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. 



April 26th - 27th

Spring Clean-Up Days

Downtown Carlisle Association  @ Downtown Carlisle

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


May 6th

Bloomin' Carlisle

Downtown Carlisle Association  @ 7 East Garland Drive

Seeking volunteers to join the Downtown Carlisle Association as we prep, plant and deliver flower...more


May 11th

S Hanover & Pomfret St Second Saturday Block Party!

Downtown Carlisle Association 

It’s an Olympic year so it only makes sense that our Second Saturdays would feature fun contests,...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

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
News - Shopping - Community

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