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


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


September 28th

Harvest of the Arts

Downtown Carlisle Association  @ West High Street

The Downtown Carlisle Association is proud to host the 42nd Annual Harvest of the Arts festival on...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 - 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
News - Shopping - Community

The Carlisle Merch Store is open now through March 31st. Order today!

PLACE YOUR ORDER HERE! Over the past year, the Downtown Carlisle Association has added new events for downtown including the Molly Pitcher Birthday Bash celebrating Carlisle’s hero, Molly Pitcher aka Mary Ludwig Hays and Hotchee New Year on New Year’s Eve. At each of these events, we sold a limited amount of t-shirts but folks were left wanting more so we decided for our March fundraiser to open up orders for some Carlisle Merch including the Molly Pitcher and Hotchee Dog T-Shirts...read more