024 CORVETTE 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.


Recent Posts

News - Community

The 2024 Ford Parade is June 1st!

The Downtown Carlisle Association and Carlisle Events invite you to the 2024 Ford Parade, Park & Party powered by: Brightspeed! Come downtown on Saturday, June 1st beginning at 7pm. Over 400 Ford cars, trucks & SUVS from all across the country will be on display throughout the streets of downtown Carlisle. Grab some food & drinks and do some shopping to support your favorite downtown merchants while checking out all the Fords. You'll see everything from vintage to modern. There will be a Live...read more
News - Shopping - Community

Second Saturday's kick off May 11th!

Second Saturdays are back for the summer of 2024 but with a new twist!  This year, each Second Saturday will be a block party in a different area of our downtown each month and it all kicks off on Saturday, May 11 from 12-4pm and we’ll be featuring the local businesses on South Hanover and Pomfret Streets! This also includes side streets like West Chapel Avenue and Liberty Avenue as well as South Street.  Many of our local merchants will be having fun contests, games and...read more
News - Shopping - Community

Take a PEEP into Downtown Carlisle during the 2nd Annual Peep Show!

Bring your PEEPS to Downtown Carlisle - March 18-31 and experience our 2nd Annual Downtown PEEP Show. You're going to lose your PEEPING mind when you see what all Downtown Carlisle has to offer!  Take a PEEP at new spring inventory at your favorite downtown merchants. PEEPS themed contests around town over the course of the next two weeks. There will be a PEEPS/Spring Decorating Window Contest with our downtown merchants so make sure to take a PEEP at their windows and vote for your...read more