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 22nd - 28th

Taylor Takeover Week

Downtown Carlisle Association  @ Downtown Carlisle

Calling all Swifties! Love Carlisle is celebrating everything Taylor for an entire week in Downtown...more


July 13th

N Hanover, Louther & E High Streets Second Saturday

Downtown Carlisle Association  @ N Hanover, Louther & Pitt Streets

Second Saturday powered by: Brightspeed is coming up on Saturday, July 13, 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 - Shopping - Community

Taylor Takeover Week in Downtown Carlisle!

Spend June 22-28 in Downtown Carlisle and celebrate everything TAYLOR! We will have Taylor deals and specials happening throughout the week along with special Taylor themed events happening from June 22-28! Below you’ll find what’s happening where throughout downtown for our first ever TAYLOR TAKEOVER WEEK!  KEEP CHECKING BACK FOR MORE DEALS & SPECIALS AS WE GET CLOSER TO TAYLOR TAKEOVER WEEK! If you are a small business in downtown Carlisle and want to participate in Taylor...read more
News - Shopping - Community

W High & Pitt Streets Second Saturday is THIS SATURDAY!

Second Saturday on W High and Pitt Streets is happening THIS SATURDAY – June 8th! This year, each Second Saturday will be in a certain block of downtown each month. June 8th from 12-3pm features the local businesses on W High and Pitt Streets! This also includes S Court House Avenue.  BOURBON COWGIRL: Stop by and check out downtown Carlisle’s newest retail store – The Bourbon Cowgirl located at 10 S Court House Avenue (near the Gingerbread Man)!  CARLISLE...read more
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