First Friday – Restaurant Walk & USAWC Welcome Jam

Friday August 5th – Starting at 5pm

First Friday – Restaurant Walk & USAWC Welcome Jam


First Friday US War College Welcome Jam

The Welcome Jam gives the incoming War College students and their families on opportunity to explore downtown, meet our merchants and of course…be entertained!


Live Music by Gumpy Old Men from 7p-9p at Veteran’s Courtyard on the Square

(In the event of rain – the band will play inside of Alibi’s Eatery & Spirits located at 10 North Pitt Street)

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Horse and Carriage Rides available on the square by Benchfield Farms

Dozens of Businesses are Open Late on the First Friday of the month offering specials and activities! Print your 2016 brochure.

Start off your evening at the DCA Information Booth located on the square. Pick up your brochure and map of participating businesses and participate in the Welcome Jam Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win gift certificates.

Lili’s Place – 10 West Pomfret Street – Pulled chicken bbq with mac n cheese sandwich, chips and apple sauce for $8.95. Mary Parks creating cartoon drawings for $5 each.

Castlerigg Wine Shop – 110 South Hanover Street – 20% off appetizers from 5-8pm.

2nd Time Around Consignment Shop – 20 North Hanover Street –  Light Refreshments.

St. Paul Lutheran Church – 201 West Louther Street – “Rock the Block” from 6:30 – 8:30pm  St. Paul will be throwing an event called “Rock the Block” on August 5 from 6:30 – 8:30pm to wrap up their re-imagined Vacation Bible School program. Many Carlisle community based organizations such as Hope Station, the YMCA, the YWCA, and the Police Dept. will be attendance providing resources to families and residents. There will also be a food truck on site as well as music, activities, and games for children. Come on out and connect with your community and experience why Carlisle is great!

Molly Pitcher Brewing Company – 10 East South Street – Friday Happy Hour from 5-7pm with $1 off select drinks. Free brewery tours available until 8pm.

American Artisan Gallery –  35 North Hanover Street – “Paw Print Art Show” benefit for “Speranza Animal Rescue”. Book signing with Sharon Cree author of “Louise on the Lam”. Event is co-hosted with the General Federation of Women’s Clubs Mechanicsburg.

Resonate Church at Nancy Stamm’s – 2 North Hanover Street – Free bottled water and soft pretzel nuggets.

Bosler Library – 158 West High Steet – The Bookery, a used book store located at the Bosler Memorial Library, will be open from 5 pm to 8 pm.

the greatest gift – 117 North Hanover Street – Free children’s activity. Special 10% discount to military families.

Marjorie’s Gems – 44 South Hanover Street – Double Stamp for $5 Club.

the clothesVine -134 West High Street – Summer Sale. 20%-50% off Spring and Summer clothing.

American Legion Post 101 – 142 North Hanover Street – open late to the public.

Cole’s Bicycle Shop – 327 North Hanover Street – open late to the public.

Tutto Bambino – 14 West Louther Street – Lemonade stand and mini photo sessions with Kate Greenwalt Photography.

Market Cross Pub & Brewery – 113 North Hanover Street – Happy Hour from 5pm – 7pm with New Belgium beer on draft for $4 as well as food samples. Also come see Fostering Monarchs with Jill and enjoy the beauty of the Monarch Chrysalis process.

Artist Market on Pomfret – 16 West Pomfret Street – A Ganz representative will be doing demonstrations on scarf tying. Enter a drawing where the winner will get a scarf of her choice.

Southside Deli – 46 West High Street – Open until 6pm with $1 off all salads.

Harmony Society – 136 West High Street – Open until 8pm.

Whistlestop Book Shop – 129 West High Street – Open until 8pm.

Carlisle Theatre – 40 West High Street – Movie at 7:30pm – Hunt for the Wilderpeople.

Georgie Lou’s Retro Candy – 56 West High Street – Candy necklaces for kids free with purchase.

Helena’s Chocolate Cafe and Creperie – 36 West High Street – Open until 8pm.

History on High – The Shop – 33 West High Street – Joan L. West, the author of the Carlisle Crime Case mysteries will be at the shop. Join us to meet the author and learn about her newest book in the series: Darkness at First Light and read about a gruesome murder at Molly Pitcher’s gravesite and the trail Detective Christopher Snow and Erin McCoy take to solve in her new mystery crime novel set in Carlisle PA. All of Joan’s books will be 10% off at the book signing! The earlier book titles are: Dying for Vengeance, Carlisle Crime Case #1and Courting Dark and Darkness, Carlisle Crime Case #2. A perfect read for a lazy summer day – all of her books are available for sale at the shop. Joan, Professor Emerita of English Studies, who writes and volunteers, is now retired and lives in Carlisle. Book number 4 in the series should arrive in September. Light refreshments.

Artist Market of Pomfret Street – 16 West Pomfret Street – A Ganz representative will be doing demonstrations on scarf tying. Enter a drawing where the winner will get a scarf of her choice.

Carlisle Arts Learning Center – 38 West Pomfret Street – Open at 5:00 pm. Opening Reception, (meet the artists 6:30 – 8:00) for the exhibit “Two Perspectives:  Mark Schwager and Paul Saberin” featuring 2 different artists’ take on local inspirations.  In the upper gallery, a CALC Members’ exhibit celebrates the theme “Foodies” in conjunction with Carlisle’s Restaurant Week. Everyone can vote for their favorite “Foodies” entry. At the conclusion of the exhibit, a People’s Choice award will go to one artist and a gift certificate to one “voter” chosen at random.

Pat Craig Studios – 30 West Pomfret Street –  20% off all “Crazy-4-U” handpainted wood bracelets & necklaces.

First Presbyterian Church – 2 North Hanover Street – Welcome booth with handouts.

1794 Whiskey Rebellion inside of Comfort Suites – 10 South Hanover Street – stop by the hostess stand to receive your scavenger hunt sticker.

Carlisle Bakery – 35 South Hanover Street – 10% off any cookie purchase.

Yoga at Simply Well – 28 South Pitt Street – Booth in front of studion with class schedules and learn about kid’s yoga. Discount on Introduction Offer. Free Mandela coloring for the kids.



July 12, 2016


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